6 months after the release of Windows 11, 80% of Windows 10 PCs have not been updated

Windows 11 clubic © clubic.com

It skates, for Windows 11. Officially available to the general public since last October, the operating system last cry of Microsoft does not arouse the expected adhesion.

The AdDuplex firm has just published its latest report, in which it discusses the rate of adoption of Windows 11. And the figures are rather alarming.

Windows 11 shunned by users

To produce its report, AdDuplex relied on data shared by some 5,000 applications from the Microsoft Store, which details in particular on which version of Windows they are used.

Also we learn that, in April 2022, the adoption of Windows 11 grew by only 0.4%. The latest version of Microsoft’s OS thus still only represents 19.7% of the market share.

Adopting Windows 11 © AdDuplex

That adoption is slow is one thing. But whether Windows 10 (21H2), its predecessor, enjoys greater growth is another. Still according to AdDuplex, the latter gained 6.5% market share compared to March 2022 (probably new computers entering the market).

The rest of the pie includes the other major versions of Windows 10. But as noted Neowin, support for Windows 10 (20H2) will end on May 10. This should mechanically increase the proportion of people using the latest version of Windows 10, and potentially Windows 11.

An OS too capricious?

Of course, this data is fragmentary and is only based on the applications available in the Microsoft Store. We doubt that a majority of Windows users go through this to download programs. But several clues already noted by us do not surprise us at the low adoption of Windows 11.

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First there is the thorny issue of hardware compatibility. You may not know it, but Windows 11 requires a computer with a TPM 2.0 chip. In other words, a rather recent machine – even if, in fact, this condition can be overridden.

Then, the first months of Windows 11 were also marked by instability and performance problems affecting owners of AMD CPUs. Now resolved, these odds have certainly scalded the most patient users.

Still, Microsoft does not intend to relax its efforts to bring everyone into line. Soon after the launch of Windows 11, it forced the installation of the PC Health Check compatibility tool in order to encourage as many people as possible to upgrade their operating system.

Source : Neowin

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