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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  • FearfulSPARTAN - Friday, July 31, 2015 - link

    Android devices come and go people upgrade every two years, fourteen million is still a large number especially considering it was just one day
  • WorldWithoutMadness - Friday, July 31, 2015 - link

    Yes, 14 mil of Win8.1 users so that's not a lot actually. I mean win8.1 is already half broken with their Metro/Modern, how can it be worst if the start button is back?

    I was Win8.1 user and yes, I hated how the start button works. I'm one of that 14 millions, make it 3 as I have 3 running 8.1 and migrated to 10
  • khanikun - Friday, July 31, 2015 - link

    I've got 6 Win 8.1 comps. 3 Win 8.1 Enterprise and 3 Win 8.1 Pro. Works fine for me. I just make icons and pinned things to the taskbar. I hardly ever go to that full screen start menu.
  • WorldWithoutMadness - Saturday, August 1, 2015 - link

    There are only 2 person who is alright with win 8.1.
    Someone who never use windows in his life before or the one who never tried win10 before.
  • t1000v2 - Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - link

    Like you've obviously never tried using English before ?
  • lmcd - Thursday, August 6, 2015 - link

    A lot more than 2. In fact, I prefer Windows 8 over 10 for the short-term -- I liked using the Start Screen on my desktop.
  • poohbear - Saturday, August 1, 2015 - link

    never had a problem with windows 8.1. I use stardock's start menu for $5. works perfect with no issues. with that said. i'll just wait a few months to upgrade to win 10 till they iron out everything. No rush here.
  • doggface - Sunday, August 2, 2015 - link

    It's funny how these life destroying changes seem to be easily fixed by a rational person.
  • marvdmartian - Friday, July 31, 2015 - link

    The problem is HOW they worded the news, IMHO:
    "Microsoft is reporting it has been installed on over 14 million devices so far."

    Notice, they're NOT saying 14 million downloads and installations? Sometimes, it's not what you say that counts, it's what you DON'T say.
  • Ahnilated - Friday, July 31, 2015 - link

    You forget that MS counts in the licenses it sells to companies like Dell as in sold versions. Now these systems from Dell probably haven't even been built yet. Marketing will try and make anything look good even though it is a dog.

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