The growing popularity of Windows 11 has stopped: most users have previous versions

Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system has been growing rapidly for several months. However, now its growth has begun to slow down. Latest report from AdDuplex as of March 2022 shows that since the end of February, the number of Windows 11 users remains almost permanent.

Accordingly, the share of Windows 11 among other products remained the same as a month ago. It now occupies 19.4% of the market. Another 0.6% of users have Windows 11 Insider – and everything else belongs to previous versions of Windows.

Numbers indicate that Windows 10 remains the choice of most users. In particular, Windows 10 N21U (21H2), released in November 2021, holds 28.5% of the total market, and slightly older Windows 10 M21U (21H1), released in March 2021, holds 26.5%. The rest of the users on the market have older versions. Although Microsoft is encouraging upgrades to Windows 11, it obviously needs to work on the popularity of newer versions of the OS.

AdDuplex took the data for the study from 5,000 Windows Store applications. They may not fully reflect the real state of the market, but it appears that the figures are close to Microsoft’s conclusions. The company recently announced that Windows 10 and Windows 11 are used by 1.4 billion devices.

Recent research has also shown that at least a third of laptops and desktops do not meet the technical requirements for Windows 11. A report from Riverbed says that 19.45% of devices need to upgrade memory, 11% upgrade to TPM 2.0, and another 8% need to be upgraded using UEFI. 12% of office computers are not suitable for Windows 11, they have to be completely replaced. Research was conducted by testing 2 million devices in businesses around the world.

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