Should You Upgrade To Windows 11?

Man using Windows 11 on laptop

Written by: Jay H.

Windows 11 marks the next chapter in Microsoft’s operating system sega. If you’re currently using Windows 10, you’re likely free to upgrade at any time as long as you meet the requirements. But the question remains – should you upgrade to Windows 11 or stick with Windows 10?

Thankfully, you’re not forced to update. Microsoft has promised to provide support for Windows 10 through 2025, meaning you have a few years before you might have to make the switch. If you’re considering upgrading, here are a few things you should know first.

Your computer might not meet the requirements

Microsoft faced significant backlash when unveiling its hardware requirements for Windows 11. Notably, its TPM 2.0 requirement shut out a lot of older PCs. Before you get your hopes up, make sure you check that your PC is eligible for upgrading. To do so, click Start and type Windows Update. You should then see a message informing you if your computer meets the minimum system requirements or not.

Microsoft message informing the user that their PC meets the minimum system requirements to upgrade to Windows 11.

Some Windows 10 features are gone

Some features available in Windows 10 are removed in Windows 11. Before you upgrade, look at the list of deprecations and removals and ensure that Microsoft hasn’t removed anything you depend upon. If they have, it may be worth postponing your upgrade.

There may be bugs and errors

Since Windows 11 is so new, there are bound to be plenty of bugs and errors the developers have yet to fix. Most may not impact you, but others could hinder your productivity and create hassles. If you’re concerned about running into bugs, we recommend delaying upgrading to Windows 11 so Microsoft’s developers have time to patch the most significant flaws.

If not now, then when?

Windows 11 may seem shiny and exciting, but under the surface, it’s really Windows 10 with a facelift. So before you jump the gun, you may want to consider postponing your upgrade to Windows 11. There are simply too many problems and bugs that you may encounter if you upgrade immediately.

We recommend waiting for Window 11’s first major update before you make the leap. This will give Microsoft’s dev team plenty of time to fix pesky bugs and improve the user experience. Rumour has it that the first big update will be this spring, so if you can hold out, we highly recommend it.

If you still want to make the leap, check out our guide on how to install Windows 11. Just don’t be surprised if you run into a few bugs in the new operating system.

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