The Creators Update boosts Windows 10 usage

Costea Lestoc By: Costea Lestoc
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The Creators Update for Windows 10 gave it a much-needed boost in usage share.

Windows 10 usage share fluctuations

The usage of Windows 10 has suffered lately. NetMarketShare reported in February that the new operating system lost usage share while in March, its gains were extremely small. All this after in January, Windows 10 hit a big milestone as the new operating system managed to grow by nearly one percentage point to give it over 25% of the market. Last September, Windows 10 was reported to have lost 0.46 percentage points. February’s drop is not extremely dramatic, but it’s definitely not good news for the company.

Hope for the best

After the Creators Update was launched in April, we’re still hoping to see Windows 10 return to growth as users spend more time on it in order to find out what’s new.

Windows 10 started in April with 25.36% of usage and ended it with 26.28%, a gain of 0.92 percentage points. On the other hand, during the same period, Windows 7 went from 49.42% to 48.50%, a drop of 0.92 percentage points. Windows 8.1 gained a bit, going from 6.66% to 6.96%. Windows 8 grew from 1.57% to 1.59%, while Windows XP fell from 7.44 % to 7.04%.

We sure hope this is the start of a resurrection for Windows 10, and it will be interesting to see in which direction share usage will go during May.

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