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Windows 10 reached 500 million installations

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Microsoft targets 600 million monthly active users by the end of 2017

The company has revealed at the BUILD conference in Seattle that Windows 10 is running on 500 million devices. Microsoft announced 8 months ago that 400 million machines were running Windows 10, and despite the growth has slowed down, 500 million is still a great achievement.

Microsoft originally hoped to reach 1 billion by the end of 2018, but these numbers were quickly revised and the company now has more realistic expectations, especially after the demise of the Lumia hardware business.

According to The Verge, Microsoft targets 575 million active users by the end of September, which means that 600 million could be on the agenda at the end of the year.

With the growth of Windows 10, and after the newly announced Windows 10 S, Redmond hopes to boost the UWP apps and convince developers to build new apps or port existing code from Win32 to UWP using the Project Centennial tools.

We should learn more details about upcoming updates for Windows 10 today during a keynote event starting at 8.30 AM PT / 4.30 PM London time.