Microsoft reminds of the impending death of Windows 8.1 and encourages users to upgrade to Windows 11

As Windows 8.1 lives its final hours, Microsoft wanted to remind users of the urgency to update to a newer version of its operating system. Of course, the Redmond company highlights Windows 11, even going so far as to advise buying a new PC if necessary. A way like any other to inflate the adoption rate.

Despite its release more than a year ago, Windows 1 is still struggling to establish itself among the majority of users. According to recent reports, the operating system would be installed on approximately 15% of PCs, which is certainly a fair score, but obviously not satisfactory enough for Microsoft. Fortunately for the publisher, a certain deadline could help push those numbers up a bit.

On January 10, the Redmond company will end support for Windows 8.1, after ten years of good and loyal service. The perfect opportunity for Microsoft that, for users who have stayed on the old operating system, there is a finished alternative: Windows 11. To support its point, the manufacturer uses, rightly so, the Security.

Microsoft is encouraging users to buy a new PC to upgrade to Windows 11

“While you can still use a PC running Windows 8.1, without ongoing software and security updates, your PC will be more susceptible to viruses and malware”writes Microsoft on its site before recommending “Upgrade to a version of Windows that is still supported”. Still according to the publisher, “Windows 11 is the most secure Windows ever built.”

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Of course there is a problem. Many users still cannot upgrade to Windows 11 for hardware reasons due to Microsoft’s minimum system requirements. The company also has a solution for this: buy a new PC. “When you upgrade to a new PC, you’ll find many aspects of Windows that you’ll be familiar with, but also important software and hardware innovations that weren’t available a decade ago.”explains the latter.

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