January 4, 2016 1:52 pm
Updated: January 4, 2016 2:37 pm

Windows 10 is running on more than 200 million devices


Microsoft says Windows 10 is now running on more than 200 million computers and other devices, five months after the new software was released.

The company says Windows 10 is seeing faster adoption than earlier Windows versions, with 40 per cent of Windows 10 devices activated since the holiday shopping season started after Thanksgiving.

Microsoft made the announcement in a blog post as PC makers prepare to unveil new Windows 10 products at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week.

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In August, the company said Windows 10 was running on more than 75 million computers, tablets and other devices – less than a month since the operating system was released.

Microsoft is hoping the new software – which runs on personal computers, tablets, game consoles and other gadgets – will help it regain ground as it battles Apple and Google for consumer loyalty. It hopes to have Windows 10 on a billion devices in three years.

But it has a way to go. Analysts say the most common PC operating system is still Windows 7, which was released more than six years ago and lacks capabilities of newer releases.

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