Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system market share climbed past its usage share of 23.1%, according to AdDuplex’s latest June 2022 survey. The operating system managed to make an unimpressive 3.4 percentage point gain in two months. from 19.7% in April 2022 to 23.1% in June 2022.
The 3.4% gain over two months shows that Windows 11 is still growing, albeit at a relatively slow pace. This is the first time that the market share exceeds 20% after the April 2022 report. However, Windows 11 still lags behind the other versions of operating systems.
According to AdDuplex, the most popular version of Windows is Windows 10 21H2, also known as Windows 10 November 2021 Update (November 2021 Update), and holds the number one position according to Windows market share. Windows 10 21H2 has seen its market share increase from 35% in April 2022 to 38.1% in June 2022.
Windows 10 21H2 is followed by Windows 10 version 21H1 in second place with a market share of 23.9%, up from 26.4% in April 2022. The third position is taken by Windows 11 21H2 with a market share of 23.1%. The report states that less than 3.5% of modern Windows PCs have been upgraded to Windows 11 in the past two months. About the same number have been added to the latest version of Windows 10.
On the other hand, older versions of Windows 10 have also declined significantly with version 20H2 dropping to 3.8% from 6.1% in April 2022, while version 2004 dropping to 5.2% from the previous 6.5% , and other older versions decreased 0.4% . The percentage of Windows Insiders builds increased slightly from 0.7% to 0.8%.
“This report is based on data collected from approximately 5,000 Windows Store apps running AdDuplex SDK v.2 (and above). The raw data analyzed was collected on the day of June 28, 2022 (UTC time), unless otherwise noted,” AdDuplex says.
About 60,000 PCs were surveyed, although it’s not clear if the numbers are a direct extension of data collected from about 5,000 apps from the Microsoft Store (formerly known as “Windows Store”) running AdDuplex SDK v.2 (and above) . So the AdDuplex study does not provide a clear picture of all the PCs in the world.