Windows 11 is on 16% of all PCs according to AdDuplex
Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system market share grew to over 16% in January 2022, according to AdDuplex.
The company monitors "around 60,000" Windows 10 and Windows 11 PCs and publishes frequent reports that detail operating system changes.
Microsoft revealed that Windows was running on 1.4 billion monthly active devices, but did not reveal how many of these devices were running Windows 11.
The AdDuplex report offers insight on Windows 11's performance, but it needs to be clear that the figures are not official and are based on a sample size of 60,000 PCs.
According to AdDuplex, 16.1% of the 60,000 PCs that the company monitors are running Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system as of January 27, 2022. Microsoft released the operating system in October 2021 and the numbers increased to 9% by the end of November 2021, according to AdDuplex. An additional 0.4% of devices run Insider builds of Windows 11. If you take Microsoft's 1.4 billion devices, more than 220 million devices do run Windows 11 already as of January 2022.
With 16.5% of devices running Windows 11, 83.5% of devices are running Windows 10. More than 50% of all monitored devices are running Windows 10 versions 20H2 and 21H1, but Windows 10 version 21H2 is quickly gaining and sitting at 12.1% already. AdDuplex notes that Windows 10 version 21H2 "more than tripled" its share in the same period that Windows 11 "almost doubled" it.
Older versions of Windows 10 are still used widely according to the report. Windows 10 version 2004 is on 9.7% of all PCs, and the even older versions Windows 10 versions 1909, 1903 and older make up 7% of the overall share.
Microsoft announced this month that it is ahead of the schedule of making an upgrade offer to all Windows 10 PCs that meet Windows 11's system requirements. Microsoft planned to make the offer to all device owners by mid-2022 initially. The upgrade offer is optional at this point and administrators need to accept the download and install offer to upgrade a device to Windows 11.
Not all devices will receive upgrade offers, as Microsoft announced previously that it won't offer Windows 11 via Windows Update to devices that do not meet the new operating system's requirements. Especially the processor and TPM requirements will prevent PCs from being upgraded to Windows 11. While there are options to bypass these restrictions, it may not be a feasible option for the majority of users. These devices are stuck with Windows 10, which will run out of support in late 2025. What is going to happen then is up for debate.
Is approximately 16% of all Windows PCs a good percentage at this stage of the release? The lack of official figures makes this one hard to answer. Microsoft has not delivered the upgrade offer to all PCs that are eligible yet. The percentage of PCs that won't receive the upgrade offer is unknown as well: is it 10%, 25% or even more?
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