Microsoft is finally nearing its 1B target for Windows 10. CVP of Modern Life, Search, and Devices Group Yusuf Mehdi boasted on Tuesday that the software is now installed on more than 900 million devices.

That’s not too shabby for an OS that was released just a few years ago, but Mehdi neglected to mention that Microsoft’s original target for hitting a billion users has gone and went (2018). That’s not going to stop Redmond from celebrating the inevitable milestone, however.

Whether or not Microsoft will reach the one billion install mark before the end of 2019 remains to be seen. Any other year, I’d lean towards the company not hitting the goal but with Windows 7 inching ever closer to its January 14, 2020 end-of-life date, we’re inevitably going to see more systems migrate to the newer OS and others replacing older systems with new Windows 10-equipped hardware.

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