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Millions of Windows 10 customers face new updates and features.

The new research shows that many Windows 10 users were left without the ability to upgrade to Windows 11 in a major chunk. This could result in large bills for many. Lansweeper IT Asset Management Software, which has analysed more than 30 million Microsoft devices, found that 43 percent of them are incapable to upgrade from Windows 10 or Windows 11.

These devices can’t be upgraded to Windows 11 because their processors are not up-to-standard. This is the processor that powers the computer. Anyone with an older laptop or desktop might discover the chips inside can’t handle Microsoft’s new requirements.

Failing to satisfy the TPM2.0 requirement is the second largest reason Windows 10 devices can’t run Windows 11. Trusted Platform module (TPM) is an additional security feature that’s built into newer Windows 10 devices. Unfortunately, many older PCs don’t come with a TPM and there is no way to get an update.

The third reason Windows 10 computers couldn’t update to Windows 11 according to our analysis was insufficient RAM. Microsoft claims that Windows 10 requires at least 4GB RAM to run its latest software, and 64GB is required for users to install it.

Windows 11 first was announced in controversy by some users because of the requirements Microsoft demanded.

Redmond’s tech company said that these specs are required for security purposes.

And while that may be the case, the Lansweeper data shows there are plenty of people who have been left without even having the choice to upgrade to Windows 11 due to their machines not meeting multiple minimum specs.

It could take 4 years to get people with out-of-date computers up-to-speed and buy Windows 11 compatible PCs, according to the research.

Microsoft has announced that updates will not be available to Windows 10 users starting 2025. Users with incompatible laptops will have to spend big to upgrade to the most recent Windows 11 features.


Processor: One gigahertz (GHz), or faster using two cores or more on compatible 64-bit processors or systems on chips (SoC).

RAM: 4 GB or more

Storage: Windows 11 will require 64 GB storage space or more.

Graphics card DirectX 12 or higher, compatible with a WDDM2.0 driver

TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.

Roel Decneut (chief strategy officer at Lansweeper), spoke about statistics and said that “we know that those who cannot update to Windows 11 — which is the majority of business devices currently – will still use Windows 10.” But even if organisations were prepared to upgrade their PCs to meet the requirements of Windows 11, there are broader issues affecting adoption that are out of Microsoft’s control. Due to financial uncertainties around the world, many people are sticking with their current hardware because of global supply disruptions.

Research also revealed that OS versions past their expiration date are used more than Windows 11.

Lansweeper says that 4.82 per cent of devices that were scanned weren’t fully compatible anymore. This is in comparison to the 2.61 per cent of devices analysed with Windows 11 or 81.87% on Windows 10.

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