While Microsoft has not yet officially released Windows 11 and will start releasing it tomorrow, the share of this operating system in computers has reached over 1%. According to a September report «AdDuplex“, The share of this operating system is equal to 1.3%, and of course, as you can guess, we are dealing with preview versions for insider users.
AdDuplex data comes from 5,000 Windows Store apps installed on Windows PCs around the world, so it gives us a good idea of the share of different versions of Windows 10 and 11. According to the report, 90% of computers running Windows 10 and Windows 11 are equipped with a version from 2020 or 2021.
The latest version of Windows 10, 21H1, is installed on 38% of PCs and, like previous versions, is expected to reach 85% in the coming months and then decline. The high share of new versions of Windows 10 is due to Microsoft policies, during which users can be prevented from installing them for a short time.
Given that we will see the release of Windows 11 tomorrow, we will probably see a significant increase in the market share of this operating system in the coming months. Free upgrades can encourage many users to get the new Redmondies operating system, however the minimum hardware required by Windows 11 can slow it down.
Users who can not officially install the operating system on their system can use Windows 10 until 2025, because until then Microsoft will support it. Of course, it is possible to install Windows 11 for these users, but Redmond does not publish updates for them.
While the share of Windows 11 in the market before its official release reached 1.3 percent, a survey showed that 62% of users are unaware of the release of this operating system in the near future. In the survey, 41% reported upgrading their operating system to Windows 11, 14% said they would not do so, and 45% were unsure.