December 6th, 2021

By Darren Jackson

With Windows 11 officially out and being recommended to Windows 10 users, we thought it would be good for you to know some things before you make any changes from Windows 10.

  1. Do you recommend upgrading to Windows 11?

The short answer: No. 

The longer answer is that with all new software, there are bugs, issues, security risks, and other harmful things that can happen before the software engineers even know about it. The reason Windows 11 is being released slowly is because Microsoft is using those who choose to download it now as guinea pigs. They are throwing their users into the deep end! As a user, especially if you own a business or have important files on your computer; the last thing you need to be worried about is having a new Operating System that isn’t fully optimized and safe. If you’ve already gone through with the update to Windows 11 and are regretting it – it’s okay! Give us a call and we’d be happy to put a fresh install of Windows 10 on your device.

  1. Will you be forced to upgrade to Windows 11?

Short answer again: No.

Some of you may still be using Windows 7! Just like 7, Windows 10 will be around and be updated for years. Eventually, all new computers will come preinstalled with Windows 11, flooding the world with the new software; slowly aging out the old Operating System.

  1. Has Windows 11 been adopted by many already?

Again, No.

As of November 30th, 2021; according to a survey of more that 10 million PCs by IT Asset Management company Lansweeper, just 0.21% of all devices were running Windows 11. Windows XP hasn’t been supported by Microsoft since 2014, but still holds 3.62% of the market share; to give you some perspective. 

  1. Will my user interface change if I upgrade to Windows 11?

Yes! Some of you remember the disaster of Windows 8. The whole system was changed to an App style that confused many and frustrated some. There’s a reason people either use Windows 7, or were glad to upgrade to Windows 10 after that disaster. After studying the new interface of Windows 11, the changes are not drastic like Windows 8 was. These changes could still be frustrating though; especially to someone who has had 7 and wants to jump straight to 11. Windows 11 is very similar interface and format to Windows 10, but has some changes we’re not quite stoked about. Some of the system settings procedures have been changed, the way we interact with the Windows button has been changed, and of course the “style” of the interface has been renovated. 

  1. How will I know when it’s time to upgrade to Windows 11?

There may never be a perfect time to upgrade to Windows 11. The answer varies depending on your use for your computer(s), what software you use, and whether you want to relearn your computer. Eventually, TechMedic will be confident in the security and use of Windows 11. That time isn’t here yet, but if you want to stay updated, keep following our blog!