What is this nonsense ?! We are less than a week away from the official release of Windows 11, so how excited is the general computer user for the arrival of the latest operating system? Not much, according to a new survey. About six in ten respondents (62) didn't know Windows 11 was almost here, and 59 said they were either unsure if they were upgrading or planning to keep their current operating system.
In a survey conducted by Savings.com, 1,042 current Windows users were asked about Windows 11 to measure awareness and arousal. Microsoft probably wouldn't be happy to know that only 38% of respondents admitted that they knew it would be released. Older users were more aware of the impending arrival: only 28% of people aged 18 to 24 knew it was coming soon, while 56% of people aged 55 and over knew a car was on its way.
Of this minority of people who know Windows 11, only 41% are planning to upgrade. 14 percent said they would not upgrade and 45 percent were unsure.
We all know the horrible situation around Windows 11 compatibility issues, especially when it comes to TPM 2.0, which Microsoft has confirmed is required in all Windows 11 systems. Hardware, even virtual machines in terms of CPU support, go back to 8th generation Intel processors, some 7th generation models, and AMD processors belonging to the second generation of Ryzen chips.
A sad scene familiar to many people
Compatibility issues mean that two out of three participants are not sure their computers will be able to run the next operating system from Microsoft. Fortunately, Microsoft recently re-launched the Windows 11 compatibility tool so people can know if their hardware can handle it for sure. The most common response, given by 38 people, wasn't "sure," but it's still not what Microsoft wants to hear. This was followed by the ability to run Android apps (14%), a new look (13%), the ability to improve the game (13%) and additional security features (11%).
Microsoft hasn't been promoting Windows 11 a lot on the eve of its official release on October 5, certainly not like Windows 95, Windows 7, Windows 10 etc. In the latter case, Microsoft finally reached the goal of 1 billion active devices last year. With Windows 11 incompatible on many devices, one has to wonder how long it takes for the new OS to come close to that number.
Windows 11 is available in several different versions of Windows. It's been a long time since Insider. The free upgrade begins October 5 for eligible Windows 10 PCs, and PCs preloaded with Windows 11 will be available for purchase on the same date.
In another great survey this week, it turns out that many students don't know about computer files and folders.
Over 60% of PC users are unaware of Windows 11