October survey puts Windows 11 adoption at just 15 percent worldwide

Avro Arrow

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This is no surprise since, by most accounts, W11 sucks. It's backwards compatibility is so bad that some games simply refuse to run on it. Whenever I have a version of Windows that's stable, I cling to it for dear life until Microsoft manages to fix the problems that they create with the new version.

I held on to XP Pro SP3 until Vista became Windows 7 for obvious reasons. Then I held on to W7 Ultimate x64, refusing to adopt W8 because I saw it on my sister's craptop and not only was it BUTT-UGLY compared to W7, I absolutely HATED the "Metro Screen" aspect of it. Funny as it sounds, I pronounced W8 as "WAIT". I didn't initially want to adopt W10 but since AMD said that Ryzen required W10, I said "what the hell" and got it. It was, fortunately, not so bad. It's spyware but I use SpyBot Anti-Beacon to take care of that.

Windows 11 looks like another $hit-storm that should be avoided until they fix it with multiple Service Packs and avoid it I will!
 

Slappy McPhee

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I just recently moved to Win 11 and the ONLY reason is solid support for the new 12th/13th gen Intel CPUs otherwise I would just stick with Win 10 still. Nothing compelling otherwise.
 

inhility

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This is no surprise since, by most accounts, W11 sucks. It's backwards compatibility is so bad that some games simply refuse to run on it. Whenever I have a version of Windows that's stable, I cling to it for dear life until Microsoft manages to fix the problems that they create with the new version.

I held on to XP Pro SP3 until Vista became Windows 7 for obvious reasons. Then I held on to W7 Ultimate x64, refusing to adopt W8 because I saw it on my sister's craptop and not only was it BUTT-UGLY compared to W7, I absolutely HATED the "Metro Screen" aspect of it. Funny as it sounds, I pronounced W8 as "WAIT". I didn't initially want to adopt W10 but since AMD said that Ryzen required W10, I said "what the hell" and got it. It was, fortunately, not so bad. It's spyware but I use SpyBot Anti-Beacon to take care of that.

Windows 11 looks like another $hit-storm that should be avoided until they fix it with multiple Service Packs and avoid it I will!
It's literally Windows 10 on a new coat of paint. Any games that run on W10 will run on W11, super old games probably require some workaround but you're gonna run into the same issue on W10 too.
 

Avro Arrow

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It's literally Windows 10 on a new coat of paint. Any games that run on W10 will run on W11, super old games probably require some workaround but you're gonna run into the same issue on W10 too.
That's not what two of my co-workers said (but they could be wrong). To be fair, one of them is a tech-noob who buys Alienware. In any case, as long as W10 is working perfectly for me (and it is), I couldn't be bothered. No matter what, Windows versions get better over time so the longer I wait, the better it'll be (assuming that I upgrade at all that is).
 

QuaZulu

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Yeah, I don't think the adoption rate of Win11 bothers MS in the least. They can play the waiting game. As far as the PC is concerned they essentially have a monopoly running since there is no other OS that is a threat. This attitude was shown in the hardware requirements for Win11. So what if 75% of their customers could not upgrade to 11 for one reason or another. Eventually, they will. As support for older versions is phased out and people eventually buy new machines over time, upgrades will happen. Not for 11? Well, how about 12? 13? Eventually, MS feels they're gonna get you (ahem, "Resistance is futile").
 

liljom

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I just doqngraded 2 PCs from Win 11 to 10, and planning to do the same with at least one more.
I like 11 by default, but I dislike 2 things very much:
- forces user to have a Microsoft account
- small hardware change voids activation, and the only way to fix it is a new license
I might test it again in 2 years, but for now, the PCs I build will run Win 10