Analytical company AdDuplex published a rating of the popularity of current versions of Microsoft OS in March. As it turned out, the pace of installing Windows 11 “stalled” – but the number of computers running Windows 10, on the contrary, increased.
According to the statistics cited by the source as of March 29, 2022, during the outgoing month, the market share of Windows 11 practically did not increase – 19.4% against 19.3% in February. At the same time, Windows 10 (build 21H2), on the contrary, showed an increase in the user base. This version of the OS was installed on 28.5% of the “surveyed” PCs.
Windows 10 (21H1) took second place in the popularity rating with 26.5%. Older OS builds lag behind the leaders by an impressive margin. According to analysts, the surge in popularity of the latest build of the “tens” is associated with the upcoming termination of support for version 20H2. Probably, the softmaker started sending out a patch with an update for users of an outdated revision.
In turn, experts explain the slowdown in the growth of the Windows 11 audience with its system requirements. Many computers with Windows 10 installed cannot update due to a missing TPM or an outdated processor. Microsoft itself recently announced that it is accelerating the deployment of Windows 11 and reported on the positive user feedback about its brainchild.