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  • Writer's pictureSteven Burstyn

People Have Been Slow to Move to Windows 11

The adoption of Windows 11 has been a slow and steady process. As of October 2022, Windows 11 only accounted for about 15% of worldwide Windows installations. This is actually an increase from September, when Windows 11 accounted for 13.6% of installs. The lion's share of Windows installs are still on Windows 10, with 71.2% of the market share. The remaining instances of Windows are versions whose support had ended long ago. Windows 7 accounts for 9.6% of the market. Windows 8.1 has 2.5%, Windows 8 clocks in at 0.7% of the market, and even Windows XP is still out there, accounting for 0.4% of the market.

Microsoft Windows is, by far, the most popular desktop operating system, with an overall 75.9% of the market, with Apple's macOS having 15.7%. Linux is at 2.6%, and Chome OS is bringing up the rear at 2.4%.

It is not necessarily bad that people have not yet implemented Windows 11, especially in a business environment. Bugs are expected in any new operating system as well as in any major updates. However, the recent 22H2 Windows 11 update has caused issues in business environments with several known issues that still need to be addressed.

Microsoft's latest versions of Windows 10 are still being supported and will be supported for several more years. Windows 10 support is expected to end in October 2025.

While we are huge fans of new technology and new operating systems, we understand that for most people, the priority is to have a working computer. We prefer that our machines be used as the test platform for new updates and features, so we will know when they are ready for use in business environments. If you have questions about your Windows 10 installation and whether upgrading to Windows 11 is the right move, call us.

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