First month results: Over 5% of PCs have adopted Windows 11

by Don Sharpe
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  • The release of Windows 11 came with PC requirements.
  • The OS had been advertised heavily before it was released.
  • A few weeks after its release, a new survey indicates over 5% of PCs have installed the OS.

Windows 11 was officially released on October 5, and now a recent survey reveals that a few weeks later, over 5% of PCs are using the OS. 

The release of the OS came with a catch, and users wishing to adopt it would have to ensure their devices met the system requirements.

Although a majority of PC users had no idea Windows 11 was being released, the adoption of the new OS is slowly picking momentum and is headed in the right direction.

Survey results

According to AdDuplex, the company conducting the survey, 0.3% are on the Windows Insider group and the larger share; 4.8% on Windows 11. To get a visual picture of these results, 60,000 PCs were pulled to make this survey.

When compared to the percentage on the OS before it was released, this is a significant jump.

Intense marketing

Although there is no known evidence of what caused the sudden jump, Microsoft is positive that it played a major role in marketing the OS to its consumers. 

The campaign was so full of pomp and color that they even digitally painted the Burj Khalifa and sent Bloomberry ice cream.

If you are yet to upgrade to Windows 11, Microsoft still has more in store for you in terms of the campaign. This time, they will be more aggressive but on an internal level. 

You can check on the PC Health Check App to see whether your device meets the system requirements and install the OS.

Have you upgraded to Windows 11? If not, what are you waiting for? Let us know in the comment section below.