Windows 11 was released last fall and promises to be a new and refreshing update that attempts to throw away the past. Unfortunately, it seems that Windows 11 adoption has slowed down rather than Windows 10 updates. However, that’s not always a bad thing and doesn’t necessarily mean Windows 11 was a failure. lose.
AdDuplex, an advertising network, has released Windows 11 usage statistics based on a sample of 60,000 computers running their software. The percentage of users who have installed the Windows 10 21H2 update is 21%. In contrast, almost 20% of Windows PCs have been updated to Windows 11 since the October release.
Comparing January to February 2022, Windows 11 usage increased from 16.1% to 19.3%. That’s not a terrible percentage, but Microsoft could have hoped for higher at this point. The company probably has nothing to worry about if history is any indication. According to Statista, Windows 10 reached a 27% adoption rate across North America, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific in 2017, two years after Windows 10’s release.
It must be said that Windows 10 has proven to be extremely popular, while Windows 11 has faced some controversy since its announcement. Microsoft wants to strengthen Windows 11’s security position by requiring computers to support Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 encryption technology. This frustrates PC owners whose motherboards don’t support TPM 2.0 despite having components above the minimum required specs.
Aside from the security requirements, many people may not see any real reason to upgrade in the first place. Windows 10 will officially be supported until 2025 and doesn’t have the same system requirements as Windows 11. While it may seem subjective, some people may not like the newer design of Windows 11.
If your hardware supports it, there are plenty of reasons to upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10. Microsoft has boosted productivity features with a redesigned File Explorer and new Snap Layouts that really come in handy when it comes to performance. currently multitasking. There’s also a host of quality-of-life improvements, such as the sleeker Quick Settings and the memory of where your apps are when you plug your PC into the monitor – not to mention the ability to install Android apps using the Amazon App Store.
Windows 11 isn’t even half a year old, so making doom and gloom predictions at this stage is premature.