AdDuplex: The Fall Creators Update now on nearly 75% of Windows 10 PCs

Today, AdDuplex published its monthly usage breakdown for Windows devices. It's based on the 5,000 or so Microsoft Store apps that use the AdDuplex SDK, and the data was collected over the date of January 22.

Just like last month, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update saw a significant boost in adoption. It jumped onto 74.3% of Windows 10 PCs, compared to last month's 53.6%. The Creators Update saw the largest decline, from 33.7% to 17.2%, but the Anniversary Update also declined from 10.5% to 6.6%.

The Windows 10 November Update, or version 1511, saw a modest decline from 1.3% to 1.1%, while the original version of the OS and Redstone 4 remained stagnant at 0.5% and 0.4%, respectively.

Clearly, the Fall Creators Update had a much faster rollout than the Creators Update. It's outpaced only by the Anniversary Update. AdDuplex had speculated that 10% of PCs might never be upgraded beyond the Anniversary Update, although that turned out to not be the case.

Third-party OEMs have caught up to Microsoft in their Fall Creators Update rollouts, with Medion, MSI, and Toshiba leading the way. Lenovo and Samsung are lagging behind the average.

Unsurprisingly, it's the older Surface models that are having slower rollouts to the Fall Creators Update. The newest Surface devices, including the Surface Pro 4, Pro, Book, and Book 2, are all leading the pack. Only the Surface Laptop stands out as a new device that's still below the average. This could be due to the fact that users can't run the Upgrade Assistant or Media Creation Tool on Windows 10 S.

AdDuplex will post this report on its blog tomorrow.

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