Over 45% of Windows 10 Machines Are Now Running the Latest May 2019 Update


Microsoft's latest Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903, experienced significant growth last month almost tripling its adoption rate. Since then, several bugs have been reported by the users brought in mostly by the latest cumulative updates. While the Windows maker has now addressed most of these issues, it appears users are a little wary of version 1903.

A new report from AdDuplex reveals that Windows 10 1903 gained 10% new users this month. "The growth of Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903) in September wasn't as dramatic as it was in August," the company wrote. "Still, it added more than 10% to its usage share."

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Windows 10 usage share of different versions

Windows 10 May 2019 Update currently holds 45.5% of the share, going up from 33% last month. Following it is Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809, which is now down to 25.5% from August's 28.7%.

Most of the users have, however, come from the April 2018 Update, version 1803, which has gone from 33.1% to 24.1% this month. The April 2018 Update was the fastest adopted version of the operating system since its original release in 2015.

Version 1909 is expected to be released to the public in the next few weeks

Microsoft is planning to release the next version of the operating system in the coming weeks. The upcoming Windows 10 October 2019 Update or version 1909 will be a significantly smaller update, delivered like a monthly cumulative update, and focusing entirely on performance improvements and stability.

The company has faced severe criticism over lack of quality control and the number of bugs that are spotted after every new version is released to the public. It is hoping that the upcoming Windows 10 1909 will manage to be the most reliable version of the OS, making Windows 10 ready for next year's massive upgrade for which Microsoft is planning some major features, including a new Cloud Download feature.

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