If you’re on Windows 10, Microsoft wants to force you to Windows 11

JVTech News If you’re on Windows 10, Microsoft wants to force you to Windows 11

Microsoft is still facing fierce resistance from some PC users regarding the adoption of Windows 11. The American company does not hesitate to force the hand of the reluctant, of which you may be one.

Windows 11 hit the market on October 5, 2021in the form of a free update accessible to all owners of a machine under Windows 10. Well, not all… because to run Windows 11, you must have a compatible machinein particular equipped with a TMP 2.0 chip which makes it possible to activate the security functions of the new operating system.

That being said, many owners of a compatible computer are still resisting this upgrade. According to figures released in November by StatCounter, 16.13% of PCs were running Windows 11 today, compared to 69.75% running Windows 10.

Windows 11 struggles to establish itself while Windows 10 remains extraordinarily stable, which does not please Microsoft at all. The Redmond firm has therefore decided to move up a gear.

Microsoft is forcing your hand if your PC is eligible for Windows 11

The latest Windows 10 update, named KB5020683, displays a series of windows when the computer starts. These windows present the advantages of Windows 11, and invite the user to install the new version of the OS.

“On November 30, 2022, an out-of-band update was released to improve Windows 10, version 2004, 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2 out-of-box experience (OOBE). It provides eligible devices with the ability to upgrade to Windows 11 as part of the OOBE process. This update is only available when an OOBE update is installed”details the official Microsoft website.

If you're on Windows 10, Microsoft wants to force you to Windows 11

If your computer has version 2004, 20H2, 21H1, 21H2 or 22H2 of Windows 10, you are likely to see these windows appear. Of course, if your PC is not compatible with Windows 11, you are spared.

Windows 10, still up to date for a few years

If Microsoft pushes it, it’s for accelerate the adoption of its most recent OS and hope that some kind of ripple effect takes place. In the facts, you don’t have to upgrade to Windows 11 right away if you don’t want to: Windows 10 will be updated until October 14, 2025which leaves time to get used to the idea and wait until Windows 11 is enriched with new features.

At the end of 2025, on the other hand, continuing to use Windows 10 will become less interesting due to the absence of updates, but also more risky, since the security vulnerabilities will no longer be filled. However, we know that this does not always stop the hardcore users of a version of Windows: just look at the fragmentation of the operating system, which still has 10.25% of users under Windows 7, and 2.53% under Windows 8.1.

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