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New Study Reveals only 40% of Business Laptops can Run Windows 11

Recent Study Reveals Less than Half of Business Laptops are Ready for Windows 11 Migration

Windows 11 will only be able to run on about 40% of all enterprise laptops, according to a recent study by Nexthink, which examined 3.12 devices…

Windows 11 is already gaining a notorious reputation for its high-level requirements. Microsoft says machines must have 1GHz in processing, with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip (SoC). Additionally, at least 4GB of RAM, along with 64GB of available storage. Of course, not every computer contains the necessary components to handle Windows 11. Now, there’s ample evidence of just how many devices are capable.

Recent Study Reveals Less than Half of Business Laptops are Ready for Windows 11 Migration

Recent research from Nexthink found that fewer than half of all business machines are equipped to run Windows 11. In fact, a lot less than 50% of all enterprise computers. The IT service management company analyzed 3.12 million anonymized devices across 457 organizations, discovering only 40% of all business devices are ready to migrate over to Windows 11. This, regardless of the fact that this new version will become Microsoft’s primary operating system by October of 2025.

Among the corporations included in the study, just over 35% reported not being prepared for upgrading, but 25% state they are “almost there.” Fortunately, the average upgrade time is only 15 minutes.

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