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Windows 10: 14 Million Served on First Day

Some 14 million devices are now running Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. But many who have reserved their free upgrades will have to wait for days or weeks, the company reiterated last night.

"While we now have more than 14 million devices running Windows 10, we still have many more upgrades to go before we catch up to each of you that reserved your upgrade," wrote Yusuf Mehdi, corporate VP for Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group, in a post last night on the Windows Blog. "Rest assured we are working 24×7 to continue the upgrade process and are prioritizing the quality of your upgrade experience over anything else. We are grateful for your excitement and enthusiasm and we appreciate your patience over the days and weeks ahead as we carefully roll out Windows 10 in phases to all of you that have reserved."

Microsoft's 5 million Windows Insiders who tested the Windows 10 Technical Preview are getting priority, according to the company. While I ran the Technical Preview on one of my machines, I have two others that I don't use often and continued using Windows 8. If you don't want to wait, there are many ways you can fast-track the process, as reported earlier this week. One is to go to a Microsoft Store and have them download it for you (it's free).  Another avenue is to follow Brien Posey's advice to get in front of the line.

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on 07/31/2015 at 10:51 AM


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