Windows 10 It remains the most used version of Microsoft’s operating system worldwide, and by far. However, Redmond wants you to switch to Windows 11 and they will chase you until they are tired to achieve it.
As reported Windows Latest, many Windows 10 users encountered a rather invasive campaign that encouraged them to upgrade to Windows 11. And when we say invasive, we mean it in the most explicit sense of the word. The “invitation” not only consisted of 4 full screen panelsbut also did not offer an easy way to close and discard them.
The message in question began to appear on computers that installed the optional Windows 10 update that was released in January. Microsoft has earned multiple criticisms for this strategy, since it is not the first time it has done something like this to push the public to install Windows 11.
Microsoft does everything in its power to push updates to Windows 11
Considering that the end of support for Windows 10 will arrive next year, it is logical that the company tries to provide a simple option to update compatible PCs to Windows 11. The complaints against Redmond come from the method used in this type of invitations full screen, where many they end up feeling forced to update to the latest version of the OS.
In cases reported in recent days, Microsoft included the option to continue on Windows 10 on the first screen of the announcement. However, the button was small and at the bottom of the panelfar from the options to continue with the upgrade. To add an extra bit of confusion to the matter, the firm included two buttons to download the update. One to do it immediately and one to schedule it for later.
Those who did not rule out the move to Windows 11 on the initial screen, They had to get to the third one to reject it. And even then, they had to go through one more window to confirm that they really preferred to stay on Windows 10. A waste of time for the public, who ends up getting angry at Microsoft for its historical penchant for pressuring users to adopt its products.
The end of support for Windows 10 will arrive in October 2025; that is, in less than two years. However, it continues to be the most used Microsoft operating system worldwide. In January 2024, software still dominated 66.43% of global market share. While Windows 11 barely reached the 27.82%.
Windows 10 is still king
Considering that Windows 11 was launched in the last quarter of 2021, its adoption rate is still very slow. And although his market share has grown almost 10% since January 2023, it is evident that the numbers still do not convince Microsoft. Especially when there are big rumors that Windows 12 will arrive in the middle of this year.
Windows 11 has evolved dramatically since its launch, but it is still not an attractive option for many users. The design changes, stability problems, and ridiculous hardware demands stipulated before its debut have been enough for the vast majority to choose to stay on Windows 10.
Not even the introduction of Copilot has been a sufficient reason to increase the market share of Windows 11. Although here Microsoft may have made a mistake. an unforced error by also bringing its virtual assistant to Windows 10. It is evident that Redmond here prioritized bringing AI to as many people as possible, rather than offering a distinctive experience in Windows 11 using this technology.
If one thing is clear, it is that Windows 10 will not disappear from the market overnight. And Redmond will have to do more than force full-screen upgrade invitations to get Windows 11 — or its successor — to mass adoption among users.