Am I the only one here crazy enough to use Windows 11 as a daily driver?


Fytuf

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I'm loving it so far, I haven't encountered a single GSOD/BSOD since installing! The upgrade process went smoothly and I was able to activate it using my old Windows 10 Pro key.
 

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No.. I use it daily and so far I have no issues with it. Should I, likely not but why not? I can reinstall 10 if something goes wrong.
 

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    Windows 11 Home - Dev Channel - 22H2
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    Banna Junior 7000 - X Series
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    Ryzen 7 2700X
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    Asus Crosshair VII Hero, X470
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    Gskill 32GB, 16GBX2 PC3000
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    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
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    Realtek (R) Audio
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    ASUS VP28UQG 28" 4K, Viotek 32" 1080p
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Spartan

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No, I am using it on my main laptop. It is much snappier and has a lot of the things that I didn't like about Windows 10 fixed like the animations are so fluid, the sounds are much better, you can now search for file extensions in app defaults like .PDF to quickly jump to the entry. I hate Windows 10 so much, this is a God sent gift.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro
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    Alienware m15 R7
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    AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
    Memory
    64 GB 4800 MHz DDR5 RAM
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    GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 16 GB GDDR6
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    Realtek Audio
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    15.6" QHD 240Hz 2ms 400-Nit Screen + Alienware 38 Curved Gaming Monitor AW3821DW
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    WQHD (3440 x 1440)
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    SK hynix Platinum P41 2TB SSD + Toshiba Kioxia KXG70PN84T094TB 4TB SSD
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    240W AC Power Adapter (supports 100-240V)
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    Noctua NT-H2 + Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads
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    Alienware Low-Profile RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard AW510K
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    Logitech MX Anywhere 3
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    1 GBPS Down / 300 MBPS Up
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Being a leaked build I'm going to wait until MS officially releases it. For now I'm using it in a VM. The only program and app that I have installed is KeePass and ShowKeyPlus.
 
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    PowerSpec B746
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    Intel Core i7-10700K
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    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
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    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
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    Realtek Audio
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    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
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    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
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    750 Watts (62.5A)
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    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
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    Logitech K270
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    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
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    ESET Internet Security
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    Windows 11 Dev
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    HP Envy x360 15-ds1083cl
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    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.0GHZ
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    16 MB DDR 4-2666
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    AMD Radeon
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    15.6"
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    1920x1080
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    PCIe NVMe M.2 512GB
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johnlgalt

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No, as I have a laptop I can install it on to really test is on bare metal.

I haven't had time to make a full backup, and until I do, I'm not installing it on my desktop - but as soon as I get that done, I'm going ot see what happens if I attempt to upgrade my 21H1 to 21996.1.
 

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    Windows 11 21H2 Current build
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    PC/Desktop
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    HomeBrew
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    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
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    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
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    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
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    Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte finish) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy finish)
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    4K x2
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    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM)
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    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
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    ZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
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    Logitech MX Master 3S
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
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    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable),Chrome, Edge/ß/Dev/Canary
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    Defender
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    CHromeOS Flex v108 Dev
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    Dell Latitude E5470
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
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    Dell
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    16 GB
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    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
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    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
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    Dell laptop display 15"
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    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
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    Dell
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    Dell
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    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
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BunnyJ

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FWIW.. Win 11 is just working and I've not encountered any issues so far. I'll keep on playing with it but as of now I like it. Again, YMMV.
 

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    Banna Junior 7000 - X Series
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    Ryzen 7 2700X
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    Asus Crosshair VII Hero, X470
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    Gskill 32GB, 16GBX2 PC3000
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    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
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    Realtek (R) Audio
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    ASUS VP28UQG 28" 4K, Viotek 32" 1080p
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    4K 3840 x 2160
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    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
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    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
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    AMD Wraith Prism LED
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brummyfan

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I have installed Win 11 in my main laptop after backing up my Win 10, I will revert to Win 10 and upgrade when it's released but I will keep my Win 10 in my second laptop until 2025 :D
 

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    Acer Predator Triton PT516-51s
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    i7-11800H
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    Countryman_TLS
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    16GB DDR4 3200 MHz
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    RTX 3070
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    Realtek
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    NE160QDM-NY1
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    2560x1600
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    WD PC SN810 512GB
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    Generic
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    Edge
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    Windows Defender
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    Windows 10(19045.2251)
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    Laptop
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    Acer Predator G9-793
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    i7-6700HQ
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    Challenger2_SKS
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    16GB DDR4 2400MHz
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    GTX1070
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    Realtek
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    Samsung 970 Evo 256GB
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    Windows Defender

bobcollard

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I tried it, did not like the lack of things like moving my taskbar to top and in spite of saying I would not loose some apps I had to reinstall several including driver for Epson printer, Translucent TB and Open Shell to replace Start menu. Also it forced install of OneDrive which I do not use. I may try it again when the "Real Windows 11" Comes out. Now back to Windows 10 21H1.
 

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    Windows11 21H2 Build 22000.184
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    HP Z230 Tower Workstation
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    Intel 4 Core i7 4790
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    HP 1905
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    16GB DDR3 1600 Mhz
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti Driver 471.96
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    Realtek High Def Driver 6.0.7548
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    Sceptre E248W LED 24" Monitor
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    1920x1280 @ 75Hz
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    (2) Two: 500GB WD Blue 3D NAND SSDs SATA C:System D:Bckp
    Model WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50
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    Model HUS724929ALE641
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    HP 400 Watt, 92% efficient
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    HP Tower
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    Lenova Black Silk 108 keys
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    Logitech M570 Track Ball Mouse
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    231.22 Mbps Down 11.85 Mbps Up Spectrum
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    Microsoft Edge Stable ver. 93.0.931.38
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    BIOS L51 v01.63 4/22/2020
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Hi there
Being a leaked build without 100% provenance that it actually came from Ms (although probably 99.99999% certain that it is - otherwise why would Ms be so robust in issuing "take down notices" on search engines and the like where it finds references to the W11 iso )

Sill would you trust an "Everyday computer" --essentially a "production status" machine running software of this type with an unknown or un proveable provenance to run this OS. Fine on test machines, Virtual machines etc etc.

Cheers
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BunnyJ

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I look at it this way,
1 It's likely from MS so I'll trust it.
2 Worst case, I have to replace the OS and software and that wouldn't take much time for me.
3 I got an update to .Net so I guess that kind of proves it's a legit version

My plan is to reinstall Win 10 today and then install the MS version of Win 11 when it comes out. It's time for me
to clean up my PC and then I can play with the new OS,, whatever they finally call it.
 

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    Banna Junior 7000 - X Series
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VII Hero, X470
    Memory
    Gskill 32GB, 16GBX2 PC3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek (R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VP28UQG 28" 4K, Viotek 32" 1080p
    Screen Resolution
    4K 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
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    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
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    NZXT 510
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    AMD Wraith Prism LED
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    Corsair
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    Amazon Generic with Cord
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    Firefox, Chrome and Edge
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    MS - Defender

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I will defo go for 11, however im still there and there cause im doing my daily job at home with this so, maybe on my laptop first. Damn it been waiting this eagerly.
 

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    Win 10 / Win 11 dual boot
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    ASUS
    CPU
    I5 11400F
    Motherboard
    590x something :D
    Memory
    2x16Gb DDR4@3200
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 970
    Sound Card
    built-in + asus strix 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    40" samsung
    Screen Resolution
    3820x1920
    Hard Drives
    Many many
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    Cant remember
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    No idea
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    Basic rollators rofl
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    Corsair K65
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    Logitech G520
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    enough
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    Edge
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    None, MS does it fine

BunnyJ

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Well.. I reinstalled 10 Home and now I have to install the software and apps
 

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    Windows 11 Home - Dev Channel - 22H2
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    Banna Junior 7000 - X Series
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    Ryzen 7 2700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VII Hero, X470
    Memory
    Gskill 32GB, 16GBX2 PC3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek (R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VP28UQG 28" 4K, Viotek 32" 1080p
    Screen Resolution
    4K 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
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    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
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    NZXT 510
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    AMD Wraith Prism LED
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    Corsair
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    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 350.50 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
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    MS - Defender

johnlgalt

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As I wrote in my leak thread - I'm waiting until Microsoft gives us a build directly to play with. Then it's on.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2 Current build
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    PC/Desktop
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    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte finish) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy finish)
    Screen Resolution
    4K x2
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    ZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable),Chrome, Edge/ß/Dev/Canary
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    CHromeOS Flex v108 Dev
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
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    Dell
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    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth

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I'm with John. I'm running only a VM at the moment, but let's see what happens tomorrow.

I do have a machine that I can sacrifice to the beta gods. It's an older machine with a 4th gen core i7 but it has 32GB RAM and nice fast NVMe storage so that might be a good test bed :)
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-11700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime Z590-A
    Memory
    128GB Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz DRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    No GPU - CPU graphics only (for now)
    Sound Card
    Realtek (on motherboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Envy 32
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1 x 1TB NVMe Gen 4 x 4 SSD
    1 x 2TB NVMe Gen 3 x 4 SSD
    2 x 512GB 2.5" SSDs
    2 x 8TB HD
    PSU
    Corsair HX850i
    Case
    Corsair iCue 5000X RGB
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black cooler + 10 case fans
    Keyboard
    CODE backlit mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1 Gb Down
    Browser
    Chromium Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Additional options installed:
    WiFi 6E PCIe adapter
    ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 PCIe adapter
  • Operating System
    Dual Boot Windows 11 Pro 22H2 and Windows 10 Pro 22H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 15-BL012DX
    CPU
    Intel i7-7500U
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Dual Intel HD 620 and Nvidia GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Built-in Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4k 15-inch
    Screen Resolution
    4k (3840 x 2160)
    Hard Drives
    1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1Gb Down
    Browser
    Chromium Edge
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    Windows Defender
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    RAM Upgraded from 16GB to 32GB WiFi Upgraded from WiFi 5 to WiFi 6 SSD upgraded from 512GB NVMe SSD to 1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD

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My question is if this copy will receive regular updates.. For example if MS release newer build on 24th, will this build get update to that?, since i already activated it and everything.
 

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    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus ROG Strix G15
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 4800H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    512GB M.2 SSD
    Keyboard
    REDRAGON KALI K577R
    Mouse
    Logitech G102
    Internet Speed
    100MB/s
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    Chrome
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    Kaspersky

johnlgalt

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I'm guessing here - but I suspect that Microsoft will push out updates to this build to a newer, more official build in the coming weeks.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte finish) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy finish)
    Screen Resolution
    4K x2
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    ZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable),Chrome, Edge/ß/Dev/Canary
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    CHromeOS Flex v108 Dev
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth

fafhrd

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Windows 11, update 21H2 29/06/2021 10.0.22000.51
I hate almost everything that they have done to the taskbar in 11, and I know about the workarounds so kindly provided by Shawn. I have depended on the Taskbar's Desktop Toolbar since Windows 7 Starter (on a netbook, with its tiny screen) thru 8 & 8.x and on to 10. I never liked the start menu, or a cluttered desktop, which was the way that XP eventually had me working. I avoided the Windows 8 Start, and Charms fiasco with it, almost entirely, and during Windows 10 reign, I had little use for the Start Menu, using the desktop toolbar and Win+x almost exclusively for almost all functions, with a few pinned programs on the taskbar. Here's my Eightforums post on it: I don't miss Start Menu at all: Here's Why, with my favourite screenshot from the post showing access to a file (not using Windows Explorer, within a zipped folder, 6 levels deep, with a single click on the desktop toolbar, and mouseover to the target, another 7 levels deeper, where another click would open it, if possible:

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I will really miss this functionality, not seeing all my desktop free of icons, or if I want a clear desktop, not having instant access to those items, having again my taskbar full of pinned apps overflowing into two rows, taking up screen real estate. Even the action center pop-up (or is it now Quick settings?) in the bottom right part of the taskbar has lost its screen snip feature). Ho hum, I may be staying with 10 for the next few years., and PowerShell has been relegated from Win+x menu to Windows Tools in Control Panel!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11, update 21H2 29/06/2021 10.0.22000.51
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Apple iMac9,1
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo E8435 @ 3.06GHz
    Motherboard
    Apple Inc. Mac-F2218FA9
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GForce GT 130
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Imac 2009 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD1001FALS-40K1B0 SATA 1TB
    PSU
    Apple
    Case
    Aluminium (or is it Aluminum?)
    Cooling
    Fan
    Keyboard
    USB UK extended generic
    Mouse
    Novatech USB wheel optical mouse
    Internet Speed
    51.4 down 16.7 up ethernet
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
    Other Info
    obtained secondhand from CEX 2018 £140

johnlgalt

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I always use Start menu's search for whatever app I wanted, and in conjunction with Xplorer² as my default FM, Win 11 is tolerable for me. It' is still irritating when I run into various things, and I know at least one other person (@Try3 ) who also mentioned the menu system explicitly, and so many other little things - but it's the first released build.

Use the feedback app and tell them you don't like not having that - the more people that report it the better chance that they might listen.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte finish) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy finish)
    Screen Resolution
    4K x2
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    ZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable),Chrome, Edge/ß/Dev/Canary
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    CHromeOS Flex v108 Dev
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
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