less than one in six PCs uses the latest Microsoft OS

Figures from analysis service StatCounter show that Windows 11 is struggling to establish itself and currently has little more than 15% of the Windows PC market, compared to more than 70% for Windows 10.

More than a year after the official launch of Windows 11 and after the availability of its first major update, what about its deployment in the world? The StatCounter analysis service gives figures that allow you to get an idea and to arrive at the following conclusion: Windows 11 obtains only 15.44% of Windows market share in the world, against 71.29% for Windows 10.

The graph below shows the evolution of the shares of the different versions of Windows (click on the image to enlarge).

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We can see that the share of Windows 10 started to decline from January 2022, but remained relatively stable thereafter. For its part, Windows 11 experienced a ramp-up between December 2021 and February 2022, but then evolves slowly. Note that Windows 7 is still used, with a market share of 9.61% for this month of October 2022.

The market share graph of Windows versions in France is quite similar to the global graph, as you can see in the image below.

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If the transition from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10 was a great success, the same cannot be said of the transition from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Because Microsoft has made the migration much more restrictive by requiring the presence of a function TPM 2.0 security, but also denying installation on older Windows 10 machines, such as those with Intel’s Core processors below eighth generation (with an exception for three seventh generation Intel Core i7 chips) . For Windows 11, Microsoft has mainly relied on the arrival of new machines. But new purchases and renewals haven’t been as strong, as PC sales have been impacted by inflation and component shortages.

Admittedly, it is possible to try to install the OS manually on old PCs, which are not compatible according to Microsoft, but the operation is carried out at your own risk, and you can in the worst case see a blue screen appear. of death (BSOD).

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