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New Survey Proves Windows 11 Is Less Popular Than 20-Year-Old Windows XP

A new survey has shocked plenty of tech users around the world after it highlighted the extremely low adoption statistics for Windows 11.

The Lansweeper survey reportedly took into consideration usage data pertaining to nearly 10 million Windows devices. And these were said to belong to both regular consumers and organizations.

But the statistics proven by the leading IT managed service provider really provided helpful insight with the help of its software products into the realm of Windows devices.

After looking at 10 million cases, the company was easily able to prove that the majority of people continued with the ancient Windows XP. Moreover, the majority didn’t even bother to have Windows 11 inside their PCs.

In comparison, it was proved that Windows 10 dominated the market at 80.34%, followed up by Windows XP at 1.71%, and then Windows 11 at 1.44%.

However, experts claim you shouldn’t be too fooled by the numbers game because Windows 11 actually went up from its January share of 0.52% to 1.44% but it’s not great enough to compare with the rest.

Critics are finding the new survey rather interesting because similar surveys conducted delineated much higher adoption figures for Windows 11 than being shown here.

For instance, last month, we all witnessed AdDuplex proving how its survey found a 19.4% usage of Windows 11, a simple 0.1% growth from last month. In contrast, another survey by hardware firm Valve proved the usage had gone all the way up to 16.8%.

When it came down to providing feedback, Lansweeper mentioned how the survey included a majority of consumer machines but only 20% systems belonging to enterprises as polling was conducted by Fing - a security scanner for the firm.

The company also confirmed how all data collected was evaluated from anonymous data point centers, after taking consent from users.

When asked to comment on why the adoption rate was so low for Windows 11, the firm shed light upon the stringent OS hardware checklist needed for adequate functioning. After all, only PCs that are as new as four years old will get the upgrade for free, unlike the rest.

Similarly, it was confirmed how all latest machines would need to have a Trusted Platform Mobile feature installed for greater protection. But other experts believe you can still get it manually via unsupported systems.

Another interesting feature of the survey showed how another survey conducted against 30 million devices at business entities proved how only 45% could become eligible to get a new upgrade for Windows 11.

The leading Strategy Officer for Lansweeper mentioned how so many organizations weren’t fond of the news relating to purchasing new PCs to fulfill Windows demands as plenty were more than content with the classic Windows 11 and its functioning as it will continue to be functional until the year 2025.

Hence, this situation will stay as it is in the future too, unless or until firms are being provided with a valid reason for the upgrade.
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