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Analyst predicts 410M PCs running Windows 10 within 18 months

More than 400 million PCs will run Windows 10 within 18 months, according to analyst prediction
By: Michael Hatamoto | Operating Systems News | Posted: May 19, 2015 8:40 am

Microsoft is expecting big things with Windows 10, and could have more than 410 million PCs running its new OS within 18 months, according to Net Applications. The largest migration will be from Windows 8 and 8.1 users, with three-fourths of them migrating to Windows 10 in less than two years - with a smaller number of Windows 7 also choosing to upgrade.




At the end of April, Microsoft predicted 1 billion devices running Windows 10 within three years - an ambitious goal, with a company employee stating the OS could be the last upgrade needed.


There will be a major push by Microsoft to get users to upgrade, though it could be difficult to convince users to leave behind Windows 7 at a fast rate.


"Enterprises will use the fourth quarter of 2015 as a learning experience," said Stephen Kleynhans, analyst at Gartner, in a statement to ComputerWorld. "They'll watch what happens on the street with upgrades. They'll see 2016 as an opportunity to roll up their sleeves and start."


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