Windows 10 has passed 500 million monthly active devices, Microsoft said Wednesday at its Build 2017 developer conference in Seattle, Ars Technica UK reports.
The company won’t reach its original goal of 1 billion by 2018, but Windows 10 has had the fastest adoption rate of any Microsoft OS ever.
Microsoft is emphasizing Windows 10’s ability to meet the needs and requests of the enterprise as well as programmers and developers with its Creators Update, released last month.
Just over a year ago, Windows 10 had 300 million active devices, so the OS is still growing strong, especially given Microsoft no longer offers a free upgrade and the fact it made its market debut two years ago.
Earlier this week, Microsoft announced it will no longer support Windows 10 devices running version 1507, the original version of Windows 10, which debuted in 2015. Since launching Windows 10, Microsoft has been particularly pushy about updates. In some cases, the updates were forced and unwanted.
Windows 10 is also the most secure version of Windows available, so there is good reason to push users to upgrade. However, even with all that security, holes are still possible. Microsoft was recently alerted to a zero-day remote code execution flaw impacting the OS. The company released a patch on Monday, according to Neowin, but Microsoft says there were no reports of the issue being exploited.