Mass transition to Windows 10 is delayed, despite the efforts of Microsoft
Last month, Microsoft began to force users to upgrade to Windows 10, instead of updating it at will. This is expected to trigger a new wave of activations, as users who have not configured update blocking will find Windows 10 ready to install on their machine.
Microsoft said that users will be able to refuse to upgrade to the new OS after starting the installation, but I didn’t say whether the transition to Win 10 will be offered again after the client refuses to update.
It was assumed that such a policy would lead to a significant increase in installations, but according to the calculations of Net Applications, StatCounter and DAP (see the graph above) this did not happen, extremetech reports .
Net Applications reports that Win 10 is installed on just 14.2% of devices. This means that Microsoft has only recently stepped over the 200 million installations, despite claiming to have happened in January. It is worth noting that the company's new product is currently more popular than Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 combined (long live win 7! Approx.) .
What is the danger for Microsoft?
Some users will refuse to update because they are not sure if this is legal. Some of them simply will not see it, because their system is not configured to accept automatic updates. And the rest simply do not like Windows 10. But even assuming that one of the users still changes his mind and switches to Win 10, Microsoft will still not come close to the “base OS” of the PC market.
The goal of a billion devices running Windows 10 is very ambitious. Maybe Microsoft should start by offering free software from Office or Xbox Live packages?
Plus, if Microsoft ever hopes to create a mobile OS that people want to use, it will have to form a full-fledged ecosystem with Windows 10. That is, it all depends on how easily Windows applications migrate from the mobile to the boot version of the platform and back.