Windows 10 October 2018 Update still can not convince individuals to upgrade

Fresh statistics claim that the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is gathering pace, and it has finally passed the 20% mark, although that still leaves it in a clear minority compared to the April 2018 Update.

The figures for February (or most of the month) from AdDuplex show that the October 2018 Update is installed on 21.2% of Windows 10 PCs worldwide. Although note that this is PCs which run the firm’s adverts (via Microsoft Store apps) that is in which the statistics are drawn from (with more than 100,000 computers analyzed).

That’s a sizeable jump from the previous stats for January, which indicated that the October 2018 Update was on 12.4% of machines. The month before that – December 2018 – the figure was 6.6%, therefore we can see the numbers are roughly doubling each and every month.

Still, the rollout from the October 2018 Update remains painfully slow, and also the April 2018 Update is present around the vast majority (71.6%) of Windows 10 PCs available, a minimum of going through AdDuplex’s stats (which obviously present a fairly limited viewpoint on the different versions of Windows 10 placed on computers available).

April showers, October drizzles

What we really have to remember here’s that whenever AdDuplex charted the progress from the April 2018 Update, in a month after release it had reached 50% of Windows 10 PCs. To ensure that provides you with some idea of just how badly Microsoft’s latest rollout has faltered.

There are many reasons why the October 2018 Update continues to be such a slow process, not minimal of which would be the many problems which plagued it post-launch, and the fact that Microsoft was instructed to pause the rollout for over per month when some truly worrying bugs were found (including one which deleted user data).

Even if the rollout resumed after that, further issues were encountered, and Microsoft continues to be pretty cautious in pushing the update overall. Indeed, it was merely a month ago the software giant reopened the ??phased rollout’ floodgates to automatically push the update to Windows 10 PCs.

We can presumably expect a large increase next month, certainly given that the next update – the Windows 10 April 2019 Update, as it will probably be imaginatively named – is now on the horizon. Although there is the chance that some machines may simply wind up skipping straight from the April 2018 Update to the April 2019 Update.