Just within three months of its release, Windows 10 May 2019 update has shown a massive surge in adoption by the Windows user base. It is also important to note over here that this recent major Windows 10 upgrade has completely beaten its predecessor, the Windows 10 October 2018 update, with flying colors. At least that’s what Adduplex says in their statistics on Windows 10 May 2019 update adoption. However, Adduplex is a third-party cross-promotion partner for Windows Mobile and Windows applications. Here’s what they have to say about the latest major Windows 10 upgrade:
“The usage shares of Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903) has tripled since last month. It is now on 33% of more than 100,000 PCs surveyed worldwide.”
(source: Adduplex Reports)
Hard to believe, isn’t it? Especially when most of the times people are not so jubilant or happy to get distracted by recurring monthly or bi-annually updates, it really forces a logical mind to become investigative as to what makes this recent Windows upgrade so much loved? But then again, Microsoft has to be commended for its proactive approach (that’s what make it the most successful). After clearly recognizing the disastrous results provided by the October 2018 update, this time Microsoft took a much cautionary way and rolled out the May 2019 update to only 1.4% of users throughout the initial weeks. And guess what, it worked for MS!
The second month of June after the release showed 6.3% user spike, July showed 11.4% and the current month of August a booming 33%. So much for the haters of MS, huh! But really, what is astounding to note this time is that despite such a rapid adoption ratio, no serious issues or drawbacks has been noted thus far for Windows 10 May 2019 update. Well, that may come as a great relief to Mr. Nadella and the board of directors of Microsoft because, after the outcry on October 2018 update, Microsoft was in no mood to hear any bad news about the latest major upgrade to its flagship product.
One other mean of such rapid adoption is also the forced-upgrade policy which Microsoft has adopted after the Windows 10 April 2018 update. Microsoft has clearly stated at the dawn of Windows 10 OS that there will be no newer Windows version from now on (or at least for now), but only bi-annual or thrice-annual major upgrades to the existing OS.
With this, they also stated that Windows 10 users may be forced to upgrade their Windows upon nearing the end of existing service pack support (old name for a major upgrade). This has to be counted as another major factor of higher adoption rate for Windows 10 major upgrades because users can no longer ignore or avoid it for long, unlike the case in Windows 7 or pre-Windows 7 OS’s. But whatever be the rule Microsoft applies for its flagship software, one thing is for sure; MS Windows was a favorite back then and it is still favorite among the global population today.