• Most corporate PCs can’t install Windows 11, study says

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    ISSUE 18.42 • 2021-11-01


    Brian Livingston

    By Brian Livingston

    Microsoft has issued many, shall we say, evolving requirements for Windows 11 — confusing people about which devices actually qualify — but now a study of 30 million machines worldwide reveals the answer: at least 55% of PCs used by businesses don’t meet Win11’s upgrade requirements.

    Surprisingly, the incompatibility is not due mainly to Microsoft’s insistence that version 2 of a motherboard-based device called a Trusted Platform Module be installed and enabled before a machine can upgrade to Win11.

    Instead, more than 55% of PCs lack a new-enough CPU to meet the requirements, according to Esben Dochy, technical product evangelist for Lansweeper, the Belgium-based tech-management firm that conducted the study.

    Read the full story in the AskWoody Plus Newsletter 18.42.0 (2021-11-01).
    This story also appears in the AskWoody Free Newsletter 18.42.F (2021-11-01).