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April 2018 Update hits 78 percent of Windows 10 PCs, AdDuplex claims

Surface Book 2 and Lenovo X1 Yoga
Surface Book 2 and Lenovo X1 Yoga (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

According to the AdDuplex's latest monthly report, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update has reached 78.1 percent coverage of all Windows 10 PCs the firm has sampled. The surge continues a pattern that Microsoft has been on for a while, resulting in the April 2018 Update becoming the fastest feature update to roll out thus far.

For comparison, the April 2018 Update was at 50 percent coverage in AdDuplex's May report. The Fall Creators Update took twice as long to hit that mark after its release.

As for other feature updates, the Fall Creators Update now stands at 15.7 percent coverage, while the Creators Update is at 2.4 percent. The Anniversary Update, meanwhile, is currently at 2.5 percent, while Windows 10 versions 1511 and 1507 come in at 0.8 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively.

AdDuplex June report

The extent of the rollout isn't too surprising; Microsoft confirmed earlier in June that the April 2018 Update had reached full availability. The company is also now more widely applying AI to its rollout process, resulting in a faster rollout than previous releases.

Still, there's a disparity between AdDuplex's numbers and what Microsoft has confirmed thus far. In announcing the April 2018 Update had reached full availability, Microsoft also revealed it had rolled out to more than 250 million devices, making it the fastest version to do so. Still, given Windows 10 is sitting at an install base of around 700 million devices, that's a far cry from the 78.1 percent coverage in AdDuplex's latest report.

The gap likely comes down to how AdDuplex samples data for its reports. The company is dependent on collecting data from around 5,000 Windows Store apps running its SDK, which could skew the results based on any number of factors.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

5 Comments
  • I've nearly had it 6 times now, before the pc freezes on boot, and after switching off and on, reverts to the previous version.
  • This update broke my systems. No solution in the horizon and I went back to windows 8.1, and am happy with it. I am aware I will be back on W10 at some point but until end of support, its W8.1 for me.
  • I've already been updated.
    Someone can help me find that beautiful wallpaper on x1 yoga laptop please ?
    Its looks very well.. blue smoke.
  • No issue for me on either of my devices. I love it. Best OS on the market for desktop/laptop computing.
  • Tons of problems installing this update on 4-5 machines... still 78% of Windows 10 users but, on a global share, Windows 7 is still like 48%...(not just USA or EU)