Why Users Are NOT Upgrading to Windows 11? Is Windows 11 a Failure?

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According to the latest statistics windows 11 is installed at around 23 % of windows devices/ PCs and windows 10 is installed at around 75 % of them. We can see a big gap between those two OS. So what are the reasons that the users are not installing windows 11? In the below video I will review the main reasons why users are hesitating to install windows 11...

Please, have a look and let me know what do you think: What are the reasons that users are not installing Windows 11? 


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Hi, maybe someone knows how many percent installed Windows11 in organizations, you should distribute these statistics to home users and separately business.
The main reason is the new hardware requirement.
In the past if you are running a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC, you could upgrade to Windows 10 with the same hardware.
However, in case of Windows 10, you will need to purchase a new hardware and that is costly.
Totally agree, mentioned this on the video!

Actually I have not run my own statistics but there are plenty of references on internet. But, yes having separate statistics for Organizations and Home Users would give us a better view. 

Exactly right i bought a new pc in 2017 and it won't run 11 so i will be using my pc on ubuntu microsoft will be pestering people to upgrade if they want me to upgrade then they will have to pay for a new pc i am not going out and buying another pc not so soon and it won't be just me i will use ubuntu in my own opinion ubuntu is better.
Exactly Reza, TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 is a minimum requirement, in order to run Windows 11. Most motherboards from the last decade or even as close as 2-3 years ago only has TPM 1.2. Even then TPM aren’t enabled by default, they have to be manually turned on via control panel.

You can only upgrade or clean install, if you meet all these minimum requirements. This leaves out quite a chunk of IT systems needing to be upgraded. TPM is located at the motherboard

@AmitThapa not bothered will use ubuntu i prefer it to be honest i am used to using ubuntu also so i will use that in my opinion its just as good if microsoft will have to compensate as knowing microsoft they pester users into upgrading i wont be upgrading and migration to windows 11 hasn't been huge and there will be others that won't upgrade especially if they only bought a new pc a few years ago if it isn't broke don't mend it. So if there are others and i suspect there will be migration to windows 11 will be small microsoft will lose customers as people won't be wanting to replace their pc so soon after they only bought their current pc so an alternative operating system will be used i prefer ubuntu in my own opinion its better than windows vista was bad enough now this new windows 11 has asinine requirements.

@AmitThapaYou mean UEFI / BIOS, not the "Control Panel"? Most desktop PCs use a firmware TPM, which of course is entirely different. In the operating system itself it's enabled by default. Sometimes in UEFI / BIOS, it's not. They're talking about UEFI / BIOS settings, which have nothing to do with your choice of operating system. You can enable this on Linux / Unix as well, if you were wondering:


"Most motherboards from the last decade or even as close as 2-3 years ago only has TPM 1.2. Even then TPM aren’t enabled by default, they have to be manually turned on via control panel.


"The option to enable the TPM may be labeled Security Device, Security Device Support, TPM State, AMD fTPM switch, AMD PSP fTPM, Intel PTT, or Intel Platform Trust Technology." -> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enable-tpm-2-0-on-your-pc-1fd5a332-360d-4f46-a1e7-ae6b0c...

@davidpnukOf course you don't have to use this if you don't want to, but you could have easily found a system builder / OEM license, and bypassed the CPU / TPM / Memory check ( which is a glitch in some cases. ) Mine says it's unsupported, and it's way older than yours ( I have TPM 2.x support enabled btw. )  https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-10/cant-install-windows-10-from-usb-drive-cpu-is-i7-7...


"Trusted Platform Module 2.0
Driver Provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 6/21/2006


Device status
This device is working properly."


Trusted Computing Group - Resources -> Search: TPM 2.0 -> https://trustedcomputinggroup.org/resources/?search=TPM%202.0


The "PC Health Check app" is low quality, and the site has out-of-date / unreliable information, that's why people have so many problems.


"Windows Processor Requirements" -> https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/windows-processor-requirements


I just went to this page, looked up my processor, and it says unsupported, which is sooo hard not to laugh at ( I have TPM 2.0, 64-bit Processor, Full UEFI with Secure Boot, well over 8GB of memory, latest WHQL / official WHQL Windows 11 drivers from AMD. Oh nope that's UNSUPPORTED said the bogus "PC Health Check app". It's hit and miss, a mixed result. ) What I'm saying is that you should look at your own hardware specs and then choose whether or not to install it. The other stuff I posted in the links above is obviously correct.


This information here is unreliable, probably because they never updated it: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-22h2-supporte...


NOTE: Think carefully about what I'm saying, evaluate it for yourself, using your own mental faculties. I'm not trying to contradict anyone, but you could sit down for even a few hours yourself, and verify which SKUs support Integrated / Firmware TPMs. They never even did that, lmao even wikipedia, an unverified / untrusted source, has better information. Why is that? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Platform_Module#TPM_implementations

The main reason is missing important features in taskbar.
'Never combine taskbar buttons' is missing and also some info/text beside taskbar buttons is missing.
As long as this is missing I will not upgrade to Win11 but stick with 10. 
(I have a test version of Win11 and checks from time to time if this has been fixed in updates. Not so far).


Microsoft can own the control of your computer. more importantly? i actually got lost using 11 (which i assumed that i could) when i had to educate my dad to use his new laptop despite i have been experienced in using 10 for years.



My experience with Windows 11 is disastrous. I bought three new computers last month from Best Buy. All three have Windows 11. Much of my existing software will not work. This includes expensive software such as Photoshop CS complete package, My DTP software, and now I connected my brand new SATA hard drive docking station (again from Best Buys) to retrieve my files from my Windows 10 computer. Surprize! It does not work in Windows 11. I need those files!!!!!! Microsoft really blew it. I would recommend everyone stay away from Windows 11. 

The terrible decision to remove never combining app icons and showing labels is the one and only reason I have not upgraded (well, I did upgrade and then rolled back to Windows 10). I work on three monitors and this was a productivity killer. The idiocy that resulted in Microsoft's decision to remove this feature that has existed since Windows 95 is beyond my comprehension.

@Jport08758  In addition, I just discovered that Windows 11 also destroyed my 2 TB Hard Drive that was labeled Data and was inserted in the Insignia Docking Station. Windows renamed it RESOURCE and even though the properties show that there has 1 TB of data on the drive, it is not accessible. When I open the resource folder it is empty and no other data shows in the file explorer. This DATA drive had all by backups including many years of Turbotax returns. So, I can't import any data into this years Turbo Tax software. I've contacted Turbo Tax and they can not help. Someone from Microsoft should have warned of these problems with Windows 11. It is too late for me to use Windows 10 because these computers were purchased with Windows 11 Home. They were not upgrades. Yes, Windows 11 is a failure.

There are some reasons why users are not upgrading to Windows 11:
1. There are many bugs on Windows 11
2. Some Taskbar features are been removed like Vertical Taskbar or Top Taskbar, it's like rewriting the taskbar.
3. The start menu is different and cool but some users prefer the classic start menu like in Windows 10.
4. Microsoft has already forced users for Microsoft Edge becomes a default browser, this is annoying.
5. Users must have TPM 2.0 and Microsoft Account to upgrading to Windows 11
6. In Some games, Windows 11 is a little slower than its predecessor.

Conclusion: Windows 11 is probably a failure, i guess Windows 11 has been released too early.

My opinion: Windows 11 is very good and weird because there are some leftovers or remnants from old versions like Control Panel is a remnant of Windows 7 but except icons or MS-DOS icons in moricons.dll.

@sabir33 This is true. I have said these main reasons of this reply that I've sent.

I have 31 + years working as system Administrator from my experiences working with end users they are the cause of most of there own problems they have, by not reading instruction and following the directions.  Reading this article I suspecting that maybe the case here. (not enough information)


I been on Windows 11 since 9/‎6/‎2022 and I have not had any problems.  First my system meet all the requirements and was above the minimum requirements example RAM: 4 GB my PC has 16 GB,   Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device my Storage: 512 GB plus I have second Storage: 1 TB were I save most of my data. If you are just meeting the minimum requirements what do you expect?   Do you expect the PC to run like a PC that is above the minimum requirements? I have never had a PC with just the minimum requirements.


Second I don't mind change and I knew what changes to expect before I did the upgrade, I did my research.  As far as games or old DOS programs I have always used programs like Steam, which works perfectly fine on Windows 11.


My experiences with Windows 11 has been very good. Windows 11 was worth the upgrade. I like the wide range of new features, performance improvements, and design changes (again I don't mind change) I didn't expect to be like Windows 10 note I have a desktop PC still running Windows 10 I do IT work at home so  I have both to look at to resolve problems.