It has been more than a month since Microsoft released the latest version of Windows, but a new survey shows that less than 1% of PC users have upgraded to Windows 11.
According to the latest research by IT asset management company Lansweeper, although Windows 10 users can update Windows 11 for free, only 0.21% of PC users are currently running Windows 11.
The company’s recent survey used data from more than 10 million Windows devices running on corporate and home networks and found that Windows 11 is the fifth most popular Windows operating system. In fact, there are more PCs running Windows XP (3.62%) or even Windows 8 (0.95%) than PCs running Windows 11.
One of the reasons may be due to Microsoft’s TPM requirements, because many systems lack the hardware required to run Windows 11.
End of life operating system
Lansweeper’s report also shows that almost one-tenth (9.93%) of the Windows devices it scans are running end-of-life operating systems, including Windows XP and Windows 7, which Microsoft stopped supporting in 2014 and 202, respectively. .
Roel Decneut, Lansweeper’s Chief Marketing Officer, provided further insights into the dangers and security risks of running the End of Life operating system in a press release, saying:
“This situation poses a major cybersecurity risk because Microsoft no longer provides bug fixes or security patches for Windows Vista, 2000, XP, and 7. Although most users are using newer operating systems, billions of people worldwide Active Windows devices mean that there are still potentially insecure and vulnerable devices used by millions of people. In addition, a large number of these outdated systems are expected to run on corporate devices, which means that it’s not just personal information going online. “
Although some individuals and businesses may not be ready to upgrade to Windows 11, running an older version of Windows that no longer receives security updates from Microsoft puts your PC at a much higher risk of becoming a victim of malware and other cyber attacks.