AdDuplex has released its monthly Windows Market Share Report. According to the October 2021 report, Windows 11 managed to gain almost 5% of users from official release on 5 October.
Data collected from around 60.000 computers show that Windows 11 is now 4,8% of all Windows 10 computers. This puts Windows 11 fourth behind Windows 10 versions 21H1, 20H1 and 2004.
Note that 4,8% of users who currently have Windows 11 as their primary operating system do not include Windows Insiders.
AdDuplex counts Windows Insiders in a separate category, which currently has 0,3% of the machines surveyed. Windows 10 has the same number for Windows Insiders.
Of course, it is not surprising that Windows 10 21H1 (May 2021 Update) remain the most popular version of Windows. AdDuplex reports that it currently owns 37,6% of all computers. In October 2021, the operating system lost 0,5 units.
Windows 10 20H2 ranks second with 34% (down from 36,1% in September 2021) and Windows 10 2004 is third with an adoption rate of 14,1% (up from 14,5% in September 2021) . Note that the percentage of Windows 10 in the 2004 version will change soon as Microsoft prepares to end support in mid-December 2021.
The remaining 9% of Windows 10/11 users are split between Windows 10 1909 (3,9%), 1903 (2%), 1809 and earlier versions (3,1%).
A somewhat slow release of Windows 11 should not surprise us, given the high hardware requirements of the latest Microsoft operating system.
Microsoft plans to "open" the release of Windows 11 early next month, focusing first on modern computers with new hardware. For this reason, if you have an older computer, and it is supported, you may not yet see Windows 11 through Windows Update.
Of course, if you want to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11, use official utilities, such as the Upgrade Assistant and the Media Creation Tool.