Windows 10 May 2020 Update Reaches 7% Usage Share

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Not too shabby! A month since Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, the latest version of the OS has some rather good numbers to report.

It is now running on 7% of Windows 10 PCs across the globe.

This is, of course, according to the latest AdDuplex report, which conducted a survey of 150,000 computers that were running ads from the advertising network on more than 5,000 Microsoft Store apps that use its SDK.

The data was collected on June 29.

AdDuplex June 2020

Of course, some will say that 7% is still a small number, but that’s not quite the case when you consider the fact that this has been a slow rollout. There are still a number of issues in this release that forced Microsoft to block the update on a number of devices until are resolved.

Plus, these problems likely meant that the Windows 10 user base shied away from deploying this release right out the gates.

The result being that the Windows 10 May 2019 Update still remains the most popular version of the operating system with a 46.2% share, ahead of the November 2019 Update, which is at 35.7%.

Version 1809 saw the biggest decline from 8.3% to 5.9% this time around, as Microsoft automatically started updating users running this to version 2004.

AdDuplex June 2020

As the graph above shows, version 1809 was a particularly problematic release for the company, after which it started making changes to the rollout process. Version 1903 and later all have slower rollouts than the ones that came before.

And updates are now only installed automatically if the version of Windows 10 is nearing the end of support. Otherwise, these feature updates are now optional.

Sane strategy.

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