Creators Update now installed on half of all Windows 10 PCs, AdDuplex says

AdDuplex's latest monthly report on the Windows ecosystem is here, giving us a peek at the current reach of the Windows 10 Creators Update and more. The big highlight from July's report is that the Creators Update is now installed on 50.1 percent of all Windows 10 PCs. That's up from just over 35 percent coverage as of AdDuplex's last report in June.

Creators Update now installed on half of all Windows 10 PCs, AdDuplex says

Notably, that increase has enabled the Creators Update to finally surpass the Anniversary Update, which now claims 46 percent coverage of all Windows 10 PCs. As AdDuplex points out, however, the Creators Update's pace of rollout is lagging behind that of its predecessor, which was itself considered to be rather slow. At this point in time during the Anniversary Update rollout, the firm says, it covered 75 percent of all Windows 10 PCs.

Drilling down into the numbers further, we can see that Microsoft isn't in the lead in terms of Creators Update coverage by manufacturer. MSI is head of the pack, with around 65 percent coverage. Most other manufacturers are right around the 50 percent mark, including Microsoft itself. One would think that Surface would be leading here, but that's not the case. Part of what seems to be hindering things is that only 18 percent of Surface Pro 3s have the Creators Update installed. Other Surface models seem to be in healthier shape, hovering between 40 and 50 percent, with the Surface Book even reaching around 75 percent coverage.

Creators Update Surface Coverage

Finally, in terms of the Surface market share, AdDuplex pegs Surface Pro 4 as the most used, making up nearly 41 percent of all Surface devices on the market. Coming in second is the Surface Pro 3 with 24 percent, which explains its impact on Microsoft's overall Creators Update rollout status compared to other manufacturers. The newest devices, Surface Pro and Surface Laptop, only make up about 2.4 percent and 0.6 percent of Surfaces currently on the market, respectively.

As usual, it's worth keeping in mind that AdDuplex's numbers are based on a sampling of 5,000 Windows Store apps that use the AdDuplex SDK. Actual figures more than likely differ by a bit, but these reports are a good way to track general trends and growth. The numbers for July's report were gathered on July 18.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • This may sound silly, but why so low?
  • I still don't have the update proposed automatically on my Surface Pro 3. Sure I could force the upgrade but something tells me that I shouldn't do it because the drivers arent' ready.
  • Same here - although I got a pre-notification message asking me to confirm privacy settings in advance of update... so update must be getting ready.
  • Didn't they turn that off because people kicked up a fuss about it?
  • I forced it ages ago and i can safely say its absolutely fine.
  • As far as I know AU is supported for Enterprise Edition and CU is vaguely.
  • So 50% of us can now wonder wtf happend with Maps.
  • no station names is ridicolous, funn that from the website you can see it
  • Those of us living outside of the US never noticed the difference.
  • Except on my PC. 😠
  • I certainly did my part to help these numbers. I've been enrolled to the Fast Ring since the very beginning of Windows 10. I've also helped both my gf's older brother upgrade and, most recently, my sister.
  • Same here. Forced the update in all work PCs😉
  • My mother and sister have LINX tablets (8" & 10"), however neither have been automatically updated, and on doing web searches, many people have reported issues including the need to plug a monitor and keyboard to get it working again. Anyone else having issues with LINX tablets? Every other device I have and they have has been upgraded to CU, just these last two tablets...
  • My linx 1020 runs like a dream, but I left my 7 on Windows 8.1. If the free upgrade offer ever comes back I will update it (maybe dreaming here).
  • Get the accessibility upgrade. It still allows you to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
  • Have a tablet that is still stuck on AU, because CU fails to install. Maybe, 33-bit version is the answer.
  • There's a known serious issue with Creator's Update and the Linx 1020 which is widely reported in the linxtablet forum and Linx HQ are aware of and still working on a fix for. Don't install it at this time or you'll likely brick your tablet at worse. I think the Linx 8 might have similar issue but unsure. Check out linxtablet forum.
  • I did a force upgrade on my custom-built HTPC and it hosed my audio. Not good for an HTPC... Rolled back fine.
  • My SP4 is not proposed to update automatically, too. However there is link to W10 CU page to force install manually, but I hesitate to take that road.