A large percentage (43 percent) of all business devices are still unable to upgrade to Windows 11 Due to hardware requirements imposed by Microsoft, according to the new Research (Opens in a new tab) Published by the IT management company Lansweeper.
Pro radar technology previously mentioned In March 2022, the number of millions of business computer They were not eligible to upgrade to Windows 11, in part because Treatments lacking Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 (Opens in a new tab) Compatibility, a feature required by Windows 11.
Lansweeper claims that the situation has eased since we Covered Its latest report, in which the percentage of devices removing CPU and TPM requirements increased by 12%. At this level of growth, all devices should be compatible with Windows 11 by 2026.
Windows 11 in the workplace
However, Lansweeper still found that only 57% of the devices tested had CPUs that met Microsoft’s requirements. More than a third (35%) of workstations The tested ones are not compatible with the TPM or have been disabled, while virtual machines Worse case – with only 1% support or TPM enabled.
Furthermore, the level of growth of Windows-11-compatible devices experienced by Lansweeper is still less than the Windows 10 end-of-life deadline: October 14, 2025. On this date, Windows 10 will stop receiving critical security and feature updates.
This is significant, given that 82% of all Windows devices are still running Windows 10. The steady growth rate of compatible devices is not guaranteed, and any devices still running the previous version of the operating system will become increasingly vulnerable to infection. Malware And the ransomware attacks.
This is a big part of why so many cyberattacks are targeted Health Care And the educational institutions. Organizations neglect to update operating systems, usually to preserve software or Database A solution that “just works” and thus becomes easy targets for malicious threat actors who value their sensitive personal data.
Only 3% of all Windows users use Windows 11. By comparison, 1% of users are still using the 21-year-old Windows XP, so it’s fair to say that companies are still unaware of why they should invest in new hardware.
As counterproductive as it may seem, especially in downturns, organizations are advised to update the hardware that powers their business for long-term confidence in their security posture, and to look to save money in other areas, such as software Solution.