The latest version of Windows 10 continues to gain popularity


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AdDuplex has published the results of a recent study of the prevalence of different versions of the Windows 10 operating system.

As of the end of February, the most recent major Windows 10 update (October update labeled 20H2) gained 13.6% share, however, it could not overtake Windows 10 1909 fall 2019 update from 26.8% and break into second place.

The first place continues to be occupied by the May update of last year Windows 10 2004 with a share of 41.8%. And if the share of Windows 10 1909 fell slightly over the month from 31.2% in January, then Windows 10 2004 and Windows 10 20H2 increased by 2 and 3.2 percentage points.

On the fourth, fifth and sixth place are the versions 1903 with 5.8%, 1803 with 1.7% and 1809 with 1.4%. They are all no longer supported by Microsoft.

The study involved about 80 thousand computers with the installed Windows 10 operating system.

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Windows 10 version 2004 update is finally available for everyone

Microsoft very gradually rolled out the largest update of its operating system last year – the May update of Windows 10 (version 2004).

And only now, 8 months after the release; Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 May 2020 Update is finally ready for “widespread deployment.”

Essentially, this means Windows 10 version 2004 is free of major bugs for most configurations; and is ready to be installed on all PCs.

Microsoft initially didn’t provide Windows 10 May 2020 Update for all PCs. This version ended up with a long list of recognized issues; and the company blocked propagation to systems with certain parameters. Despite all the limitations, users faced Blue Screens of Death for a variety of reasons; refusing to work with the Google Chrome browser and other similar troubles.

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Work on eliminating numerous critical failures was carried out for many months and only in January 2021; all locks and installation prohibitions were removed.

The “widespread” status also means that users can now directly install Windows 10 May 2020 Update on an earlier version of Windows 10, even if the PC has compatibility issues.

Meanwhile, Microsoft is gearing up to launch the next major update – Windows 10 21H1. We expect the release in May or June.

The new Windows 10X runs smoothly and flawlessly on the Surface Pro 7

Microsoft is currently finalizing its new Windows 10X operating system, with its first release expected in 2021. Meanwhile, screenshots began to appear on the network first, and then videos showing the OS interface.

Now, enthusiast developer XDeltaXForce has posted a video showing Windows 10X fully running on an existing device, the 2019 Microsoft Surface Pro 7 tablet.

Earlier demos used a traditional keyboard and mouse, but now you can see the OS control using the touch screen.

The video quickly guides viewers through the Start menu, settings and proprietary applications; it differ from their counterparts in traditional Windows 10. It also shows multitasking and fast switching between applications.

The first single-screen Win 10X devices should launch before the end of 2021. Models with two screens should appear next year.

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