Just installed Win 11 on Surface Pro 7...

docfreed

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and it went like magic! In case anyone is interested:
1. Minimal Win 10 Surface Config: 4 Gb Ram, 128 Gb SSD, Core I3
2. Used the Windows Update Assistant

Very smooth install - absolutely NO hiccups. Couple of updates, took about one
hour.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER
    CPU
    Ryzen 3 3200
  • Operating System
    Win 10
    Computer type
    Tablet
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    Intel I3

TraderGary

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and it went like magic! In case anyone is interested:
1. Minimal Win 10 Surface Config: 4 Gb Ram, 128 Gb SSD, Core I3
2. Used the Windows Update Assistant

Very smooth install - absolutely NO hiccups. Couple of updates, took about one
hour.
docfreed, welcome to ElevenForum!
If you look at my computers below, my second computer is also a Surface Pro 7.
My upgrade experience for both of my computers was the same as yours.
And after using W11 for the past 11 days I've not had any problems whatsoever.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK
    Memory
    32GB 2666MHz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070, 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
    Sound Card
    ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    (1) 4K OLED - Primary Screen (2) 4K IPS - Secondary ScreenPad Plus (3840 x 1100)
    Screen Resolution
    15.6” OLED 4K (3840 x 2160) 16:9, touchscreen, 440 nits, DCI-P3: 100%, Pantone Validated, with stylus support
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVME PCIe® 3.0 Samsung Performance SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    700 Mbps, 24 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365
    Microsoft OneDrive
    Microsoft File History

    Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop
    DaVinci Resolve Studio
    Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    i5-1035G4
    Memory
    8GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    IPS
    Screen Resolution
    2736 x 1824
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    700 Mbps, 24 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365
    Microsoft OneDrive
    Microsoft File History
    Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop

crzyhorse

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My experience was smooth as well, but now I cannot get the on-screen keyboard to come up when I don't use the type cover. Any ideas on how to do that?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    Intel I5
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris
    Screen Resolution
    QHD
    Hard Drives
    256GB

TraderGary

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My experience was smooth as well, but now I cannot get the on-screen keyboard to come up when I don't use the type cover. Any ideas on how to do that?
Settings > Accessibility > Keyboard > On-screen keyboard ON
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK
    Memory
    32GB 2666MHz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070, 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
    Sound Card
    ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    (1) 4K OLED - Primary Screen (2) 4K IPS - Secondary ScreenPad Plus (3840 x 1100)
    Screen Resolution
    15.6” OLED 4K (3840 x 2160) 16:9, touchscreen, 440 nits, DCI-P3: 100%, Pantone Validated, with stylus support
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVME PCIe® 3.0 Samsung Performance SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    700 Mbps, 24 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365
    Microsoft OneDrive
    Microsoft File History

    Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop
    DaVinci Resolve Studio
    Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    i5-1035G4
    Memory
    8GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    IPS
    Screen Resolution
    2736 x 1824
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    700 Mbps, 24 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365
    Microsoft OneDrive
    Microsoft File History
    Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop

TraderGary

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Welcome to ElevenForum, crzyhorse!
Did my instruction work ok for you?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK
    Memory
    32GB 2666MHz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070, 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
    Sound Card
    ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    (1) 4K OLED - Primary Screen (2) 4K IPS - Secondary ScreenPad Plus (3840 x 1100)
    Screen Resolution
    15.6” OLED 4K (3840 x 2160) 16:9, touchscreen, 440 nits, DCI-P3: 100%, Pantone Validated, with stylus support
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVME PCIe® 3.0 Samsung Performance SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    700 Mbps, 24 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365
    Microsoft OneDrive
    Microsoft File History

    Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop
    DaVinci Resolve Studio
    Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    i5-1035G4
    Memory
    8GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    IPS
    Screen Resolution
    2736 x 1824
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    700 Mbps, 24 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365
    Microsoft OneDrive
    Microsoft File History
    Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop

crzyhorse

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Welcome to ElevenForum, crzyhorse!
Did my instruction work ok for you?
The problem resolved itself after running a Windows update. Apparently some time between when I updated to Windows 11 today and checked for updates and when I noticed the touch keyboard not working I received new updates. After several reboot/update cycles it works as expected.

Prior to that I was able to turn on the touch keyboard icon on the taskbar but it just didn't do anything. Now the behavior is correct that there is no icon but if I have the keyboard detached or flipped and click in a text field the keyboard pops up.

I believe the setting you mentioned is for a different keyboard. Thanks for the response though!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    Intel I5
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris
    Screen Resolution
    QHD
    Hard Drives
    256GB
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