Windows 10 has been out for a day, and Microsoft is reporting it has been installed on over 14 million devices so far. That’s not a bad start, but as Microsoft outlined a few weeks ago, the rollout is going to be in waves which should help with network demand from ISPs as well as a belt and suspenders approach against any crippling bugs which might pop up as the amount of different hardware it gets installed on increases.

At Microsoft’s Build developer conference, they laid out their goal of having Windows 10 installed on one billion devices in the next three years, which is their key to their future. Windows is not the primary development platform for many apps anymore, and one way to help that is to have a platform large enough to not easily be ignored. 14 million devices in one day is a good start.

There are a lot more reservations to go though, and those that have “reserved” their free upgrade will be notified when it is ready for their device.

Source: Windows Blog

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  • faizoff - Thursday, July 30, 2015 - link

    Installed it on the unbranded tablet that I got for $50 and it's been a breeze. I'm so surprised by how well Cortana works with the crappy mic it comes with and mostly generic stuff. I'm super impressed so far by how quick the bugs are being cleaned up. I mean I checked in the morning today and was getting various crashes on some apps and now they no longer happen at night. It also has to be the most reliable upgrade I've ever done. I remember when I first upgraded from a WIn 98 SE to XP and that took a few hours at least and nothing worked after that. Had to do a clean install.
    Still playing around and I keep finding newer things I never noticed in the insider builds.
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  • nathanddrews - Friday, July 31, 2015 - link

    You should ask her where the Master Chief is! She has some cute Halo-related responses. Reply
  • faizoff - Friday, July 31, 2015 - link

    In due time ;-) Reply
  • desolation0 - Friday, July 31, 2015 - link

    Here's my question, if you're streaming Halo from your Xbox One, and Master Chief says "Hey Cortana", does Cortana respond? Reply
  • jjj - Thursday, July 30, 2015 - link

    I can't wait for the day some Microsoft employee gets drunk and pushes a forced upgrade that bricks 200 million PCs.- that would be the parody scenario, if you prefer action, we can go with cyber war/national security risk. Maybe then they'll fix this NSA backdoor that owns your device.
    In their opinion you got to pay extra to keep control of your PC.
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  • Tokabi - Friday, July 31, 2015 - link

    :)) You have no idea how enterprise environments like Microsoft's work, with gated releases and multiple signoffs. Reply
  • Gigaplex - Friday, July 31, 2015 - link

    The signoff process is likely a formality. It wouldn't surprise me if someone has technical access to push an update they're not supposed to. Reply
  • khanikun - Friday, July 31, 2015 - link

    Except that pushing an update doesn't mean a whole lot. Any outside enterprise can block out those updates or simply not be attached to MS to receive updates at all.

    The most MS is going to do is push an update to home consumers.
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  • euler007 - Monday, August 03, 2015 - link

    One of the first thing deployed in a windows domain is usually wsus, which allows you to control deployment of updates. Especially if you have a slow link to the internet and a good number of workstations. Reply
  • aryonoco - Friday, July 31, 2015 - link

    14 million. Let me see. It takes Google exactly 5 days to sell that many NEW Android devices.

    Microsoft should stop playing the numbers game and focus on its strengths instead. They tried this PR strategy with the Windows Phone Store as well for a while and just embarrassed themselves.
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