Usage Doubles as v1803 Users Finally Begin Moving to the Latest Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Aug 2, 2019
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New numbers are out revealing that the Windows 10 May 2019 Update is finally getting some more users. As unreliable as these numbers can be, they do tend to give us some peek into how the latest versions of Windows 10 are doing until Microsoft releases its own stats.

"Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903) has gained another 5% since last month and is now on 11.4% of more than 100,000 PCs surveyed," AdDuplex notes.

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"Interestingly, almost all of this growth seems to be coming from users upgrading from April 2018 Update (1803) as October 18 Update (1809) is hovering around 30% steadily."

But it isn't surprising since as we reported in July, Microsoft has started to auto-upgrade devices running Windows 10 April 2018 Update to the latest version 1903. "We are now beginning to build and train the machine learning (ML) based rollout process to update devices running the April 2018 Update, and earlier versions of Windows 10, to ensure we can continue to service these devices and provide the latest updates, security updates and improvements," the Windows maker had said last month.

This push has helped Windows 10 May 2019 Update gain more users as the numbers of the most popular version of the operating system have started to go down.

The latest stats put version 1803 at 53.7% followed by the October 2018 Update at 29.7% and the May 2019 Update at 11.4% share of all Windows 10 users. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update holds 2.4 percent and the Creators Update along with older versions hold 2.7% of the share. In comparison, last month version 1903 had a 6.3% share with 1809 at 30% and 1803 at 58%, confirming that Microsoft's push on version 1803 users has worked in its favor.

The company will be releasing a much smaller update later this year, which will be delivered like a cumulative update. This will be followed by a massive update next year that is expected to bring a new Start menu layout, new Control Center layout, and Apple-like cloud download feature.

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