A new study out by Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, shows that businesses are adopting Windows 10 faster than they did Windows 7. The study shows that 85 percent of enterprises will have started Windows 10 deployments by the end of 2017 and that migration to Windows 10 is expected to be faster than the shift from Windows XP to Windows 7 in years past (via ZDNet.) Done between September and December 2016, the study covered 1,014 respondents in the U.S., the U.K., France, China, India and Brazil who are involved in making decisions for Windows 10 migration. Specifically, when asked why they would migrate to Windows 10, 49% of respondents said that security improvements were the main reason for the migration. 38% of respondents, meanwhile, cited Windows 10’s cloud integration capabilities, the second most reason for Windows 10 deployments. Ranjit Atwal, research director at Gartner explains: “Organizations recognize the need to move to
To be quite honest Windows 10 upgrades were forced on people and businesses as opposed to Windows 7 that was not. In a way, one can still get a free upgrade to Windows 10 from 7 or 8.1.
With more and more people and businesses upgrading to Windows 10 because of security reasons we can see that previous Windows versions like XP and Vista are being shut off from security updates to force upgrades to newer versions.
Microsoft Windows 10 32 bit edition can even run on Pentium 4 PCs that are very old, so that helps people and businesses with legacy PCs have a new OS to run. Remember that Windows 7 and Windows 10 keys can be used to install Windows 10.