We asked, you told us: Most of you plan to upgrade to Windows 11

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Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 last month, showing a Windows update with a fresh coat of paint and several welcome features otherwise. Between Android app support, the Snap Layouts feature, and improved Virtual Desktops, there are a few great inclusions here.

Still, a major Windows update is hardly a guarantee that consumers will upgrade. After all, we’ve previously seen users hold off on upgrading their version of Windows for a variety of reasons. Nevertheless, we asked Android Authority readers whether they planned to upgrade to Windows 11. Here’s what you told us.

Do you plan to upgrade to Windows 11?

Results

A grand total of over 3,800 votes were cast after we posted the poll on Monday, July 5. And the results show that almost two-thirds of respondents indeed plan to upgrade to Windows 11. This isn’t a surprise given that enthusiasts often want to run the latest and greatest platform updates. Furthermore, the new Windows upgrade indeed brings a few great features to the table.

Almost 20% of polled readers said they planned to upgrade but their PCs weren’t compatible. You’d think consumers are holding onto their PCs for longer, therefore resulting in this option potentially having more votes. Then again, we saw a major global spike in PC shipments in 2020 and 2021 as the work-from-home trend exploded during the pandemic. Some readers also note in the comments that they’re part of the Windows Insider program and are allowed to install preview versions on their unsupported machines for now.

Finally, 17.7% of respondents say they don’t plan to upgrade to Windows 11 at all. We’ve seen this trend happen before with previous Windows upgrades, owing to everything from incompatibility issues to performance concerns. Still, if it ain’t broke, right?

Comments

  • Eric Pearson: I already upgraded with the dev insider preview. It’s pretty nice. Hasn’t crashed yet, couple of slow downs and glitches though. Overall look and asthetic is nice.
  • Andrew Zuo: No, but M$ is probably going to force it down my throat anyways.
  • OnAnIsland: Personally, I’m fed up with Windows 10 being always half finished and the other windows apps not working as a result. Then I switched to the Microsoft browser and started getting targeted ads on Facebook and phone calls about a construction project I was negotiating. The disclosure on the Facebook app said flat out that the information came from the Microsoft browser and if I felt it was a conflict of interest they would stop. Hell, It was harassment and illegal. I will not be using any Microsoft product by the end of the year.
  • Rui Rego: Using 11 right now;D dev insider. Its a work in progress but its ok!
  • Techngro: I’m not really sure if I will upgrade. Once the RTM is out, I’ll test it out for a while in a virtual machine. But I’ll probably stick with Windows 10 for the foreseeable future. The only thing that would make me switch right away is if the Windows Subsystem for Android is as good as the Windows Subsystem for Linux.
  • Bermudan Option: I have insider so I’m thinking of getting it. My computer is incompatible w/ the official release though, so if I do like it a lot, it does give me an excuse to upgrade my computer I suppose.
  • James Mansell: Running really well on my Surface Pro 6. A few slowdowns here and there but nothing major and no crashes

Thanks for voting in our poll and for the comments! Do you expect Microsoft to relax system requirements for Windows 11 down the line?

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