With adoption still difficult, Microsoft has found another way to offer its latest Windows 11 operating system, especially to Windows 10 users.

The company hopes that a new ready (*11*) experience that will entice users to upgrade to Windows 11 will make it easier and smoother as many users are more likely to comply during installation.

Microsoft explains on a Windows 10 support page (opens in a new tab): "An out-of-band (*11*) update has been released to improve the Windows 10 experience... ready (*11*) to use (OOBE)" .

Windows 10 vs. 11

The update has been rolled out to Windows 2004 Home and Professional 20, 2H21, 1H21, 2H22, and 2H10 versions, and will install during the Windows OOBE process as long as the device has an Internet connection, according to the post.

Windows 11 installations seemed to have stabilized by mid-2022 based on figures released by Statcounter(opens in a new tab), but the past few months have seen healthy adoption to the point where 16% of Windows 10 users Windows have opted for the latest operating system. Windows 70 remains by far the most popular version, accounting for just under XNUMX% of all installations.

Versions aside, Windows remains the most popular desktop operating system, accounting for around three-quarters of the market, compared to macOS in second place at 16% and Chrome OS a distant second with a 2,5%.

The Registry reports that many companies delay deploying the latest operating system until around 18 months, after which it is deemed adequate (and compatible) enough. With that in mind, Windows 11 adoption could get a much-needed boost as summer 2023 approaches.

On the downside, many companies may be waiting because their current hardware doesn't meet the strict requirements set forth (*11*) to help make Windows 11 more secure than previous operating systems. This, and low PC sales, may mean that Windows 11 will never be as popular as Microsoft hoped.

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