Microsoft may have been pushing Windows 11 as a free update, but the reality shows a negative image of the company’s new operating system. A report focused on business and consumer PCs shows that Windows 11 works less than 2 percent of all PCs tested.
To put this in context, the Windows version works on a few systems better than Microsoft’s popular Windows XP.
The data was recorded in a recent study conducted by Lansweeper, an IT asset management company, which makes 10 million PCs from around the world.
As a survey found, there are more PCs running Windows XP than Windows 11. Although Windows XP was found to be present in 1.71 percent of tested PCs, it was found that only 1.44 percent had made the switch to Windows 11.
Obviously, this is the worst number of operating systems that have been on the market for almost six months. The most shocking part is that most programs are still running Windows 7 or Windows 8, and their percentages are rated at 4.7 percent and 1.99 percent respectively.
The fact is that the majority of business PCs running Windows still use Windows 10. The version accounts for about 80.3 percent of Windows currently running devices. Switching from Windows 10 to Windows 11, though free, seems to be a big step for many businesses.
High hardware requirements, especially for its new security protocols, appear to be a major roadblock to Windows 11 adoption. According to the Lansweeper survey, about 55 percent of devices are not compatible with Windows 11.
One of the biggest challenges is the need for TPM 2.0, a key step in establishing basic security measures, according to Microsoft.
During the launch of Windows 11, the tech giant argued that TPM 2.0 was a necessity in today’s world, in order to ensure high-level security measures, especially for corporate operating systems.
However, Lansweeper highlights that almost half of Windows operating systems (47 percent) fail to meet TPM requirements, in order to upgrade to Windows 11.
As many companies have also been experiencing poor business acumen over the past few years, little effort has been made to improve office hardware.
And since Windows 10 will not be officially out of business by 2025, there is still time for many to upgrade their hardware and then, software go to the latest Windows OS.
Note that research does not represent data for all Windows operating systems in the world. However, it paints enough pictures to highlight the slow and bad Windows 11 adoption to date.
Just as new hardware in the state of new laptops and PCs is gaining momentum in international markets, we can expect the trend to change.
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