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At Build 2017 developer conference, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 operating system is installed on 500 million devices and today at the Annual Shareholders meeting CEO Satya Nadella revealed that Windows 10 is now running on 600 million computers.

Microsoft initially planned to bring Windows 10 on 1 billion computers by FY 2018, the company later admitted that it might miss the goal as the adoption rate of the operating system has slowed down a little. According to Nadella’s statement, it seems that the adoption of the new operating system is still going strong.

As Windows 10 is getting new features such as Sets and Timeline, we expect these figures to grow more in the coming months. When Microsoft launched Windows 10 operating system, it was available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users. Ever since the offer has ended, Windows 10 growth has slowed down while Windows 7 is still the most popular desktop operating system.

Microsoft is now 400 million devices away from bringing Windows 10 on 1 billion devices, and with the arrival of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, we expect the migration to continue at a good pace. After the Ransomware attacks, the enterprises are also slowly switching to Windows 10 as it is the most secure version of Microsoft desktop operating system.

The company recently revealed that Cortana adoption rate has improved as well, the digital assistant now has 148 million active users. Do you think Microsoft will have one billion Windows 10 devices by 2018?

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