Windows 10 now on 600 million active devices, nearly on par with Windows 7 marketshare

Posted 30 November 2017 14:39 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 is now active on more than 600 million devices every month. Half a year ago the company announced that its latest OS was active on 500 million devices.

Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, announced the numbers during the company’s annual shareholder meeting. With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft stated it aimed for 1 billion active devices within 2-3 years. That goal was adjusted in 2015 and a year later the company abandoned the goal whatsoever.

In May this year there were about 500 million active Windows 10 devices, in September 2016 there were 400 million.

Currently the OS is installed on nearly 41% of all Windows devices, while Windows 7 accounts for 42.7% of all Windows devices, according to numbers compiled by StatCounter. Windows 8.1, Windows XP and Windows Vista make up for the remainder, with Windows 8.1 being the largest and Windows Vista the smallest market share.

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