Microsoft Windows Statistics and User Count (2023)

Last Updated on: March 10th, 2023

Microsoft Windows Statistics user count and Facts 2023Microsoft Windows is a widely used operating system for personal computers, tablets, and other devices. It was first introduced in 1985 and is developed and sold by Microsoft Corporation.

Windows provides a graphical user interface (GUI) that allows users to interact with their devices using a mouse, keyboard, or touch screen. It includes a range of features and applications, such as file management, web browsing, email, media playback, and productivity tools like Microsoft Office.

Over the years, Microsoft has released many versions of Windows, including Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and most recently, Windows 10. Each version has introduced new features, improvements, and security enhancements.

Windows is widely used in homes, businesses, and educational institutions around the world, and is supported by a vast ecosystem of third-party software developers, hardware manufacturers, and service providers.

Overall, Windows has played a major role in the development of personal computing and remains a critical component of the technology landscape today.

Microsoft Windows Statistics

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 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

Microsoft Windows Facts

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

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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