Windows 10 has already been available for a month and there is an impressive growth in August. The global market share of Windows 10 has already overtaken Windows 8 and Vista, and even has overed Windows XP in the United States, according to the “Top 7 Desktop OSs on Aug 2015” data analyst from StatCounter.
Windows 10 Market Share Grows Quickly
In only one month, Windows 10 has gain 5.33% desktop market share all over the world, which tops Windows 8 and Windows Vista. Microsoft wants to bring Windows 10 on 1 billion devices by 2017 and now the market share is still on a baby step. However, now very day there are more and more users updating to this new OS and what Microsoft’s priority now is to make Windows 10 available to as many Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers as possible. There is big chance to achieve the goal for Microsoft.
The data also shows that Windows 7 is still the major OS on desktop, which is 53.01% market share. Windows 8.1 is 14.41%, Windows XP 9.73% and Mac OS X 8.17%.
Top 7 desktop OSs on Aug. 2015.
Top 7 desktop OSs in the US on Aug. 2015. In the United States’ market share, Windows 10 tops No.4 with 5.72%, which is higher than Windows XP, Vista and 8.
Should You Install Windows 10 on Your Laptop or Desktop
If your computer is on Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1, you can update to Windows 10 for free within the first 12 months and you will have the new OS for free lifetime. But after the first year (July 31, 2016), you have to buy the Windows 10 if you want to install it on your computer. Although there are risks of suffering bugs with Windows 10, such as no Wi-Fi, no sound, endless reboot loop, Bluetooth not available, black screen or blue screen, etc. there are easy solutions to fix all the bugs. Since we’ve dedicated articles about the top solutions to fix Windows 10 bugs, you can refer to the articles when you have problems with Windows 10.
How to Update to Windows 10
Updating to Windows 10 is quite easy. Reserve in the “Get Windows 10 app” and then install Windows 10. All is automatically done. Alternatively, you can manually download the Windows 10 file and install yourself. For more details, go to How to Free Update to Windows 10.
Important Note: Before you update to Windows 10, remember to back up all important data just in case of data loss during the update.
The First Thing You Should Do after Windows 10 Update
The very important and also the first thing you need to do is to check if the drivers are compatible with the new Windows 10. Drivers are the tiny software to allow Windows OS to communicate with hardware and devices. If the drivers are outdated, corrupted, damaged, missing or incompatible, Windows 10 won’t run properly and you will get computer conflicts and errors. Try Driver Talent (formerly called DriveTheLife) to have a safe scan on your computer to check if there are driver issues. This Windows drivers download and update utility will help to fix all driver issues by downloading the best-matched drivers for your computer and for the new Windows 10, either it is 64-bit or 32-bit.