My final decision on Win11


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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

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware M18 R1
    CPU
    13th Gen Core i9 13900HX
    Memory
    32GB DDR5 @4800MHz 2x16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 4090HX 16GB
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD / Realtek ALC3254
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18" QHD+
    Screen Resolution
    25660 X 1600
    Hard Drives
    C: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    D: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    Case
    Dark Metallic Moon
    Keyboard
    Alienware M Series per-key AlienFX RGB
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer Killer AX1690 Wi-Fi Network Adaptor Wi-Fi 6E
    Bluetooth 5.2
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen i-9 10900 K
    Memory
    32Gb Dual Channel DDR4 @ 8843MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Hard Drive C: Samsung 2TB SSD PM981a NVMe
    Hard Drive D:Samsung 2TB SSD 970 EVO Plus
    Mouse
    Alienware 610M
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
Overall a smart decision, There's nothing wrong with 10 and you can use it for four more years.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home(Beta) - 23H2 - 22635.3500
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banana Junior 5600- G Series
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix B550-F
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 64GB 4x16
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viotek 32", 28" ASUS VP28U
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Primary SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    Zalman i3 NEO
    Cooling
    ARCTIC Freezer 7 X
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 295.11 mbps Upload: 65.35 mbps T-Mobile Internet
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    MS - Defender
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1
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

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 16 5630
    CPU
    i7 1360P
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel CPU
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16" Touch Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung NVME SSD
    PSU
    65 Watt Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Mouse
    Trackpad
    Internet Speed
    Google Fiber
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    Cakewalk by Bandlab and Presonus Studio One 4.6 Pro recording programs. MOTU recording interface
'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

  • 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, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds 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. Also running Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.

    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, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
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

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home(Beta) - 23H2 - 22635.3500
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banana Junior 5600- G Series
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix B550-F
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 64GB 4x16
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viotek 32", 28" ASUS VP28U
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Primary SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    Zalman i3 NEO
    Cooling
    ARCTIC Freezer 7 X
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 295.11 mbps Upload: 65.35 mbps T-Mobile Internet
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    MS - Defender
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1
'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

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home(Beta) - 23H2 - 22635.3500
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banana Junior 5600- G Series
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix B550-F
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 64GB 4x16
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viotek 32", 28" ASUS VP28U
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Primary SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    Zalman i3 NEO
    Cooling
    ARCTIC Freezer 7 X
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 295.11 mbps Upload: 65.35 mbps T-Mobile Internet
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    MS - Defender
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1
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

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware M18 R1
    CPU
    13th Gen Core i9 13900HX
    Memory
    32GB DDR5 @4800MHz 2x16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 4090HX 16GB
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD / Realtek ALC3254
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18" QHD+
    Screen Resolution
    25660 X 1600
    Hard Drives
    C: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    D: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    Case
    Dark Metallic Moon
    Keyboard
    Alienware M Series per-key AlienFX RGB
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer Killer AX1690 Wi-Fi Network Adaptor Wi-Fi 6E
    Bluetooth 5.2
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen i-9 10900 K
    Memory
    32Gb Dual Channel DDR4 @ 8843MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Hard Drive C: Samsung 2TB SSD PM981a NVMe
    Hard Drive D:Samsung 2TB SSD 970 EVO Plus
    Mouse
    Alienware 610M
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
'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

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware M18 R1
    CPU
    13th Gen Core i9 13900HX
    Memory
    32GB DDR5 @4800MHz 2x16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 4090HX 16GB
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD / Realtek ALC3254
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18" QHD+
    Screen Resolution
    25660 X 1600
    Hard Drives
    C: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    D: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    Case
    Dark Metallic Moon
    Keyboard
    Alienware M Series per-key AlienFX RGB
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer Killer AX1690 Wi-Fi Network Adaptor Wi-Fi 6E
    Bluetooth 5.2
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen i-9 10900 K
    Memory
    32Gb Dual Channel DDR4 @ 8843MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Hard Drive C: Samsung 2TB SSD PM981a NVMe
    Hard Drive D:Samsung 2TB SSD 970 EVO Plus
    Mouse
    Alienware 610M
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
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

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home(Beta) - 23H2 - 22635.3500
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banana Junior 5600- G Series
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix B550-F
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 64GB 4x16
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viotek 32", 28" ASUS VP28U
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Primary SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    Zalman i3 NEO
    Cooling
    ARCTIC Freezer 7 X
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 295.11 mbps Upload: 65.35 mbps T-Mobile Internet
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    MS - Defender
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1
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

  • OS
    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
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

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home(Beta) - 23H2 - 22635.3500
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banana Junior 5600- G Series
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix B550-F
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 64GB 4x16
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viotek 32", 28" ASUS VP28U
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Primary SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    Zalman i3 NEO
    Cooling
    ARCTIC Freezer 7 X
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 295.11 mbps Upload: 65.35 mbps T-Mobile Internet
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    MS - Defender
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1
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 Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro 22631.3527
    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
    CORSAIR XENEON 32QHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    2 Samsung 980 Pro NVME 2TB
    1x Storage (6TB Western Digital
    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
    Corsair K63 Wireless
    Mouse
    Corsair NIGHTSWORD RGB
    Internet Speed
    1000Gb's Down-20 Up
    Browser
    Firefox 125.0.2
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Cyber power CP1350AVRLCD -UPS
    NVIDIA 552.22 Driver
  • Operating System
    Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Intel NUC13ANHi3
    CPU
    Intel Core i3 1315u
    Motherboard
    NUC13AN
    Memory
    64GB GSKILL DDR4 3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel On Board
    Sound Card
    Intel on Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 2419HGCF
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Crucial M2NVME
    PSU
    External 90 Watt
    Case
    NUC Tall
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Razer
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    1GB
    Browser
    Slimjet 43.0.1.0
    Other Info
    quiet & fast
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

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    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), 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.
  • Operating System
    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 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 Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    windows 11 21H2
    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
    250GB NVMe SSD plus 500 GB spinner.
    Mouse
    Logitech M310t
    Internet Speed
    300/100
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Win Defender
  • Operating System
    Win 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Elitebook G3
    CPU
    I5-6300U
    Memory
    8GB
    Hard Drives
    256 SSD
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

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy TE01-1xxx
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700 CPU @ 2.90GHz 2.90 GHz
    Motherboard
    16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1463MHz (21-21-21-47)
    Memory
    16384 MBytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Monitor 1 - Acer 27" Monitor 2 - Acer 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G-1006 (SSD)
    Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB102
    Seagate BUP Slim SCSI Disk Device (SSD)
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    Standard
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    500 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
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 Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    windows 11 21H2
    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
    250GB NVMe SSD plus 500 GB spinner.
    Mouse
    Logitech M310t
    Internet Speed
    300/100
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Win Defender
  • Operating System
    Win 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Elitebook G3
    CPU
    I5-6300U
    Memory
    8GB
    Hard Drives
    256 SSD
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

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy TE01-1xxx
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700 CPU @ 2.90GHz 2.90 GHz
    Motherboard
    16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1463MHz (21-21-21-47)
    Memory
    16384 MBytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Monitor 1 - Acer 27" Monitor 2 - Acer 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G-1006 (SSD)
    Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB102
    Seagate BUP Slim SCSI Disk Device (SSD)
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    Standard
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    500 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
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 Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    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.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900x
    Motherboard
    Asus Rog Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    64GB DDR4-3600
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 3080 FT3 Ultra
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ. ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27” WQHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    2TB WD SN850 PCI-E Gen 4 NVMe
    2TB Sandisk Ultra 2.5" SATA SSD
    PSU
    Seasonic Focus 850
    Case
    Fractal Meshify S2 in White
    Cooling
    Dark Rock Pro CPU cooler, 3 x 140mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Keyboard
    Corsiar K65 RGB Lux
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender.
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

  • OS
    macOS (plus VMs: Windows XP, 7, 10 Home/Pro, 11 Home/Pro, Linux Distros)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    a) Apple MacBook Pro (Intel) - 2019 b) Apple MacBook Pro M1 MAX - 2021
    CPU
    a) Intel i9 b) M1 MAX (ARM)
    Memory
    a) 16GB b) 32GB
    Hard Drives
    a) 1TB SSD + 256GB SD Card b) 1TB SSD (+ 1TB SD Card)
    Browser
    a) Safari/Vivaldi/DuckDuckGo b) Safari/DuckDuckGo
    Antivirus
    -
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro (plus VirtualBox VMs: Windows 11 Pro & Linux Distros)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    a) Microsoft Surface Book 2, b) HP Spectre X360
    CPU
    a) i7, b) i7
    Memory
    a) 16GB, b) 16GB
    Hard Drives
    a) 1TB SSD, b) 1TB SSD
    Browser
    a) MS Edge, b) MS Edge
    Antivirus
    a) Defender, b) Defender
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

  • OS
    7x64, 10pro, 11
  • Operating System
    10 Pro X64
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