A target of One Billion Devices In Two Years
After less than a year after launch, multibillion dollar tech giant Microsoft is closing in on its target of having its latest iteration of Windows run on one billion devices. As of now, currently 300 million devices run Windows 10. That’s an additional 30 million devices added to the 270 million figure that was revealed by Microsoft during Build during March. Despite the somewhat backward approach by some regarding the new Operating System, this is indeed a sign (not of a burning bush), that indicates that people are continuing to upgrade at a constant pace.
It appears that the free upgrade to Windows 10 has indeed served its purpose as consumers have embraced Windows 10 a lot faster than Windows 7 or Windows 8. For those not in the know, Microsoft released Windows 10 on July 29th last year as a free upgrade for those running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Back then, Microsoft stated that their free upgrade offer would run the course of a year and it seems that they are indeed staying true to their word as they are reminding people that as of July 30th 2016, upgrading to Windows 10 Home would cost $119.
Time Is Running Out, Upgrade To Windows 10 ASAP.
Head of Microsoft’s Windows and devices marketing, Yusuf Mehdi says that “Time is running out and that “The free upgrade offer will end on July 29th and we want to make sure you don’t miss out.” So essentially after the 29th of July, you will need to purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home for $119 or get Windows 10 on a new machine.
Even in a local aspect, we see a lot of users migrating to Windows 10, thus proving that the Operating System is indeed popular. There have been some misconceptions regarding the new OS, mainly in terms of software and application compatibility but that those issues too have been resolved by simply updating your software to the latest version and a bit of online research as well.
Nonetheless, Microsoft wants one billion devices running Windows 10 within the next two years. The approach of reminding people that time is indeed running out for them to upgrade seems to be one way of reaching that goal. On the other hand, extending the promotion could also have similar results.
If you still haven’t upgraded or don’t know how to, here’s a handy FAQ to answer all queries you may have
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