Windows 10 shows slow roll out

windows-10-start-menu-customised-live-tilesBy the end of play yesterday, Microsoft said that 14 million devices were running the upgrade to its operating system, Windows 10.

It has a way to go before it reaches the one billion target it has promised to achieve.

Yusuf Mehdi, the Microsoft man who runs Windows 10, said he and his company were “humbled” and “grateful” for the response to the operating system. He said reviews around the world were overwhelmingly positive.

But as Windows 10 follows the dire reception for Windows 8.x and earlier Windows Vista, anything short of a positive review would represent a PR disaster for Microsoft.

Mehdi said Microsoft is “doing everything we can” to upgrade the world to Windows 10. That would be the Windows world of course, because now there are several alternatives to the Microsoft operating system.

Mehdi said Microsoft “has many more upgrades to go before we catch up to each of you that reserved your upgrade”.

It won’t be days but weeks before it rolls out Windows 10, he admitted.

If you want to take a chance on upgrading to Windows 10 before it’s finally bedded in, Mehdi said that you can use the “Get Windows 10 app” on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs to make a reservation.

Mehdi said Microsoft is working with big shops around the world to help people upgrade.

“Windows 10 is the best Windows ever,” said Mehdi. But then Microsoft always says that about upgrades to operating systems and it certainly always has just not been true.