27 million Windows 10 users and counting

Avatar By Aaron Sims | 5 years ago

Windows 10 has been getting a lot of buzz lately; users have taken the free upgrade from Windows 7 and 8 in droves, and after the first 24 hours of being released, almost 14 million people were using the new operating system. According to a report from BGR, the number has just pushed past the 27 million mark.

User interest in the new Windows remains strong. Sources indicate that new downloads are pouring in at a constant rate, and many expect a continuous stream of new users in the coming months.

Windows 10 seems to be wildly popular with Microsoft fans, but the update was recently blasted by Mozilla CEO Chris Beard for the platform’s default web browser settings. Beard claims that when installing the new upgrade, users who opt for the “express” setting have their defaults and file associations wiped, and replaced with Microsoft applications.

This results in Microsoft’s Edge browser becoming the default, regardless of the user’s previous settings. Mozilla reached out to Microsoft to address the issue, but they received no response to their inquiry.

Despite the issue with installation settings, people continue to upgrade to the new version of Windows with enthusiasm. A Microsoft spokeswoman stated that Windows 10 was designed to provide users with a simple upgrade experience, and web browser issues aside, it seems to be working.