Latest Windows 10 update gets more users despite its issues

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  • Launched on May 27, 2020, Windows 10 version 2004 got off to a rough start, despite some of its interesting consumer-facing and productivity-oriented features.
  • But the update is still rolling out to more users, and according to a recent AdDuplex report, version 2004 usage rose to 11.6% in July.
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May 2020 Update 11.6% usage

Launched on May 27, 2020, Windows 10 version 2004 got off to a rough start, despite some of its interesting consumer-facing and productivity-oriented features.

For instance, soon after the OS debuted, Microsoft prevented some PCs from getting it due to a range of compatibility-related issues.

But the update is still rolling out to more users. And according to a recent AdDuplex report, the usage of version 2004 rose to 11.6% in July.

Windows 10 version 2004 hits double-digit usage share

In about 30 days, the usage of the May 2020 Update rose by 4.6%, according to survey of 134,000 Windows 10 devices.

In other words, over the month of July, the new operating system commanded an 11.6% usage share. However, don’t take the stat to mean that the OS is now dramatically catching on.

Actually, the opposite might be true considering that the OS’ popularity among Windows 10 users soared by a bigger margin ( 7%) in its launch month.

May 2020 Update (2004) adds about 4.6% to its share this month. This is less than the 7% it gained in its debut month. Close to 134,000 Windows 10 PCs were surveyed.

In addition, the same AdDuplex survey found v1903 of the OS to be the most popular at 43.6%. Version 1909 comes second at 36.8%.

Microsoft recently began using artificial intelligence to track PCs that are coming up to end of service and need to update to the latest version of Windows. The select devices are automatically receiving these updates.

We are now starting a new phase in our rollout. Using the machine learning-based (ML-based) training we have done so far, we are increasing the number of devices selected to update automatically to Windows 10.

Nonetheless, some skeptics of the new Windows OS are still waiting on an all-clear signal from its early adopters before installing it.

Do you think it’s time we all moved to the most recent version of Windows 10? Add your voice in the comments section below.