Gartner believes that 50 percent of enterprises will start Windows 10 deployments by January 2017.
The free upgrade to people with Windows 8 and Windows 7 means that tens of millions of people will be familiar with Windows 10 by the end of this year.
Enterprises will take the plunge because they’re aware that Windows 7 will end its days in 2020.
Steve Kleynhams, a research VP at Gartner, said that his company expects implementation will be “significantly more rapid” than that seen with Windows 7 six years ago.
Gartner also believes that by 2018 a third of all notebooks will have touchscreens, with prices dropping in the second half of 2017.