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Windows 8 may have 100 million licenses in the wild, but install base sits at an estimated 59 million

Out of the 100 million Windows 8 licenses, just 59 million estimated have it installed.

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Published Sun, May 12 2013 12:35 AM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:14 PM CDT

Microsoft may have sold 100 million licenses of Windows 8, but this doesn't mean that those licenses are all installed onto consumers' PCs. ComputerWorld talked with Patrick Moorhead, a principal analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy, who estimates that the actual number of Windows 8 devices being used is closer to 59 million.

Windows 8 may have 100 million licenses in the wild, but install base sits at an estimated 59 million | TweakTown.com

This is according to the most recent data from Net Applications shows that Windows 8 is being used on around 4.2% of all Windows PCs. There are over 70 million PCs in the wild still running Windows Vista, which is a number that needs to change.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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