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14 million people upgraded to Windows 10 day one

Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public earlier this week and now, according to the company, around fourteen million people have upgraded to the OS in the first 24 hours, a figure that was probably helped by the free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 owners.

Over on the Windows blog, Microsoft says that it has seen “unprecedented demand for Windows 10” in the day following launch. The Windows 10 upgrade is being sent out in waves as well, so there are probably many more people waiting for their upgrade to arrive.


“We have seen unprecedented demand for Windows 10, with reviews and customer feedback overwhelmingly positive around the globe”, Microsoft wrote. “We are doing everything we can to upgrade the world to Windows 10 as quickly as possible over the coming days and weeks ahead.”

Yesterday reports began popping up, saying that at its peak, Windows 10 downloads accounted for eight per cent of all internet traffic on the first day. It is clear that the launch of Windows 10 was a big deal for Microsoft and so far, it is largely seen as a return to form.

The company even hosted events at several locations worldwide to celebrate the OS launch, we even got an invite. You can find out what happened at the event, HERE.

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KitGuru Says: I've been using Windows 10 for a week or two now and I'm liking it so far. While I wasn't one of the people who couldn't stand Windows 8, I do think that the new start menu is a huge improvement. Universal searching is a handy tool and the update system works. How many of you are running Windows 10 already? Any problems so far? 

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