Windows 10 Racks Up 14 Million Upgrades In 24 Hours

Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrades in 24 hours - 14 million
Microsoft Windows 10 witnessed 14 million downloads in the first 24 hours of release.

In a company blog post, Yusuf Mehdi, a Microsoft (MSFT) vice president, writes:

“We have seen unprecedented demand for Windows 10, with reviews and customer feedback overwhelmingly positive around the globe.”

The free upgrade is availalbe to PC users who are currently using Windows 8.0 and 8.1. The software includes a new personal assistant called Cortana.

Positive reviews have flooded in during the preview and commercial upgrade periods. Early-adopters have raved about the OS’ customizable Start Menu and the company’s attempts to streamline its GUI.

In the meantime, Microsoft continues to cut jobs from its mobile division, while shifting more focus towards Microsoft Azure, the company’s cloud-based storage platform.

The company’s shares are trading up 15% over the last three months, closing at $47 per share on Friday. Microsoft has a market cap of $377 billion.

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Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose is the Editor-In-Chief at BusinessPundit. He received his degree in Economics in 1998 and a second degree in Journalism in 2004. He has served as a financial adviser, market trader, and freelance journalist for the last 11 years. When he's not investigating market conditions and reporting on workplace news, he can be found traveling with his wife, dog, and laptop. He can be reached at or (929) 265-0240.