Neowin is reporting Windows 10, Microsoft’s latest operating system, is currently running on 53 million computers worldwide. Windows 10 also “now accounts for 4.95% of the market as of last week,” however that exact accuracy of these numbers could be a bit shaky.
Neowin is usually pretty good about their figures however the 53 million is yet to be confirmed. Microsoft has remained relatively quiet about how many have installed Windows 10 however the install rate was said to pass 14 million with the first 24 hours after launch. Microsoft is most likely waiting until the number of users is nice and impressive before they reveal anything.
Of course the fast and steady climb for Windows 10 is obvious when you consider the price. Those that were already running Window 7 or 8.1 machines got a free upgrade to Windows 10. Most Windows 8 users jumped on the chance to go to an OS that followed more “traditional” UI habits such as the start menu.