Tech help required re possible upgrade


gwladok

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Hi! I hope I'm not being cheeky but is there anyone on here that can talk me through whether I can upgrade from 10 to 11 based on my current hardware?

Thanks
 
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Have you seen anything in Settings, Updates and Security about the possibility of Upgrading to Win11? If like mine that are more than a couple three years old probably do not meet all the System Requirements but there's a check feature on that page to run. What I have determined that there is not much operational difference from Win10 but greater emphasis made on security.

NOTE: haven't seen anything about your computer, just listing the OS/Operating System gives no information.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    8GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA using DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    21"
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security

TheMystic

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Hi! I hope I'm not being cheeky but is there anyone on here that can talk me through whether I can upgrade from 10 to 11 based on my current hardware?

Thanks
The easiest thing for you is this:

1. Backup all your files, licenses, data, etc.
2. Take a complete system backup (either using native Windows System Image tool or using Macrium Reflect).
3. Download Windows 11 ISO.
4. Create an installation disk using Rufus (use Extended Method if your hardware doesn't qualify officially).
5. Boot from the installation disk.
6. Wipe your existing system partition and install Windows 11.
7. Set it up and see if you are having any problems.

I have installed it in a 2011 Samsung laptop and it runs fine.

We will be happy to guide you if you get stuck.
 

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    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy dv7
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 & Nvidia GeForce GT 635M
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Crucial MX500 on bay 1.
    1 TB Seagate HDD on bay 2.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

IanMosley

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Download, install & run WhyNotWin11, and be sure to 'Download the latest Stable Release', to check if your device can run Windows 11.

These excellent tutorials - Clean Install / Upgrade - give you step-by-step instructions.
 
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    Windows 11 Pro v 22H2 (Build 22621.382)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3670
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz 2.81 GHz
    Motherboard
    64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
    Memory
    8.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Grahics 630; NVIDIA Geforce GT 1030
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell P2714H Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x 1TB WDC WD10EZEX-75WN4A0 Internal HDD
    1 x 1TB Seagate STGX4000400 External HDD
    1 x 2TB Seagate STGX4000400 External HDD
    1 x 4TB Seagate STGX4000400 External HDD
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600
    Mouse
    Microfoft USB Basic Optical Mouse v2.0
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    Windows Defender + Malwarebytes

Bree

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Hi! I hope I'm not being cheeky but is there anyone on here that can talk me through whether I can upgrade from 10 to 11 based on my current hardware?

Thanks
Welcome to Eleven Forum.

Fill in you system specs here: https://www.elevenforum.com/account/system-specs

In particular, the make and model of PC, and the name and number of its CPU. Without that info we can't tell you if it should be supported for Windows 11.
 

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 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.

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I like this version myself.

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    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Skylake Special X299
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 9900X
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II
    Memory
    GSkill Trident Z RGB 32GB 3600 16-16-16-36 (F4-3600C16Q-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 3080 12GB FTW3 Ultra Gaming (12G-P5-4877-KL)
    Sound Card
    Supreme FX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PG279Q
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440 165Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 500GB x2, Seagate Barracuda 4TB x2, Western Digital Black 4TB x1
    PSU
    EVGA 1200 P2, EVGA Black Custom Braided Cables
    Case
    Thermaltake View 31 Tempered Glass Limited Edition
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
    Keyboard
    Logitech G910 Orion Spark
    Mouse
    Logitech G700s, Asus ROG GX860 Buzzard
    Internet Speed
    Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway 75/75
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes 4.5.2
    Other Info
    Thermaltake Riing Duo 14 x3, Thermaltake Riing Plus 14 x2, Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless Headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Skylake Special Z170
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1
    Memory
    GSkill Trident Z RGB 16GB 3600 16-16-16-36 (F4-3600C16D-16GTZR)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC x2, EVGA Pro SLI Bridge
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC G2460PG
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 144Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 870 Evo 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 4TB x2
    PSU
    EVGA 1000 P2, EVGA White Custom Braided Cables
    Case
    Corsair Vengeance C70 Gunmetal Black
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i v2, Corsair ML120 x2, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
    Mouse
    Logitech G500s
    Keyboard
    Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum
    Internet Speed
    Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway 75/75
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes 4.5.2
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    Corsair SP120 x4, LG Blu-ray Drive, Durabrand HT-395 100 Watt Dolby Digital Amp

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Check this thread out

They can help you out.
 

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    Windows 11 Home 25179.1000 - Dev Channel
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    Banna Junior 7000 - 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
    ASUS VP28UQG 28" 4K, Viotek 32" 1080p
    Screen Resolution
    4K 3840 x 2160
    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
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    Download: 350.50 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
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    Firefox, Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    MS - Defender

gwladok

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I'm very grateful for all your help.

I've run Wynotwin11 to get this

My processor is : Intel Core i5-4690k & motherboard Asus Z97 Pro Gamer

I see that several "fails" relate to the processor which I can upgrade
With regards the TPM, this motherboard has a socket for one so if I install a TPM 2.0 will that cover all the other fails?

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Hi,
Sure I've done four inplace upgrades on unsupported systems
Make a system image of 10 install on removable hdd

Then just mount the 11 iso without internet and deleting one folder after the 11 evaluation and wait 45 minutes and you're done.
 

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    Linux-Mint-Cinnamon-20.2 Win-7-10-11Pro's
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    asus x3
    CPU
    10900k & 9940x & 5930k
    Motherboard
    z490-Apex & x299-Apex & x99-Sabertooth
    Memory
    Trident-Z Royal 4000c16 2x16gb & Trident-Z 3600c16 4x8gb & 3200c14 4x8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Titan Xp & 1080ti FTW3 & evga 980ti gaming
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek x3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series
    Screen Resolution
    1920-1080 not sure what the t.v is besides 43" class scales from 1920-1080 perfectly
    Hard Drives
    To many to list
    PSU
    1000p2 & 1200p2 & 850p2
    Case
    D450 x2 & 1 Test bench in cherry Entertainment center
    Cooling
    Custom water loops x3 with 2x mora 360mm rads only 980ti gaming air cooled
    Keyboard
    G710+x3
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    Redragon x3
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    xfinity gigabyte
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    mbam pro

Bree

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    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.

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I see that several "fails" relate to the processor which I can upgrade
With regards the TPM, this motherboard has a socket for one so if I install a TPM 2.0 will that cover all the other fails?
No. You need to
- 'Boot Mode' - change to 'Secure UEFI' in your BIOS (possibly in 2 steps 'BOOT MODE to UEFI' & then enable 'SECURE BOOT')
- 'DirectX + WDDM2' - let the app run longer, it takes a fair while to detect DirectX
- 'Disc Partition Type' - you need to change you Boot drive to 'GPT'

More details can be found in the Tutorials section of ElevenForums (or TenForums)
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro v 22H2 (Build 22621.382)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3670
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz 2.81 GHz
    Motherboard
    64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
    Memory
    8.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Grahics 630; NVIDIA Geforce GT 1030
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell P2714H Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x 1TB WDC WD10EZEX-75WN4A0 Internal HDD
    1 x 1TB Seagate STGX4000400 External HDD
    1 x 2TB Seagate STGX4000400 External HDD
    1 x 4TB Seagate STGX4000400 External HDD
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600
    Mouse
    Microfoft USB Basic Optical Mouse v2.0
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender + Malwarebytes

bobkn

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I'm very grateful for all your help.

I've run Wynotwin11 to get this

My processor is : Intel Core i5-4690k & motherboard Asus Z97 Pro Gamer

I see that several "fails" relate to the processor which I can upgrade
With regards the TPM, this motherboard has a socket for one so if I install a TPM 2.0 will that cover all the other fails?
(snip)

No.

The newest CPU supported by the motherboard is a Core i7-5775C. That's a 5th generation one. Windows 11 requires 8th generation or newer. (There are a few Gen7 exceptions.)

Ignoring that, I don't know whether the TPM supported by your motherboard is version 2.0. Older versions (usually 1.2) are not supported.

If you're desperate to play with 11 on that system, there are work-arounds. I don't spot a tutorial here. but there's a long thread: Let's install Windows 11 on an incompatible hardware

At this time, the main motivation for doing may be FOMO (fear of missing out). Win 11 may be the future, but it doesn't offer major advantages over 10 at this time for most people.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22000.708
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I9-12900K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z690-A
    Memory
    64GB Kingston DDR5-5600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 3090 ti
    Sound Card
    none (USB to speakers), Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic XG320U
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @ 144Hz
    Hard Drives
    WB Black SN850 1TB M.2 NVME SSD
    Seagate Iron Wolf 8TB
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1300 GT
    Case
    Corsair 5000D AIrflow
    Cooling
    Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps
  • Operating System
    windows 11 22000.708
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5950X
    Motherboard
    Asus Tuf Gaming X570-Plus
    Memory
    64GB DDR4 3800 (@ 3600)
    Graphics card(s)
    Zotac RTX 3080
    Sound Card
    built in Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329C
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160
    Hard Drives
    Sabrent 1 TB PCI-E 4.0 X4 NVME M.2
    4 GB Seagate Ironwolf
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 850 G6
    Case
    Phanteks ENTHOO Pro M
    Cooling
    iCUE H115i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler

gwladok

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I'm very grateful for all your input. As you say Windows 11 isn't a giant leap for mankind, certainly not warranting a near complete system rebuild to run it.

I'll persevere with 10

Thanks again all.
 

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Bree

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As you say Windows 11 isn't a giant leap for mankind, certainly not warranting a near complete system rebuild to run it.
There are workaround to bypass the checks for compatible hardware when installing or upgrading. Once installed 11 runs well on any system, supported or not. I'm running it on a 1st gen i5 at present, as a test. See my System Two in 'My Computers' below this post.

The risk is that at some time down the line MS may stop providing updates to unsupported devices. They haven't done so yet, but have warned that they could do so. For that reason I wouldn't recommend upgrading to W11 on your main machine, but if you have a spare machine that you are prepared to wipe and reinstall W10 on it (as I am) then you could try out W11 on that.

You could also try it out in a virtual machine, either Hyper-V if you have W10 Pro, or VirtualBox or VMWare if you have Home.
 

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 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.
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