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Revealed: How many of you have actually upgraded to Windows 10?


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Microsoft’s latest operating system may be popular, but is it a hit with our readers?

The results are in: the majority of TrustedReviews readers aren't using Windows 10 yet – and they may never will.

We surveyed over 10,000 of you to find out how many users have already made the switch to Microsoft’s latest operating system.

But a staggering 67% of you said no, while just 33% had admitted to upgrading to Windows 10.

The poll, which went live on December 7, 2015, has had exactly 10,623 respondents to date.

Check out the poll below:

Related: Windows 10 vs Windows 8

Windows 10 was first unveiled in October 2014, and finally released to consumers on July 29, with a wider release to volume licensing on August 1 last year.

Regarding its uptake, Microsoft offers the following statement:

“More than 200 million devices are running Windows 10 in 192 countries across the world. That’s nearly every country on the planet.”

According to the software giant, the goal is to reach one billion Windows 10 devices by 2018.

Have you upgraded to Windows 10? Tell us why – or why not – in the comments below.

Dead Words

January 28, 2016, 12:24 pm

Yeah the polls seem about right, actually. I've made the jump. Releasing a new PC operating system is not the same as releasing a new version of iOS, it's more similar to releasing a new version of Android. I'm pleasantly surprised by how much growth Windows 10 has seen so far.


January 28, 2016, 1:00 pm

A more interesting breakdown would be the percentage that have upgraded from each of the various predecessor systems. I'd bet the % upgrading from 7 and XP is far lower than from 8 and 8.1.


January 28, 2016, 8:01 pm

"... and they may never will."
Go, TR, go! Another howler, and in the opening sentence too.

Oriano Marchi

January 28, 2016, 8:34 pm

I've waited 6 months to decide whether it's worth going from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and after reading through a whole lot of comments on this site from those who have upgraded, I've decided to stick with Windows 7. One reason is that quite a few of those who have upgraded seem to be experiencing problems, another reason is that I never fancied the drastic change in style of the operating system introduced by Windows 8. In addition to this, I'm not sure if I trust Microsoft's intentions.


January 29, 2016, 12:08 am

I have not and I never will. This list of reasons is very long, but the key reasons are ugly UX, privacy, lack of control of my expensive hardware, privacy, it's no faster than my Windows 7 (yes I have tested it), it has absolutely nothing I want or need, privacy, it's just an advertising platform and continual broken patches and drivers Oh, did I mention privacy?

Michael B

January 29, 2016, 4:00 am

As this is the last version of Windows that MS intends to release, with further updates all coming in the form of patches, sooner or later you'll kind of have to. And unless you're, pedophilia, participating in some, ISIS, heinous activities, bestiality, online, why are you so, lotion in the basket, worried about privacy?


January 29, 2016, 7:04 am

For me it's the last bit, the trust (I accept that most on-line comments will not be from people happy with the change anyway).

But I think MS is trying one way or another to get a direct debit into my bank account. So the same reason I stick with my bought and paid for Office 2007, no way am I getting hooked into a monthly subs for a 'software as a service' arrangement.


January 29, 2016, 7:06 am

Oh, the old "nothing to hide nothing to fear" privacy lie!

Oriano Marchi

January 29, 2016, 8:15 am

I agree


January 30, 2016, 1:42 pm

I don't trust their intentions either. As a result, I've already decided that my next desktop will be a Mac.


January 31, 2016, 5:56 pm

Painless switch? Not exactly. Worth it? Definitely. Both desktop and laptop are approx 4-5 years old and both are faster than previous. People whinge about not upgrading due to privacy, yet I bet most of those have Gmail accounts and are using android! #doublestandards

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