Is it Worth Installing Microsoft Windows 11 [2024]

Written By Steven Arends

You might have heard about the latest Windows 11 from one of your friends, but if you want to know everything about it in detail, this is the article you need to read.

Has Windows 11 been released?

Yes, Windows 11 is released on the 5th October of 2021. It is the newer iteration of the popular Windows operating system and a successor to Windows 10. However, only the people who have supported hardware will receive this upgrade through settings.

You don’t have anything to worry about because after reading this article, you will know everything there is to know about the latest OS from Microsoft.

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As a tech enthusiast, I closely follow Microsoft, and its latest information on Windows, so I can assure you the information on this page is very reliable.

So, let’s dive into the article as soon as you grab a cup of coffee. Just make sure you don’t skip anything important.

Is Windows 11 Any Good?

Yes, Windows 11 is a great operating system, and I say this because I have been using this as my daily driver for three months, and I didn’t face any issues yet. I also found Windows 11 to be more user-friendly for beginners because of its modern and simplistic design.

In addition to that, one of the things Microsoft enhanced with the newer Windows is gaming performance by adding some features from its Xbox counterpart, so if you are a gamer, don’t hesitate to install Windows 11.

Apart from this, you also get an enhanced experience when using multiple monitors with Windows

Check out the easiest way to Fix When Windows 11 Won’t Install.

Here are some of the best things about Windows 11:

1. Ability to Run Android Apps

Yes, the dream has become a reality. Well, sort of.

For years, people have been hoping for the ability to access the millions of innovative apps you can use on your Android device. While Microsoft wasn’t able to fully meet that expectation, it’s come very close.

Windows 11 has partnered with Amazon to introduce the ability to download and run any android app, as long as it’s available on the Amazon App Store.

Since the Amazon app store isn’t as popular as the Google play store, you lose access to a large number of applications. However, you still get access to many popular apps like Tiktok, Netflix, DisneyPlus, and many more.

You may also like to read: Fix Function Keys Stopped Working on Windows 11.

2. Ability to Create Virtual Desktops

Windows 11 also added a new feature called Virtual Desktops, and you can use this to create multiple desktops on a single monitor while also being able to customize each desktop with a different wallpaper and layout. This is perfect for people who love multitasking.

3. Ability to Use Live Widgets

Did you ever miss the small but fun widgets introduced in Windows 7? Whether you missed them or not, there is no doubt you are going to love the modern live widgets introduced in Windows 11 powered by Artificial Intelligence.

These widgets are deeply integrated into the system and easily accessible from any window through the dedicated left pane that slides out smoothly whenever you need it.

4. Ability to Use Snap Layouts and Snap Groups

If you are someone who uses the drag-to-snap feature of Windows 10 frequently, like me, you will love the new and improved Snap Layouts and Snap Groups of Windows 11.

Snap Layouts include a set of predefined layouts for snapping multiple windows to fit a desktop screen. This is just a more straightforward and quicker version of the already existing snap windows feature you are currently using.

But what takes this to another level is that you can save a set of Windows arranged in a Snap Layout as a Snap Group. This means that if you ever want to reopen that exact layout with all the Windows, you can do so directly from the taskbar.

I know you are ready to install Windows 11 right now, but you should read the next section to make yourself aware of a few things before using Windows 11 as your daily driver.

Follow our guide on VPN Not Working on Windows 11.

Are there any Major Issues with Windows 11?

The answer to whether there are any major issues with Windows 11 depends on your preferences and what you consider as major. I definitely don’t like some things about Windows 11, so read the complete list below. 

Here are the issues with Windows 11 so far:

1. Some Windows Features Only Work with Microsoft Edge Browser

While Windows allows you to use any browser of your preference like Chrome or Firefox for your daily browsing needs, some features, including the weather and integrated search, automatically open in Edge, regardless of your default browser.

So, you are kind of ‘forced’ to keep Microsoft Edge installed to be able to use some of these features fully. That said, Microsoft Edge is no longer the sluggish browser it used to be, and I actually enjoy using it as my default browser since it’s based on Chromium now.

2. Windows 10 is Better Than Windows 11 for Tablets

While Windows 11 added lots of new features, it also removed many, including a few that are great for tablets.

If you are a Microsoft Surface user, you don’t want to upgrade to Windows 11. I’m sure you love accessing the Action Center and task view on your tablet with a simple left or right swipe, but those features are eliminated from the latest Windows.

Another important feature that was purged is the swipe-down gesture to close an app.

Here’s a complete guide on how to install VLC and Make it Default on Windows 11.

3. System Requirements are too High

I was able to install Windows 10 on all my laptops without issues, but I can’t say the same for Windows 11. Most of my laptops, especially those from older generations, were unable to meet the minimum specifications for running Windows 11.

Long story short, you need a CPU that’s at least three years old, including a TPM security chip and a secure boot capable firmware, before installing Windows 11.

These specifications are not an issue if you bought your PC recently, but if you are like me and are using a PC that’s using an older CPU, you won’t be able to run Windows 11.

Thankfully, there is actually an unofficial workaround that I used to install Windows 11. You can find an article about this on our website.

4. Customizations to Taskbar are Limited

If you frequently use the taskbar from the right or left orientation, you are going to be disappointed after installing Windows 11 since Microsoft removed several customization abilities of the taskbar, including the ability to move the taskbar around.

You can’t resize the icons or the taskbar anymore, and even the date and time aren’t visible on all monitors when using multiple monitors. There are so many inconsistencies with the taskbar that it feels so incomplete.

I really hope Microsoft introduces an update that resolves these issues.

Follow our guide to Fix Update Error 8024402F on Windows 11.


Is Windows 10 better than Windows 11?

No, Windows 10 is not better than Windows 11. Windows 11 includes many features like limiting background processes and focusing on the foreground applications to improve the overall performance.

Will my laptop support Windows 11?

Yes, your laptop will get Windows 11 as long as it’s running on a CPU that’s at least three years old and it meets the minimum specifications to install Windows 11. Your laptop should also be running on the latest version of Windows 10 to receive the Windows 11 update.

Is Windows 11 easier than Windows 10?

Yes, Windows 11 is easier than Windows 10, thanks to its simplistic design language and modern layouts. If you are just beginning to learn using Windows, it will definitely be simpler to start with Windows 11.

Is Windows 11 faster on older computers?

Yes, Windows 11 is faster on older computers, according to Microsoft’s Vice President of Enterprise management. Steve Dispensa spoke for a long time regarding the performance improvements that Windows 11 will be introducing.

Final Thoughts

To sum it all up, if you have a PC that meets all the hardware requirements needed for running Windows 11, you shouldn’t hesitate to install it. Although Windows 11 has a long list of problems, the performance enhancements outweigh all the issues.

If you need additional assistance installing Windows 11, there is already an article on this website. Thanks for reading this article, and have a great day!

About The Author
Steven Arends is a computer science graduate and tech enthusiast with over 10 years of experience in the field. He has a vast collection of computer hardware and loves exploring the latest advancements. As a contributing author to 10Scopes, Steven shares his expertise to make the world of technology more accessible and easier to understand for all readers.

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