Microsoft Windows Statistics, User Counts, Facts & News (2022)

Last Updated on: February 27th, 2022

Microsoft Windows Statistics User Counts Facts News

Here are a few of the most interesting Microsoft Windows statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Microsoft Windows Facts

  • Microsoft Windows Website: Official Website
  • Year Microsoft Windows was Founded: 1985
  • Microsoft Windows Headquarters: Redmond, WA
  • Microsoft Windows Founder(s): Bill Gates
  • Microsoft Windows Parent Company: Microsoft

Microsoft Windows User Count

Number of Windows 10 users:

1 billion monthly active users

Last updated 3/16/20

Additional Microsoft Windows Statistics

Number of countries Windows 10 has users in:

200 countries

Last updated 3/16/20

Percentage of the Fortune 500 that use Windows 10 devices:


Last updated 3/16/20

Number of PCs running Windows globally:

1.5 billion

Last updated 5/7/19

Number of computers that Windows 10 is installed on:

800 million computers globally

Last updated 5/9/19

Number of Windows devices shipped in 2015 (combined):

275 million

Windows Total Desktop OS Market Share:


Last updated 2/1/17

Number of Steam gaming PCs that are running Windows 10:


Last updated 11/2/18

Windows 10 Desktop OS Market Share:


Last updated 9/1/19

Windows 8.1 OS Market Share:


Last updated 9/1/19

Windows 8 OS Market Share:


Last updated 9/1/19

Windows 7 OS Market Share:


Last updated 9/1/19

Windows Vista OS Market Share:


Last updated 9/1/19

Windows XP OS Market Share:


Last updated 9/1/19

Number of Windows 8 licenses sold:

200 million

Last updated 2/13/14

Amount Microsoft has paid out in Windows 8.1 bug bounties:


Last updated 10/9/13

Number of Cortana users:

145 million

Last updated: March 2017

Number of questions asked to Cortana to date:

8 billion questions

Last updated 7/20/16

Percentage of Americans that have never used Cortana:


Last updated 6/11/16

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Microsoft Windows statistics come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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