Windows 11 has been on the market for quite some time now. However, Microsoft has not yet finished settling many of its outstanding accounts. That is to say, it has not been able to turn it into a fascinating alternative for those who use Windows 10. Let us remember that this operating system did not get off to a good start either. However, in the end, it has become one of the best versions of Windows that Microsoft has launched.
The truth is that the image that has been generated around Windows 11 is not good. Although to be honest, in this case it is not just a question of image. In reality, this operating system has problems that have not yet been solved. We could say that it is clearly inferior to Windows 10 in certain aspects. This situation is aggravated by the controversial issue of updates. Let’s keep in mind that they continue to arrive loaded with bugs. In summary, we are in front of a not flattering perspective on Windows 11.
I know that many of you have doubts about whether it is really worth making the leap to Windows 11, especially now that it has received several updates and in theory is in a more mature state. In this article, I am going to give you six very clear reasons why it is better to continue with Windows 10. In fact, we will provide reasons that are based on a completely objective basis, and do not represent an opinion.
Windows 10 runs better than Windows 11 on less powerful hardware
It is a fact that Windows 10 is a very complete and perfectly functional operating system. In addition, it is also much less demanding than Windows 11 at the hardware level. This is clear from the moment we see the minimum requirements of each of these two operating systems. Even when we use them on computers that exceed these minimum requirements, the performance difference is great.
For example, a PC configured with 4 GB of RAM and a dual-core CPU and four threads offers a fairly good user experience with Windows 10, but we can not say the same if we install Windows 11, because as soon as the system starts almost all the RAM is occupied, and the performance is quite poor.
It is a fact that Windows 11 does not work well with 4 GB of RAM. On the other hand, even if we use Windows 11 on a computer configured with 8 GB of RAM, which is twice as much as the minimum requirements, the experience will not be fully satisfactory either. Moreover, the result will only be really acceptable for basic usage scenarios and minimal multitasking.
No doubt about it, Windows 11 is more demanding than Windows 10 at hardware level. In addition, it works worse with configurations, in which this last one usually moves quite well. If you have a modest PC, do not doubt it, it is better that you stay in Windows 10. In case you have a powerful PC and you are thinking about jumping to this operating system, continue reading, because you have reasons to think it a little more.
Windows 11 continues to give performance problems
This is also a fact. A couple of years ago, a major issue was confirmed that reduced the performance of Ryzen processors on Windows 11. Over time, similar issues have arisen that again reduced the performance of AMD’s Ryzen processors. They even affected other important components, such as the graphics card.
Microsoft has been unable to generate a scenario of confidence that encourages the user to make the leap to Windows 11. This is especially serious if we talk about those who use an AMD Ryzen processor. In r since they have been the most affected by these performance issues and these problems have been repeated on more than one occasion.
Microsoft has been unable to generate a scenario of confidence that encourages the user to make the leap to Windows 11. This is especially serious if we talk about those who use a Ryzen processor from AMD. These performance problems have repeatedly affected them the most on more than one occasion
It is a frustrating situation
It is not fair to have a powerful processor that far exceeds the requirements of Windows 11. And also meets the requirements of the games and applications we use, and see that it does not develop its full potential and performs less than it should. And all because Windows 11 has problems that should have already been fully resolved. To this we must add that, even when they seemed to have been overcome, these issues have returned.
In the end, the key is in that situation of insecurity that Windows 11 continues to generate, particularly with certain components. Fortunately, we will not encounter these problems in Windows 10. By this, I do not mean that the latter is a perfect and error-free operating system. However, the reality is that it does not give all the difficulties that we are seeing in Windows 11.
Windows 11 interface can be improved and has important shortcomings
This is a common reason for not upgrading to Windows 11. Moreover, it is a fact supported by multiple reports. Let’s think that doing simple things like creating a new folder is more complicated and time-consuming in Windows 11 than in Windows 10. The Windows 11 interface is less intuitive and the start menu is clearly inferior. This includes the design and functions. In addition, Microsoft has implemented counterproductive changes. Things that were very easy to do in Windows 10, now require more steps in Windows 11. The experience can become frustrating for less experienced users.
Let’s keep in mind that each user is a particular world. So not everyone has the ability to adapt and assimilate the new interface. Using this interface becomes even more complicated when it’s not as intuitive as the one in Windows 11
Windows 10 is a more reliable and more mature operating system
Certainly, the beginnings of Windows 10 were not easy. In fact, in its debut, it was quite criticized. Let’s remember that it was involved in the controversy of Microsoft’s “forced” free updates. In addition, users generally felt that Windows 7 was still the winner, precisely because of its maturity and stability.
The fact is that, over the years, Microsoft has released numerous updates that have significantly improved Windows 10, both in terms of interface and functions. In addition to security and stability. As a result, they ultimately shaped one of the best operating systems the company has released so far. Therefore, so far it remains one of the best options today.
Windows 10 is more stable, more mature, has fewer bugs. On the other hand, it is also an operating system that gets along well with older hardware. Finally, it is able to work optimally with configurations that are not compatible with Windows 11.
Windows 10 will continue to be supported until 2025
This point is also important, since Windows 10 still has more than two years of assured support. Consequently, you should not be in a hurry to upgrade to Windows 11. This operating system will receive its last updates in October 2025. Therefore, after that date it will be completely abandoned.
If you continue using Windows 10 after the end date of support, you will not have any problems in the short term. Most likely not even in the medium term. Although in the end it will be advisable that you start to consider upgrading to a more modern operating system that continues to receive support and security updates. Especially because the holes and security concerns will accumulate in Windows 10 over time, and will not be solved.
With this in mind, it is not a bad idea to wait another year or two for Windows 11 to finish maturing. This may end up saving us a lot of grief. In addition, it allows us to enjoy the operating system at another level, as long as Microsoft does its homework and polishes it properly during that period of time.
Windows 11 receives problematic updates
This is something that is not going to change in the short or medium term. If we look at the history of updates that Windows 11 has been receiving, we will realize that the problems have been practically a constant. In the end, Microsoft tends to release updates that do not seem to have gone through a strict enough testing process.
In the end, this results in the end user becoming just another beta tester. So in some cases there are serious bugs and errors that end up with Microsoft recommending the uninstallation of a particular update. This is not something new, and that has also happened with Windows 10. However, or right now, the situation has improved significantly with that operating system. In reality, Windows 11 has become Microsoft’s great unfinished business.
On the other hand, I remind you of the usual advice whether you are using Windows 10 or Windows 11. If possible, postpone them until you see what results they are giving in general. It is also good to evaluate the opinions of the users to see if they have really arrived in an acceptable state, or if the opposite has happened.