It’s been just over a year since the consumer launch of Windows 10. Microsoft pulled no punches in attempting to accelerate the adoption of this new PC operating system by providing free upgrades for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. The PC Pitstop waterfall chart for Windows operating systems shows that there hasn’t been a operating system since Windows XP with as steep a migration curve as Windows 10.
Below is a chart that shows the percentages of PC that migrated to XP during its first 12 months more than 15 years ago compared to the migration that has happened in the past 12 months with Windows 10
The 12 months following the launch of Windows XP resulted in approximately 40% of PCs using that Windows operating system. Windows 10 achieved an approximate 52% rate during the 12 months following its launch.