According to a study, Windows 7 is the second most popular operating system. Microsoft itself hopes that Windows 7 users will move to Windows 11. Surveys show, 65% of Windows 7 users will update to Windows 11 when it is officially released at the end of the year.
However, the problem is that very few PCs or laptops currently running Windows 7 are eligible to upgrade to the latest Windows. This is because the new operating system only supports Intel 8th Gen or AMD Zen 2 processors. The user’s device must also have current TPM 2.0 support. This is one of the obstacles for many people to switch operating systems.
In addition, Microsoft also emphasized that even if a PC running Windows 7 meets the requirements, users will not be allowed to upgrade directly to Windows 11. Because devices running Windows 7 are not provided with a direct method to upgrade data to the latest Windows.
“Most of the devices available for purchase now will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. You will have the option of upgrading, clean install or reimage to Windows 11. For Windows 7 devices that meet the hardware requirements, you will have to install completely fresh or switch to Windows. 10. Next, upgrade to Windows 11 directly,” said Microsoft, quoted from Softpedia. Therefore, the whole process will require additional work. Mainly for backing up data.