First set of Windows app updates rolling out to Windows Insiders for Windows 11


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Hello Windows Insiders! Today we are rolling out the first set of updates for several apps that come included as part of Windows 11. The following app updates are rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel at first.

Snipping Tool

The new Snipping Tool icon in Windows 11.


In Windows 11, both the classic Snipping Tool and Snip & Sketch apps have been replaced by a new Snipping Tool app that represents the best experiences of both apps in the next evolution of screen capture for Windows.

The new visuals for the Snipping Tool in Windows 11.
The new visuals for the Snipping Tool in Windows 11.


The Snipping Tool for Windows 11 includes new visuals that build off the classic app with added functionality like the WIN + SHIFT + S keyboard shortcut from Snip & Sketch and richer editing. We’re also introducing a new settings page for Snipping Tool.

Taking a screenshot is super easy using the WIN + SHIFT + S keyboard shortcut! This will bring up the snipping menu with options to choose from including Rectangular Snip, Freeform Snip, Windows Snip, and Fullscreen Snip.


The snipping menu with snip options.
The snipping menu with snip options.

Note: If you have notifications turned off or Focus Assist on, you will not receive a notification pop-up after taking a screenshot. Your screenshot will still be copied to your clipboard, however. This will be fixed in a future update.

Once you’ve taken a screenshot, Snipping Tool provides editing tools for annotations, improved cropping, and more to edit your screenshots how you want.

Editing tools including for annotations, improved cropping, and more to edit your screenshots how you want.
Editing tools including for annotations, improved cropping, and more to edit your screenshots how you want.

And finally, Snipping Tool now honors your Windows theme! If you’re theme is dark mode, Snipping Tool will appear in dark mode! You can also choose which theme independently via the new settings page for Snipping Tool.

The Snipping Tool in dark mode.
The Snipping Tool in dark mode.

Try out the new Snipping Tool on Windows 11 and send in any feedback you have via Feedback Hub. We’re looking forward to future updates to Snipping Tool to address your feedback!

Calculator

The Calculator app icon.

The Calculator app now has a beautiful new look for Windows 11! It also includes a new app theme setting (just like Snipping Tool!) so that you can set the app in a theme different from Windows. Calculator has been rewritten in C# so that more people can contribute to it on GitHub!

Calculator app in dark mode with new Windows 11 visuals.
Calculator app in dark mode with new Windows 11 visuals.

Besides these, the Calculator app is packed with useful features. It’s the perfect tool to help you complete your math homework, manage your finances, plot, and analyze equations on a graph, and evaluate algebra, trigonometry, and complex math expressions!
  • Simple and easy to use standard calculator for all the basics, and a powerful scientific calculator for more complex math.
  • Programmer Mode offers rich functionality that is essential for programming and engineering.
  • Plot one or more equations in graphing mode and then analyze the graph to help identify key graph features, like the x- and y- intercepts.
  • Convert between more than 100 different units and currencies.
Graphing in the Calculator app.
Graphing in the Calculator app.

As always, we’d love to hear from you, so please let us know what you think about the latest update!

Mail & Calendar

Mail app icon.
Calendar app icon.

Mail and Calendar are updated with a new visual style! We have added rounded corners and other adjustments to make them look and feel part of Windows 11. As before, Mail and Calendar can reflect your Windows theme so you can send emails and check your schedule using the theme you prefer. Check it out!

Mail app with new Windows 11 visuals in dark mode.
Mail app with new Windows 11 visuals in dark mode.

Calendar app with new Windows 11 visuals in light mode.
Calendar app with new Windows 11 visuals in light mode.

We look forward to releasing even more updates to the apps that come in Windows 11 for you to enjoy!

Thanks,
Dave Grochocki, Senior Program Manager Lead – Windows Inbox Apps


Source: First set of Windows app updates rolling out to Windows Insiders for Windows 11


 

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On the calculator the vertical space between the buttons is slightly bigger than the horizontal space. I hope they fix that.
 

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Just started downloading. Its cumulative update 20.0.22000.120. As it turned out nothing to do with this update.
 
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Why are they rolling them out on the dev channel when they recommended we moved to beta?
 

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    Samsung 980 Pro 1 Tb (OS), Samsung 970 Pro 1 Tb (games), Samsung 860 Evo 1Tb (data), Samsung 860 Evo 4 Tb (games), Crucial MX500 1Tb (photos), Synology DS920+ 32 Tb NAS.
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    Corsair RM850x
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    Corsair Crystal 680x
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Why are they rolling them out on the dev channel when they recommended we moved to beta?
Yeah, that's why I stayed on Dev channel. I think they recommended that because there were a lot more people in the Dev channel than any other channel and wanted to spread it out some.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro (Dev Insider Preview)
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    Dell Inspiron 7506 2n1
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    11th Gen Intel Core i5
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    Intel(R) LPC Controller/eSPI Controller (U Premium) - A082
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    12GB
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    Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics
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    Realtek Audio
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    Dell Inspiron IVO061F Display; Planar PLL2210W
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    Intel Optane+477GB SSD (internal); WD easystore 2647 5TB (external); WD Elements 2621 2TB (external)
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    Dell Inspiron 7605 Internal Keyboard
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    Mozilla Unbranded (Firefox)/Google Chrome/Microsoft Edge
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    0VY7G1
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    16GB
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    Intel® Smart Sound Technology
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They recommended everyone move to the Beta.
 

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    Asus Strix x570-E
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    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32Gb@3600MHz
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    Asus Strix 3080 Ti OC
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    Samsung Odyssey G7 32" Curved Gaming Monitor, IIYAMA XUB2792QSU-W1 27"
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    2560x1440@240Hz, 2560x1440@70Hz
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    Samsung 980 Pro 1 Tb (OS), Samsung 970 Pro 1 Tb (games), Samsung 860 Evo 1Tb (data), Samsung 860 Evo 4 Tb (games), Crucial MX500 1Tb (photos), Synology DS920+ 32 Tb NAS.
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    Corsair RM850x
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    Corsair Crystal 680x
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    Corsair H100i Se Platinum, 8 Corsair QL120/140 fans
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    Corsair K70 RGB Mk 2 SE Rapid Fire
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    Corsair M65 Elite
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    58/12 Mbps
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    Microsoft Edge
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    Windows Defender + Malwarebytes
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    Asus Strix B550-E
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    Corsair Vengeance 32Gb@3200MHz
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    Gigabyte RTX2070 Super Gaming OC
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    Creative Soundblaster AE-5
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    3840x1200 @ 120Mhz
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    Fractal Define R6
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    Scythe Mugen 5 rev B and Corsair QL fans
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    Windows Defender + Malwarebytes
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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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    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
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    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
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    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
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    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
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    16 MB DDR 4-2666
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    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
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    1920x1080
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    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
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    Logitek M185
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    Logitek K270
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    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
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    Windows Defender
I didn't see that. Do you have a link so I can read it?
I didn't get the memo, either. I just checked my Insiders page on settings, and I have no option to change away from Dev anyway. I reckon it's because my 7th gen CPU doesn't qualify - I think Beta only allows fully compliant systems, while it's Dev that allows some leeway. Switching to Beta would mean switching back to Win10 Beta, and that downgrade is not possible. So I can linger in Dev until general availability, when I'll have to reinstall Win10. (I won't really, i'm dual-booting with my main Win10 installation, and I'll just delete this one.) Unless, of course, MS decides to allow 7th gen CPU's. I'm beginning to think they will not. I don't think I want to be strung along in Insiders Dev any more, so I'll probably just be bugging out soon.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro build 22000.65
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    HP Pavilion PC 570-p026
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    Intel Core i5 7400 @ 3 GHz
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    HP Model 82F2 (U3E1)
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    12 GB
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    Intel HD Graphics 630
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    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    Acer V173
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@sgage I'm in my user account so I can't check. The next time I sign in as a Admin I'll take a look.
 

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    Windows 11 Canary Channel
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    PC/Desktop
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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
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    1920 x 1080
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    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 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
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    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
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    ESET Internet Security
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    PC/Desktop
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    PowerSpec G156
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    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
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    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
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    16 MB DDR 4-2666
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    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
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    1920x1080
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    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
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    Logitek M185
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    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
I wonder who really uses the programmable/graphical calculator features. I used to have then on my old HP calculators but once spreadsheets came along, I have not used such features in a couple of decades.

To me, this is a solution to a problem I don't have.
 

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    ASUS Vivobook 14
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    I7
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    Yep, Laptop has one.
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    16 GB
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    Integrated Intel Iris XE
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    Realtek built in
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    N/A
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    1920x1080
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    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
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    Yep, got one
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    Yep, got one
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    Stella Artois
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    Built in
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    Bluetooth , wired
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    72 Mb/s :-(
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    Edge mostly
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    Defender
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    TPM 2.0
I don't have 11 on my Beta Channel machine although it qualifies, but 21H2. 11 is only on DEV. One machine is quite enough for it, IMO.
 

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    Win10 Pro x64 & 11 Pro
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    Self Build
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    Intel Core i7-11700
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    ASUS ROG Strix Z590 Gaming
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    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz 16GB
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    MSI GeForce RTX 3050
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    Onboard Realtek
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    LG 32UN650 32" 4k
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    3840x2160 @ 60Hz (175% scaling)
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    Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe 250GB; WD Gold (WD1005FBYZ) 1TB; WD Black (WD1003FZEX) 1TB
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    Corsair RM850x
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    Antec P100
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    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO V2 with Noctua NF-P12 Redux & 120mm Case Fan x3
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    Logitech K740
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    Logitech M310
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    372 Mb down/12Mb up
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    Firefox & Edge
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    Windows Defender & Free MBAM
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    Main PC
Just tried the new snipping tool - what an underwhelming experience. It is virtually no different to snip and sketch. Only additional but (imo) rather pointless feature is ability to crop a selected file.

What a lost opportunity here to really upgrade annotation tools. How difficult can it be to add some of paint's basic features like text, lines, circles, squares etc.

I really am saddened by the fact W11 is actually less flexible thhan W10, and all we are getting is cosmetic flim-flam. I have yet to see ONE NEW FEATURE that is a GAME CHANGER :-(
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
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    Laptop
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    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
Still haven't received these.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
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    Self Built
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    Ryzen 9 3900x
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    Asus Strix x570-E
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    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32Gb@3600MHz
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    Asus Strix 3080 Ti OC
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    Samsung Odyssey G7 32" Curved Gaming Monitor, IIYAMA XUB2792QSU-W1 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440@240Hz, 2560x1440@70Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 1 Tb (OS), Samsung 970 Pro 1 Tb (games), Samsung 860 Evo 1Tb (data), Samsung 860 Evo 4 Tb (games), Crucial MX500 1Tb (photos), Synology DS920+ 32 Tb NAS.
    PSU
    Corsair RM850x
    Case
    Corsair Crystal 680x
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i Se Platinum, 8 Corsair QL120/140 fans
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB Mk 2 SE Rapid Fire
    Mouse
    Corsair M65 Elite
    Internet Speed
    58/12 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender + Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    Astro a50 Headset, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Tablet.
    Creative T6300 5.1 Speakers. TPM 2.0 Module.
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    Arch Linux KDE
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Ryzen 5600x
    Motherboard
    Asus Strix B550-E
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 32Gb@3200MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX2070 Super Gaming OC
    Sound Card
    Creative Soundblaster AE-5
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus Strix XG43VQ 43" Ultrawide
    Screen Resolution
    3840x1200 @ 120Mhz
    Hard Drives
    Aorus Gen 4 NVMe 1 Tb (Windows Insider), Samsung 850 Pro 512Gb (data), Samsung 850 Evo 1Tb (backups), Samsung 860 Evo 2Tb (Home folder), Blu-ray player
    PSU
    Corsair RM750i
    Case
    Fractal Define R6
    Cooling
    Scythe Mugen 5 rev B and Corsair QL fans
    Mouse
    Glorious Model D
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile Rapidfire
    Internet Speed
    58/12 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender + Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    Corsair Virtuoso Headset
I have attached a screenshot of the message here.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro (Dev Insider Preview)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 7506 2n1
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel Core i5
    Motherboard
    Intel(R) LPC Controller/eSPI Controller (U Premium) - A082
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell Inspiron IVO061F Display; Planar PLL2210W
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel Optane+477GB SSD (internal); WD easystore 2647 5TB (external); WD Elements 2621 2TB (external)
    Keyboard
    Dell Inspiron 7605 Internal Keyboard
    Mouse
    Tecknet Bluetooth Silent Mouse
    Browser
    Mozilla Unbranded (Firefox)/Google Chrome/Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    McAfee Security & Windows Defender / Defender Firewall
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro (Dev Insider Preview)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7
    Motherboard
    0VY7G1
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Intel® Smart Sound Technology
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Anti-Glare Narrow Border AIT Infinity Touch (internal); LG 32MN50W (external)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (1); 1920 x 1080 (2)
    Hard Drives
    KBG40ZNS512G NVMe KIOXIA 512GB (internal); WD easystore 2647 5TB (external) x2
    Mouse
    Microsoft Arc Mouse
    Keyboard
    Logi MX Keys Mini
    Browser
    Mozilla Unbranded (Firefox)/Google Chrome/Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    McAfee Security & Windows Defender / Defender Firewall
Just tried the new snipping tool - what an underwhelming experience. It is virtually no different to snip and sketch. Only additional but (imo) rather pointless feature is ability to crop a selected file.

What a lost opportunity here to really upgrade annotation tools. How difficult can it be to add some of paint's basic features like text, lines, circles, squares etc.

I really am saddened by the fact W11 is actually less flexible thhan W10, and all we are getting is cosmetic flim-flam. I have yet to see ONE NEW FEATURE that is a GAME CHANGER :-(

This is a late reply, but just out of curiosity:

Have you ever seen an OS upgrade after XP that provided a feature that was a "game changer" that would inspire you to upgrade from its immediate ancestor? (Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10?)

The only OS I've felt strongly about was 8 (and 8.1). Couldn't wait to get off those and go to 10, because of the poor integration of the "modern" applications. (IMHO)

(Historical note: XP was the first "desktop" OS that was built on the Windows NT code base, and had no DOS underpinnings. It was an enormous change.)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Amd Threadripper 7970X
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte TRX50 Aero D
    Memory
    128GB (4 X 32) Kingston DDR5 5200 (RDIMM)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 4090 OC
    Sound Card
    none (USB to speakers), Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 27E1N8900 OLED
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @ 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Crucial T700 2TB M.2 NVME SSD
    WD 4TB Blue SATA SSD
    Seagate 18TB IronWolf Pro
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1600 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo XL
    Cooling
    Alphacool Eisbaer Pro Aurora 360, with 3 Phanteks T30 fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps
  • Operating System
    windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I9-13900K
    Motherboard
    Asus RoG Strix Z690-E
    Memory
    64GB G.Skill DDR5-6000
    Graphics card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 3090 ti
    Sound Card
    built in Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329C
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WDC SN850 1TB
    8 TB Seagate Ironwolf
    4TB Seagate Ironwolf
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1300 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo
    Cooling
    Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
(Historical note: XP was the first "desktop" OS that was built on the Windows NT code base, and had no DOS underpinnings. It was an enormous change.)
Especially after SP3 and considering the time, I believe XP was the all-time best version of Windows. Unfortunately, it seems that 11 is no greater improvement comparatively over 10 than Vista was over XP, if as much.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win10 Pro x64 & 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-11700
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix Z590 Gaming
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce RTX 3050
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 32UN650 32" 4k
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160 @ 60Hz (175% scaling)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe 250GB; WD Gold (WD1005FBYZ) 1TB; WD Black (WD1003FZEX) 1TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM850x
    Case
    Antec P100
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO V2 with Noctua NF-P12 Redux & 120mm Case Fan x3
    Keyboard
    Logitech K740
    Mouse
    Logitech M310
    Internet Speed
    372 Mb down/12Mb up
    Browser
    Firefox & Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender & Free MBAM
    Other Info
    Main PC
I didn't get the memo, either. I just checked my Insiders page on settings, and I have no option to change away from Dev anyway. I reckon it's because my 7th gen CPU doesn't qualify - I think Beta only allows fully compliant systems, while it's Dev that allows some leeway. Switching to Beta would mean switching back to Win10 Beta, and that downgrade is not possible. So I can linger in Dev until general availability, when I'll have to reinstall Win10. (I won't really, i'm dual-booting with my main Win10 installation, and I'll just delete this one.) Unless, of course, MS decides to allow 7th gen CPU's. I'm beginning to think they will not. I don't think I want to be strung along in Insiders Dev any more, so I'll probably just be bugging out soon.

Late to the party - apologies. My Dell XPS 7th gen CPU is working fine on the Beta.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo M90q
    CPU
    i5 12500
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel CPU integrated
    Sound Card
    Intel MB intergrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 4k IPS
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    500GB NVMe Samsung 980 Pro
    1 TB NVMe Samsung 990 Pro
    1 TB Crucial MX500
    PSU
    Lenovo
    Case
    Lenovo
    Cooling
    Air
    Keyboard
    Logitech BT
    Mouse
    Logitech BT
    Internet Speed
    FTTP
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    MS Defender and Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy X360
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Sound Card
    ATI/AMD Renoir
    Monitor(s) Displays
    UHD
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVMe
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Air
    Mouse
    Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Built In
    Internet Speed
    FTTP
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    MS Defender and Malwarebytes
Especially after SP3 and considering the time, I believe XP was the all-time best version of Windows. Unfortunately, it seems that 11 is no greater improvement comparatively over 10 than Vista was over XP, if as much.
Vista was the Win 'dog' version in my book. Unfortunately MS failed to state the hardware requirements so it brought a new meaning to sluggish. There were ways of stripping out the dross to speed it up but really it was totally unreasonable in my book to expect folks to go to those extremes for what gain - so agree - XP ruled.

And don't get me started on 8 which was just a glorified UI designed for the Lumix phone. At the moment in my case I'm trying to see the benefits (for me) of 11 over 10. So all depends on your circumstances. Interesting times!!
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo M90q
    CPU
    i5 12500
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel CPU integrated
    Sound Card
    Intel MB intergrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 4k IPS
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    500GB NVMe Samsung 980 Pro
    1 TB NVMe Samsung 990 Pro
    1 TB Crucial MX500
    PSU
    Lenovo
    Case
    Lenovo
    Cooling
    Air
    Keyboard
    Logitech BT
    Mouse
    Logitech BT
    Internet Speed
    FTTP
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    MS Defender and Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy X360
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Sound Card
    ATI/AMD Renoir
    Monitor(s) Displays
    UHD
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVMe
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Air
    Mouse
    Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Built In
    Internet Speed
    FTTP
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    MS Defender and Malwarebytes
At the moment in my case I'm trying to see the benefits (for me) of 11 over 10. So all depends on your circumstances. Interesting times!!
The main benefit of course is continuing support after 2025 :wink:

In use I find little difference between 10 and 11, except for a much better layout in the Settings app. I run both on various machines, and there are times when I have to look at the taskbar (is it centred or on the left?) to remind myself which I'm currently using. :D
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, and the Insider Canary build as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Win11 Pro Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.


    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
Late to the party - apologies. My Dell XPS 7th gen CPU is working fine on the Beta.

That's interesting. Did you switch to Beta from Dev? How long have you been on Beta?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro build 22000.65
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion PC 570-p026
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 7400 @ 3 GHz
    Motherboard
    HP Model 82F2 (U3E1)
    Memory
    12 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V173
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    500MB Samsung Evo+ SSD
    1TB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-60WN4A0 (SATA) 7200 RPM
    Internet Speed
    300/300 Mbs fiber

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