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Which Windows is best for you?

Just by looking at the reader feedback we received on the topic of Windows 11, we can see that the new system has a bad reputation six months after its release. Above all, it suffers from usability: the new taskbar is nice, but it can’t do much more; Explorer feels huge with its new context menus. Also, the service is harder and some things still tasted half cooked.

We wanted to get a more accurate impression of what our readers think, so we sent out a survey to subscribers via the club’s newsletter at the end of February. Four thousand good readers participated. Due to pre-selection, the results are not representative, but still provide a useful clue.

Four and a half months after the launch of Windows 11, about a quarter of respondents were using the new system. There were many reasons for the change. Most popular wasn’t a better range of functionality, longer support or a sleeker look, but just curiosity, a reason we know all too well. The thing about it: Anyone who switched to Windows 11 did so only in one in fourteen cases when they bought a new PC that came pre-installed on them. Most of the updates were clean and reinstalls.

Also worth noting: Four out of five people who switch have a PC that meets the official system requirements, and most of the rest manage to get the upgrade via Microsoft’s very simple official registration trick. By changing the individual registry, it enables a convenient upgrade installation using a USB stick to set up Microsoft Media Creation Tool, where settings, data, and programs are saved. However, the PC should not fall far from the strict minimum requirements – the hack only accepts old CPUs and TPM 1.2 instead of 2.0.

Alternatively, if you want to install Windows 11 without a TPM, you have more work to do. It requires a clean reinstall and pollinates the registry keys forcing the install to ignore such a thing. Not even all 20 transport passengers made this effort. This indicates that from the point of view of many, Windows 11 seems to have nothing to offer that is worth playing with.

Those who aren’t already using Windows 11 don’t plan to do so anytime soon: Roughly half of our survey respondents with older Windows only wanted to install it when older Windows was no longer supported. Another good quarter said they would rather switch to an alternative like Linux or Mac after the end of Windows 10 rather than the next system.

Reasons for rejection are colored potpourri: from incompatibility with your computer to complacency with your old Windows, avoiding the stress of upgrading, worries about teething and rest flaws to wanting to interrupt a system with a minimal appearance of the silly. Requirements Appropriately, the impression of respondents about the new operating system is also quite mixed. Three-quarters of them consider Windows 10 to be good or very good, but only about 45 percent say the same about Windows 11.

It seems that Windows 11 is still more popular among our readers than it is in general. There, for example, the AdDuplex ad network saw about 19 percent of Windows 11 in March, not on all versions of Windows, but just everything since the original release of Windows 10, since AdDuplex is a cross-network ad for – Apps stores and uses it to identify version shares. The numbers are really slim even in the professional realm: Lansweeper, which sells asset management software to corporate networks, saw in a Windows 11 Readiness Audit just under 1.5 percent of customer-managed systems with tools, on Windows 11 we expected the percentage in Our survey is above the general public: since you are not a reader, you are more curious and interested in technology than the average.

What are the differences between Windows 10 and 11 besides the taskbar, start menu, and explorer? Has Microsoft really improved criticism of Windows 11? And what about the accusation that Windows 11 is running slower than its predecessor? In the post, we made a comparison that shows what features you gain or lose with any version.

If after reading the comparison Windows 10, but you already have 11, you decide: downgrade, i.e. replace Windows 11 with Windows 10. Read what you should take into account in terms of licensing and under what conditions you can get it to receive for free. First of all: Microsoft actually interprets their licensing terms surprisingly lenient. The article provides practical tips for the downgrade process, including step-by-step instructions.

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