It looks like PC gamers will finally be able to embrace Windows 11, at least according to Steam’s hardware and software survey last month.
Monthly Steam surveys allow users to anonymously fill out information about the software and hardware they use. This information allows gamers, developers and Valve to see what’s popular and help guide what they have to offer on the platform.
A recent September 2022 survey gave us some interesting information: A quarter of Steam users have updated to Windows 11. A steady increase of 1.05% from the previous month is unlikely. Surprisingly, there is a slight decline in Windows 10 users. Windows 10 users comprised approximately 76% of the survey respondents on Windows systems in May 2022, at 71.4%.
Windows 10 is currently used by 71.4% of all users and is the most popular operating system. Although we may see a change in that. Because game players gradually Update their systems more. Windows 7 takes third place. The 13-year-old operating system is still going strong. Despite Apple’s insistence that the Mac can play games, macOS users accounted for only 2.36% of all respondents.
Analysis: Why People Are Reluctant to Update to Windows 11
small window That appears asking you to update your operating system is probably the most neglected pop-up ever. So it’s not surprising that there’s a slight slow burn when someone updates from Windows 10 or even Windows 7 to Windows 11.
The new Windows 11 update requires your PC to have the TPM 2.0 chip, which most newer motherboards have, but if you’re using older hardware, it’s a good idea. You’re unlikely to get TPM 2.0 support, so you can’t really update your operating system. unless you update all settings. which is a lot of effort and money to invest in the operating system You might not even like it.
In addition, change is difficult. We spend most of our time at our desks these days. Both work and play on PCs and laptops. And we’re so familiar with our system that we don’t even bother learning something new. Why would you change what you know and love when it’s really not necessary? People tend to be impatient to wait until they absolutely have to upgrade. (which is October 2025, still three years away) and gritted his teeth by then.
Microsoft hasn’t been working hard for new Windows updates, and until then. It may still be an afterthought in many people’s minds. Until they force users to update to Windows 11, we don’t foresee a huge increase in Steam’s next exploration.