Since the release of Microsoft’s newest OS, Windows 11, users have complained about it. Starting from hardware requirements to performance issues and complicated UI, a lot about Windows 11 has not managed to satisfy the needs of users all over the world.
Usually, when a new OS comes out, it comes with a lot of changes. Some good and some bad. These changes need some time to adjust but eventually, users settle down. But with Windows 11, the complaints have not died down. It keeps building up and up.
So, what could be the reason behind so much hate for Windows 11? Here in this article, we will discuss why Windows 11 sucks.
Reasons Behind Why Windows 11 Sucks
Windows 11 is a lot different from its predecessors. However, these changes are not as great as they may seem at first. Some are so annoying that users all over the world have complained about them. Here are some of the reasons why Windows 11 sucks –
1. Absurd Hardware Requirements
Understandably, a newer version of an OS would require higher-end hardware to run. But Windows 11 hardware requirements are simply absurd. While Windows 10 can run on almost any PC, Windows 11 requires very specific hardware to properly run it.
Some of the hardware requirements include having TPM 2.0 chip and the processor needs to be 8th generation or some selected 7th generation for Intel, and 2nd generation for AMD. Most people have a PC that is several years old that does not meet these requirements. These hardware upgrades are pricey as well. So, it can be very tough for them to upgrade to Windows 11.
2. Complicated Default Browser Settings
The default browser of Windows 11 is Microsoft Edge, the same as its predecessor. It is made by Microsoft and comes pre-installed with every version of Windows 11. Understandably, Microsoft would want to promote its own browser. But the way they do it is complicated and annoying.
The annoyance comes when you want to change your default browser. if you’re using a different browser than Microsoft Edge and you want to make it your default, you have to follow this –
1.. Go to Settings.
2. Navigate to Apps > Default Apps.
3. Now search for the browser you want to make your default and click on it.
4. Here, you have to change the default browser for all the extensions.
This process is complicated and tedious. And if that wasn’t enough, a pop-up will keep on trying to make you change your mind about making that browser your default and use Microsoft Edge instead. This is quite annoying and time-consuming.
3. Non-Customizable Taskbar
Everyone likes to make their PC different from everyone else. This is true for even the taskbar. But in Windows 11, you can’t do that. Yes, the taskbar is non-customizable. You can’t move it, nor hide it, and you can’t change the icon sizes either. And if you’re using dual monitors then you can’t even see the time on your secondary monitor.
Another annoyance is that unlike Windows 10, you can’t go to the Task Manager by right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting task manager from the list. Like us, most people were very used to doing this and the removal of this feature is baffling.
4. Complicated Start Menu
The start menu needs to be the menu that takes us to our programs quickly and then disappears. However, the start menu on Windows 11 is full of useless app recommendations that you probably don’t use. And to see the full list of your apps, you have to click the All-Apps option and then you can see all the apps that are on your PC.
What’s more, is that you can’t remove the recommended apps or folders. This means, your most accessed files and folders will be on display as soon as you open the start menu. So, if anyone else uses your PC or stands next to you, they will be able to see it. Like many, we do not want to show our most accessed files because it feels like an invasion of privacy.
5. Unnecessary Bloatware
This issue was present with Windows 10 as well where Microsoft would embed their unnecessary products. But in Windows 11, they have gone one step further and now embed programs from other companies as well. Some of the unnecessary bloatware are – Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Spotify, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why is Windows 11 so laggy?
Programs on Windows 11 can seem very laggy when the OS does not meet the hardware requirements. It could also be because of junk files on your PC.
Can I downgrade from Windows 11?
To downgrade from Windows 11, you will need to do a clean install. This means, backing up all your files and re-installing all your apps.
Windows 11 has come out with a lot of new features but with the cost of productive muscle memory and lost functionality. Hence why most people have shown their grievances against Windows 11. We hope we were able to help you understand why Windows 11 sucks. If you want to discuss it further, please do not hesitate to contact us in the comments section.