Windows 10 has already been downloaded
on 14 million computers, Microsoft has said
— but there’s still a long way to go.
The new operating system came out earlier
this week. But it is being gradually rolled
out so that
“While we now have more than 14 million
devices running Windows 10, we still have
many more upgrades to go before we catch
up to each of you that reserved your
upgrade,” Microsoft wrote in a blog post.
The company asked users to reserve their
copy of Windows 10 in advance, using an
app that appeared on their computers weeks
ahead of the release. Microsoft will then
check those computers for compatibility and
push up a notification when a computer is
ready to be updated.
“If you reserved your upgrade of Windows
10, we will notify you once your PC is
ready for Windows 10 and it has been
downloaded on your PC,” Microsoft wrote.
“The best way to know your upgrade is
ready is to look for this notification in your
But Microsoft’s officially sponsored method
isn’t the only way to get hold of Windows
10. By heading to the company’s website
and downloading an application, users can
jump the queue and start downloading the
new operating system straight away.