According to data provided today by IT asset management platform supplier Lansweeper, upgrades to Windows 11 have nearly quadrupled in the last three months, yet overall adoption remains low.
According to a poll of more than 10 million Microsoft devices conducted by Lansweeper’s PC management software, 1.44 percent currently run Windows 11, up from 0.52 percent in January.
“Overall adoption remains slow, nearly six months after the original release of Windows 11 to the general public,” Lansweeper stated. “Previous Lansweeper study found that 55 percent of machines scanned are not capable of being upgraded to Windows 11.”
While the majority of Microsoft devices scanned by Lansweeper’s software passed the RAM test (91 percent), just nearly half of the workstation TPMs examined fulfilled the requirements — 19 percent failed and 28 percent were not TPM compatible or did not have it activated, according to Lansweeper’s monitoring.
“The prognosis for virtual machine workstations is less rosy,” Lansweeper stated. “While CPU compatibility is slightly greater at 44.9 percent, our study reveals that just 66.4 percent has sufficient RAM.” The news for TPM is bleak; only 0.23 percent of all virtual workstations have TPM 2.0 enabled. This isn’t entirely surprising given that TPM has never been necessary for Windows, and while TPM passthrough (vTPM) exists to provide TPM to virtual computers, it is rarely utilised. Before they can upgrade to Windows 11, most VM workstations will need to be changed to get a vTPM.
“TPMs on actual servers only passed the test 1.49 percent of the time, implying that nearly 98 percent would fail to update if Microsoft develops a server operating system with identical criteria in the future. Again, there are hardly no TPM-enabled virtual servers.”