The adoption of this October 2018 Update that was released as the version 1809 back in October last year is significantly lower compared to that of the April 2018 Update (variant 1803). The April 2018 upgrade continues to lead the Windows 10 family globally, according to a report. Earlier this month, Microsoft started rolling out the October update to users in stages to increase the adoption. It, however, appears that the new version wasn’t able to make it to the adoption speed of the previous April update. The very first final version of Windows 10 premiered back in 2015 along with the operating system has since received seven big updates.
Out of over 100,000 PCs researched, only 12.4 percent operate the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, AdDuplex stated in its own report for the month of January. This is similar to the April 2018 Update that retains its leadership with 80.2 percent. Having said this, the adoption of the October update is almost double from the 5.7 percent share reported last month.
Microsoft brought that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update originally in early October last year, but it immediately pulled the new version from distribution because of a serious bug that majorly affected users’ personal data. Many users had reported that they confront deletion of the whole Records and Picture folders available in their programs. While the very first bug was yet to be fixed publicly, many users spotted another bug which affected the handling of ZIP files and resulted in some data loss because of inaccurately transferring the contents of ZIP files.
Microsoft Windows 10 October upgrade has been set up on just over 12 percent of those surveyed machines
All this pushed Microsoft to release the October 2018 Update in small batches – to keep your eye on the first issues. But, streamlining the update negatively affected its adoption. The Redmond firm, consequently, earlier this month, started rolling out the latest Windows 10 upgrade with the ability to make it installed systems mechanically .
The recent change might help Microsoft increase the install base of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update to a extent. Nevertheless, the business is also believed to bring another Windows 10 upgrade in the upcoming future. The update is likely to hit compatible systems sometime in the first half of this year.
“With only a few months to go before another Windows 10 upgrade is supposed to really go mainstream, it is uncertain if some PCs might need to install two big upgrades in a brief time period or go straight from A18U to 19H1,” AdDuplex said in the accounts.