7 Big Reasons Not to Upgrade to Windows 11

Despite the fact that Microsoft says that Windows 11 is an improvement from Windows 10, especially in terms of visuals, many users actually feel that Windows 11 is not really better than Windows 10. Visually, Windows 11 is much fresher, but Microsoft is doing a number of changes that make productivity when using Windows 11 not as good as when using Windows 10. 

Here are 7 reasons why you don't need to upgrade to Windows 11 and just stick with Windows 10.

7 Big Reasons Not to Upgrade to Windows 11

Big Reasons Not to Upgrade to Windows 11

1. Demand strict hardware specifications

To be able to install Windows 11 and run it optimally, the user's PC must be compatible with the requested hardware specifications. If Windows 10 can be easily installed on old PCs, the same thing unfortunately cannot be done on Windows 11.

One of the specification requests from Windows 11 is the presence of TPM 2.0 which most older motherboards don't have. Bypassing the TPM 2.0 check when installing Windows 11 can actually be done so that Windows 11 can run on older PCs, but Microsoft says that they don't promise update support or drivers for PCs that do that method. Read also 7 Big Reasons Not to Upgrade to Windows 11

2. The Start Menu is "downgrade" from the one in Windows 10

Until now, the Start Menu has become one of the best features that Windows has, through which users can more easily access applications installed on their PC. Windows 11 offers a new Start Menu with a new design and a center position, which unfortunately many users don't like.

One of the reasons is that the Start Menu prioritizes "Pinned" and "Recommended" on the main page. So, to be able to access all applications, users must first click "All apps". On the Start Menu in Windows 10, users don't need to do that to be able to access all applications.

3. Can't open Task Manager from Taskbar

Through the Task Manager, users are given the convenience to kill applications or processes that are running, with just one click. There are many ways to access the Task Manager, but one that is often used is to right-click on the Taskbar and select Task Manager.

Unfortunately, the option to open the Task Manager via the Taskbar in Windows 11 is missing. So, if you want to access the Task Manager easily, users can only do so via the Start Menu (by right-clicking the Start Menu and selecting Task Manager) or via a shortcut with the key combination Ctrl + Shift + Esc.

4. Fewer menu options when right-clicking on a file

In Windows 10, when you right-click on a file or folder, all menu options such as "Create shortcut", "Edit", "Print" and "Scan with Windows Defender" will appear. Unfortunately, in order to be able to give a new and fresh impression for Windows 11, Microsoft decided to simplify the menu choices when clicking on a file or folder.

Users can actually display all menu options like in Windows 10, but must first select "Show more options" after right-clicking, or directly but via the Shift + F10 combination shortcut.

5. Requirement to connect to Microsoft account

Microsoft has continued to push the mandatory use of Microsoft Accounts on Windows in recent years. However, many Windows users find such a necessity to be annoying, especially for those who just want to use their PC without having to be connected to the internet.

Unfortunately, through Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22557, Microsoft requires a Microsoft Account for future installations of Windows 11, including Windows 11 Pro. So, just like Windows 11 Home, apart from a Microsoft account, an internet connection is also needed during installation.

6. How to replace the default application which is more difficult

In order to change the default application in Windows 11, the user must individually set each file type to the application that you want to become the default. That is, instead of setting one time for all file types, like KMPlayer wants to be the default application for all video types, users have to individually set up each file type like MKV, 3GP, AVI, MP4 and more.

Fortunately, Microsoft is reportedly working on an update in Windows 11 to make it easier for users to set their default browser. Hopefully, the update extends to other apps like the video and photo apps.

7. Built-in antivirus that still needs additional antivirus

Microsoft provides Windows 11 with a built-in antivirus in the form of Windows Security which incidentally is strong enough to simply see if a virus has entered from an external device or if there is anything suspicious from the site being visited. But if for other security features such as a password manager or VPN, Windows Windows Security is not equipped with it. Therefore, even though you already have a built-in antivirus,

Windows 11 still needs additional antivirus such as extra protection, which makes it not much different for security matters from Windows 10.

Those were some of the reasons why you shouldn't upgrade to Windows 11. After reading the reviews above, are you even more reluctant to upgrade or are you even more interested in Windows 11?

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