After months of stagnation, Windows 11 adoption is finally picking up, according to a recent report from AdDuplex, a cross-cutting ad network used by many apps and games. The latest figures show that 23.1% of PCs in the sample are running Windows 11. This is a significant jump from a similar report in April that showed only 19.4% had the operating system installed. Microsoft’s latest.
AdDuplex typically offers monthly updates, and since February adoption seems to have stopped with Windows 11 installed on less than a fifth of PCs according to available data. To be precise, the Window 11 adoption rate was at 19.3% in February and only increased 1/10 percent in April to 19.4%. A report was not available for May but June finally revealed some movement once again.
It’s been almost 9 months since Windows 11 officially launched with even longer beta and preview versions, so only 23.1% in that time period is a bit slow but it could be a step turn. Windows 10 adoption rate hit 38% in one year. So far, Windows 11 installs have not increased at that rate; However, that is likely to change.
Part of the problem updating to the latest operating system has to do with Windows 11’s minimum system requirements, which are stricter than in previous upgrades. As more people upgrade to new Windows desktops and laptops, the rate of Windows 11 adoption will increase, as newer computers have more compatibility. In fact, the latest PCs already have Windows 11 installed.
While Windows 11 may not be as popular as Windows 10, it is likely to soon surpass Windows 7, finally removing the somewhat embarrassing reminder of how unpopular Windows 8 is.