Better a computer attack than installing Windows 11

When Microsoft launched Windows 10, in 2015, the company put a lot of interest and resources (free updates, specialized support for companies, etc.) in getting both users and companies to update to its new OS. And this effort had a good result, and that is that the market share of Windows 10 skyrocketed in a very short time. However, with Windows 11 things change.

Microsoft’s new operating system has had a very controversial launch. The new requirements, the need for a TPM 2.0 chip, and the launch issues haven’t been doing too well for the operating system. That is why, while Windows 10 is still the king, Windows 11 is far behind, despite being on the market for a year.

Within the business world, the situation is very similar. And it is calculated that half of the workstations cannot be upgraded to Windows 11 due to RAM, CPU and TPM requirements.

More companies use Windows 7 than Windows 11

As we can see in the infographic lansweeper, Only 2.6% of all IT equipment used in businesses has made the leap to the new Windows 11. This means that the adoption rate is light years ahead of Windows 10, which has an 81.8% market share. But it lets us see other very curious details.

For example, Windows 7 is more popular than Windows 11, having this operating system, with more than 13 years of life, and in the last phases of support (also, paid) a 3.4% market share.

Windows market share q4 2022

It is curious to see that there are still many companies that use Windows XP (1.3%) or Windows 8 (1.5%). Even Windows 2000, a system with more than 22 years of life, is still present on the network.

And between users?

Among home users, Windows 11 has seen somewhat better adoption. But still, a real disaster. And it is that just over 3% of users have already upgraded to the new Windows 11, with Windows 10 being the operating system that retains the majority of the market.

The reasons, according to this same report, are clear, and that is that 42.76% of the computers do not meet the CPU requirements, while around 25% of the computers do not meet the TPM requirements either. Where there are fewer problems is in RAM, where only 7% of the equipment does not exceed that requirement.

And this is a problem, since we must bear in mind that Windows 10, except for last minute changes, will only have support until 2025. From then on, if we want to be protected, and receive updates, we will have to update yes or yes to Windows 11.

Luckily, there’s still time for Microsoft to address all the issues and make Windows 11 a truly worthwhile operating system.

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