Windows 10 Is Running On 14 Million Devices

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Microsoft urges patience as staggered rollout of Windows 10 continues

Microsoft says Windows 10 has been downloaded onto 14 million devices since it was launched earlier this week.

The latest version of the operating system is available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users as Microsoft seeks to get Windows 10 on one billion PCs, tablets, smartphones and connected devices.

Prior to launch, Microsoft invited users to ‘reserve’ their upgrade so it could make people aware of the release and allow it to predict demand so it could allocate resources. Rollout is occurring in phases and the company has urged Windows users to be patient, promising they will receive a notification soon.

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Windows 10 screen“We still have many more upgrades to go before we catch up to each of you that reserved your upgrade,” it said. “Rest assured we are working 24×7 to continue the upgrade process and are prioritizing the quality of your upgrade experience over anything else. We are grateful for your excitement and enthusiasm and we appreciate your patience over the days and weeks ahead as we carefully roll out Windows 10 in phases to all of you that have reserved.”

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Among the new features are Cortana integration, the new Microsoft Edge browser and biometric security, while Windows 10 will adapt to whatever type of system it is running on through Continuum. The release also heralds the return of the much-missed Start Menu.

Whereas Windows 8 was pitched as the saviour of the PC market and Microsoft’s attempt to secure a share of the tablet market, analysts say Windows 10 is about reaching as many devices as possible, providing itself and developers with a huge user base to target, especially in the Internet of Things.

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