Creators Update now powering nearly 10 percent of Windows 10 PCs, AdDuplex says

Though it only began rolling out a short time ago, the Windows 10 Creators Update is already installed on a significant percentage of Windows 10 PCs. That's according to the latest monthly report from AdDuplex, which shows the Creators Update (version 1703) is now installed on 9.8 percent of all Windows 10 machines. That's still dwarfed by the Anniversary Update at 82.1 percent, but a nearly 10 percent install base represents a healthy start just two weeks after the Creators Update began rolling out.

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Another interesting tidbit about the rollout is the breakdown by manufacturer. According to AdDuplex's stats, Microsoft's Surface hardware is seeing the most rapid rollout coverage with more than 20 percent already running the Creators Update. Breaking that down, around 30 percent of Surface Books and 25 percent of Surface Pro 4s are running the Creators Update. On the whole, MSI is the only other manufacturer that comes close with just under 20 percent coverage, while the rest are right around or just below 10 percent.

AdDuplex's numbers are based on data collected from 5,000 Windows Store apps running the AdDuplex SDK, and numbers were collected on April 24. As such, actual install numbers might vary a bit, but AdDuplex's report gives us some pretty good insight.

If Microsoft follows the same slow, gradual rollout pattern that we saw with the Anniversary Update, it will be some time before Creators Update machines are the majority. That said, it's already off to a good start. As for Mobile, the Creators Update will begin its rollout for a fairly limited set of select phones today, so we could see the effects of that rollout in the next report. As for what to expect, AdDuplex estimates that only around 60 percent of phones currently running Windows 10 are eligible for the Creators Update because of the limited rollout.

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