Windows 11 falls behind Windows 10 market share exceeds 71

Windows 11 falls behind: Windows 10 market share exceeds 71%

Two years after the launch of Windows 11, its operating system market share is still below that of Windows 10. According to StatCounter, Windows 10 occupies 71.64% of the global Windows operating system market, while Windows 11 only accounts for 23.61%.

    Image source: Microsoft

Image source: Microsoft

According to StatCounter’s analysis, which takes into account all Microsoft operating systems from the last two decades, including versions 11, 10, 7, 8/8.1 and XP, Windows 10 remains at the top. Windows 10 and Windows 11 are followed by Windows 7 with a market share of 3.34%, Windows 8.1 with 0.61% and Windows 8 and Windows XP share the position with a modest result of 0.35%.

Although Windows 11 is currently the second most popular Windows operating system, its penetration rate is not as high as that of Windows 10. Let us recall that two years after its release in 2015, Windows 10 took 32.84% of the market – 10%. more than Windows 11 today.

    Image source: StatCounter

Image source: StatCounter

The main reason for such a low market share of Windows 11 is the mixed reviews from users. At the beginning of sales, this operating system received a lot of criticism due to the updated Start menu and taskbar, which lost some of the features of Windows 10. There have also been complaints about increased system requirements, particularly the need for a compatible Trusted Platform Module (TPM) – however, there are workarounds for machines without a TPM.

Although Windows 11 now has more features than Windows 10, including a new AI tool called Copilot built on the Bing chatbot, widgets, and full DirectStorage support, many PC users still prefer the old Windows 10 interface.

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