Windows 11 started rolling out to compatible Windows 10 PCs in October 2021, and it looks like just under 20% of PCs have made the leap to the new operating system.
That comes from monthly data purchased by the AdDuplex ad network (opens in a new tab), sampled 60,000 PCs running ad-tech software across different applications. That’s not the largest sample size ever, but it’s certainly a good indication of where we are in terms of OS adaptability. The ad network realizes that while Windows 11 has hit a major milestone for release, there’s still a long way to go for Microsoft’s latest operating system.
With the release of Windows 11 (opens in a new tab), Microsoft has effectively migrated its users to Windows 11 or the Windows 10 21H2 update. The Windows 10 21H2 update arrived in July, and in October the Windows 11 update was made available to users with compatible PCs. Right now, it is the Windows 10 21H2 update that has achieved the largest percentage of updated users, at 21%. However, the Windows 11 adoption rate doesn’t fall too far behind, at 19.3%, according to the data.
Windows 11 will definitely outgrow Windows 10, but as an XDA Developer (opens in a new tab) Note that the number of Windows 11 users has only increased by a small percentage in the past month. In January, Windows 11 usage rate was 16.1%, resulting in a 3.2% increase in users in February.
Meanwhile, the Windows 10 21H2 update had only 12.1% users in January, this number increased to 21% in February.
Windows 11 Insiders accounted for another 0.3% of the market share, though multiple versions of Windows 10 accounted for the lion’s share of the pie: Windows 10 21H1 still had a 27.5% share, and the Windows 10 20H2 update from 2020 accounts for another 17.9%.
There are even some users who still appreciate the Windows 10 update from 2018 and above, at 2.4%.
|February 2022||January 2022|
|Windows 11 Insiders||0.3%||0.4%|
|Windows 10 21H2||21%||12.1%|
|Windows 10 21H1||27.5%||28.6%|
|Windows 10 20H2||17.9%||26.3%|
Looking at the Windows version adoption history, you can actually see that — according to AdDuplex data since 2016 — the Windows 10 20H2 update is as slow as Windows 11 in the first few months of its life. It added up pretty quickly after that, which is almost certainly in line with the way Microsoft stagnates their updates across devices and users these days.
Windows 11 also received the same treatment: The first wave of devices that offered the operating system was quite thin, then it was gradually made available to more and more users. Although it is not clear whether Windows 11 will grow as strongly or as long as previous versions of Windows 10.
It’s clear that updating over a billion existing working Windows PCs to the new operating system has always been slow, but Windows 11 has another cause for concern for users when it comes to adoption rates: Operating systems. new has somewhat limited system requirements.
Windows 11 does not support all CPUs spanning PC history. Instead, the CPU and platform support parameters are set by Microsoft, mostly in the name of security. That means some common CPUs inside gaming computers, such as first generation AMD Ryzen CPUs or 7th generation Intel chips or later, are not compatible with the Operating System.
So there are a lot of machines that will never make the leap to Windows 11 as it does today. Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 until 2025, so expect further releases for that operating system in the future, specifically security updates. Then some machines will be left without agitator.
However, that hasn’t stopped some devices from upgrading to Windows 11. Millions of devices will be compatible, and almost every new device manufactured today will meet this standard.
Some users with compatible machines may just be waiting for a more compelling reason to upgrade to Windows 11. It’s not the most compelling operating system ever to come out today, although it’s getting better with new updates. We probably all have more reason to make the move at some point, because right now an upgrade is more or less a decision based on style and preference rather than any functionality. any.