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Microsoft is revealing 1 billion active machines are now running Windows 10

Microsoft is revealing today that 1 billion active machines are now running Windows 10. “Today we’re delighted to announce that over one billion people have chosen Windows 10 across 200 countries resulting in more than one billion active Windows 10 devices,” says Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Modern Life and the Search & Devices Group. “We couldn’t be more grateful to our customers, partners, and employees for helping us get here.”

This number includes PCs, laptops, Xbox One consoles, and HoloLens devices running Microsoft’s latest operating system. It means Microsoft has now hit its original goal of a billion devices running Windows 10, albeit two years later than it originally expected. Microsoft is also revealing that it now has 17.8 million Windows Insider testers.

Much of Microsoft’s early success with Windows 10 can be credited to the free upgrade path it provided for some users. Predictably, installations slowed once the Redmond-based company formally did away with the program although as of January, there was still a way to upgrade for free if you were willing to play loose with licensing agreements. If you need Buy Windows 10 Home, you can visit our site

Microsoft hasn’t been standing still though. In October, the company announced Windows 10X, a new flavor of Windows 10 designed for dual-screen PCs. At the same time, the company unveiled the dual-screen Surface Neo running Windows 10X, while promising dual-screen PCs from partners Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo. Microsoft is also developing Surface Duo, a foldable Android phone. Its mobile OS bet failed, so now Microsoft is double dipping on dual-screen devices. Microsoft’s market position makes it one of the players to watch as the industry attempts to figure out the next form factor.

Microsoft also shared today that Windows 10 powers 80,000 models and configurations of laptops and 2-in-1s from over 1,000 different manufacturers. And of course HoloLens, today’s Xbox consoles, and the upcoming Xbox Series X all run Windows 10 variants.Windows 10 is the new normal. In January, Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 — it’s only a matter of time before another 500 million devices or so are running Windows 10.