A week after its release, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is already on 5 % of Windows 10 machines, according to numbers provided by AdDuplex.
The previous Windows 10 update, the Creators Update, was given a very slow rollout as Microsoft sought to avoid problems faced in last year’s anniversary Update. 5 months after its release, it absolutely was only on two thirds of Windows 10 machines, and now, at what’s likely to be its peak, it’s on 3 quarters of Windows 10 systems. The anniversary Update itself is still installed on 17 % of machines. In contrast, the anniversary Update was on some 92 % of Windows 10 devices when the Creators Update shipped.
Microsoft’s phased rollout approach distributes the update to systems using hardware and software configurations known to work, incrementally adding new configurations as more real-world data about hardware and software compatibility problems is collected and addressed. the company is believed to have a bigger body of tested, known configurations to enable a quicker deployment.
The AdDuplex data also shows that Microsoft’s own Surfaces are largely well ahead of the curve when it comes to Fall Creators Update adoption, demonstrating the skew between systems that are valid on the update and those that haven’t. A hair over 20 % of Surface Books are on the update, with 19 % of 2017 Surface pros also upgraded. The very 1st Surface professional model sits at simply 5.9 percent, and oddly, the brand new Surface laptop is also something of a laggard at 8.3 percent.