Creators Update now on just over 72 percent of Windows 10 PCs, AdDuplex says

AdDuplex has released its latest monthly report on the Windows ecosystem, showing off the reach of the Windows 10 Creators Update among Windows 10 users and more. The main takeaway from the September report is that the Creators Update is now installed on 72.5 percent of all Windows 10 PCs. That's up from just under 66 percent as of AdDuplex's previous report in August.

AdDuplex Creators Update / September 2017

By comparison, the Anniversary Update install base among Windows 10 users is now down to 23.2 percent, according to AdDuplex. As we're less than a month away from the release of the Fall Creators Update now, the Creators Update still lags behind the pace of the Anniversary Update's rollout. For comparison, AdDuplex points out the Anniversary Update had achieved 91.2 percent coverage in the month leading up to the release of the Creators Update.

Looking at coverage by manufacturer, Creators Update installs seem to hover at or above the global average across the board. Microsoft leads the pack with 80.9 percent of its devices running the Creators Update. Acer and Lenovo are the only two exceptions, with both coming in just below the global average install rate.

Creators Update by Manufacturer

Finally, AdDuplex provides a peek into Surface market share numbers. Similar to previous months, the Surface Pro 4 remains the most prevalent Surface in use with a worldwide share of 41.2 percent. Surface Pro 3 comes in second with a 22.2 percent share, with Surface 3 and Surface Book following at 12.1 percent and 7.5 percent, respectively. The Surface Laptop and new Surface Pro still make up a comparatively small share of the Surface market with 1.7 percent and 5.8 percent, 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 firm's SDK. Real world figures likely differ, but AdDuplex's reports are handy for tracking trends. The numbers for the September report were gathered on September 20.

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

  • I see why. I just spent 3 days trying to update my old laptop, it wasn't having it. Had to clean install...
  • Any information on Surface Studio market share? Mentioned the rest of the surface line. I think I have the creators update on all 5 of my systems, I try to keep them updated.
  • I would love to install it on my home pc but it fails everytime.  All the laptops upgraded just fine but that desktop has failed quite a few times.  Really don't feel like doing a fresh install so I guess I'll stay on Anniversary till they release a version that actually installs properly.
  • I have the same problem, but will get a new setup soon so might as well wait for that rather than facing more upgrade failures.
  • An IT guy I share an office with had an issue updating a virtual machine last week. The update would restart the computer and then hang at the black screen with the Windows logo. The fix? Instead of clicking "update and restart" he clicked "update and shutdown" and then turned it back on. The update was successful. Might not work for you, but I hope it does. Could be a bad download too. I believe you can update from a bootable USB drive. Not sure though. It could be just for a clean install. I don't know why this would work, but you could try Disk Cleanup. Open Disk Cleanup and click the "clean up system files" button. You might have an option to delete old versions of Windows and old update files. Check all the boxes and click OK. I don't see a reason why this would work, but sometimes stupid things fix issues.Like shutting down instead of restarting to update.