Windows 10 October 2018 Update Adoption Is Very Slow

The newest Windows 10 build, more commonly known as the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, is available again for download. And, according to the latest reports released by AdDuplex, its adoption is improving at an extremely slow pace. Indeed, Microsoft is gradually deploying its updates around the world as more bugs are fixed, but also because users are probably more cautious and do not rush to install the new builds.

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Adoption Is Very Slow

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update rolled out initially in early October, but Microsoft removed it a few days later, after encountering a critical bug causing private data loss, as some users reported back then. As some users experience deletion of several files in the Documents library, Microsoft has remover all download links to test patches as part of the Windows Insider program.

The second version of the October 2018 Update update rolled out earlier this month (November), but its market share is not growing as fast as Microsoft wants. According to some reports, only 3% of Windows 10 computers are currently running the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, compared to just 2.3% in October.

Older Windows 10 Versions Are Starting To Lose Ground

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) is now the third most used version of Microsoft’s operating system, but it is far behind others. The Creators Update (version 1703) only works on 1.5% of computers worldwide.

The adoption of the new version 1809 (Windows 10 October 2018 Update) is expected to boost in the upcoming weeks, as Microsoft will push it to more devices around the world. The slow deployment of this update is occurring because the Redmond-based tech giant is gradually fixing all the reported bugs.

In addition to all that, AdDuplex reports revealed that, among the Surface devices, the most popular model remains the Surface Pro 4 with 25.3% market share, followed by the Surface Pro (2017) with 18.6%. The new Surface Pro 6 adoption is growing rapidly, boasting a 5.2% market share, at the moment.

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