Windows 11 Adoption Has Been Outpaced by Windows 10 21H2

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It doesn’t look like Window 11’s stringent requirements are working in Microsoft’s favor, as the latest Windows usage report from AdDuplex has revealed that the modern OS’s adoption is being outpaced by Windows 10’s latest update, Windows 10 21H2. Despite being released under a similar time frame, Windows 11 has only managed to capture the attention of around 19% of Windows users since October 2021, while Windows 10 21H2 slipped past that figure this month by attaining a total usage share of 21%. The most popular modern version of Windows remains 21H1, which sits at 27.5%.

Windows 11 is now on nearly 20% of PCs, according to AdDuplex (XDA)

  • Those numbers leave Windows 11 in third place in terms of the most used Windows versions, behind Windows 10 versions 21H2 and 21H1.
  • […] the surveys include roughly 60,000 PCs, which is a relatively small sample size, but it does allow us to observe general tendencies with Windows adoption.
  • The high adoption rate for [21H2] is likely because it’s very small, but also due to many older PCs being unable to get Windows 11.

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