Windows 10's first 24 hours nets 14 million installs

It's definitely been a busy few days for Microsoft. The jury, or at least most of them, is till out on whether Windows 10 has hit all the marks and early reports are as varied as the colors of the rainbow. That said, that hasn't stopped the rollout of the update to devices, both for Windows Insiders and regular users and now Microsoft is taking a quick breather just to tell how things have gone and to subtly remind everyone to get their devices ready.

14 million devices. That's how many already have Windows 10 just 24 hours after the update rolled out. Microsoft doesn't really specify, but we'll presume those numbers are for existing Windows installations upgrading to Windows 10. Even if we factor in completely new devices that shipped on 29th July, that'd still just be a drop in a sea of millions. While that might be an admittedly impressive number, at least compared to, say, the Windows 7 to Windows 8, but two factors contributed to this.

First, the update was free, and barely anyone can resist freebies. But most importantly, the update is primarily delivered over the air and not in special discs or USB flash drives, which increases Windows 10's accessibility.

As the upgrade spree continues, Microsoft will prioritize users who have reserved Widows 10 for their computers. That basically means ensuring that the right update has been installed on their PC to have the "Get Windows 10 App" installed to sign up. That is, of course, if your device is at all eligible.

So how has Windows 10 fared so far? There have definitely been positive reviews all around, but those are also balanced out by tips on what to immediately disable or turn off once the upgrade is finished. Most of them revolve around privacy-related options and user options, and some, like Mozilla, are none too happy about how some things have been done.

SOURCE: Microsoft