Very few users have joined Windows 11, says survey

Microsoft is having a hard time getting the new version of its operating system on board. Launched more than two months ago, less than 1% of users have upgraded their computers to Windows 11. Information Technology asset management company Lansweeper, which conducted the survey, says only 0.21% of users are using it. Windows 11 on their machines, even though it’s a free upgrade for Windows 10 users.

The company’s investigation took a count of data from more than 10 million devices that use Windows on home and business networks, concluding that Windows 11 is only the fifth most used operating system from Microsoft. It even loses to Windows 8 (0.95%) and to Windows XP (3.62%). One of the reasons for low adherence to Windows 11 could be Microsoft’s requirements, including the requirement for an architecture with an active TPM 2.0 chip.

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Lansweeper’s report also shows that almost 1 in 10 devices that use Windows (9.93%) are running outdated operating systems such as Windows XP and Windows 7, which already had its support ended in 2014 and 2020, respectively.

The company’s head of marketing, Roel Decneut, stresses the danger of using operating systems that are no longer supported. According to him, this poses a significant cyber danger, as Microsoft no longer makes system fixes and security updates available.

As much as most users use up-to-date operating systems on billions of Windows devices around the world, they may still have millions of devices vulnerable to attack. It is even believed that most of these obsolete systems are on company computers, putting even corporate information at risk.

Even if some users and business owners aren’t ready to upgrade their device’s operating system to Windows 11, it’s good to ensure that your operating system is as up-to-date as possible to lessen the risk of suffering a cyber attack.

Case want to upgrade your machine to Windows 11, we have a guide you can access here.

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