Only 40% of Windows users know that Windows 11 exists
According to a Saving.com’s recent report, Nearly 40% of Windows users are completely unaware of Windows 11 and its upcoming launch next week. For users who know Windows 11, nearly half have not yet decided whether to continue using Windows 10 or install Windows 11.
Savings.com surveyed 1,042 adults living in the United States who use Windows as their main operating system to find out how many people know about Microsoft’s new operating system. Participants were asked whether they knew about Windows 11, whether their computers were ready to support Windows 11, and what their favorite operating system features were.
Only 38% of participants said they knew that the operating system would undergo major changes, and 45% of them did not know that Windows 11 would be released in October. In addition, only one-third of users know whether their system can meet the Windows 11 system requirements.
When asked about their favorite features, most people are just not sure which feature in Windows 11 they like the most. However, among respondents who do have their favorite features, they most like to run Android applications. Microsoft’s new user interface ranked second, and game enhancements (such as direct storage) ranked third.
It remains to be seen whether the relatively low pre-release popularity of Windows 11 will directly negatively affect Microsoft. Windows 11 has not been released yet, so most users have no real reason to learn about the new operating system until they can start using it.
Not to mention that many Windows users cannot control the Windows 11 upgrade path. Moreover, Microsoft’s higher system requirements will first lock a large number of machines unable to install Windows 11, which gives users another reason, unless they need a new machine, otherwise they rarely pay attention to Windows 11.
Therefore, it is still too early to judge whether the low popularity will affect the sales of Windows 11. If history can prove, then Windows 11 will become the more popular and dominant operating system regardless of mainstream popularity. This is mainly because Microsoft will eventually phase out Windows 10-we expect all future OEM systems will follow Windows 11 is available as an out-of-the-box operating system.