If you were one of the people waiting till midnight on July 29 to install Windows 10, then Microsoft likes you.
The company recently announced that a whopping 14 million users completed their Windows 10 upgrade in the first 24 hours of launch.
That blows install numbers for Windows 7 and Windows 8 out of the water. But of course, there’s one major caveat: Windows 10 is free.
Still a Long Ways to Go Before Windows 7 and 8 Numbers
14 million of anything sounds like a lot. But when it comes to installation numbers, Microsoft dreams big. Windows 10 has a long ways to go before it surpasses Windows 7 and Windows 8 (despite already beating their 24 hour sales numbers).
Windows 8 passed 100 million license sales within around 6 months of its launch. Within 18 months of launch, it had surpassed 200 million license sales. Yes, even the much-maligned Windows 8 sold over 200 million copies.
Windows 7, on the other hand, sold 240 million copies within the first year of launch.
14 million adoptees in the first day is a very good start. We’ll see if Microsoft can keep the momentum rolling and beat sales records set by its other major OSes.
Haven’t Upgraded Yet?
If you haven’t yet upgraded to Windows 10, then you still have about 355 more days to claim your free upgrade – so there’s no hurry.
Just visit the following link and download the upgrade tool at some point within the next year: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10