New Computer questions for installing Windows 11


Iggy_AZ

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I'm building a new desktop for myself from scratch.
Motherboard, CPU, Memory, SSD, case and video card.

I know I need to ENABLE TPM 2.0 in BIOS of the Gigabyte Aorus B560M Pro motherboard.
I just made a bootable Windows 11 install USB from Microsoft.
I have a never installed Win10 OEM disk with code that I was planning to use on the Windows 11 install from USB.

Questions:
1. Do I need to install Windows 10 OEM disk first with Lic Code then later upgrade to Windows 11
OR
Can I install Windows 11 from USB and enter the Windows 10 OEM Lic Code when asked during the Windows 11 install?

What do you suggest or think is the best way for me to install Win11on the new box?

Thank you

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My new system specs-
Case:
Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact
Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus B560M Pro
CPU: Intel i5-11500
Video: Will use the Intel CPU Graphics initially
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX total 16 GB (2 x 8) DDR4 3200
Samsung 980 Pro NVme M.2 256 GB for C: Drive
Additional 1Tb SSD for main storage, data, backups, etc.
Power Supply: 750 watt Gold Plus
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 23H2 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self built - Dec 2021
    CPU
    11th Generation i5-11500
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte AORUS B560M Pro
    Memory
    16 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 750
    Sound Card
    Chip on Motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro NVMe
    PSU
    750 Watt
    Case
    Fractal Meshify 2 Compact
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Squeaky one
    Internet Speed
    300/10
    Browser
    MS Edge but trying other browsers
    Antivirus
    Got my 2 Shots plus my Booster Malwarebytes +
You do not need to install Windows 10 first. Just boot the computer from the Windows 11 USB and do a clean install.
 

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!
Looks like you have a nice build planned. I would suggest getting a 2 TB SSD for backups, storage, etc. You'd be surprised how fast you can fill up a 1TB drive.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro 24H2 26100.1150
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-14700F
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws S5 Series 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 4070 Super OC 12 GB
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster AE-5 Plus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming 27" 2K HDR Gaming
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 1TB NVMe (Win 11)
    SK hynix P41 500GB NVMe (Win 10)
    SK hynix P41 2TB NVMe (x3)
    Crucial P3 Plus 4TB
    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 11 23H2 22631.3880
    On System One
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3737
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-11700F
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Gaming Z590 Plus WiFi
    Memory
    64 GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC Black Gaming
    Sound Card
    SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium
    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
When performing a clean install of Windows 11 the OS can be installed in a supported or unsupported computer environment.

The advantages of the supported computer environment are related to performance and security.

If Windows 11 is clean installed in an unsupported computer environment (CPU not on the supported list, TPM 1.2 or no TPM, BIOS legacy or UEFI with CSM, Drive partition MBR, etc. it may have problems updating Windows or Microsoft defender. In other EF threads members have clean installed Windows 11 on very old hardware and have had automatic windows and Microsoft defender updates without problems.

So clean install Windows 11 and modify the configuration as needed to fully benefit from the improvements in performance and security.

If you want the option to test drive windows 11 and return to windows 10 you can clean install windows 10 and make a free backup image.

Then you can go back and forth as you wish.












 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
You do not need to install Windows 10 first. Just boot the computer from the Windows 11 USB and do a clean install.
Thank you all for your information.
Being I can install via the Win11 USB and possible use the Windows 10 Lic will make the install easy.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 23H2 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self built - Dec 2021
    CPU
    11th Generation i5-11500
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte AORUS B560M Pro
    Memory
    16 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 750
    Sound Card
    Chip on Motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro NVMe
    PSU
    750 Watt
    Case
    Fractal Meshify 2 Compact
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Squeaky one
    Internet Speed
    300/10
    Browser
    MS Edge but trying other browsers
    Antivirus
    Got my 2 Shots plus my Booster Malwarebytes +
Thank you all for your information.
Being I can install via the Win11 USB and possible use the Windows 10 Lic will make the install easy.
You should have no issue.. I installed 11 with my 10 key as a clean instillation and it just worked.
BTW.. Nice PC parts.. have fun.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home(Release Preview) - 24H2 - 26100.1150
    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
    28" ASUS VP28U
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    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
Update:
All went well with my new build.
Love this Fractal case, CPU and NVme drive!
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Case: Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact
MotherboaCrd: Gigabyte Aorus B560M Pro
CPU: Intel i5-11500
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black edition
Video: Will use the Intel CPU Graphics initially
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX total 16 GB (2 x 8) DDR4 3200
Samsung 980 Pro NVme M.2 256 GB for C: Drive
Additional 1Tb SSD for main storage, data, backups, etc.
Power Supply: 750 watt Gold Plus

All I can say is it's super fast compared to my 9 year old desktop build.
I guess I'm finally up to speed in the 21st Century.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 23H2 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self built - Dec 2021
    CPU
    11th Generation i5-11500
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte AORUS B560M Pro
    Memory
    16 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 750
    Sound Card
    Chip on Motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro NVMe
    PSU
    750 Watt
    Case
    Fractal Meshify 2 Compact
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Squeaky one
    Internet Speed
    300/10
    Browser
    MS Edge but trying other browsers
    Antivirus
    Got my 2 Shots plus my Booster Malwarebytes +

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