Windows 10, which was released just two weeks ago, has been installed on 50 million computers worldwide, proving that it is a runaway success. 

Earlier, Microsoft had officially confirmed that in just 24 hours, the number of Windows 10 installs stood at 14 million. Although the Redmond-based software company hasn't shared details further, a fresh report by WinBeta has revealed the number has reached 50 million since then.

The number may not be significant when compared to the earlier versions and Microsoft's phased rollout has to be blamed for it. 

To put things in perspective, Windows 7, Microsoft's most popular operating system released in 2009, is used by 600 million users globally, NDTV reports. 

Microsoft is well ahead of its rival, Apple, which runs versions of OS X on different computers and reported 80 million users as of June 2014.

Microsoft has taken a step ahead in developing the Windows 10 OS. While the new OS overcomes the setbacks of previous operating systems, some glitches remain. The company has also improved its update pattern. So far, Windows 10 has received three 'cumulative updates.'

The latest one brings improvements to the OS and weighs 180MB for the 32-bit version and 360MB for the 64-bit variant.

Microsoft is developing the first major update dubbed as "Threshold 2," which is set to arrive this October with a series of improvements and new features. According to WinBeta, the update will bring a new universal Messaging app, extensions for its latest Edge browser and Universal App Platform updates.