My final decision on Win11

The-Hive

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
10:02 PM
Posts
447
Location
Wiltshire UK
I have finally made a decision about Win 11 after a lot of dibbing about. Our main pc and my best laptop will stay on Win 10 for the foreseeable future. I will change my best laptop when Win 11 has improved. My test laptop will stay on Win 11 as it's great on that but I will leave the insider program and use the release builds. My old pc has an old 7th Gen I7 so that will stay as is. One chap in the forum said that Win 10 was like Win 11 at this stage in development and it improved as time went by. Lets hope 11 does the same as I find too much un customizable for the way I work
 
Windows Build/Version
22.000.194

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    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
    Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Samsung 2TB P981A
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    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
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

BunnyJ

Python Programmer
Power User
VIP
Local time
5:02 PM
Posts
2,767
Location
Oak Ridge, TN(The Secret City)
Overall a smart decision, There's nothing wrong with 10 and you can use it for four more years.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 7K - 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
    Viotek 32" Curved, ViewSonic 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 240.78 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

fireberd

Beach Observer
VIP
Local time
5:02 PM
Posts
44
Location
New Port Richey Florida
My only bitch, so far, with 11 is it seems they "complicated the ham sandwich" with some customizable functions. One even requires accessing the old Control Panel.

Requiring minimum hardware is what Apple does with their OS's. I have a programmer friend with as he says "powerful high end MAC" but its not compatible with latest MAC OS.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    My Build
    CPU
    i9 9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 Designare
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI AMD Radeon RX5500 XT
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell S2719dgb
    Screen Resolution
    2560X1440
    Hard Drives
    SK Hynix M.2 2280 NVMe for Win 10
    Samsung EVO SSD for Win 11
    2TB conventional drive for recording projects and backup
    PSU
    Thermatake Modular 750
    Case
    BeQuiet Pure Base 600
    Cooling
    Corsair H80i V2
    Keyboard
    Microsoft wireless
    Mouse
    Microsoft wireless
    Internet Speed
    100+ Mb/sec
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    Cakewalk by Bandlab and Presonus Studio One 4.6 Pro recording programs. MOTU recording interface

Bree

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
10:02 PM
Posts
960
Location
S/E England, UK
'Final' decisions can always be revisited in light of developments, but I too have settled on a plan of campaign.

None of my laptops have anything newer than a 6th gen i7, so none qualify for the W11 upgrade.

Strangely enough the laptop I still find myself using the most often is the one I've had the longest, a 2011 machine with a Pentium B960. Far too long in the tooth for W11, and now has some hints of imminent hardware issues. Even without W11 it was time I replaced it. So I bought a modestly spec'd used laptop with the intention of cloning its W10 system to that. It's my System One below, I'll be copying the OS (complete with installed apps) to it at the end of September and will let Windows Update upgrade it to W11 on release.

The rest of my machines will stay on W10, all except one I just use for testing. That's System Two below, and that will stay on W11 for now to test whether or not an unsupported machine will continue to get updates after October 5th. If/when MS block updates for unsupported devices I'll reinstall its original W10 HDD.

A decision on migrating any of my other systems to supported hardware will be made later. With W10 supported for the next 4 years there's no rush to make a choice.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    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 HDD
    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.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    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.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

BunnyJ

Python Programmer
Power User
VIP
Local time
5:02 PM
Posts
2,767
Location
Oak Ridge, TN(The Secret City)
Lots of software and apps have hardware requirements and Windows is no different. The issue now is that MS has increased the requirements for Win 11. To me it was expected to happen sooner or later. MS isn't going to support older hardware forever and they're under no obligation to do so. In fact, Win10 will still be around for at least four more years giving users enough time to update their hardware.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 7K - 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
    Viotek 32" Curved, ViewSonic 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 240.78 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

BunnyJ

Python Programmer
Power User
VIP
Local time
5:02 PM
Posts
2,767
Location
Oak Ridge, TN(The Secret City)
'Final' decisions can always be revisited in light of developments, but I too have settled on a plan of campaign.

None of my laptops have anything newer than a 6th gen i7, so none qualify for the W11 upgrade.

Strangely enough the laptop I still find myself using the most often is the one I've had the longest, a 2011 machine with a Pentium B960. Far too long in the tooth for W11, and now has some hints of imminent hardware issues. Even without W11 it was time I replaced it. So I bought a modestly spec'd used laptop with the intention of cloning its W10 system to that. It's my System One below, I'll be copying the OS (complete with installed apps) to it at the end of September and will let Windows Update upgrade it to W11 on release.

The rest of my machines will stay on W10, all except one I just use for testing. That's System Two below, and that will stay on W11 for now to test whether or not an unsupported machine will continue to get updates after October 5th. If/when MS block updates for unsupported devices I'll reinstall its original W10 HDD.

A decision on migrating any of my other systems to supported hardware will be made later. With W10 supported for the next 4 years there's no rush to make a choice.
Another logical decision. There's not one thing wrong with 10 and they will continuie to fix bugs etc
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 7K - 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
    Viotek 32" Curved, ViewSonic 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 240.78 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

The-Hive

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Thread Starter
Local time
10:02 PM
Posts
447
Location
Wiltshire UK
Overall a smart decision, There's nothing wrong with 10 and you can use it for four more years.
If it's anything like 7 a lot longer than that :ROFLMAO: I will just wait until a lot more bugs are ironed out and it's got a lot more featues ( it's the little things people overlook)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    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
    Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Samsung 2TB P981A
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    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
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

The-Hive

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Thread Starter
Local time
10:02 PM
Posts
447
Location
Wiltshire UK
'Final' decisions can always be revisited in light of developments, but I too have settled on a plan of campaign.

None of my laptops have anything newer than a 6th gen i7, so none qualify for the W11 upgrade.

Strangely enough the laptop I still find myself using the most often is the one I've had the longest, a 2011 machine with a Pentium B960. Far too long in the tooth for W11, and now has some hints of imminent hardware issues. Even without W11 it was time I replaced it. So I bought a modestly spec'd used laptop with the intention of cloning its W10 system to that. It's my System One below, I'll be copying the OS (complete with installed apps) to it at the end of September and will let Windows Update upgrade it to W11 on release.

The rest of my machines will stay on W10, all except one I just use for testing. That's System Two below, and that will stay on W11 for now to test whether or not an unsupported machine will continue to get updates after October 5th. If/when MS block updates for unsupported devices I'll reinstall its original W10 HDD.

A decision on migrating any of my other systems to supported hardware will be made later. With W10 supported for the next 4 years there's no rush to make a choice.
Sounds like a sound plan to me. I bought a moderate machine just for Win 11 with 8gb of ram but found I need to add another 8 and it is fast now. If the right devotement's come along I will defo be on it :)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    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
    Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Samsung 2TB P981A
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    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
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

BunnyJ

Python Programmer
Power User
VIP
Local time
5:02 PM
Posts
2,767
Location
Oak Ridge, TN(The Secret City)
If it's anything like 7 a lot longer than that :ROFLMAO: I will just wait until a lot more bugs are ironed out and it's got a lot more featues ( it's the little things people overlook)
Makes sense to me.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 7K - 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
    Viotek 32" Curved, ViewSonic 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 240.78 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

Mark Phelps

Member
Member
VIP
Local time
5:02 PM
Posts
83
I'm finding it increasingly harder to come to a "final" decision about Win11. I'm able to run both versions of Win11 on my desktop and a laptop after doing the "hacked installer" methods. And while I'm beginning to get accustomed to the Win11 UI, the same wallpaper can be downloaded for free.

My primary PC, a tower unit, is rapidly approaching 10 years old but I have made hardware changes to it over the years so that now, it is even using m.2 SSDs and has add-on card for USB 3.1 ports. But I've reached the end of upgrades and anything now is going to need a new motherboard, processor, and memory. If I do that and the PC really "flies" under Win10, then I can feel better about upgrading to Win 11 when it comes out.

This bothers me a lot because I have a long history of being on the leading edge of what MS has to offer. I even did some Beta testing some years ago to get pre-releases of products. But, I've gotten spoiled because I upgraded to Win8x and then to Win10 on several PCs without having to spend any real money. So while I'd like to be able to jump into using Win11 full time, I'm hesitant to spend the money just for that.

I've already read that some PCs have been kicked out of the Insiders program due to hardware incompatibility. I thought mine was going to be in the same camp, but it's running the 22548 release without any issues. So, if the current installer "hacks" continue to work after the Win11 release, and MS does not introduce checks into Win11 itself to disable "incompatible hardware" it will be harder for me to justify spending the money -- when then, it is not actually necessary.

So, I guess my position is going to be "wait and see".
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Ryzen 5600X
    Motherboard
    ASRock Steel Legend
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GT 710
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23",24", 19" - flat panels
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    None - only M.2 SATA and NVMe drives
    PSU
    750W
    Case
    Antec
    Cooling
    stock Wraith cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair gaming
    Mouse
    Logitech M720
    Internet Speed
    1Gb

BunnyJ

Python Programmer
Power User
VIP
Local time
5:02 PM
Posts
2,767
Location
Oak Ridge, TN(The Secret City)
I kind of think this version of Windows will make users have to make harder decisions,. Unlike in the past the requirements have changed and some will not meet them with their current rigs. I wonder how many will take the time and put in the money to getting the upgrade to use 11. I bet some PC shops will be flooded with people with requests to fix their rigs to be able to use 11.

I suspect we'll see loads of new people looking for help/advice and information starting in Oct.
J
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 7K - 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
    Viotek 32" Curved, ViewSonic 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 240.78 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

Josey Wales

Endeavor to Persevere
Power User
VIP
Local time
5:02 PM
Posts
460
Location
USA-Ohio
If your PC or Device meets all of the requirements that were set by Microsoft, IMHO there is no reason not to upgrade to Windows 11. I love it, I am no longer using Open Shell, Windows 11 is faster than Windows 10. But at the end of the day it comes down to personal choice. (y)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22000.282
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Digital Storm Velox
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-10940X
    Motherboard
    MSI X299 PRO (Intel X299 Chipset) (Up to 4x PCI-E Devices)
    Memory
    128 GB DDR4 3200 MHz Corsair Vengance LPX
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Black
    Sound Card
    Integrated Motherboard Audio-Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S3221QS
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160
    Hard Drives
    1x SSD M.2 (1TB Digital Storm M.2 Performance Series)(Crucial)
    1x Storage (2TB Seagate
    1x Samsung 860 Pro
    1x 1TB Samsung 860 EVO External Storage
    PSU
    Corsair / EVGA / Thermaltake (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
    Case
    VELOX
    Cooling
    H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Dual Fan) (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
    Keyboard
    EVGA Z10 RGB
    Mouse
    EVGA X17 Gaming Mouse
    Internet Speed
    1000Gb's Down-20 Up
    Browser
    Firefox 93
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Cyberpower CP1350AVRLCD -UPS

swarfega

sʍɐɹɟǝƃɐ
Member
VIP
Local time
10:02 PM
Posts
340
Location
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
I will be upgrading my main gaming machine to 11 but I have converted my work pc to Manjaro KDE. Windows could take a few ideas from KDE and still wouldn't be anywhere close.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 3900x
    Motherboard
    Asus Strix x570-E
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32Gb@3600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Strix 3080 Ti OC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    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), WD MyCloud Mirror 6Tb 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.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro Insider 64-bit/Manjaro 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 (files), Samsung 860 Evo 2Tb (Manjaro), 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

linw

Member
VIP
Local time
10:02 AM
Posts
58
I decided to upgrade my wife's computer:) But, seriously, it did need to get my Optiplex 9020 to replace her Optiplex 780!

I, surprisingly, found an ex-lease shop here with some 2018 Optiplex 3060's with 8th gen I5 8500 and TPM2.0 at a discounted price. How lucky, I said to myself. Couple of compliance checks later, one jumped into the checkout!

So, all good with win 11 now. I had switched to the Beta channel so will wait till October and highly likely switch back to the Dev channel. I have enjoyed the Insider route since 2014 so will end up there again I guess.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 3060
    CPU
    I5-8500
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    8GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Dell 24 inch
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    127GB NVMe SSD plus 500 GB spinner.
    Mouse
    Logitech M310t
    Internet Speed
    100/20
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Win Defender

Wynona

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
4:02 PM
Posts
520
Location
Arkansas
My decision won't be hard, since all of my current PCs will run Windows 11. That is, except for Little Lenovo, and I haven't used her in awhile.

Since I teach Windows 10, it remains to be seen if my students will opt in for Windows 11 or stick with 10. I'm pretty sure I'll go with the majority. Only time will tell.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 590 p0xxx
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600
    Motherboard
    HP 8433 (AM4)
    Memory
    24 GB Dual-Channel @ 1330 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    4095 MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (EVGA)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Monitor 1 - Acer 27" Monitor 2 Samsung 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB (SSD)
    Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB102
    Seagate BUP Slim SCSI Disk Device (SSD)
    Seagate BUP BL SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    Standard
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    50 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's all Folks!
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 (10th gen) 10700
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 27" & Samsung 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x
    Hard Drives
    SSD (512 GB)
    HDD (1 TB)
    Seagate
    PSU
    Intel i7 10th Generation
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    HP/Intel?
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Internet Speed
    50 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox 90.2
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Headphone/Microphone Combo
    SuperSpeed USB Type-A (4 on front)
    HP 3-in-One Card Readr
    SuperSpeed USB Type-C
    DVD Writer

linw

Member
VIP
Local time
10:02 AM
Posts
58
My decision won't be hard, since all of my current PCs will run Windows 11. That is, except for Little Lenovo, and I haven't used her in awhile.

Since I teach Windows 10, it remains to be seen if my students will opt in for Windows 11 or stick with 10. I'm pretty sure I'll go with the majority. Only time will tell.
Hi, Wyn. I suspect that most won't go to win 11 because of non compliance. But I might be wrong. Your students might have new comps!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 3060
    CPU
    I5-8500
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    8GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Dell 24 inch
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    127GB NVMe SSD plus 500 GB spinner.
    Mouse
    Logitech M310t
    Internet Speed
    100/20
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Win Defender

Wynona

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
4:02 PM
Posts
520
Location
Arkansas
Hi, Wyn. I suspect that most won't go to win 11 because of non compliance. But I might be wrong. Your students might have new comps!
We tested their computers awhile back, and all but two passed with flying colors. One of those has one of my old laptops I gave her some time ago. :( I had to apologize for that! :oops:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 590 p0xxx
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600
    Motherboard
    HP 8433 (AM4)
    Memory
    24 GB Dual-Channel @ 1330 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    4095 MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (EVGA)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Monitor 1 - Acer 27" Monitor 2 Samsung 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB (SSD)
    Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB102
    Seagate BUP Slim SCSI Disk Device (SSD)
    Seagate BUP BL SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    Standard
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    50 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's all Folks!
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 (10th gen) 10700
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 27" & Samsung 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x
    Hard Drives
    SSD (512 GB)
    HDD (1 TB)
    Seagate
    PSU
    Intel i7 10th Generation
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    HP/Intel?
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Internet Speed
    50 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox 90.2
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Headphone/Microphone Combo
    SuperSpeed USB Type-A (4 on front)
    HP 3-in-One Card Readr
    SuperSpeed USB Type-C
    DVD Writer

pparks1

Active member
Member
VIP
Local time
5:02 PM
Posts
135
I bought my little Beelink Mini-PC with runs an i5-8279u specifically to run and experiment with Widows 11 on. My plan is to run Windows 11 on this hardware for 4 to 6 months and see how it performs, if I run into any problems, or really like or dislike something.

I'll most likely keep my desktop and my wife's desktop on Windows 10 for the forseeable future. if we do run into a problem where an OS rebuild might be advantageous, I'll use my experience with 11 on the Beelink to ascertain whether I would put Windows 11 on my primary desktop.

I never jump in early with an OS release. Even with my Mac, I haven't moved to Big Sur yet, and that has been out for 3 months now.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Beelink SEI8
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8279u
    Motherboard
    AZW SEI
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 2666Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus 655
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus ProArt PA278QV
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB NVMe
    PSU
    NA
    Case
    NA
    Cooling
    NA
    Keyboard
    NA
    Mouse
    NA
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Mini PC used for testing Windows 11.

LeLibran

Active member
Member
Local time
10:02 PM
Posts
94
I never jump in early with an OS release. Even with my Mac, I haven't moved to Big Sur yet, and that has been out for 3 months now.
Doesn't time fly when you're enjoying yourself? 'Big Sur' (MacOS 11) was released to the public in November 2020 and the next version, 'Monteray', is now due for release "in the fall of 2021" so you might miss Big Sur altogether. It still reminds me of a prettier version of the ill-fated Windows 8 'experiment' and makes my MacBook Pro look and behave like an oversized iPad with an attached keyboard; especially as one of its main 'selling points' was that it would be able to run iOS apps (but only if users upgraded to M1 powered models). Ironic when you look back at how Apple ridiculed the design of the early MS Surface range.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    MacOS (plus VirtualBox VMs: Windows 7/10 Pro/11 Pro, Linux - Debian & Variants)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Apple MacBook Pro 2019 (Intel)
    CPU
    i9
    Memory
    16GB
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD
    Browser
    Safari/MS Edge/Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    -
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro (plus VirtualBox VMs: Windows 10 & Linux - Debian & Variants)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Book 2
    CPU
    i7
    Memory
    16GB
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD
    Browser
    MS Edge/Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    Defender

Ranett

Member
Local time
4:02 PM
Posts
69
If it's anything like 7 a lot longer than that :ROFLMAO: I will just wait until a lot more bugs are ironed out and it's got a lot more featues ( it's the little things people overlook)
I still use 7, and I'll continue to run 10 as well. Win 11 is only a seldom used option at this point.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    7 X64
  • Operating System
    10 Pro X64
Top Bottom