After administering careful and gradual adoption of the latest update to its desktop OS, Microsoft would be proud today that within the first month of the release of Windows 10 Creators Update, it is now running on more than 10 percent of Windows-powered machines around the world.
A report has been published dated April 21, 2017, by the largest cross-promotion network of Windows Store apps, AdDuplex. It allows developers to help out the rest of their community by promoting their apps and empowering each other, and more than 10,000 apps are part of this network. According to their most recent statistics, Windows 10 1703, which is the Creators Update, is running on exactly 9.8 percent of Windows 10 PCs.
Windows 10 cumulative update of November, 2016, comes in at exactly 6 percent adoption, while, obviously, the version of Windows 10 that users are running on their machines in the 1607 Anniversary Update with more than 82 percent of all PCs. Creators Update was only released earlier this month on April 11, and its adoption since then should make for encouraging reading for Microsoft.
Even more interesting is the fact that, unlike the Windows 10 roll-out, Microsoft didn’t need to forcefully shove the update down the throats of the users. On the contrary, its release has been steadier and careful, which makes the adoption milestone all the more impressive at this early stage.
On the other hand, Microsoft’s focus on its in-house Surface line of devices is clearly visible when you study the adoption numbers according to OEM; more than 20 percent of Microsoft devices are already running Windows 10 Creators Update, out of which the latest Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 are most prominent. As for mobile devices, it is important to ,first of all, that 60 percent of Microsoft phones will be getting the Creators Update, and 40 percent will not. As for specific devices, Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 640, and Lumia 650 all lie between 11 to 13 percent in Windows 10 OS adoption.