Successful Upgrade from Win10 to Win11 on Dell XPS Laptop with 8th Gen CPU


Dennis72

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I was able to successfully upgrade my Dell XPS 13 9360 laptop from Win10 Pro to Win11 Pro with a fresh, clean install (now on Ver 23H2). This is a 5.5 year-old laptop with 8 GB of RAM, a i5-8250U CPU and a 1 TB Adlink NVMe. Win11 runs fine with no problems including my whole MS Office Suite, maybe even a bit zippier than Win10. The laptop also boots in 17 seconds to the lock screen. Overall, very pleased with Win11. Only hack I employed was the registry modification to remove the "More Options" from the right-click menus so that all the options are on one single menu (like in Win10).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 13 9360
    CPU
    i5-8250U
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Sound Card
    Realtek Built-In on MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop Display
    Screen Resolution
    HD 16x9
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Adlink NVMe
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
Hello @Dennis72 and welcome to ElevenForum. :-)



And... most of us started with that hack.
Now... we get calls from Microsoft asking us how we did so many other hacks. :D


Just kidding, and good job. (y) (y)


Here's some things you may find useful...



 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3447 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
I was able to successfully upgrade my Dell XPS 13 9360 laptop from Win10 Pro to Win11 Pro with a fresh, clean install (now on Ver 23H2). This is a 5.5 year-old laptop with 8 GB of RAM, a i5-8250U CPU and a 1 TB Adlink NVMe. Win11 runs fine with no problems including my whole MS Office Suite, maybe even a bit zippier than Win10. The laptop also boots in 17 seconds to the lock screen. Overall, very pleased with Win11. Only hack I employed was the registry modification to remove the "More Options" from the right-click menus so that all the options are on one single menu (like in Win10).

Hi Dennis, welcome to the Eleven Forums. 🙏

Good Job (y)

Now you’re one of us, one of us, one of us, one of us…

The adventure now is to make it yours. One of our fearless leaders, Brink, spends all his time creating tutorial's and fixes for us. You can find all his stuff in the tutorial section, you can also search the tutorial section:


There is also a Tutorial section index which is really helpful and easy.

Tutorial Index

Any questions, make a thread. Enjoy!
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
Welcome, Dennis, I have sucessfully updated 4 new pc builds starting with W10 software, to W11, but missing out that hack, from ignorance, mostly. My sixth gen i3 in my Lenovo laptop is too old to update without bypassing Microsofts rules, so I haven't bothered, as it rarely gets used
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    W11 pro beta
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    home built
    CPU
    Athlon 3000G
    Motherboard
    Asrock A320M-HDV r4.0
    Memory
    16Gb Crucial DDR4 2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard cpu
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560-1440
    Hard Drives
    WD black SN750 M2 500Gb
    PSU
    500W Seasonic core 80+gold non modular
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R2
    Cooling
    front 2 x 120mm rear 100mm stock psu
    Internet Speed
    135/20
    Browser
    Firefox and edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Security and free Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    W11 pro 64 beta (from W10 pro system builder pack)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    MSI B450 tomahawk max II
    Memory
    4 x 8Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    onboard cpu
    Sound Card
    motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 21.5" IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WD 1Tb Black M2 SN850X on Asus hyper M2 X16 max V2 card
    PSU
    Be Quiet 400 semi modular 80+gold
    Case
    Coolermaster Silencio 650
    Cooling
    140mm front, 120 rear Akasa Vegas Chroma AM
    Internet Speed
    135/20
    Browser
    edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD plus Malwarebytes free
MY oldest laptop running 11 pro is a dell D630 with a core 2 duo t8300 cpu and 4gb ram with an 80 gb Sata 1 drive, and it is activated.
I had a win7 ultimate key and did not want it to expire so several years ago i put win 10 pro on there. Just last week wiped drive and installed 11 pro from usb using Rufus. IT did the job great.

I also tried an SSD Samsung EVO and it was faster on the old dell but not that much better as it is only SATA 1.

You want a fast win 11 experience, you need SATA 3, SSD, and around 8gb ram. CPU from more than 10 yrs ago are fast enough. Like a Phenom II x4 955 I have, the machine is snappy.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    some kind of old ASUS MB
    CPU
    old AMD B95
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8gb
    Hard Drives
    ssd WD 500 gb

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