Disregard Windows 11 Upgrade Prompts

We don’t recommend upgrading to Microsoft Windows latest version, Windows 11, and here’s why:


Hardware Limitations

Due to Windows 11 requiring a new TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 chip, it causes an inability to install the operating system on older hardware. The TPM 2.0 chip is essentially a hardware backdoor to your computer that can make your computer vulnerable to attack from governments or criminal parties. Systems will also need to have at least 4GB of RAM, which filters out some low-performance Chromebooks. 

Glitches and Bugs

There are still quite a few bugs and glitches that need to be improved. For example, apps crashing, inconsistent behavior, and hardware compatibility issues. It’s been reported that settings will crash while searching certain items, Widgets aren’t functioning properly, and Bluetooth has pairing issues. Windows 11 seems to be less stable than previous versions.

Microsoft Account

Unfortunately, Windows 11 has made it mandatory to use a Microsoft account to log into your computer. Many users who care about their privacy will not approve of this. 

Design Changes

And lastly, the design changes are considerable, which means that lots of things are in different places. For those familiar with Windows 7 and 10 over the past decade, this means having to relearn where things are and how to do things, which many people simply do not have time to do. And unlike the bugs, this isn’t really something that Microsoft can fix in a new update.

Lack of Customization

Like Mac’s, Windows 11 offers poor taskbar functionality. It limits the ability to change the way the taskbar looks, which is unfortunate for Windows users who prefer customization. 

Potential For Advertisements

Lastly, Microsoft “accidentally” released a testing feature of placing ads in the taskbar. This tells us they are experimenting with putting ads in the taskbar. They quickly stated it was a mistake, however, the potential of someday seeing unwanted ads popping up inside your computer is a possibility. 

Justine Sattelberg
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