What is the difference between Windows 11 and Windows 10?

What is the difference between Windows 11 and Windows 10?

What is the difference between Windows 11 and Windows 10?

 In this article, we will examine the differences and similarities of Windows 10 and 11 to see which of them has a better performance in meeting the needs of users.

Last year, Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 as its latest operating system with major changes and made it available to users. Aside from the new features, one of the best features, and in fact the differences between Windows 11 and previous generations, is that we can run Android applications without the need for an emulator. Of course, this feature is currently in the initial version and there is still a lot of work to be done on it to reach maturity, but as soon as the idea of ​​doing it comes to Microsoft's mind and is implementing it, it's great news.

With the unveiling of Windows 11, Microsoft announced that only a series of users with special systems can install it, and older systems will not be able to install Windows 11 because they do not have a series of hardware capabilities. Although there were later ways to circumvent this strict Microsoft rule, in general, this version of Microsoft's operating system, like previous operating systems, was not a hassle-free update.

Apart from that, a number of other good features have been added to Windows 11, the most important of which are the appearance of the operating system. The settings are now better, the stability of the operating system is much better than when Windows 10 was first introduced, and many other good things that we will try to point out in the following.

Of course, what we are going to address in this article are the differences between Windows 10 and 11 and whether the new Windows is better overall and it is worthwhile to prefer it to Windows 10. It should be noted that Windows 10 has now reached the maximum level of stability and the operating system is extremely good. As a result, in order for Windows 11 to compete with it, it has to offer more than just a sleek look. So we recommend that you join us to see what the main difference between the two operating systems is.

In this article, we will address the following:

  • Windows 11 vs. Windows 10: Do we need to install the new operating system?
  • Windows 11 vs. Windows 10: Performance differences
  • Windows 11 vs. Windows 10: Bugs
  • The difference between the Start menu and Taskbar
  • Multitasking and support for external monitors
  • Tablet mode
  • Microsoft Store
  • Compatibility
  • Support and update cycle

Windows 11 vs. Windows 10: Do we need to install the new operating system?

Earlier, we published an article stating that Windows 11 has a series of weaknesses that may not be to the liking of any user who wants to leave Windows 10, which is accustomed to all its capabilities, and install a new operating system. Because the most important feature of Windows 11 that distinguishes it from other Windows is the ability to support Android applications that are not yet ready and Microsoft is working on it. So perhaps for some users, Windows 11 should go beyond what is said.

First of all, just like Windows 10, which was free to upgrade from Windows 7 and 8.1, Windows 11 will be free if you want to move from the previous version. But as mentioned, there are a number of hardware prerequisites that you must have to be able to install the new Windows. Among these cases, we should mention TPM 2.0, which we explained in the article.

Of course, users who use newer Microsoft devices, or newer systems running Windows 10, can easily upgrade to Windows 11. The company itself has accelerated the release of this update for eligible systems, and it now appears that anyone who could upgrade to the operating system should now have access to it.

As mentioned above, Windows 11 can even be installed on systems that do not have the required hardware, bypassing Microsoft restrictions. To do this, you need to make changes to the Windows registry, which, of course, is said to be strongly opposed by Microsoft, and does not provide important security updates for this group of users.

If you plan to move to Windows 11, keep in mind that you only have 10 days to return to Windows 10 if you regret it. So be sure to be careful when making your decision, and during these two days, scrutinize the new Windows account so that if you are not satisfied, you can go back to Windows 10. Because if you want to install Windows 10 after 10 days, you must delete your data completely. Of course, a number of professional users install both windows together, which is a bit risky.

With these interpretations, you have to decide whether you want to move to Windows 11 or not. Keep in mind that the new Windows has a number of new and attractive features, and a number of good features have been removed from it and are available through the Windows Store. Also, if you are a gamer, Windows 11 has a number of proprietary features for you, including automatic HDR, Direct Storage for faster communication between graphics and SSD memory, and improved gaming experience in Windowed (non-full screen) mode.

Windows 11 vs. Windows 10: Performance differences

Compared to Windows 11, Windows 11 slightly improves the speed of your computer. In a video via YouTube, Microsoft noted the superiority of its new operating system in this regard, saying that the high speed of Windows 11 is more due to the way it manages the system's processing resources. This way the operating system is now highly optimized and knows how much hardware it should involve.

According to Microsoft, Windows 11 is now focusing on an application that is running and somehow provides system resources so that the user can work with it without any problems such as slow or lag. In its tests, while the CPU pressure was at 90%, Microsoft opened a large Excel file to show how in Windows 11, despite the high hardware pressure, the system can focus on the running application and put it in Give priority. Redmond says that in the Windows Shell section, which is actually powered by the Start menu and visual effects, the same resource management system is used to make everything run as optimally as possible.

Other performance-related changes in Windows 11 go back to when you wake Windows from Sleep. According to Microsoft, RAM is now in sleep mode, while other components are inactive. This causes it to boot 25% faster than Windows 10 when you turn on Windows 11.

Since the Edge browser in Windows 11 is the default and optional browser, there are a number of good advantages that can help you improve your user experience. Microsoft says the browser allows users to put a number of tabs to sleep, saving 32% of RAM and 37% of CPU usage. Other features that improve the performance of Windows 11 include less space for applications and browser cache. In Windows 11, background activity has been significantly reduced and the speed of running apps has been significantly increased.

Windows 11 vs. Windows 10: Bugs

Windows 11 is Microsoft's latest operating system; So it's natural to have bugs. Remember Windows 10? In 2015, the operating system alone pushed Windows Mobile into the abyss of destruction because it had so many bugs that it brought users to the surface. On the other hand, the performance of this operating system was not good at all on PCs, but a year or two later, Microsoft released so many updates for it that Windows 10 finally reached stability.

Windows 11 was expected to have a lot of bugs because of the big changes compared to Windows 10, but fortunately, from personal experience, these bugs were not as large or as small as the Windows 10 bugs. Microsoft also releases updates immediately after any problems so that users do not have problems.

We are not saying that Windows 11 does not have bugs, it happens that the number of bugs is high, but compared to Windows 10 when it was first released, the number of bugs is really small and tolerable. However, Windows 10 no longer has the weird bug and has been able to achieve full stability. Of course, both operating systems now have a common bug. You've probably heard that they have problems with a series of AMD processors from the Raizen series and are lagging behind in their daily tasks. This is due to a hardware bug and is not directly related to Windows. AMD announced that in May 2022, the month we are in, it will release an update for its motherboards and will fix this problem. At present, thanks to the explanations published by Microsoft, this problem can be solved by using the external TPM chip.

Another bug that was found in the very early versions of Windows 11 caused systems with AMD chips to play games by up to 15%, which has now been fixed. The performance of SSDs also declined at some point, which was addressed by Microsoft with an update.

A major problem with Windows 11 is that it's what the operating system does very well; That is the function of Rome. Normally, when you do light work, RAM management is great, but when you open multiple files, you see that a lot of RAM space is occupied, and even after you close those files, the occupied space is not completely empty. Of course, this problem has not occurred to everyone, but it still exists. But in Windows 10, which at one point had exactly the same problem, we no longer see it.

Of course, a series of bugs may not exist for everyone or may even be solved. In Windows 11, for example, it is sometimes not possible to drag some of the files on the screen, the graphics and CPU usage increases dramatically if multiple files are executed, and many other things, the expression of each of which is beyond the scope of text. To see the bugs in Windows 11, just enter the phrase Feedback Hub in the Windows search box and open the application designed by Microsoft to send feedback. In the opened panel, by clicking on the Feedback section, you can see the bugs for which users have given feedback to Microsoft, or even vote for them.

The difference between the Start menu and Taskbar

One of the areas in which Windows 11 has changed significantly compared to Windows 10 is the Start menu and Taskbar. We can not say whether these changes were positive or negative, but I personally liked the old Start menu more. In the new Windows, the taskbar is in the middle, but it is also possible to move it to the left, and it is not possible to drag the icon of a program and add it to the taskbar.

If you want to see all the information at once in the Start menu, Windows 11 does not do as well as Windows 10. But there are a number of positive points about this start menu, the most important of which is its simplification. You now only see the list of most used applications and documents, and nothing else. At first glance, though, things may seem crowded, and it may take a while to get used to.

As mentioned, many changes have taken place in Taskbar. Cortana has now been removed and replaced with a search icon. If you want to use Cortana, you must download and install its application. The Windows timeline is no longer available in Windows 11. Microsoft decided to remove this feature and instead unveil the possibility of Microsoft Edge syncing. Where there was a timeline, we now see icons for the virtual desktop.

Another big change is that there is an icon for widgets that can be seen on the left side of the taskbar. By clicking on this icon, you can access all your widgets at once. Of course, this icon shows the temperature of your area, but when you click on it, it will take you to the widgets menu. It should be noted that support for third- party widgets will be added to Windows 11 soon, so that each application has its own widget, and this will be really great and useful.

These things are also completely natural. Windows 11 has just been released and we should not expect the sky to be different from the old Windows. Of course, Microsoft is working on more features and wants to add them to Windows 11 in the near future. These include improving the execution of Android applications in Windows, as well as the ability to create and pin folders to File Explorer.

Multitasking and support for external monitors

You may have heard that Microsoft has improved Windows 11 in terms of multitasking. In practice, this is exactly the case. Windows 11 is an operating system capable of performing multiple tasks simultaneously. Although there are bugs, but without considering them, we can see progress. Some expected these features to be added to Windows 10, but the bad news is that Microsoft has designed them specifically for its new Windows.

In Windows 11, users can improve system performance in multitasking through the Snap Layouts section. This feature, when you hover the mouse pointer over a square icon (enlarge a running window), shows you the various modes where windows can be placed side by side, which you can select according to your needs. In Windows 10, this is not done so easily, nor with this quality.

External monitor support is also much better in Windows 11. This operating system can now remember what windows you left open on your external monitor. It then saves them, and when you reconnect the monitor to the system after disconnecting, it displays the windows in the same order. This did not happen in Windows 10, and it was one of the biggest problems with the operating system, which fortunately is not known in Windows 11.

A recent update has been released by Microsoft that allows users to view the date and time on all their external monitors. It seems that the American company wants to add more features to the Snap Layouts of Windows 11, such as dragging a window in the middle of the screen to see the different positions of the windows side by side.

Tablet mode

In Windows 10, tablet mode is relatively old, turning your system into a full-screen start menu. This is no longer the case in Windows 11. In fact, tablet mode now brings you more of an iPad-like experience, and you can easily switch between desktop and tablet mode. You will feel these changes more, especially on touch screens. Microsoft has even introduced attractive visual effects to open and close windows and switch between desktops, which enhances the user experience. None of these cases are seen in Windows 10, and we do not know why Microsoft does not improve it.

Microsoft Store

The Microsoft Store in Windows 11 has become the turning point of this operating system. Although you do not see much difference between them in appearance, this store now, thanks to the Amazon store, also supports a limited number of Android apps natively without the need for an emulator. This feature is not available in Windows 10 because Windows 11 has it because of a new feature called Windows Subsystem for Android. It is also possible to download win32 files such as Firefox in the Windows 11 store, which we do not see in Windows 10.

This store is a small part of Microsoft's efforts to increase the number of applications on the Windows platform. It is interesting to know that even the Epigames store is currently in the Microsoft store and the American company does not receive any commission from it. An interesting move that is made in the hope of increasing the number of applications and motivating developers, and it remains to be seen what the results will be.


For many users, the difference between Windows 10 and 11 is more because of their compatibility. Windows 11 may be the only Microsoft operating system that has a number of hardware prerequisites to install it. If Microsoft's official talk is the norm, users who want to get the most out of Windows 11 should have Intel 8th or newer processors or AMD Raiser 2000 series processors or higher on their system.

With this policy, many users of desktop systems lost control of the new Windows and could not install it. Intel 8th generation processors in 2017 and Raizen 2000 series chips will also arrive in 2018. Simply put, if your computer is more than 4 years old, you probably can not install Windows 11 on it and you should consider buying a new system. This can also play a very important role in deciding between Windows and Windows 10.

Another is the TPM 2.0 chip, which is available on many newer systems. Additionally, boot mode must be set to UEFI Secure Boot. If your processor is new, you have nothing to worry about.

As mentioned earlier, there is a way to bypass Microsoft and install Windows 11 on an older system, but we do not recommend it. Because Microsoft is very sensitive about this issue and claims that it does not send the necessary security updates for these systems. If you still want to do this, you can use the Media Creation Tool, which does not check for hardware requirements.

Support and update cycle

Microsoft wants to upgrade to Windows 10 by 2025. An admirable move that makes this operating system stay in the company's update cycle for another 3 years and its total support period reaches 10 years. It has recently been announced that this Windows receives updates once a year. The latest update of this operating system will be released in November (late autumn) this year.

Windows 11, however, is still covered by Microsoft and will not be retiring any time soon. This new operating system is set to receive a whole new set of capabilities, which means that the experience of working with it will be even greater than what we see now. So if you want the latest and most unique experiences, Windows 11 can meet your needs. If you are waiting for this operating system to reach full stability, Windows 10 can be a good waiting room for you.


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