The update that Microsoft released for its Windows 10 operating system in October 2020 (version 20H2) is being implemented in users’ computers in a slow way, according to the latest AdDuplex survey carried out this February.
Specifically, in their study they have concluded that 20% of computers run the latest version of Windows 10. Compared to the November report, when it was shown that the adoption of the “October 2020 Update” was present in 8.8% of the computers, you can see it growing, albeit slowly.
The versions of May 2020 and November 2019 are the most used
Highlights that Windows 10 May 2020 Update (2004 version) is still the most popular with a market share of 41.8%, followed by the November 2019 update with 26.8%. The May 2019 version, the so-called 1903, is on almost 6% of PCs.
Remember that on May 28, 2020, Microsoft released Windows 10 May 2020 Update, one of their big little updates from last year. It did so by releasing the second version of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL 2). Added to this were interesting but minor functions, like the ability to reset Windows from the cloud, an optimized search and other additions.
However, it was not until the beginning of this month that Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 May 2020 Update, or Windows 10 2004, is offered to all users, as the Redmond company finds that it no longer causes problems on the computers on which it is installed. This may be the reason why it is present on almost half of Windows computers and its presence could even grow.
The path between news being released and users adopting it
No wonder the version of Windows announced four months ago is only available on two out of 10 computers. The launches of the Microsoft operating system do not usually come hand in hand with a massive adoption of the novelties.
It should be remembered that in July 2015 Microsoft made the launch of Windows 10 official and that it took more than four years, until September 2019, to report that this OS was present in half the computers in the world. If we look at the versions that the Redmond company is releasing to update, we see that adoption tends to lag behind.