Windows 11 Surpasses 400 Million Active Users, Aiming for Half a Billion
Microsoft's Windows 11 Exceeds Expectations with Impressive Adoption Rate
In a surprising turn of events, Windows 11 has proven to be a remarkable success for Microsoft, with over 400 million monthly active devices now running the operating system, according to a report from Windows Central. It is expected to reach the impressive half-billion milestone by 2024, marking a significant achievement. Windows 11, introduced in 2021, achieved this milestone in approximately two years. However, when compared to Windows 10, which had a larger market share at this stage, Windows 11 appears to be trailing.
The difference in adoption rates can be attributed to the divergent launch strategies of the two operating systems. Windows 10 was initially offered as a limited-time free upgrade from Windows 7 and 8, urging users to transition quickly before the free upgrade period ended. In contrast, Windows 11 had a calmer launch and supported a smaller number of PCs due to TPM requirements, resulting in a slower adoption rate.