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Report: Windows 10 is now installed on 67 million PCs as of this morning

A Microsoft employee who wishes to remain anonymous to the public has informed Windows Central that as of 8 AM this morning, the Windows 10 OS has reportedly been installed on a massive 67 million machines.

Even more interesting is the claim that Microsoft hit a max bandwidth of 15 Tb/s, topping the previous record of Apple's 8 Tb/s during their last OS push. Microsoft has reportedly reserved up to 40Tb/s "from all of the third-party CDNs combined".

Windows Central has not been able to verify the numbers independently. [Update: We now have a second confirmation] However, they are within reason. Just 24 hours after Windows 10 began to roll out Microsoft themselves confirmed more than 14 million machines had Windows 10. Presumably as Microsoft gains confidence in the update process and ability to deliver they would increase the rollout with larger waves.

Does it matter? Not really although it is fun to ponder the logistics. Recall the video above posted by Microsoft's Jonathan Sampson showing the live number of users installing Windows 10. The sheer amount of data being pushed is mindboggling.

Regardless, we are confident Microsoft will do a big article sometime in the next few days extolling the number of people now on Windows 10. Their goal is to hit a billion over the next two to three years, so they have plenty of time.

Have you gotten your Windows 10 update? Let us know below.

Daniel Rubino
Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

459 Comments
  • Soon I'll add to these numbers... :)
  • It's too bad MS couldn't throw in a discount for Windows Phone for each person who installed windows 10.
  • So it's not enough that you're getting Windows 10 for free, but you indeed want Microsoft to give a free phone each person that already got a free Windows Upgrade? Chief, I hope you'll never get to making business decisions.
  • Wait a second. I don't need a phone. My point was to help get more Windows phones out there
  • I don't know why people poo pooed on you for what is actually a great idea. Offering a discount or extra services & perks if someone gets a windows phone to complement Windows 10 on their PC is a great way to leverage that massive 90% market share. It makes more sense now more than ever considering universal apps are a thing.
  • Agreed. Windows Phone is losing money because its too small. Microsoft needs to hit critical mass, then it can grow based on word of mouth, developers and retail support. I'm sure that if Microsoft could suddenly get 15% marketshare worldwide without making any money on these consumers, then they would. They would make more on the next 15% then they would on the whole 30% through hard marketing efforts. Offering big WP discounts to anyone who upgrades to Windows 10 in the first year is a perfect way to ensure not too many people can get the deal. Just enough to hit critical mass.
  • Microsoft really needs to learn to do more bundling. The different Microsoft products you buy the bigger the discount. Say you decide to buy a Surface, a desktop, a phone, and an XBox One all at the same time, or any combination or amounts of these, you should get a good discount. Accesories should also be included in this.
  • Well, you have to consider the write off of Nokia which costed billions which is a heck of a write off to swallow would negate this in order to regain some of the lost. Microsoft problems with the phones is of it's own doing. Considering they had flagships in the 1020 and 1520 and refuse to refresh especially 1520 including the cancellation of McLaren put developers who are writing apps for a high end android device did not provide anything for them too waste their time own. Like what's the point of doing all the work to take advantage of highended hardware only to have to modify this in order to work on a much more limited device provide no incentive for developers. Even this put Microsoft in somewhat of a bind for upgrading these limited devices especially after seeing the 520 confirm there is a maket for WP should have provided incentive and drive to build devices that are eqivalent to Android's thereby making it to easier port with matching specifications. Management in it's shortsightedness prevented wp from being the success it could be may have resulted in the letting go of those execs.
  • They need to show people they care about Windows mobile period. They are hurting their own brand In Canada you can't even BUY the high end Windows phone, The best we get is the Lumia 830 atm if you wanted a 930 you had to import it same with the 925 before it. 
  • A discount isn't the same as free. It's actually not a bad idea to give some discount to Win10 users once Win10 Mobile is out.
  • Do you know what it cost to develop software? I work for a software devlopement company and we only develop software for hospitals. We have roughly 4,000 employees, and while I don't know what the salary of every employee is, I can tell you that the average is above $50,000/year. That would mean a company that I work for, which is smaller than Microsoft would have to pay $200,000,000 is salary alone while offering their product for free to the majority of their customers. and you think it's not a bad idea to give out free phones? In this case I happen to be a share holder of Microsoft so I get to say that I hope like crazy that your idea is not even considered in the back of someones mind because it is absolutely foolish and terrible for the company.
  • I work for a business software company in the UK - we can claim tax back on a lot of new development work, so yes while its expensive to do and hard the company can get some of that back in tax relief.
    https://www.gov.uk/corporation-tax-research-and-development-rd-relief That does not count the support, admin, billing, training buildings etc etc.
  • You earn $50k, yet don't know the difference between 'discount' and 'free'...
    I'm not sure the business you work for is getting very good value for money!
  • Actually numbnuts, considering both, would entail a loss of revenue for the company (as well as likely the resellers of the product, such as carriers) my point still stands exactly as stated. 
  • You're looking at it wrong. Say they give a discount and sell and extra 3 million phones making $XX.XX on each phone. Where's the downside? most of these new phones would have likely gone to Apple and you would have made $00.00. How does that help your investment in MS?
    The OP said, DISCOUNT, they didn't say, free.
  • A problem there being that you don't know how much MS is making off each phone. So you don't even know how much they can discount them before suffering a loss. Alternatively, there would be a lot of pissed off resellers that get forced to offer the same deal. Not to mention that comparatively speaking, Lumia phones are already the least expensive phones of the major brands. Finally there's no logical reason to believe that making them even cheaper will stimulate sales.
  • except it's a tried and true business practice known as loss leading.  microsoft actually sold the xbox and the xbox360 at a loss to themselves specifically to get them into peoples houses. eventually helping you shareholders. 
  • Loss leading works for things like the Xbox because along with the Xbox comes sales of games and subscriptions to LIVE. This isn't really that difficult to understand. Oh and by the way, with the current Xbox, it is being sold as a profit, and wouldn't you know it, the stock price of MSFT has risen.
  • I don't think most of the people that are quick to insult you realize that in North America a discount on a phone that is already being Subsidized by Cellular carriers down to $0 on contract is really hard to justify. You might be able to offer a discount on the Lumia 950 when it comes out but demand for Windows phone isn't exactly high at the moment. I can't think of anyone outright paying for a Windows phone when they can Subsidize one of a dozen Android phones or last years Apple phone for free. 
  • I am seeing this too much. First, nobody is getting Windows 10 for free. We are getting it at no additional cost as you need a legal copy of 7/8.1 to get the update legally. (excluding insider program which has its own strings attached) Second, Microsoft is not doing this out of the kindness of their hearts. This is not a charity case. It is business. More users on Windows 10 = more potential customers for the Windows store = better chance of developers making their apps for Windows 10 devices leading to more potential sales of Windows devices. Microsoft will make their money back. It is a good deal and a good business move. But, it isn't free.
  • Upgrading is FREE.
  • Yes upgrading is free, but that's not the same as getting w10 for free since you need a previous Windows license to upgrade from. Same with OSX, upgrading is free but the OS itself is not.
  • Hmm, yes, you need a legal copy of Windows (is that so shocking?) but you've already paid for that, right, and nobody should feel put out at having to own a legal copy of the OS, right?!! You can't suddenly decide, several years down the line, that in actual fact you are splitting the cost of Windows 10 with something you already had!!! The upgrade is free, if you want it, for ONE YEAR. If you want to go out and buy a copy, you can do that too. While your points about reaching more potential customers are quite right (this is a model the games industry have been using, after all)  if you have upgraded your machine to Win 10 and steadfastly refuse to buy any software/apps for it from the Store, happy to use what you already have or free apps, then Windows 10 is a substantial free upgrade and I don't see how that could be disputed?  
  • None of those very cynical reasons take away from the fact that it is, in fact, free. No, MS isn't doing it for nothing.  Yes, you need a previous version of Windows.  As a practical matter, Win10 is still free...  Anything else is semantics.
  • Not true. I had a illegal version of Win7 Ultimate and got a free upgrade to 10 Pro.
  • As a matter of fact, a few months ago Microsoft publicly stated that, even illegal copies of Windows would be eligible for an upgrade - from a Forbes article dated March 19, 2015: Speaking to Reuters yesterday, Windows chief Terry Myerson explained: “We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10.”
  • It will probably get deactivated within 30-90 days
  • Seems unlikely with the amount of data mining going on. you're now a product and they want you to buy from their store. 
  • Sure the OS is free, but the data and privacy you just gave up shouldn't be...read the new ToS. MS is collecting data that use to take other agencies warrents to get.. https://imgur.com/gallery/3Iy8AwQ
  • He says "discount" not "free".​
  • I don't think you realize how bad it is right now with windows phone in comparison to the other platforms. Our native GPS doesn't even have voice turn by turn LOL! We have Microsoft Wallet, but can't use it for general NFC transactions unless a company writes an app for the Windows mobile platform. Let me clarify that, we did have  a way to make general NFC transactions, but Google bought them out and is now shutting them down (Softcard) We did have a decent GPS (Waze) but Google bought them out too. So yeah giving out a low cost Windows Phone isn't a bad idea ( to tell you honestly, at this point I don't think even a discount would help) , it wasn't too long ago they were giving out free Xbox Ones  with a Windows 10 laptop purchase.
  • He said a DISCOUNT on a phone, NOT a free phone.  And his thinking is fine. 67 million users upgrading to Windows 10 so far. A little discount, or bonus, to get a new Windows Phone might be a good idea. 
  • I know huh. Also, they should give a free year of Office 365, 10GB extra on OneDrive, free Solitaire Premium, a discount for XBOX and Hololens in addition to 1,000 free Bing points just for upgrading to Windows 10. /s
  • Omg!!! LOL!!!!..... I see what you did there...
  • I have an Idea, EVERYTHING MS makes should be FREE. and EVERYTHING CrApple sales should cost 10000000x more than its MSRP, which iSHEEP gladly """"WITHOUT ANY complaints"""", pays whatever that price might be, and gladly waits in-line for DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS for whatever that prods might be. Than CrApple gives MS 1/2 of that, since they bailed them out of bankruptcy years ago, and kept them in business so they can ripp people off with their overrated trash, that is 4 years behind other brand's technology....... Problem solved:-)
  • 100000000 x 0 = 0
  • 100000x MSRP not Win 10 cost. 
  • that was 1000000 x $1000+ iJUNK 6/6+ devices= would cost iSHEEP $1,000,000,000 per iJUNK phn. I'm sure iSHEEP will pay that with open wallet, NO QUESTION (or even have any comts about it)asked. 
  • 'CrApple'? iSheep?
    Fool.
  • don't forget iJUNK, iCRAP, iMaxi-Pad, iSUCK, iBrainwash, iPretend, iCost$85-sellsfor$1000+,.............and the most important of all, iCOPY-EVERYTHING-&-LIE. BTW, Fool is the person that has been blinded by that EVIL CrApple's logo, and refuse to accept the TRUTH and FACTS, that CrApple devices are 4 years behind other brands technologies, and has copied everything from others. What Crapple would do if """""SONY"""""" wasn't around, who would the COPY from???? huuuummmmm 
  • iphones dont suck dude,  i may be on a 930 lumia and it may be the best phone i ever had but iphones (not 6) dont or didnt suck.
  •  Yeah dude because it's really Microsoft bailed apple out… You think that Microsoft it out of the goodness of their heart? They did it because Microsoft was already under a huge spotlight with the legal system for the legal ways that they dealt with Medscape and there were already pending lawsuits dealing with Patent theft related to GUI and other similarities, patents that Apple paid Xerox 1 million shares for and Microsoft paid nothing for.   Then Steve Jobs made Microsoft commit to nonvoting stock and commitment to make office for Mac.  You think Apple over prices for products? Why don't you try to hundred dollars for windows seven ultimate and then 169.99 for Microsoft office.  Software that they keep updating and make you pay for for nearly 2 decades until they can't because they no longer are dominant. Apple and Google give their software away. Not for an year, forever. So just kindly stfu. Don't talk about overpriced when your defending Microsoft.    
  •  Microsoft was already in deep trouble with the legal system due to the way that they handled Medscape furthermore they have violated several patents dealing with the graphics user interface among many other things that Apple phone and paid xerox 1 million shares for.  So Steve Jobs called up and made them by nonvoting stock in the company that expired and commitment to make office for Mac.  Microsoft save themselves.   And please don't talk about ripping people off or being overpriced or trash especially when you are defending Microsoft.  Microsoft the maker of a $200 operating system every few years, Microsoft the maker of $150 productivity suite called office every few years.  Doing it all while hardly changed any software and still being miles behind in many aspects. Microsoft enjoyed two decades of selling over priced software and ripping people off.  Now that Google and Apple give their software away for free, Microsoft is forced to do so, I'm happy to see that  
  • that would have been a great way to get phiones into peoples hands, but they should have charged maybe 60 pounds for upgrade with a free windows budget phone lol.  Im happy though, love windows on desktop but i always have and love my lumia 930.  The only thing i wish windows 10 had was program files on my styart menu
  • Lots of people I know were waiting until this weekend.  They didn't want to risk being impacted during the work week.
  • Exactly! I called it update weekend
  • That means by Monday morning the numbers should be colossal, and after one week spectacular. Yay! Go Microsoft! The engineers should have a week off, then come back and fix my OneDrive!
  • Fixing pop-ups on Edge would be nice too.  Other than that I'm diggin 10.
  • In desktop Windows 10 is great ...  on tablet (or tablet mode) I however wish they would bring back the 'all apps list' design of Windows 8.1  because the one in Windows 10 is terrible on a tablet at the moment. Only other wish  is to make it possible to hide the taskbar , and make Edge  more like Internet Explorer 'metro' style while in Tablet mode. For a first official version though, it is very very good  (just is lacking on the tablet side of thing on a few key areas)  
  • Auto Hide taskbar works to achieve removing it in Tablet Mode. You swipe in from the bottom (easiest way) to bring it back up. The downside is it also auto hides in desktop mode. I think an option to just auto hide on tablet mode would be good. Just change the option from a tick box to a dropdown list for never, tablet mode only, non-tablet mode (what do we even call this), or Both
  • Good idea to have that on. I personally love the auto hide in the desktop. I like the simplicity of the screen while in programs. Less visual distractions. It does occasionally glitch in me though. Sometimes it will not auto hide and cover up content on the bottom of programs user interface. I have to restart the computer to get it to behave properly again.
  • You need to visit better websites. I haven't seen a popup in months during "normal surfing".
  • I actually just started now for the exact reason. I work from home on Fridays, and I couldn't have my PC down. So I'm doing the update now so I have a week to fix any potential issues (or revert back) Even though I doubt there will be any issues (my company tested Windows 10 without issue) I couldn't really take the risk.
  • Just manually trigger the update or download ISO tool if you have multiple pcs.
  • Yah, download once apply many times. USB stick for 8$ saves a lot of trouble. Additionally and for good measure, save the ISO too. I've been testing TP for a awhile on personal and enterprise versions. I know it's good to go. I just hate that I had to uninstall and reinstall W8.1 on work laptop as my job is unlikely to upgrade since they are Google and Apple people.
  • I have been trying to install using the ISO on my Windows 8.1 desktop, but the product key keeps being rejected
  • You can only activate if you upgrade from an activated windows. You don't use a product key anymore.
  • This is a list of bugs ive experienced when using windows 10: (im not complaining just helping to make the OS better)
    -Start menu takes a bit to show up
    -if a messagebox shows up, the aler sound takes a bit to play
    -when i click on the battery icon in the taskbar, instead of showing the battery screen like a small box in the corner,it makes a full screen.
    -When charging the laptop, the estimation of Windows for the full charge is wrong it says 1 minute left and it is still like 4%
    -The Windows Store crashes when updating apps
    I will be updating my comment when i find more...
  • - Myself and several friends have Chrome somtimes refuse to launch or take a long time before launching. 
    - I have one friend whose wifi now cuts in and out. 
    - Notifications panel would open this morning but were unresponsive the first 4-5 times I tried. 
  • Yes, even I have the WiFi cut issue. Have to troubleshoot repair it to get working. Other than that everything's just smooth
  • try and turn off 'energysaving mode' on the Network card,  it is usually the issue with Wifi card even in Windows vista, 7 , 8 and 8.1   when it cuts in and out ,  can also happen to normal Wired cards sometimes actually 
  • Why use Chrome (it'sa resource hog!!)?!
    Edge + Firefox is the way to go!
  • I guess the Windows store crashes while updating is not a bug, because Store itself is also an App, it will be closed while updating itself.
  • Sounds like a slow computer or more likely a driver issues. Neither of those are directly bugs in Windows 10. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Add to the the issues with nvidia drivers... The drivers the refuse work....
  • Add to the list, the issues with the nvidia drivers failing to work... Code 43 error...
  • -I have the delayed alert sound like you.
    -My track pad was a bit faulty at first (probably a driver issue).
    -It also refused to pin any apps to start. When that problem was sorted, I couldn't rearrange them, with it claiming "already pinned to start" despite me just trying to move them around not repin them.
    All these issues apart from the delayed alert were fixed by a restart and it hasn't happened again
  • After you first install Window 10 it can b a bit sluggish and unresponsive i have noticed, it is usually when Windows is downloading all the drivers and applying them in the background ,  then after that is done  it seems to work just fine    On one of the older Lenovos i tried  the keyboard and Trackpas stopped working 3 -4 minutes after I started Windows 10 the first time after install, jsut after i checked if it was downlaoding updates. I hade to force power of the machine after a while because they would not start working again ... but then afte a reboot, it worked flawlessly ever since because the drivers had been applied 
  • Im experiencing the same with the slow or sometimes unresponsive Start Menu and with the Store crashing when updating my apps.
    -Groove Music cant play any existing sound files(mp3, flac, m4a etc)
    -Can't view pictures on the Photos App.
  • re-booot rebooot keep trying this has always been win o/s problem
  • I have also experienced those bugs. I did a reset and the problems were fixed.
  • actually sounds like semi-bad sector on hd this is always problem with win o/s.clone it to an  new or good hd.write current hd to 0's(low level format) then clone to current hd.you'll have answer  
  • i dont have these problems,are you sure they are windows issues.  How old is your laptop?  Have you checked for driver updates and stuff.
  • Help !!!, is it only me or you guys also experiencing bing issues? I meant to say that I am unable to use Bing in all my devices. Is it problem with everyone or just my internet service provider?
  • Pretty sure it would be more. that photo, preffer not to have live tiles?
  • This is great, things are finally starting to look good!
    -----------
    I just wanted they made spacing between group tiles in tablet mode smaller.
  • It is not looking good for me. Hey but not me because yesterday i started upgrading then when it became 66% downloaded the current went  off.After that when i again started to update it showed 66% for 2hrs the nothing happened.So then i canceled the update after that went into the harddisk and delete the file that was partly downloaded.What the hell???? downloading now 3% this is just disgusting.
  • Why dont you just download iso files... From official website...
  • This is pretty amazing. Nearly 1/10 of their way there to their goal in just three days
  • Its not hard to imagine being past the 100 million mark by next week.
  • By next week you mean tomorrow?
  • That would certainly surpass Mac (70+ millions) which took Apple 30 years to build that number.
  • i would imagine after the weekend they will be over 100 million, wont take long for windows 10 to surpass all the non ms operating systems.
  • Does anyone know the number of computers running apples os x?
  • 15.
  • Lol
  • Hahaha, that made my day ;)
  • That's the IQ of OS X fans
  • LOL, No.
  • 2 and half
  • Men!
  • One of his last talks before he died, Jobs said that there were 30 million Mac users world wide. He said Mac users not OSX users, so OSX users may be lower. That number likely went up a million or two since then. But still that is quite flat. It also includes 30+ years of people who have Macs. I still know someone who only uses a PPC iMac because she loves the orange color. People liked to find some contrived excuse to claim Win8.x was underselling. There were millions of computers sitting on shelves but Dell kept sending them more to increase sales (like a store would keep buying more if they were not selling what they had). That a majority of people downgraded (most people didn't know about downgrading). That Microsoft was counting Enterprise sales (they said they didn't). That Microsoft was lying about not counting Enterprise sales (they said they were not, again). And so on. Even with all that trying to scare people away from Windows to Mac or iPads, Microsoft has at least 2x the entire OSX userbase in 2 days. Now people are saying that the only reason is because it is free, but then forget about how so is OSX.
  • More to the point ppc or ia64
  • At the 2012 WWDC they said there were 60 million, since then they have sold somewhere around 50 million more, minus whatever number have gone out of service.
  • Given their market share has been flat, I would imagine the total usage numbers are about the same. General turnover purchases.
  • 2 million of those users are rich people, the rest are feeling rich.
  • Apple have become way more popular since he died, I'm sure their Mac sales have doubled since then, certainly not flat.
  • OSX isn't free. The costs is bundled into the profit margins of their devices. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • yeh people dont seem to get that.  I loooked at the cost of their desktop pc the round circular one and to build the equioviland in pc terms with more options and better parts including a wacky cause was over 1k cheaper lol, that means that 1k profit margin could be interprited as a hell of a expensive os lol.
  • I don't know a hard number, but 7% market share is somewhere in the range of 200 million. Figure they sell about 19 million OSX computers per year, and the average lifespan of computers generally these days is around 5-6 years, so the numbers are fairly close. Either way, Windows 10 will, if this pace keeps up, outsell every Mac currently in use in about a week. I do expect adoption to slow a bit, though. There are only so many nerds who want to adopt early :)
  • Keep in mind though that they are alerting customers via the upgrade app that was installed. By giving users a popup and all of the mostly positive press, standard consumers may be more apt to install more quickly. My grandma did without me. (I knew it was easy, but I was still shocked.)
  • A salute to your grandma!
  • You should be proud of your grandma. Now, get her a Windows phone.
  • you should also count the people who bootcamp and like using Windows on their expensive macs.
  • I don't know but it doesn't matter.OSX has it's own user group and no matter what the numbers are regarding windows 10 are they will stay the same roughly. They Aren't competitors in that regard..
  • Don't stress to much guys, everyone i saw having an machintosh had another windows laptop or desktop or even both. Just cause in some regards windows is way, way, way superior. Apps is one of them. What can a techie guy do just with a mac? Well, pretty much nothing. So, in that number of osx owners we can count more tehn half who also own a pc.
  • I find it funny that the almighty OSX user 8-10 times loads windows on their amazing macs.   Why is that?  I thought Windows sucks,  and apple osx rules.  Why would they want inferior OS like windows on their shiny hipster machines?
  • Same reason as ever: apps, applications, programs, software. Although the situation has somewhat improved for them in recent years.
  • i also have friends that run windows on their mac and it runs great on macs lol.  Some people actually just buy mac for the laptop status.  thats what it seems.  But as a windows fan and i have been since windows 98 second edition, the only os in windows i didnt like was millenium lol i can honestly say i dont find mac os superior,  personally i hate the os, when i am i am forced to us a apple os it kinda make work feel long and boring.  But thats just me.  does os work well yes but so does windows and i feel i can do alot more with windows and wel;l more productively and with the fun aspect i dont get from apples os.  If its the same for you with apple then all for you, but if you really want to call windows a inferior os then you obviously lack windows experience and skills.
  • I registered for the free Windows 10 upgrade a few months ago. I'm awaiting my invite to upgrade. Hope it arrives this weekend. Will be installing on my Dell XPS 27 desktop.
  • use the media creation tool.. its from microsoft and is a way better alternative to the update. and no it wont even touch any of your files.. i used it
  • That is if it would accept your license.
  • It does if you do it properly - i.e. don't boot from the media, but instead use the tool to *upgrade*. Run it from your existing install and do an in-place upgrade.  
  • Yeah like above I tried this and was disappointed. Had USB Win 10 and couldn't get it to work as usual. Very disappointing.
  • When the download is starting using the tool, choose install on my computer, instead of downloading the iso to usb. It installed smoothly on my laptop. However when I downloaded an iso for my desktop it keeps asking for and rejecting my product key
  • i ve tried it..and installed sucessfullt buy it took around 7 damn hours..USB drive method..just upgraded windows 7 to 10..me in India..
  • Through Media Creation Tool, my wife's computer is in the process of installing, without the need to wait for an invite!
  • When I run that tool.... it simply says... 'Something happened' Thats it
  • Go to "Control panel", "Language and region", then go to the region for the United States, click "Administrative" and change the language to English (United States).
  • Thanks a lot...  it worked
  • I tried through media creation tool. But after 70% this tool automatically closed.. When I reopened I again started from the beginning.. Please help me with this. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • You can cut in line by using a command line.  Look up "How to force upgrade windows 10."  I did it because I was sick of waiting.
  • Look for "regedit.exe" -> Run as administrator.
    1.Locate the registry key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade]
    2.It should exist, but if not, create it.
    3.Create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value with Name = "AllowOSUpgrade” (without the quotes), and set the Value = 0x00000001. Edit: Sorce: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_ins...
  • The download was really fast. Around 45 Mbps for me. Good job Microsoft.
  • It was probably because of new torrent seeding type update process.
  • It is called peer to peer
  • No that's only for updates once the computer is running Windows 10. The upgrade is coming direct from Microsoft's servers at the moment.
  • Glad I'm one of them :)
    Installed through Media Creation Tool after three fails from Windows Update.
  • I tried through media creation tool. But after 70% this tool automatically closed.. When I reopened I again started from the beginning.. Please help me with this. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Waiting for Sony to release the upgrade :(
  • Not sure what you mean. Sony has no control on the upgrade. It's pushed through Windows, not any of Sony's software.
  • Sony's Vaio updater warns of installing Win10 until they announce driver updates. Safe to say, it wont prevent you from installing Windows 10. I went ahead and did it on my Vaio Flip 15 and everything went smoothly. All of the different display and touch modes are intact.
  • I have a Vaio from 2012 and got the same warning from their website. I upgraded and didn't have any problems.
  • I have the VAIO Flip 13. It's a great machine. Everything fine for me also except continuum doesn't switch automatically between tablet mode and desktop mode when I flip. Not sure if this is a general Windows 10 problem on other hybrids.
  • Hei, wich vaio flip model do you have? I have the vaio flip 13 SVF13N1J2ES and I just wanna know if it's save for me to update :) 
  • Sony and software. Nuff said.
  • I heard xbox one will run windows 10 core but never heard playstation will get it too.
  • Playstation wont, and never will. He was refering to a Sony PC.
  • But tablet mode need to be improved. The tablet experience is now way far worse than on 8.1... I can not snap up 3 apps side by side. I can not show desktop, I can't hide annoying ugly black taskbar. etc..
  • " I can not show desktop,"
    Just hit the Tablet Mode button and go to desktop mode. That's easy.
  • Dan, your direct comments make me happy. Keep it up! ;)
  • Still it's a rubbish tablet experience.
  • Still, it's opinion. I don't think it's ideal in some places but far from terrible. I find a lot better including the gestures, Task View and Cortana. So now what. You think it's terrible I think it's okay, even preferable in many ways to 8.1.
  • This is why there always should be an option ! :)
  • complainers will alwys find something to complain about. you already have read rockstarzzz comments before, so you can't expect much from it. I think tablet experience is better in most cases than Windows 8.1. The problem is people want a desktop on a tablet with touch, then complain about how everything is small, if Microsoft made it big, others would say how big it is and it's a tablet UI not a desktop one. Ask me why someone on a tablet wants to stare a desktop and I will have a question mark forever. do people complain how android, and iOS don't have a desktop like Windows? their desktop is the row of icons, same with full start screen. that's the desktop for tablets, it's mean to launch apps, not to stare at it.
  • @_Emi_
    I'm going to take it you ALWAYS agree with everything a company does?  You NEVER have any issues with any program/app/software at all?  And if you do you NEVER EVER state anything contrary to what said company does.  In other words you never have an opinion?  Because any opinion you have is therefore a "complaint" to someone who disagrees. 
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    Just call it a difference of opinion.  It doesn't have to be a complaint.  I will be upgrading my Windows 7 computer and doing so right now.  But I won't be upgrading any of my Windows 8 computers for the same reasons rockstarzzz stated.
  • I disagree. The gesturing and movement between apps, IMHO, is superior to either iOS or Android. Again, IMHO, the Windows tablet experience is far more intuitive than either iOS or Android. The live tiles make a lot of sense in a tablet environment as well.
  • Submit your feedback to Microsoft.
  • i actually prefer the tablet mode in windows 10 over 8, even looks great on my dell venue.
  • I like it, they could improve and they will but i'd choose Windows 10's tablet mode over Windows 8.1's start screen. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android.
  • Okay, this thing could be missing. But others ?? 3 apps side by side was most using feature for tablets around me. Also Vertical scrolling in landscape mode is so weird ( in start screen). There could be option for this. Yes, when tablet is in portrait, it's better, but who is using windows tablet in portrait mode ?? People want options!! :) Another thing is MS Edge. In modern IE I can hide all control buttons and bars. in MS Edge I can't. MS Edge is optimised only for keyboard and mouse. In the meantime, I'm staying on Windows 8.1 (on tablet) But ofcourse on PC i have already windows 10
  • You can't code options for everything.  It leads to bloat and bugs.  Sometimes you have to make design decisions.  They're targeting the people who didn't like 8.1.  I know it sucks for those who did, but that's just the way the world works.  Those of us that liked 8.1 were in the minority. The Edge title bar is so small it seems like an odd complaint.  The Modern IE had way too much going on when you brought up the address bar.  I like the more traditional browser experience even on a tablet, and clearly from the Apple and Android browsers this opinion is shared by the majority.  And adding a ton of extra options to Edge would defeat the purpose of a brand new, lean browser.
  • "adding tons of extra options" sorry but as you can see, in windows 8.1 it works without bugs ;)
  • IE is more than a decade of refinements, you can't seriously be so naive to think the Edge is in the same league of refinement. It's a new browser, and piling on too many features in new software is disastrous. But yeah, we can't all be computer geeks and know this, so you're forgiven,
  • Except Edge builds upon what Microsoft started with IE, so those ten years of refinements should apply to the new browser.
  • Those ten years of "refinements" was what was making IE constantly lose marketshare, so no, they most definitely shouldn't apply to Edge.
  • Short reply: If Edge was optimized only for keyboard and mouse, than hotkeys related to context menus are also available.
  • I miss using gestures to navigate the OS. That's why for now, Win 8.1 is staying on my SP3. My phone and computer at work (formerly running Windows 7) are running Windows 10.
  • Hey but not me because yesterday i started upgrading then when it became 66% downloaded the current went  off.After that when i again started to update it showed 66% for 2hrs the nothing happened.So then i canceled the update after that went into the hard disk and delete the file that was partly downloaded.What the hell???? downloading now 3% this is just disgusting.
  • You can hide the taskbar and you can snap up to 4 apps. Confirm before commenting.
  • Man, im talking about tablet mode. And in tablet mode YOU CANT SNAP 4 APPS. AND NO, YOU CANT HIDE TASKBAR in start screen
  • Taskbar hidden on Surface and Linx 7; however, I think it only works when there's an app open, not on the Start screen itself. Open something and it obediently slides down.
  • This is what I'm talking about. And then when you turn off tablet menu, you have to disable "auto hide taskbar". And That's not so user friendly....
  • Why do you want to hide taskbar in start screen, if auto-hide checkbox on the taskbar properties is checked, it will auto hide when you lanuch app in tablet mode, do some research before commenting. 
  • But i dont want to hide it when im in desktop mode. I have now to swicth tons of options before i go to tablet mode. WOW again +1 -_-
  • you just want to complain, that's all you want to do. only because you don't want to see taskbar on a place and taskbar on another place in same device you say it's not good? wow..... really. the taskbar is mean to be there to give you information and make faster the multitasking on Win10. don't like it? stay on Windows 8 or go iOS or Android, maybe they will give you what you want. why you like having taskbar on on desktop mode and taskbar off on tablet mode? that's how your complaint doesn't make sense. it's the same situation. it serves to the same reason.   but yeah, it's not good for YOU, and it seems you are the user who doesn't think about it enough to see it's good addition for tablet mode. so it's not user friendly, it's not davo_svk friendly. because I like the way it is. so I am wrong because I like it? I just think it doesn't make sense to complain about hiding it and then wanting it always on when you are on desktop, when it is used for the same reason, faster multitasking and see notifications and clock and all that.
  • I understand you saying it serves the same purpose in both tablet and desktop mode. However if you see my comments below, depending on usage, the taskbar actually can have a negative effect on how the tablet is used when writing with a stylus. If apps went true full screen like the do in 8.1, I would have no other gripes with w10 and tablet mode. Not everyone uses a tablet with stylus and note taking, so I can see why it is how it is. Probably in the minority, so although I did send MS feedback through the insider program it will likely not change :)
  • this is one os not two different oses. 
  • They can't code every option for every possible tiny little scenario or personal individual preference that a single person might think of. There's an option to have the taskbar hidden on tablets. And an option to have it shown on desktops, you just have to manually switch it one way or another. Deal with it.
  • You can't hide the taskbar when you're in tablet mode.  It's always there, even if you go to desktop mode and tell it to hide the taskbar then switch back to tablet mode. I don't think the experience in tablet mode is way worse than 8.1.  But I do sort of wish they would make the taskbar work more like windows phone.  Have it hideable, windows key in the middle, back button to the left, cortana to the right.  Don't really need task switcher, it's redundant because of the left swipe.
  • Not sure what OS you're using, but if I auto-hide the task bar in the taskbar settings, in tablet mode the taskbar slides down out of view unless I swipe up from the bottom to recall it. Also, windows key in the middle... on a tablet? Most humans do not have hands that are a foot in width. Those same most humans also tend to hold most tablets in landscape mode, and hold them at the sides for the majority of the time. iPad being the exception of course, being designed for portrait mode primarily of course. But most windows tablets are landscape preferred.
  • Incorrect. I am totally able to auto hide the taskbar in tablet mode. The issue is the setting applies to both modes. I do like the idea of having it their in tablet and auto hide in desktop mode though.  
  • Tablet mode sucks specially that taskbar we dont need it you cant put that ugly black taskbar only to have back button
  • Turn the taskbar to auto-hide mode then. Hidden unless you need it with a quick swipe up from the bottom. Not rocket science.
  • As Dan said, tap the Tablet Mode button to go to desktop. While I agree that the touch interface could certainly use some more work, and believe that it will get it, your concerns are easily remedied.  Yes, you can snap three apps side by side. You can even snap four apps into the four corners of your screen. You can also snap one app to the left or right (vertically) then another to the top (horizontally) and another to the bottom (horizontally). All these configurations are in addition to the two apps side by side and being resizable configuration. Also, yes, you can indeed hide the taskbar. It's hidden on my Surface Pro 3. It only pops up if I swipe up from the bottom or go to the Start Screen.
  • Read again. Im talking about tablet mode :) and u cant hide taskbar in startscreen
  • Of course you can hide taskbar, In the desktop mode, just right click on the taskbar, select properties, check auto-hide taskbar, now switch to tablet mode. 
  • Yes and then you have to do same when you turn off tablet mode, cuz i dont want to hide task bar in desktop mode.. WOW such ergonomics... Also there is still not option to hide taskbar in startscreen
  • There is no startscreen in Windows 10. WOW such observation.
  • So in order to hide the task bar in tablet mode, you have to turn it off in desktop mode? That is the most backwards retarded implementation I've ever seen.
  • The restriction to two Apps is terrible. Also Pen input also took even further of a backseat as sometimes you can't resize certain Windows with the pen, but can with a mouse or a finger.
  • :/ there is still lot of work
  • Nobody is claiming otherwise, but this is a new breed of Windows. One that is supposed to be added to, refined, re-jigged throughout it's entire lifetime based on feedback. Not just security and critical updates like prior windows releases. What you see now is merely an initial release. A 1.0 version if you will.
  • I went back to 8.1 on my tablet. Reason, even with autohide the taskbar, as soon as I start writing with stylus in metro OneNote my palm would activate the taskbar, then all kinds of crap would stay getting opened. Wasn't an issue in 8.1 due to full screen. Will have w10 on every other device, but I had the tablet for note taking only, 8.1 is now suitable at the moment.
  • You can hide the taskbar in tablet mode. Right clock on the taskbar and go to properties, and clock on auto hide the taskbar
  • I understand your frustration about tablet mode in windows 10, there are things that are done better in windows 8/8.1 (ie multiple tile selection and editting) but the amount of things that windows 10 does better outweighs them. Yet instead of coming on here and complain about it use the windows feedback app that is included in windows 10 to voice your opinion. Also the almost year that MS had the insider program open and for ANYONE to try everything out and propose things to make windows 10 better was the time to voice your concerns, if you didn't partake in that then you shouldn't be coming on here complaining about the features that aren't included at launch. Just go put your feedback in on the app and voice your concerns straight to the people that make the changes.
  • THIS. Good outweights, if I may say, the bad.
  • What's wrong with the taskbar in tablet mode? It acts as a navigation bar. It has a universal back button on it. No one complains about the navigation bar in android I agree tablet mode needs work, but the taskbar is one of the things they should keep Imo
  • As per my other comment, writing with a stylus in tablet mode allows items on the taskbar to be activated by your palm. It's not a good experience. In saying that, I have no issues with the taskbar in tablet mode when not writing, so I guess its dependant on how you use the device :)
  • Actually i never thought of that. Good point. But it's nothing an update can't fix
  • Windows feedback tool...... Remember this OS is for the people by the people. It's constantly evolving
  • I like the new start menu. And who in the world would want to hide the task bar? This is where Cortana lives. I probably could do without the apps list, since I now open many apps from Cortana, but some aspects of it are just awesome. Being able to navigate to a folder quickly via file explorer favorites from the start screen is quite a time saver. Just to give it a spin, I worked in tablet mode on my SP3 all day today. Not a single issue. It just works.
  • Some features in 8.1 needs to get back (pinch to zoom out, snapping three apps, etc) but Im sure they will all go back in the next update. Tablet mode in 10 isn't that bad imho.
  • I just joined in this numbers
  • Awesome! I think this will help Windows mobile to take off too! Great job Microsoft!
  • If true, then in less than 3 days, Windows 10 has passed ChromeOS, the rest of Linux, Vista, and OS X. Maybe even combined.
  • It really is an impressive feat. With the install base only growing, I'm sincerely hoping it attracts more developers to the platform. With some truly killer, specifically designed apps, Windows 10 could really become a serious player in the tablet/mobile OS market.
  • Agreed. Given the rise in user base and how the apps can be made easily to work on mobile and desktop I think companies, such as banks, will no longer be able to ignore the platform. I'm hopeful that this will take off in a big and fruitful way.
  • I got the error code 80240020 as do many others. Plenty of suggestions on the web. None particularly reliable and certainly not how Microsoft said it was going to be. Now what?
  • Be interesting to hear how few (or many) actually had problems. Trouble with problems is that it's a big problem for the people who has it, it's probably a drop in the ocean to how many didn't though.
    If that's the case then I would say they have definitely delivered on what they promised.
  • Funny, I don't think Microsoft will be bragging about how many upgrades bombed. There's no reason to search for errors if you didn't get one. If you search, you will find plenty and no one has a reliable answer for Error Code 80240020. Forcing downloads or burning an ISO was never mentuioned by Redmond. The update is supposed to be automatic. The Uncle Bobs and Aunt Shirleys are not going to be able to employ the (unreliable) work arounds to this error.
  • To be fair, MS is rolling this out in waves and they will surely have the basic errors corrected in the next few weeks.  Uncle Bob and Aunt Shirley will never know that it failed to update on previous attempts because they aren't trying to force a manual update process. Also, do you have Windows Media Center installed by any chance?  I got that error on both of my PCs that had Media Center installed (after I forced a manual update), but my third system without Media Center updated without issue.  I was eventually able to get past the 80240020 error on both PCs though.
  • https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/910341 Maybe this will help
  • These work arounds are for Windows 2000, XP and Vista.
  • I had this too. I used the media creation tool and all is well.
  • My issue with error 80240020 was related to Windows Defender being disabled, apparently. Windows Defender kept turning itself off every 1-2 minutes after re-enabling. During the Windows 10 "preparation" step it would error out if Windows Defender was turned off for a while. To get around the issue, I literally kept clicking on the red "Turn Defender On" button over and over until the preparation step completed. Then Windows 10 installed, finally. Makes no sense though..
  • My issue with error 80240020 was related to Windows Defender being disabled, apparently. Windows Defender kept turning itself off every 1-2 minutes after re-enabling. During the Windows 10 "preparation" step it would error out if Windows Defender was turned off for a while. To get around the issue, I literally kept clicking on the red "Turn Defender On" button over and over until the preparation step completed. Then Windows 10 installed, finally. Makes no sense though..
  • Sa-weet!!!
  • And none for me yet, so disappointing...
  • Look up "how to force update windows 10."  It really works!
  • or download this media creation kit https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co... to do the upgrading.
  • I'm sure this will taper off at some point. But, even if they hit 100 million devices in the first few days, that is amazing. At this rate, they'd need to get 822,000 activations per day between PCs, Phone, XBox, and IoT devices, in order to hit their target of one billion devices in three years.
  • That blows my mind, a billion is a lot more than it seems at first glance!
  • I think a billion is a lofty goal that will be difficult to reach, but not impossible.
  • How did you get those numbers?
    67 Mio in just 3 days. At that rate they will hit 1 billion in about 45 days. Of course this isn't going to happen because of slowdown at some point. Question is when this will happen and how much it will slow down over time.
  • As I said, this will taper off and they will not be able to keep up this pace. Citing that, they will need to average 822k (x1095 days) for the next three years to hit a billion. I can see I slightly misspoke by saying, "at this rate...". Maybe that's where the confusion is.
  • I got myself and all my frnds pc to upgrade. Microsoft is on a roll.
  • My desktop downloaded the update on the 28th. My wife's SP3 got it the next day on the 29th. My HP tablet still doesn't have it, hope it arrives this weekend.
  • You don't have to just sit and wait for it you know....
  • Nope. I love my 8.1 PC the way it is. No issues and I don't have time for the headaches of a rushed and unfinished OS right now. Maybe in a few months when Mobile is ready. Maybe!
  • Yeah the months of testing mean nothing. Definitely rushed
  • LOL this is exactly why people did the insider program, the OS is far from rushed and the product is quite refined and works great. I was a big windows 8.1 fan, but windows 10 is by far a better OS. You'll eventually get there, but I will say you are missing out.
  • Except it is missing a butt tonne of features that are supposedly "coming in October", that is rushed, plain and simple.
  • Nonsense. Plain and simple, my arse. It's how Windows 10 was announced and designed to be. Windows 10 is not some "draw a line in the sand", and declare it "done" OS. The whole point of Windows 10 is that it's constantly developed and updated throughout its lifecycle, with features and fixes added to the OS as they become ready. A concept some of you seem incapable of grasping. When Microsoft announced Windows 10, Not ocne did they claim that all the features they showed would be in the product from day 0. NOT ONCE.
  • I didn't say it was, and they can trickle out minor improvements, no issues there, but telling people before the OS is even released that there will be a major update two months later is rushing the project out the door. Why not just wait the extra two months and give people those big features on release, it doesn't change the model they have in place.
  • What tonne of features are you missing? The OS works for the majority of people.
  • With your logic, if Microsoft declares that nothing new will be coming out in the future, then Windows 10 is complete, right? If Microsoft continuously delivers new capability to Windows 10, then Windows 10 will always be missing a butt tonne of features. LOL.
  • Technically yes, but then windows 10 would be a bare bones operating system that no one would want in that situation.
  • do you understand than Windows is not treated as a service?
    so what? let's wait 10 years becuase in theory WIndows would never be finished!! yeah that makes sense. also the features aren't missing, they are addons to Windows 10, it's not like they removed the features and forgot to add them. they are adding new features because that's how they will treat Windows now. do you understand or need me to be slower? becuase it seems some clueless people like you can't understand the simple concept that Windows as a service, Windows is now not finished, Microsoft will keep updating it so no, it's not and it will not be finished in 3 months either. it's not like before, when you got a final version and it stayed that way forever.
  • A washing machine repair is a service too, but if I was told "oh we'll fix this part now, and then fix this part later, then you can use the full functionality of your machine" then that would be a pretty shit service.
    They did actually remove features from windows 10 since 8.1, accessing your OneDrive files direct from file explorer, Play To. In terms of features that have been raved about since its inception that are nowhere to be seen, Cortana ranks pretty highly on that list.
    The OS is good but needs some big improvements, as a result I have no intention of joining in on your little circle jerk that Microsoft can do no wrong.
  • I'm a big MS fan, big Win8 fan, big Win10 fan, etc.. But you're buying their marketing a bit too much with this whole Windows as a service.  I'm pretty clear on what that means, but it just isn't realistic to believe that the release we have now wasn't rushed in at least some ways.  I'm not complaining, pretty happy with Win10 as it is right now.  But I'm not going to close myself off and ignore the reality that it was, by definition, rushed.  Not ready, ok leave it out.. Not 100%, ok, leave the old version in while we work on the newer version...  Of course it's all a bit subjective.. but just cosmetically some things in the UI do not match.  Cut the development timeframe from 4-5yrs to two.  Develop all new browser...  Develop new Universal App architecture.  Deal with WinRT debacle.  Rework Mobile for phones AND some tablets.  Work on One Drive client, oops not gonna be ready, push it back a few months.  Yeah... No pressure AT ALLL.  For a deadline that has been publicly committed too.  Lets NOT rush.  Lets hope some buy into the whole As-A-Service thing... Yeah, ok, buddy. LOL.  
  • It works really well for me and I loved 8.1
  • Rushed and unfinished? Outmoded concepts when referring to Windows 10. It will never be "finished", and being constantly in development over it's expected 10 year lifecycle is hardly rushed. What makes you say it's rushed exactly? It's solid as a rock
  • While I think the overall WIndows 10 experience is sollid, I'm having some pretty bad bugs. For example, when I have wallpaper show and changing theme color based on walllpaper both switched on then there is a 50/50 chance the startmenu wont correctly load ((the left side will remain blank). Also Edge crashed while typing this message. This is my second attempt. Itt is unstable and legs some ket features. Its not a good first experience. My mother, who used Internet Explorer on Windows 7, asked if she could get another browser because Edge had too many problems. And I also cant shut off Windows 10, the OS will shutdown but the laptop keeps running, I have to shut it down manually. A related problem is that itt wont come back from sleep mode. I have to again shut it down compleetly and reboot. Luckily I have a SSD so its not that big of a deal, but its still annoying. I would rate Windows 10 a 7/10 right now, with it being a sollid 8.5/10 if they could fix all the issues. It should have been an 8.5 on launch.    
  • How was WIndows 10 rushed? Did you have any experience using it to declare it was rushed? What part of the OS is unfinished? Does Windows 10 miss anything that makes it not working?
  • While this does mean nothing, you're right, it is fun! Its also cool to think about it from a phone perspective and universal apps... 67 million devices with windows 10... As a maker of apps, that's a market you want to be a part of. Manage to get even .5% of users to buy your app and you are doing quite all right... I really think this will boost the windows environment greatly. Cant wait!
  • Big numbers! I'm in the queue. Contemplated a clean install, but worried that I may lose out on the right drivers. I have an i3 Dell laptop, so I should be OK, but kinda nervous. Also, I may wait for a couple of weeks while they squash some bugs.
  • Just little questions .after downloadin the update . Will I waitttt for the installation after days or it will the installation will be behind the down (sry for eng )
  • Once you've downloaded, you should be able to install immediately.
  • Not necessarily, should go from download to setup then to "upgrade now" status automatically (user intervention required to initiate), if you're lucky it'll pass the setup stage but I've seen it run into issues there in regards to PC compatibility, the irksome part is when ones PC supposedly passed the compatibility test then fails just before your ready to begin the install, bottom line, it's not over until its over.
  • I'm on Windows 10 on my laptop and it's awesome, but i'm more excited about the mobile version and I can't wait for it !  
  • I'm one of that number of early adopters. Windows 10 is running smoothly on my HP Envy as an upgrade from Windows 7. Haven't really noticed any real issues. It's a bit faster in most regards, in my opinion, and I really am liking the Cortana integration. My chief complaint has to do with the Edge browser and it's inability to import my bookmarks from Firefox. I also have IE 11 and Edge won't import bookmarks from that either.
  • That's odd. Edge automatically had my book marks from IE. I didn't even have to do anything. Have you gone into the browser settings and clicked/tapped show Favorites Bar? Or, have you gone into the Favorites/Reading List/History/Downloads menu ( 3 lines at top right) and selected Favorites and Import Favorites?
  • I exported my Firefox bookmarks to a file, then imported into IE, then imported IE's favorites into Edge. Bit of a pain, but works well.
  • Easy-peasy: switch off tablet mode, auto-hide taskbar with Properties, then back to Tabby mode. taskbar inherits auto-hide, job done. Desktop and start screen combine in T-mode; it is the way of things. In general a vast improvement over damfool Charms and suchlike.
  • So now I've worked out how to reply... I'll be back with a keyboard though. Onscreen keybs are the worst thing about tablets, but that's endemic. More inclined to use tabby mode now than W8 version. It's all making more sense.
  • This is what we have all longed for since Windows 8 launched. I have to wonder though what developers are going to think within a month. I know what I would be thinking, but my guess is that there are a large portion of them that will just shrug it off saying, it doesn't matter, Windows users aren't big app users. They want full blown PC applications, not apps. I'm an "app" developer, not a yesterday thinker! I can just feel the excuses lining up already. But thats ok, because the numbers will scream dollars and where dollars go, developers will follow.
  • Managed to snag the update for my laptop, gonna hold off for now on my desktop.  Happy to be one of the initial millions.   And with tongue firmly in cheek. Windows 10- 64 millions inside the first week and growing. PS4- ~25 million-ish a few years later? All joking aside, it looks as if Microsoft's goal of billion in 3 years is on track for now.  I doubt we'll see such an impressive increase in Win10 systems in teh coming months after the initial surge, but hell yeah. 
  • My HP notebook after updating to windows 10 is not awakening from sleep and cannot shut down completely.Please help
  • Sorry, I posted that and a hundred other comments appeared saying the same thing. Not used to the interface here, noob :-)
  • Shy? 999,999,000 is shy of a billion. Sixty-seven million WAY off. :)
  • Uhm.. They're way less off than you claim there. 1 billion is 1000 million eh :) . They're already at 6.7% of their target here!
  • That's about 0.6% of their target, I have this feeling that they they where aiming for triple these numbers, hence the 40Tb reserved. I just hope that this one works well for MS. FTW.
  • You mean 6%. Not .6%.    If it's at 67million already than that's unreal. There's only 20million macs sold a year (and those are record number for macs). There's only 5 million Chromebooks sold a year. 
  • Triple? I thnk you mean ten times ;)  As Tony said, 67 million is 6.7% of 1 Billion, not 0.6%. 100 Million would be 10% of the goal in a week, and I reckon we're on track for that by next week.
  • they have a staggered update cycle, they reserved that much because over the coming days and weeks they will be ramping up the number of upgrades.
  • WOW that's a big leap from 14mil. Great job Microsoft!
  • Holy crap... It took Windows 8, what, a year to get that far? I don't even think it ever got that far, actually. lol. Awesome.
  • Windows 8 had something between 1-200 million copies in the first year. Remember that OS share includes the number of new systems sold with the OS preinstalled too. It's not clear that this is just an upgrade number, or if there were a decent number of new PCs also sold with W10 on them. If it's combined, it makes the jump from 14 million less crazy, as that number was only upgrades.
  • If people haven't gotten it yet, just go to the ISO page and run the installer. It'll upgrade from there. I've done it three times with excellent results. :)
  • Do failed installs count, if so I've contributed to that number lol
  • It's a known issue. Save yourself the headache and use the media creation tool :)
  • Uncle Bob and Aunt Shirley were promised an easier way, an automatic upgrade.  
  • At this rate 100 million every two months, but I was right 100 million in no time
  • Give the man a medal, he was right! :)
  • i think they will be over the 100 million mark by monday.
  • I am several of them.
  • Hi I reserved w10 with the app. But i didn't get a invite yet. So I went in desktop and into updates. The update came through after searching for it. So I updated. . Is this the correct update or is part of windows insider. Would anyone know??
  • You have the full/regular version of Windows 10. Enjoy :)
  • Installed it and love it so far. It's quick, looks gorgeous and the Edge browser is really really fast! :-D
  • Indeed, I love Edge. I just hate all those websites chock full of ads because they cause Edge to load pages slowly. Can't wait for extension support so I can install Adblock. Coming in September/October we hope :)
  • Search for mvphosts and hostsman to block ad servers. I did that and am not looking back. This will hold me over until the October update.
  • you can modify host file while extensions are part of Edge. or you could try other ad blockers, the ones that block anything from any browser to apps. that's the only way, there are some that work with Edge. http://adguard.com/en/adblock-adguard-edge.html like that one. you can test it and see how it performs.
  • Sh*t they will break 100M this weekend.
  • Gud job MS.... Keep doin y'all thing
  • Just send out 2 DVDs, or one BluRay
  • Unfortunately Windows 10 on tablets is unusable and incomplete. I downgraded all my tablets back to Windows 8.1. I will upgrade when Microsoft fixes tablet mode.
  • That's cool, but please make sure you use the Windows Feedback tool and Uservoice pages to let them know exactly what your problems are, and to upvote the things you want to see fixed so they can prioritize better.
  • I will. The start screen unusable on FHD tablets with dpi set to 150%.
  • Unusable my arse. Incomplete?, possibly... but so is the whole of 10, but that's the point isnt of Windows as a service isn't it? Not everything has to be in it from day 1. Besides, I seem to be able to operate my Surface Pro 3 permanently locked into tablet mode just fine. Maybe it's just a competence thing. What pray tell makes it unusable for you? Maybe I can assist.
  • Lowest the brightness button goes down to is 25%, I can only set it to 0% from within the settings app. Huge amount of space being wasted on the start screen because you are limited to 3 columns, one medium tile combination with small tiles or one wide tile. You can’t do two wide tiles next to each other. Vertical scrolling is useless on tablets 10 inches+. My tablet is used in landscape mode, not portrait!  You can’t multi select tiles to move around, resize, unpin, uninstall. Dragging app tiles in an outside area crashes the start screen. Some small tiles glitch making them appear cut off. All apps are pushed into a tiny area on the left. Full screen app list makes more sense on widescreen tablets. Home edition users can’t control auto app updates in the store. Home can’t control failing drivers. The background in the "Movies & TV" player control is white and that is distracting. Groove Music has dark mode, but Movies & TV doesn’t. Dark mode makes more sense in the Movies & TV app. Edge is missing full screen mode and tablet gestures. Windows Store app crashes when updating apps. Apps that were already updated keep updating in an endless loop.
  • My experience too.
  • I agree. Win 10 tablet mode ON a tablet is not good. I love Win 10 on my laptop. I had Win 10 preview on my tablet and went back to Win 8.1. The gestures and IE 11 Modern on a tablet were really great. Not sure I'll upgrade my tablet right away....
  • actually windows 10 works great and all different sizes of tablets, i have no issues at all and it looks great.
  • You're not allowed to criticize Windows here. :D But, I agree that they swung hard back to the desktop at the tablet aspect's expense, and that 8.1 is a far superior tablet experience.  That said, it doesn't really upset me. Can't say the app store has been compelling enough for me to be using apps vs services in a web browser for most things, anyway, so while I appreciate the slight humor in their inability to keep 8.1's good tablet experience with 10's great desktop experience, it's not something I'm in arms over. 
  • Right on! I'm looking to try it out too! My birthday is in September and I desperately want a Surface Pro 3. I hope the mobile phones do as well. I might pick up a 735 as well. C'mon Verizon... Flagships!
  • I just purchased the 640, quite a nice phone for $79, I think it's probably the best value on the market right now.
  • If the rumors about the Pro 4 coming out in October are correct, you might want to delay that if you can
  • Excellent! I'll check it out... Thanks for the tip!
  • Windows 8 Sold 70 Million a month , i dont think this is too impressive . + my internet quota may be stuffed due to these upgrades i havnt checked. Other insiders / upgrading users , using my internet to download updates instead of CDN's :|
  • You can disable updates sharing if you don't feel altruistic :) also, does the update sharing work for upgrading from 7 or 8.1? I don't know!
  • 70 Million in an entire month compared to 67 million in 2 and a half days is not impressive to you? Wow, you must be very difficult to please.
  • Your upgrade might actually have used bandwidth from other users. Bit it is not OK for other users to download the update from you, sigh.
  • According to a Verge article, Win8 hit 100m on May 7, 2013, which is 6.5 months after launch day. If the 67m for Win10 is true, it's blowing the hell out of Win8.
  • I've upgraded two pc's, purchased one on the 29th and upgraded to 10, in the process of upgrading another, and I have three more to go. So by the end of the weekend I'll be responsible for 4 Windows 10 upgrades shooting for a total of 7 but three of them will probably wait until the october update.
  • Damn, they are 1/4 the way to the last Windows 8 numbers I saw,lol.
  • I just became a +1 to this number, although I kind of wish I hadn't updated my dell venue 8 pro as Windows 8.1 was almost perfect for a small tablet and Windows 10 is only semi-decent, I'll play about some more and see if my opinion changes, and also update my old Samsung laptop to test it out with mouse passed etc
  • Omg...been running w10 on my dvp8 and ita amazing!!! I now have so much more available hd space. And continuum rocks on it!
  • i find it great on my dell venue 8, much better than 8.1
  • Do foes this mean more apps and phone apps?
  • Waiting here patiently while reading Windows 10 stuff.
  • Yes, and enjoying it. I wish I could say the same about my phone...
  • Well, if they're shooting for a billion, they're 6.7% of the way there. Not too shabby for only 2 days released.
  • It's a free deal...what do you expect!
  • Omfgggg this is so f***ing awesome
  • I got my dual boot equipped 2015 IMac all setup today and I am really enjoying Win 10 on it. Edge works very good and the new start menu with the combined Live tiles is just frigging awesome. For a desktop computer it is a fantastic upgrade from 8.1 and I have no doubt that they will reach their goal Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Developers, Developers...DEVELOPERS!!! Seriously, DEVELOPERS, Let's Go, start porting those tablet and phone apps!!!
  • Just waiting till we know if wifi is fixed or not on first wave of updates.
  • Its not 67 million. This is not confirmed by MSFT.
  • Its above 67
  • Lets see developers ignore W10 now!!! It would be bad business to do so. I'm especially talking about Snapchat. Who has the loser OS now, bitch?
  • Don't hold your breath on Snapchat. There is something besides marketshare going on there. The issues seem personal not business oriented.
  • Or that Snapchat has no interest in desktops or laptops....
  • What about all of the tablets on W10? I know many people with those.
  • Do people actually use Snapchat on tablets? I mean, that's possible, but Windows tablets are only 6% of the market.
  • yeah
  • Times 3, plus my old mans PC's, which he has a few of ;-)
  • Just got mine. I'm in the gang!
  • I'm sure we'll see a spike tomorrow when the Enterprise version is released.
  • Omg!!!!!!
  • My desktop is still on Technical Preview. My Lenovo Thinkpad although has "reserved" the Windows 10 is still not updated. The wave has not reached our shores!
  • Wow! If I could only get my asus t200 working now.... I tried updating from 8.1 and it failed. So I created usb with other computer and erased my disk drive and installed windows 10.  So I have windows 10 on it but no wifi or touchscreen drivers... I tried installing the ones from Asus website but they failed.... I don't know my product key either and I don't have original box.. Any solutions?
  • Actually, you should just upgrade in place instead of erasing the disk. If you still have your ASUS recovery disks, you should use it to install back your Windows 8.1 and then upgrade from there.
  • Well I didn't erase recovery partition but I can't access it. It's like it is corrupted. I already erased the windows 8.1 partition to install windows 10. I don't know what to do even if I can get wifi and touchsreen working I don't have a product key. Why does Microsoft let you install windows without product key?
  • Apparently, you did not make a set of recovery disks when you got your ASUS. If you have the key for your Windows 8.1, you can go find online an image of Windows 8.1 OS and use the key to install it back. If you don't, then you'll need to call ASUS and see if they can send (or sell) you the recovery disks.
     
  • The only thing i have to say as an Italian is, minchia!!! Posted via the Windows Central App for Android.
  • Apologize for not reading all of the above post.
    All I can say is yay. 67M in 48hr is awesome.
  • 67 million pc's with Win 10, yay! 66 million users without a task bar or start button that works!!!
  • I updated mine this afternoon. Took about an hour and a half, as it says when updating ...just sit back and relax.
  • Still waiting all software support win 10
  • I thought it would be 200 million... Microsoft is doomed!! and nobody wants Windows.
  • 67 million devices so far seem to disagree :)
  • Troll spotted without brain
  • lolz
  • What is that mean?
  • 8 are mine,:)
  • Had it installed by 8am Wednesday morning.
  • I've got two laptops and a HP Stream 8 tablet rocking Win 10. When we finally get XBox and Mobile running all will be good.
  • Installed the enterprise version yesterday. It picked up the fingerprint reader right away, w8 I had to find a driver.
  • Sempre Fidelis!
  • Is this copies shipped or copies sold?? Microsft didn't sell 67 million copies of Windows 8 so something stinks here.  We know how fishy Microsoft is with their sales numbers...
  • Neither. They're updated from win8.1/7
  • Microsoft is never fishy. Fishy is fit for Scroogle/ craple
  • lol
  • <p>Expect Apple to do another false statistics on adoption rate.</p>
  • That's a great increase. Hope Microsoft will reach 1 billion in 3 years
  • And immediately thereafter all batteries died...
  • still no updates for me. damn i try to force them, now
  • Got W10 on my SP3 but not yet on my desktop and laptop, which have the W10 app. Will wait ever so patiently...
  • Microsoft will reach their goal. Enuf said.
  • Developers developers developers
  • Hmmm their target 1B ... C'mon Microsoft cannot wait anymore... :P
    With this pace.. I think its not difficult to achieve!!
  • I am patiently waiting
  • Amazing I'm still not one of them, keeps failing they would of had 67,000,001 downloaded
  • I'm waiting for it I hope it comes next week so i can play with it.
  • wow wow wow
  • I have to say, I was quite nervous when I hit the update button on my SP3. After all, it is my main driver. To make it really exciting, I was running Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2015 RC and SQL Server 2014 Express on it. Of course I did a full backup, but I was still nervous. But when Windows 10 came up, EVERYTHING worked. This is what a great OS looks like.
    Windows 10 rocks, plain and simple.
  • awesome!Just Curious if u dont mind what were u developing in visual studio?
  • I am developing business management and business information solutions for enterprise users right now, but I am quite drawn to the consumer side of things. Might actually try to build a game within the next 10 months or so.
  • My upgrades (includes family/friends) are back logged..not enough time in the day..
  • Hey but not me because yesterday i started upgrading then when it became 66% downloaded the current went  off.After that when i again started to update it showed 66% for 2hrs the nothing happened.So then i canceled the update after that went into the harddisk and delete the file that was partly downloaded.What the hell???? downloading now 3% this is just disgusting.
  • That's your problem
  • The wife and I are two of those millions. Both ugraded without an incident and we each are enjoying the new OS.
  • I already have the icon on my laptop. I would prefer to have the app give me the best installer that it determines suitable. a lot of people complaining are those who forcefully installed themselves. be patient!!
  • Good call.
  • It'd be crazy for developers not to port their apps now.
  • When windows10mobile is ready shall we have the numbers added to this one?
  • OFF-TOPIC:ABOUT ACER ASPIRE ONE CLOUDBOOK There has already been aver aspire one series in indonesia.You can find reviews regarding Acer one 10 in youtube.I searched indonesian site there might be the specs available for the cloudbook (named as acer one z1401). LINKS: http://www.acer.co.id/ac/en/ID/content/group/laptops http://www.metrodataonline.com/acer-one-z1401-linpus-nx-mt1sn-001 this 2nd link is also from the acer official indonesian website.
  • 5 of those were from my house.
  • Wow 14 to 67 million so fast
    I think they will hit 100 in 2-3 days
  • Yeah, but how long since release is "8 AM this morning"? That's a relative term.
  • I'm not sure "shy" is the adjective to use when you're at 6.7% of your goal. :D But, slight snark aside, while I'm not sure how it fits in context, 64 mil in two days seems a nice number. :)
  • Also make ready for windows phones ......cant wait Microsoft......
  • Would that anonymous employee by any chance be the guy that moved to Microsoft from Windows Cent...ah, forget it. What am I saying?
  • Well they are over 2/3 way through to get 1 billion if the newest number is correct. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • That would be 2/3 the way to 100 million not 1 billion.
  • Is there any direct link to ISO files? I can't download using Media Creation Tool. I've tried but because of my slow connection it took more than 12 hours to reach 50% and due to power cut when I put laptop in hibernation; whole application disappeared. At least with direct link I can pause/resume download in multiple sessions.
  • Down the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co... and make your own iso or upgrade in place.
  • Thanks. But like I said I can't use Media Creation Tools as it can't resume download after hibernation. Weather + Power cut + Slow connection are probelm.
  • I installed Windows 10 Pro the first night it was offered. I had absolutely no problems. It converted all my App Tiles perfectly. It even kept my Office 2010 in tact which works fine with Windows 10. The only Tiles I had to recreate were the ones that were Web/browser based. Obviously with Edge being the new browser, any Tiles built with Explorer were not converted. No big deal. Although it did keep Explorers Tiles in tact. I did read later that I had to go into WiFi and turn off Sense, because I don't really want to share my home router password with all my friends.
  • i think they will reach 1 billion next year (may be, by in 1st half)
    or may be this year itself....if this momentum is maintained
  • gg
  • Down the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co... and make your own iso and upgrade in place.
  • But its asks for product key. I have a genuine win 8.1 laptop. From where should I get the product key???
  • Skip that screen
  • If you reserved a copy, you won't need a product key. It will download and install the upgrade much like Windows Update would.
  • I still couldn't download it.
  • Only bug I have found is i can't send mail from Outlook with an IMAP account.
  • Had to manually install 4 out of 5 computers. All of them had been reserved. Not asked for product key on any of them.
  • I think it is still useless. Unless Microsoft unleash the official Project Astoria
  • and yet my fuckin surface pro 3i snt updated yet
  • daniel help me plz to update my win 7 to win 10    
  • https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co...
  • help me plzzzz  
  • Please for godsake help me out.My 19 inch desktop monitor with windows 10 is not showing full screen fit. It crops 3inches on both sides of monitor. Please help out to get full screen
  • thomas i had done from tool also in usb flash drive bt it say that no media drivers r found
  • I think I am a non insider but the update seems to be on the way cause I finally have the $Windows folder! While I registered on the Insider website, I never actually installed the W10 preview so I am guessing I dont count as an Insider. But I opted to get the upgrade as soon as it was an option.  Edit : I got excited too quickly. The folder is just 140 mb and I have a failed update in update history. Upgrade to Windows 10 Home Failed. Error Code 80200053
  • What the.... ??
  • i contributed 3 :P Keep it up... ! billion is not far.. 
  • I'm disgusted that Intel has left many tablet owners stuck on 8.1 after refusing to release updated graphics drivers for Windows 10.   Thanks for nothing, Intel!
  • kids,my opinon,gui faster than 7.acts like a win o/s,except for browser intial failure for chrome,firefox,opera,safari etc,(easy fix)tad bit differnt graphics.been a r-clicking and l-clicking to my hearts content.time to play.will attempt cioning,writing storage to 0's and installing clean.will get back to ya.
  • gui definitly slower thru apps than old school.slower yet when you combine .this is a win7 pro upgrade any thoughts
  • I am not surprised at all, Windows 10 is the future
  • Hello everyone. I want to update to windows 10, and i reserved my update with the app "get windows 10" a few weeks ago, but since the 29 of july, it appears that when i go in windows update, the reservation has disappeared, altough in the app it still visibile, but as  you can see the last update of the app, was on the 29 of july. Aniway, i don't want to force my updating to windows 10, but i want to receive it automatically just when it is ready, but i hope that this problem won't let me update. What could i do to get the update automatically even if in windows update, there is no more the reservation? Can i fix it?  https://www.dropbox.com/s/ldekpur0sdzx4f1/Cattura.JPG?dl=0   https://www.dropbox.com/s/s0gy3elcvi0mix0/Cattura%201.JPG?dl=0   Thanks
  • They could have given it to insiders first though
  • They did. Insiders got it 2 weeks ago....
  • Help !!!, is it only me or you guys also experiencing bing issues? I meant to say that I am unable to use Bing in all my devices. Is it problem with everyone or just my internet service provider?
  • Fails to install, may need a few more fails.
  • I would just like to point out that the speed with which the updates are happening needs to speed up for the next two/three years, not slow down, if the 1bn installations target is to be achieved. You need 16 installations every single second for two years to reach 1bn landmark. You need about 10 installations per every single second for three years in a row to reach than 1bn. The speed on the video is about 10 installations per second, so this needs to go on for quite some time.        
  • Don't worry, these are just installations and upgrades...devices sales will follow with more OEMs revealing new hardware and also followed by Windows Phones.
  • It doesn't include the W10 licenses on the new PCs or the bulk licenses with the W10 Enterprises which will come later.  MS shouldn't have any problem to meet their 1 billion users target.
  • Basic math will tell you that 67 million in 3 days is 775/sec. A video that shows a specific 10 seconds during the rollout is meaningless.
  • Will actually over three days it's 258/s but hey, who's counting. ;) we're both wrong indeed. I don't see how they'll get to that one billion in 3 years unless there are numerous new types of products linked to Win10 that come along in huge huge numbers.
  • Wish any of my three different laptops would install it, but all download it, all prepare it for installation, then part way through install they halt with different error codes. Hopefully this won't occur too many other UK users. I've raked through blogs, articles and Youtube and just concentrating on my best laptop, it still falters after several attempts.
  • WIN 10 will not install. Windows Update error 0x80070005 or 80070005 keeps appearing. My laptop is a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro with Intel Core i7-4500u CPU, 500 GB SSD and a Touch Screen. Has been running Win 8.1 for 1 year without any problems. Windows Update too has worked without problems. Even though upgrading to Win 10 via Windows Update give the following error at the time where the download is finished, installation preparation is finished, and installation should begin: Code 80070005 Windows Update has found an unknown failure. Every time the laptop is powered up this is going on repeatedly as windows update automatically starts to download the update.
  • A search about Windows 10 installations today has confirmed a much smaller number, 14 million. There seems to be an official statement from Microsoft. Check the Wall Street Journal, USA Today etc...
  • Um.... Check the site. 14 million was on day 1. This was over 3 days.
  • I'll be adding to this later in the year :)
  • so very many bugs...
  • yeah dude :( i hope microssoft will fix them
  • Is this actual installs or just downloads? I've been seeing a lot fo posts on different sites from people whose install failed for different reasons.
  • Actual installs
  • I just spent like 5 hours trying to fix my Laptop.  Windows Update makes this OS unbearable.  It keeps replacing new drivers with months old drivers from Windows Update.  I lost the CPU Power Controls in ATI Catalyst Control Center and one time Winodws Update completely uninstalled Catalyst Control Center. My Laptop has gone from 7 hours off the charger to less than 4 because I cannot easily control CPU power. Have a ticket open with Microsoft so that I can go back to 8.1 (they escallated it), since I had to remove the backup files due to the massive amount of space they take up on my SSD + OneDrive having to put files on the local files (no Smart Files). I'm going back until they fix Windows Update, if they don't, then this machine can rot in a drawer.
  • Mixed success so far. The household has five devices to upgrade. A first gen Surface Pro and an SP3 have both received the Win10 upgrade now and are running just fine. I'm waiting for installations on an old Dell XPS 410 that is currently running 8.1, and on an HP Stream 8 that I bought earlier this year just because it was cheap and I wanted to see what the Windows small tablet experience was like. I wasn't much impressed, and I hope Win10's additional configuration options make it a little more useful a tool than it has been. There is also a five year old VAIO laptop running Win7 that is going to be a problem. Sony sold the VAIO operations several months ago, and INVIDIA is way behind the curve on getting their older drivers -- particularly the ones they customized for specific manufacturers -- ready for Win10. The Win10 update won't be permitted in at least some VAIOs until new drivers are in place. For laptops running 8.1, that won't be until October or November. For Win7 VAIOs, delivery date estimates are not even offered, though "information" about them is supposed to be made available in August. I am a little afraid that nobody will improve these orphans to the point where Win10 can be installed. If not, maybe an updated stock INVIDIA driver will work. And if not even that, I suppose there are worse things than being stuck with an excellent older laptop running Microsoft's previous best OS. I like Win10 on the devices where I can now use it. The few things that I don't quite get or like at first will become less bothersome after the learning curve and attitude adjustment curve go flat in another few hours.
  • Including mine :)
  • Everything working well. Especially after a clean install and a cleanmgr in safe mode.
    This said, where are all the apps? Seems to be nothing new? The store seems a bit of a white elephant at the moment.
  • I am now among the 67million. The new OS is not without its quirks and bugs but I am happy overall bec win10 is far and away more smoother and better at handling itself than 8.1. I can see where they need some extra work but I can also see the massive potential of this OS.
  • And i still can't get it to install on my wife's asus x205. I've tried everything! When will it show up in the normal update and recovery window? I've tried forcing it, using the media creation tool, and using the ISO, but it keeps erroring on me...
  • After upgrade no network adapters.. Going back to 8. Just to update that apparently if you have some Cisco software installed then you will end up with no wlan, no Bluetooth. Tablet experience was sooo bad not sure if I will try another upgrade.
  • I think a big part of the bump was the people getting tired of waiting, and opted for upgrades immediately.  I know I'm one of those.  Two laptops in the past 24 hrs.
  • They'll reach their target before the end of the year.  
  • Hmmm... Well sadly... I still haven't got windows 10... :( I did not reserve for W10, so does that mean I will getting the notification later? And I have W7 with SP1... So am I eligible to get W10? And worse, I can't say if my W7 is genuine or not... :(
  • I received the update,but it's not getting installed..errors after errors..
  • 67 million in just a few days? Darn!
  • Let's call the one week number right now...!! I'm gonna say 200 million for Wednesday.
  • I'm not able to find any Bluetooth settings on the windows 10.help please
  • Anyone else got this problem?
  • Oh yeah! Amazing too!!
  • And I'm not one of them. Crap. Well I can wait or I could buy Windows 10 Home.
  • Yeah...
    Today I installed it on My PC & Laptop Using ..
    " MEDIA CREATION TOOL "
    It's Really Easy & Handy to get #Upgrade_The_World
    .
    & Frnds don't use
    Manual triggering method :
    ( wuauclt.exe/updatenow )
    .
    It keeps on showing failure of installation..
  • My install on Wednesday failed. Got the error code, so I went down the "wuauclt.exe / update now" route and it installed. It was crap, blurred fonts and folders. Tried to adjust everything, but it couldn't change it. Rolled back to 7. Curiosity got the better of me and I re-installed it tonight. Runs like a dream. Only thing that was dodgy was when I tried the stream my XBO to it, kept disconnecting. Other than that, love it.
  • I've got four of them...only took three tries each. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Wonder how many of those are "new" converts, meaning converted from windows 7 and older and how many are people that were already in the "game" coming from windows 8
  • I went back to Windows 8.1.  I did delete the recovery files, but got them to work it out so I could clean install Windows 8.1 Pro + MCE on my Laptop.  Windows 10's Windows Update is just too damn hostile to deal with.  It kept replacing new drivers with old drivers, uninstalling Catalyst Control Center or Removing the Panes to Control CPU Clock Speed (I like to be able to set my CPU to run at max 50% speed when I'm out and about, gives me huge battery life boosts, cuts down on heat, and it still performs great for browsing and productivity tasks that way). I literally spent about 4-5 hours trouble shooting the issue.  With a fast internet connection, it's too easy for you to run into the issue where you uninstall those bad drivers, reboot, and Windows Update redownloads and installs them in a minute before you can even rectify the situation.  It updates them silently in the background, and with a fast PC/Notebook (literally any upper mid range PC from the past 2-3 years) you aren't going to be able to stop it.  You can end up going in circles trying and failing to fix driver issues for potentially days due to how the updates work in Windows 10. I literally had to: 1. Turn my WiFi Off 2. Uninstall the Windows Update Drivers 3.  Go to Device Manager and Uninstall the AMD Graphics Device - Selecting Delete Driver Files 4.  Go to my Program Files and Program Files (x86) directory and delete all the AMD and ATI Directories. 5.  Reboot 6.  Run CCleaner Registry and Disk Cleaner (Clean All Temp Files, not just the 1 Day or Older ones) 7.  Install the AMD Chipset Drivers 8.  Install the AMD Graphics Drivers + Catalyst Control Center 9.  Reboot 10.  Turn Wifi On... 11.  [HOPE for dear life that Windows Update doesn't download and install the old/broken drivers it has before I can] Use their stupid tool to go in and Hide the Graphics Driver update. Nothing about those steps are appropriate for an intuitive consumer-oriented PC operating system.  In fact, most people will just figure thier PC is just broken or they have a Virus when suddenly Catalyst Control Center disappears or half the options in it disappears...  Or they go from having great performance in some games to having crap performance because Windows Update basically rolls them back to an older driver version that's missing the fixes implemented in the latest version... Windows also kept installing the drivers for my roomate's printer which he uses for work stuff, and I never - ever - use, so I had to hide that as well.  Yep, devices I don't even own, if they are on the network, Windows will just install the drivers cause... why not?! The entire Update Experience is disgusting. And if you game on your PC, especially with anything but Intel Integrated GPU, you'd have to have gone full retard to install this thing on your PC because the chances that it will roll your drivers back now or some time in the future when they decide that you're better off with an older drivers becasue "we have those available" is way too high.
  • hi i have ISO file for upgrade win 7 to win 10. i m trying to install it but its asking me product key of win 7. when  i m putting the its showing its not genuine key. but it is genuine key plz help me.
  • I registered early on each of four systems that have seen neither hide nor hair of it since. Very, very disappointing!!!
  • If your getting Windows 10 upgrade error read link below. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_inst...
  • Microsoft keeps trying to force install Windows 10 on my computer.  I uninstalled the two updates that it's connected to yet they keep trying to force it on me.  I cannot afford to get a newer computer that's compatible with this program.  I'm content with Windows 7.  The install keeps failing for  a reason.  They really need to stop.  There has to be a way to block Microsoft from attempting to install this program.  
  • Windows 10, waited for this only to be very dissopoinnted. is only windows 8 with a so called start menu. still all tiles, facebook , twitter and all that other crap that i do not want on my pc. i also do not want this cortena thing reporting back to microsoft every web site i visit and all my searches. cant switch it off permanetly. also dont like the idea that using it enables microsoft can look at all my other files. found start up slower than windows 7 and opening programs slower than windows 7 best operating sytem microsoft ever made was windows xp then windows 7. everything inbetween, and after including windws 8 and 8.1 have been a total disaster windows 10 may be ok on tablet or phone where social media would be more used, but do not want it on my pc. time will tell
  • that will be 67million dissopointed users
  • I got my update! Windows 10 is smooth as butter!
  • AS  A Windows 10  tech bulid insider I got the Windows 10 build 10240 the "RTM" build earlier than the General public. it runs Pretty well on my Intel core duo CPU home made test computer. I used an Microsoft authorized  IOS DVD to put it on My old intel i7 dell laptop and it runs very. the Edge Browser is fast but needs some improvements. I look at the 10240 RTM as is a first edition of a new Microsoft Operating system . Most Microsoft OPerating systems in the past needed at least 2 'service packs to get it right. Mary Jo Folly a Microosft Expert tech writer with insider info says a big Update which MS oldies would call a service pack 1 is coming out as early as October and still another one is coming out next year. FOLKS Windows 10 will continue to get new features and security updates for at leasty 10 years. so once you have on your Computer device it's going to change and get better as time goes on so relax that's the way it will be.   
  • How many now?
  • Still haven't got the update
  • Sorry but there is no way there are 67M installs.  You don't go from 14M to 67M in a day or two.  And if by some miracle they did MS certainly would have announced it. WCentral needs to find some other sources to corroborate in the future.  
  • This is more realistic, do your homework next time guys http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-10-is-installed-on-185-million-machines
  • I guess this means there are 66,999,999 PCs with buggy Windows 10 installed.
  • Good for them, I can't upgrade my Win 8.1 Pro installation on my nuc, it has failed 32 times and I've wasted enough hours of my life trying to make it work!    
  • Meh, Opera works better than google on 10.