Installed Desktop, Deciding on Laptop


jnichols2

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I installed Windows 11 on my iBuyPower AsRock Gaming Desktop. It seemed the easiest Windows upgrade I ever did.
If it was actually an update to Windows 10, like the Upgrade History infers, that could explain why it was so easy.

Over the three days I have used it, there were no problems. Again, unusual.
I do like it quite a bit, but do I love it? Time will tell.

This Part Edited on 25 December, 9:45AM
I just tried to upgrade my HP laptop.
It said it upgraded, but still Windows 10. Must have been a Win 10 update.

Tried again in the morning, still no go.
After some research on this Forum, I downloaded the Windows 11 Installation Assistant.
Installation is now at 84%.
 
Windows Build/Version
Windows 11, Version 21H1, Build 22000.376
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    AsRock Gaming Computer
    CPU
    8 Gen I7-8700K
    Motherboard
    Z390 Phantom Gaming 4
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce RTX-2080
    Sound Card
    Built In
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 25"
    Screen Resolution
    Max: 3840x2160 Current: 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1 GB SSD
    PSU
    Built In
    Case
    AsRock
    Cooling
    Water
    Keyboard
    Cheap Logitech
    Mouse
    Cheap Logitech
    Internet Speed
    230 MB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

hsehestedt

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Welcome to ElevenForum! Glad to hear that you have had a good experience so far.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2
    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
    300Mb down / 20Mb up
    Browser
    Chromium Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Additional options installed:
    WiFi 6E PCIe adapter
    ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 PCIe adapter
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 21H2
    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
    300Mb down / 20Mb up
    Browser
    Chromium Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    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

NavyLCDR

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I installed Windows 11 on my iBuyPower AsRock Gaming Desktop. It seemed the easiest Windows upgrade I ever did.
If it was actually an update to Windows 10, like the Upgrade History infers, that could explain why it was so easy.

Over the three days I have used it, there were no problems. Again, unusual.
I do like it quite a bit, but do I love it? Time will tell.

I just tried to upgrade my HP laptop. Doh!! It's running the Home version.
MS wants $100 to upgrade to Pro.
I'll monitor the Desktop for a couple of weeks.
A $100 upgrade gets done for love, but not for like.

Chances are good I'll keep it on my desktop.
Why are you comparing upgrading Windows 10 to 11 to upgrading Home to Pro? They are two completely different upgrade situations. If you want to upgrade Home to Pro, you can get a Pro product key for about $15.
 

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!

jnichols2

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To anyone confused about my entry last night. I edited it just now. Sorry.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    AsRock Gaming Computer
    CPU
    8 Gen I7-8700K
    Motherboard
    Z390 Phantom Gaming 4
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce RTX-2080
    Sound Card
    Built In
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 25"
    Screen Resolution
    Max: 3840x2160 Current: 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1 GB SSD
    PSU
    Built In
    Case
    AsRock
    Cooling
    Water
    Keyboard
    Cheap Logitech
    Mouse
    Cheap Logitech
    Internet Speed
    230 MB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

The-Hive

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Totally lost me @jnichols2 Is it ok now? and is all working well?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Dual Boot Windows 11 Pro / Windows 11 Pro Dev build
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    2GB External drive
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

hsehestedt

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I just tried to upgrade my HP laptop.
It said it upgraded, but still Windows 10. Must have been a Win 10 update.

Tried again in the morning, still no go.
After some research on this Forum, I downloaded the Windows 11 Installation Assistant.
Installation is now at 84%.
Take a look at this tutorial:


This will show you how to view the Windows Upgrade History on your system. You should be able to see if that first attempt to upgrade your HP laptop was indeed just a Windows 10 upgrade.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2
    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
    300Mb down / 20Mb up
    Browser
    Chromium Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Additional options installed:
    WiFi 6E PCIe adapter
    ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 PCIe adapter
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 21H2
    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
    300Mb down / 20Mb up
    Browser
    Chromium Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    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

jnichols2

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When I got back from church, it was all installed and working.

All's well that ends well. I'm happy.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    AsRock Gaming Computer
    CPU
    8 Gen I7-8700K
    Motherboard
    Z390 Phantom Gaming 4
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce RTX-2080
    Sound Card
    Built In
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 25"
    Screen Resolution
    Max: 3840x2160 Current: 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1 GB SSD
    PSU
    Built In
    Case
    AsRock
    Cooling
    Water
    Keyboard
    Cheap Logitech
    Mouse
    Cheap Logitech
    Internet Speed
    230 MB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
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