Are you upgrading to Windows 11?

Windows 11 Wallpaper
Windows 11 Wallpaper (Image credit: Microsoft via Aggiornamenti Lumia)

It's been a long, hard road to reach Windows 11. We've lost comrades. We've scaled TPM mountains a mile high. And now, our struggle to the October 5, 2021 finish line has been rewarded. We are here.

For those of you who already know exactly what Windows 11 is and don't need it (literally) fed to you, what's your move? Are you already on Microsoft's latest and greatest (sort of) OS, or are you abstaining? Do you plan to upgrade during launch week, or are you stuck with a device that prevents you from making the jump?

A lot of people are choosing not to hop into the Windows 11 pool for a variety of reasons, chief among them that not everyone trusts the OS to be bug-free just yet. It's a fair concern given that, well, W11 is not bug-free.

Others can't ascend Mt. Windows because their systems do not meet Microsoft's CPU and TPM requirements. For those folks, remember: You can force Windows 11 onto machines via the media creation tool. Your PC doesn't have to meet the strict requirements to a T in order for you to join in on the fun.

Perhaps you're just not about the whole thing and have decided that Windows 11 doesn't matter. Or perhaps you love Windows 11's best features and are happy you're already using the operating system on every device in your home.

Whatever the case may be, vote and let us know what you're feeling. Perhaps you have reasons for abstaining from upgrading that aren't covered here. In that case, share! There are a lot of PCs in the world and infinite reasons for why any of them may, or may not, have Windows 11 already.

Robert Carnevale

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to