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Windows 10 downloaded 14 million times already

Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 has been downloaded 14 million times in just 24 hours.

Windows 10 started rolling out on July 29, promising (unofficially of course) to repair the damage done to customer trust with Windows 8. But would it be a success?

It seems as if the answer to that is ‘yes’ – going by preliminary figures, at least.  

Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi has put up a blog post revealing that Windows 10 was downloaded 14 million times within its first day of availability. This is despite what Microsoft is calling a ‘careful rollout’ of the operating system – which basically means that not everyone who wanted it had access to the upgrade from the off.

“We still have many more upgrades to go before we catch up to each of you that reserved your upgrade,” says Mehdi.

The company has also posted a bunch of pictures of people from around the world looking pleased about their Windows 10 upgrade, like the one above.

For those who haven’t yet experienced such Windows 10 upgrade joy, Mehdi provides this assurance: “Rest assured we are working 24×7 to continue the upgrade process and are prioritizing the quality of your upgrade experience over anything else.”

Microsoft is notifying customers who have reserved their Windows 10 upgrade that it’s ready to download through a notification in their PC’s system tray.

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If you haven’t reserved Windows 10, you can still use the Get Windows 10 app for Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to register for a free upgrade. Note that you’ll be somewhere near the back of the queue now, though.

Pondering buying a new Windows 10-ready device? Check out our Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review video below:

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