How many of you used the installation assistant?


tomdsr

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I wasn't offered the update via windows updates, so i gave the installation assistant a try.
For those that are curious, https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2171764.

It was surprisingly quick, easy, and painless. My system meets all the requirements, just wasn't offering me.
Installing 11 went faster than backing up my 1TB ssd (os drive) even. From download, to installing, to reboot for finishing touches was only about 40 minutes. I didn't time it or anything, but i expected much longer.

The only thing i miss is my quick launch, but imo pinning what i need in start looks cleaner.

If you used the installation assistant, how did it go? Good? Bad? Ugly?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Ryzen 5 3600
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime X570-P
    Memory
    32gb DDR4 - 3200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 2060 Super KO 6GB PCIE 3.0
    Sound Card
    Realtek S1200A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1. LG 34UM68-P 34-Inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS 2. ONN 24-Inch LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1. 2560 x 1080 2. 1920 x 1080 (side by side 4480 x 1080)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SATA III SSD (OS)
    WD BLUE 2TB SATA III (DATA)
    WD BLUE 2TB SATA III (DATA)
    WD BLUE 1TB SATA III (DATA)
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower PF1 750W
    Case
    Coolermaster HAF XB EVO
    Cooling
    Corsair 240mm AIO + 4x 120mm case fans
    Keyboard
    Standard Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech M535
    Internet Speed
    Gigabit (Cable)
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
I did it two nights ago as I wasn't being offered it either. Smoothest Windows update I've ever done. Took about one hour from start to desktop, then updated to the latest CU and .NET updates.

It kept everything and it all works like it did in Win 10. Not a single driver issue in Device Manager.
 

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3235
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Me Myself and I
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-12700F
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws S5 Series 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC Black Gaming
    Sound Card
    RealTek on-board 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming 27" 2K HDR Gaming
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 1TB NVMe (boot)
    SK hynix P41 500GB NVMe (Win 10)
    SK hynix P41 2TB NVMe (x3)
    PSU
    Corsair RM850x Shift
    Case
    Antec Dark Phantom DP502 FLUX
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black + 7 Phantek T-30's
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 320
    Mouse
    Razer Basilisk V3
    Internet Speed
    350Mbs
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Winows Security
    Other Info
    Windows 10 22H2 19045.4123
    On System One
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3235
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Me Myself and I
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-11700F
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Gaming Z590 Plus WiFi
    Memory
    64 GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2060 KO Ultra Gaming
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung F27T350
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 1TB
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB
    Samsung 870 EVO 500GB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair HX750
    Case
    Cougar MX330-G Window
    Cooling
    Hyper 212 EVO
    Internet Speed
    350Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
In the past, the most reliable methods of upgrading Windows has been:
1. ISO file.
2. Installation/Upgrade Assistant.
3. Windows update.

It's not really a surprise that the installation assistant was quick and painless. I still do not understand those people who wait for Windows Update and make posts about "Why haven't I got it yet?" and usually when someone suggests manually upgrading via the ISO file or installation assistant, they reply, "Nope. I'm just going to wait for Windows Update!" Well...seriously....don't ask us why you haven't been offered it yet - we can't read Microsoft's mind.

For the record, I always use the ISO file - normally attained by running Microsoft's Media Creation Tool.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero (WiFi)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Education
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 7773
    CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce MX150
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 512GB NVMe SSD
    SK Hynix 512GB SATA SSD
    Internet Speed
    Fast!
In the past, the most reliable methods of upgrading Windows has been:
1. ISO file.
2. Installation/Upgrade Assistant.
3. Windows update.
Interestingly, I tried downloading and using ISO first. Install would start up without issue, but after attempting to copy files from ISO it would always stop at around 54% finished. I tried a couple of different USB flash drives which I've used for installs of many kinds before.

I was offered Windows Update on two computers and used that directly. Worked perfectly on both machines. Never got around to trying Upgrade Assistant.

In fact, one machine has gone Windows 8.1->10->11 using Windows Update each time. The newer computer (in my specs) came with Windows 10 and was updated to 11 via Windows Update as well.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G435
    CPU
    i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    64GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2070 Super
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S3220DGF
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB WDC .M2 Nvme SSD
    4TB Samsung 870 SSD
    PSU
    750 Watt Gold
    Case
    Lian Li ATX 205
    Cooling
    Thermal-Take Water Cooled CPU
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB
    Mouse
    Razer Basilisk X
    Internet Speed
    Gigabit
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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