Windows 10 Hits 67 Million Installs in First 2 Days


Windows 10 is the platform that Microsoft hopes will unify the experience across different hardware form factors for everyone. It hopes to have it installed on at least a billion devices by the end of the next 3 years. Thanks to a new report off Windows Central, it is very much on course to achieving that. Probably it may get there sooner than we thought.

Windows 10 had reportedly been installed on at least 67 million machines as of Friday morning, just over 48 hours after it started rolling out on July 29th.

Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group Yusuf Mehdi had previously informed us that there were 14 million Windows 10 installs in the first 24 hours.

As more and more users upgrade to Windows 10, the option to upgrade is expected to start being available to many of those who had reserved their Windows 10 upgrade slot using the Get Windows 10 app. It is still possible for those who hadn’t done so to still get a slot. It is also possible to force the update if you’re not content being patient (even Microsoft recommends it in the email it has been sending out to everyone who’s reserved a slot). Just be sure to force the update the right way.

Installing the ISO right away before upgrading via Windows Update may result in you losing your current Windows 7/8.1 license and complicate matters. The ISO is recommended for use in a clean install via DVD or flash drive after using Windows Update or the tool Microsoft has provided here to install Windows 10 directly on your computer not before.