Windows 11 It’s been with us for just over six months and its adoption rate still seems far from what Microsoft hopes for. But what is really striking is that Even the Redmond company was unable to upgrade all of its employees’ computers to its latest operating system.
According to the company, they were able to update 190,000 of their computers to Windows 11. According to Microsoft, the procedure was successful in 99% of cases, being one of the smoothest updates the company has been through.
However, an unknown percentage of PCs used by company workers have not yet been able to adopt the new software. Because? The ridiculous hardware requirements also caused so many headaches for the public.
“Windows 11 has specific hardware requirements and a percentage of our computers were not updated. Employees with these devices will continue to run Windows 10 side-by-side and will get one with Windows 11 on their next PC upgrade. »
That Microsoft hasn’t updated all of its employees’ computers yet, having already passed a few months since the launch of Windows 11 is strange to say the least. And that could mean that even Redmond hasn’t considered the impact of restrictions on officially supported hardware to run it.
Recall that the operating system would only be compatible with computers on which TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot are activated, as well as with processors that are no more than five years old. This generated an avalanche of criticism among users because many considered having older computers with more than enough specs to install Windows 11.
This led Microsoft to relax certain measures, without however completely getting rid of this segmentation.
Windows 11 Adoption may be slower than expected
Let’s not forget that upgrading to Windows 11 is free for Windows 10 users with compatible PCs. In the case of new equipment or those launched in recent years, the installation process is quite automated; however, in other cases, it must be done manually.
Other equally striking data show that the generalization of the most recent Microsoft system would be slower than expected. According to statistics published by AdDuplex at the end of March, in the total number of computers in the world with Windows 10 and Windows 11, only 19.4% performed the second. This meant a growth of just 0.1% from the previous month.
It is also a reality that many users tend to let a considerable amount of time pass before switching operating systems. Windows 10 has proven to be an extremely popular, stable, and well-maintained option.; and that it is supported until 2025 for the Home and Pro versions is not a minor fact for those who prefer not to change their environment.
And to this, we must add that the premiere of Windows 11 was not easy on some computers. Let’s not forget that the software had serious performance issues on PCs with AMD processors and performance on computers with SSDs.
It stands to reason that as Windows 11 matures, more and more users will be jumping on their computers. After all, the operating system is bound to be key to Microsoft’s future.
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