Windows 10 upgrades surge past 27 million mark

Avatar By Aaron Sims | 5 years ago

Windows 10 has been getting a lot of attention lately; Windows users have accepted the free upgrade from Windows 7 and 8 en masse, and after the first day, nearly 14 million people had downloaded the new operating system. According to a report from BGR, the number of new users has just pushed past the 27 million mark.

Windows fans remains highly interested in the new upgrade’s features. Some sources say that new downloads are flooding in at a constant rate, and many expect the growth in the user base to continue over the course of the coming months.

Windows 10 is extremely popular with Microsoft fans, but the update was recently criticized by Mozilla CEO Chris Beard for the platform’s default web browser settings. Beard asserts that when users install the new Windows upgrade, those who opt for the “express” setting will see their defaults and file associations deleted, and replaced with Microsoft’s default applications.

This means that Microsoft’s Edge browser becomes the user’s default, regardless of whether or not they chose to use a different browser before. Mozilla reached out to Microsoft to address the glitch, but they their inquiry went unanswered.

In light of installation settings issues, people are still upgrading to Windows 10 with enthusiasm. A Microsoft spokeswoman said that Windows 10 was designed to give users a simple upgrade experience, and web browser issues aside, it seems to be working out for Microsoft just fine.