Windows 7 users are thrilled about the upgrade to Windows 11, our survey finds

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  • Windows 11 is the next operating system from Microsoft and Windows 7 users are thrilled about the upgrade opportunity.
  • As revealed by our exclusive Windows 11 survey, no less than 65% of polled participants have confirmed their intention to embrace this new operating system.
  • Chances are that new laptops and PC desktops will start to be sold with Windows 11 pre-installed.
  • It seems that 16% of Windows 7 users will buy a new Windows 11 device. Desktop PCs, laptops, and all-in-one devices are their top choices.
Windows 7 users are thrilled about the upgrade

Microsoft’s big event is just around the corner, and now, more than ever, users are getting hyped with each new finding.

Despite the fact that a build of Windows 11 was leaked earlier this month, there are still a lot of changes and improvements which weren’t that obvious.

Starting with the name of this new OS and the redesigned UI, to the benchmark results that show a massive improvement in performance, Windows 11 might just be the operating system for everyone.

Windows 7 users are no exception. Most of them are already wondering if they will be able to make the transition towards the new Windows without paying a dime.

This seems to be their lucky day since Windows 11 could not only be a free download for Windows 10, but also for owners of Windows 7 devices.

65% of Windows 7 users intend to upgrade to Windows 11

Microsoft has been quite aggressive in pushing Windows 10 to Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 PC and laptop owners.

Users of older Windows versions were able to upgrade at no additional cost and the initial one-year time limit on the free upgrade offer became a thing of the past.

They could easily do so long after that deadline. Even at this point, with Windows 11 in the spotlight, there are ways to make it happen. The truth is that not so many Windows 7 users were willing to embrace Windows 10.

Things are about to change, though. No less than 65% of polled participants have already confirmed their intention to upgrade to the new operating system version.

Changes are that the improvements that leaked so far convinced them to finally take action – the floating Start Menu that can be easily moved and that centered Taskbar are some exciting new elements, not to mention those fluid animations, and the new collection of sounds which give Windows a fresh vibe.

No less than 51% of users will buy a Windows 11 desktop PC

Windows 10 was released in 2015, therefore Windows 7 systems are outdated and offer a less pleasant experience.

In spite of the fact that Microsoft has yet to reveal the minimum specifications for Windows 11, it’s highly unlikely to expect increased performance from such old hardware.

Therefore, it comes as no surprise the fact that 16% of Windows 7 users will buy a new Windows 11 device, double the amount of Windows 10 users.

While 51% of users opt for a Windows 11 desktop PC, 41% already plan to become the owners of a new laptop instead.

Even if the free upgrade theory proves to be true for those eager to enjoy Windows 11, this doesn’t turn into an argument against all those upcoming laptops and pre-built machines that will start to be sold with Windows 11 out of the box.

We don’t know how soon this will happen yet rest assured that we’ll keep an eye on things and return as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, don’t hesitate to watch the Windows 11 unveiling event. It will take place on June 24th, at 11 a.m. Eastern time (4 p.m. in the UK).

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