Upgrade Or Not Upgrade That Is The Question...


Lance1

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I'm at Windows10 on my main system right now. I upgrade to Windows11 on my main system, But "little" issues bugged me, and I imagined it back to Windows10 to be Comfortable. I did it again with Ghost Windows11 Superlite. Not enough access to things I needed. I Imaged it back again to Windows10 to be more Comfortable.

So here I am posting from my Windows11 22H2 VMWare, and I like it. "It's a VM, and I'm Comfortable" BUT!! Can I make it my Main System?? I am in and out on this one. It makes me nuts being indecisive. So what will make me change my mind on this... There are little things that bug me... The start menu... StartIsback brings me to what I'm used to... Comfortable. File explorer 22H2 is not So Comfortable. Is this the issue?

It all started with Win95. My Introduction to the Windows GUI. "Prior to that Green type commend line remember that"War Games the movie for example" Then Win98, Then quickly upgraded to Win98SE and Loved it. Went to WinME... "Hated it..." Went to XP! Loved it and Stayed for a very long time. Went to Win7! The Best MS OS Ever! Then there's me here now at Win10. Now I sit... In the tech world, you'd think you'd be used to change. But you get comfortable. And at age 64... I Am Comfortable... So, is it time to get out of my comfort zone? I know what you're going to say. "It won't end till 2025" I'll be 67. Times a waste,n. Should an old fart like me convert??

If you read this whole post till the end, congrats! You have patience. In all my years with Windows 95, 98, 98SE, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 10... If I can continue through all of that. Windows 11 should be a breeze. We just have to get 0ver the Windows 11 hump. Downhill from there! Was this a RANT?? I can't remember... What did I just say??
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build By Me...
    CPU
    Intel 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12600KF, 3686 MHz
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX LGA 1700 Intel Z790 ATX
    Memory
    CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR5 6400 (PC5 51200) Dual-Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060, 3x Fans, 8GB GDDR6 OC
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 32" 60Hz 4ms Curved PLS LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    WD Blue NVME M.2 1T Boot Drive
    WD Blue SSD 1T
    WD Blue NVME M.2 2T
    WD Elements 6T Backup
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 850 GT, 80 Plus Gold 850W, Fully Modular,
    Case
    Fractal Design Pop XL Air RGB Black TG ATX High-Airflow Clear Tempered Glass Window Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax black, Dual Tower CPU Cooler with Dual NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Black)
    Keyboard
    Devistator 3
    Mouse
    Inphic PM6 Pro
    Internet Speed
    Fiber Optic: Download 332.7 Mbps / Upload 331.5 Mbps
    Browser
    Vivaldi (64bit)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Window 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL Inspiron N7110
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0YH79Y
    Memory
    4 GB DDR3
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3 Inch Display
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB
    Internet Speed
    Fiber Optic: Download 332.7 Mbps / Upload 331.5 Mbps
    Browser
    Vivaldi 64 bit
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
I feel your pain....



I just turned 66 yesterday.
You could always dual boot. :-)



This was my solution...

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I honestly feel that Win 11 is Microsoft testing the waters for a subscription service OS.
Many things make me feel this way.

Things like...
1. Office 365
2. Making Win 11 so difficult to control.
3. Breaking each tweak when we find one.
4. Requiring an MS account.
5. Subtly breaking most 3rd party software and drivers.
6. In short, convincing us that we "need" MS to take control of our OS, and charge us for the effort.


I intend to keep Windows 10 active on a computer, keep my Windows 7 DVD, and play with Win 11 until one of two things happens. Microsoft switches to a subscription service or backs off.

If they back off... fine.
If they don't... I guess it'll be time to migrate backwards through Windows versions or switch to Linux.
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3880 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦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 feel your pain....



I just turned 66 yesterday.
You could always dual boot. :-)



This was my solution...

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I honestly feel that Win 11 is Microsoft testing the waters for a subscription service OS.
Many things make me feel this way.

Things like...
1. Office 365
2. Making Win 11 so difficult to control.
3. Breaking each tweak when we find one.
4. Requiring an MS account.
5. Subtly breaking most 3rd party software and drivers.
6. In short, convincing us that we "need" MS to take control of our OS, and charge us for the effort.


I intend to keep Windows 10 active on a computer, keep my Windows 7 DVD, and play with Win 11 until one of two things happens. Microsoft switches to a subscription service or backs off.

If they back off... fine.
If they don't... I guess it'll be time to migrate backwards through Windows versions or switch to Linux.
Totally disagree. MS will not charge for consumer versions. They make their money out of services e.g. office 365, cloudspace, share of store apps, ads etc.

If they start charging, people will desert Windows 11, and their revenue potential will decline.

There is no evidence to support the notion of a fee based OS for consumers.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
In the tech world, you'd think you'd be used to change. But you get comfortable. And at age 64... I Am Comfortable... So, is it time to get out of my comfort zone? .... Should an old fart like me convert??

I just turned 66 yesterday.
You could always dual boot. :-)
I'm older that either of you.... :wink:

....It all started with Win95. My Introduction to the Windows GUI.
Windows 3.1 for me. When I retired I had an XP laptop, and when that died bought a used Win7 one (had to be used, didn't want Win8 that was on all new machines). And yes, I Got Comfortable, so much so that I could feel myself slowing down and getting into a bit of a rut.

That all changed in August 2015 when I got the free upgrade to Windows 10. That woke me up abruptly, I haven't looked back since.

"So, is it time to get out of my comfort zone?" Absolutely, if you want to keep your mind young and active. And that advice is good for all walks of life, not just Windows. :wink:
 

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 NVMe 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 Dev, Beta, and RP 24H2 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, Canary, and Release Preview 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 NVMe 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 Dev, Beta, and RP 24H2 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, Canary, and Release Preview builds as a native boot .vhdx.
I moved to Windows 11 some time ago, on my secondary PC (a laptop to be technical), I used Start11 to make things comfortable until I was in hospital and had a major issue (on the laptop, not me), the only way I could proceed was a restore operation using windows built in options. this reset Windows 11 back to the defaults, and I went "Cold Turkey".

It was difficult at first but after a week or so I found things getting easier so when I returned from hospital I soon switched my Main system onto Windows 11 and decided not to use any Addons to revert the UI to Windows 10 and I have not looked back.

Yes I still find myself stopped in my tracks for a second or two while my brain catches up with some new Modus Operandi I am getting used to the new ways , as I found happened with the previous switches to the OS from before windows and starting out before DOS.

All I can say to anyone is, you can stay on Windows 10 for a few more years and longer if you do not need support, (we still see activity on our Vista and Windows 7 forums), but it's best to jump in and learn the new OS, it's unlikely that Windows 12, or whatever replaces Windows 11 will revert to how Windows 10 worked and looked
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest Release Preview] [Win11 PRO HighEnd MUP-00005 DD]
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Scan 3XS to my design
    CPU
    AMD RYZEN 9 7950X OEM
    Motherboard
    *3XS*ASUS TUF B650 PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    64GB [2x32GB Corsair Vengeance 560 AMD DDR5]
    Graphics Card(s)
    3XS* ASUS DUAL RTX 4060 OC 8G
    Sound Card
    On motherboard Feeding SPDiF 5.1 system [plus local sound to each monitor]
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD 32 Bit HDR Monitor + 43" UHD 4K 32Bit HDR TV
    Screen Resolution
    2 x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3XS Samsung 980Pro 2TB M.2 PCIe4 4 x 8TB Data + Various Externals from 1TB to 8TB, 10TB NAS
    PSU
    3XS Corsair RM850x 850w Fully Modular
    Case
    FDesign Define 7 XL BK TGL Case - Black
    Cooling
    3XS iCUE H150i ELITE Liquid Cool, Quiet Case fans
    Keyboard
    Wireless Logitec MX Keys + K830 [Depending on where I'm Sat]
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitec - MX Master 3S +
    Internet Speed
    950 MB Down 55 MB Up
    Browser
    Latest Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security [Latest]
    Other Info
    Also run...
    Dell XPS 17 Laptop
    HP Laptop 8GB - Windows 10 Pro x64 HP 15.2"
    Nexus 7 Android tablet [x2]
    Samsung 10.2" tablet
    Blackview 10.2 Tablet
    Sony Z3 Android Smartphone
    Samsung S9 Plus Smartphone
    Wacom Pro Medium Pen Pad
    Wacom Pro Small Pen Pad
    Wacom ExpressKey Remote
    Loopdeck+ Graphics Controller
    Shuttle Pro v2 Control Pad
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest release]
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 17 9700
    CPU
    i7 10750H
    Motherboard
    Stock
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Stock Intel + GTX 1650 Ti
    Sound Card
    Stock 4 speaker
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Stock 17" + 32" 4K 3840 x 2160 HDR-10
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2400 HDR touchscreen
    Hard Drives
    2TB M2 NVMe
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Stock Aluminium / Carbon Fibre
    Cooling
    Stock + 2 fan cooling pad
    Mouse
    Stock Trackpad +Logi Mx Master 3 or MX Ergo Trackball
    Keyboard
    Stock Illuminated + Logi - MX Keys
    Internet Speed
    950 MB Down 55 MB Up
    Browser
    Latest Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security 2021
    Other Info
    Also use an Adjustable Support for Laptop and Adjustable stand for monitor
I used Start11 to make things comfortable until I was in hospital and had a major issue (on the laptop, not me), the only way I could proceed was a restore operation using windows built in options. this reset Windows 11 back to the defaults, and I went "Cold Turkey".

It was difficult at first but after a week or so....
I've never tried to make my OS look like a previous one. I took my "Cold Turkey" from the first day. Yes, two or three weeks later I was feelling as much at home in 10 as I was in 7.

There's far less to get used to moving from 10 to 11, took maybe a day or so to adjust.
 

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 NVMe 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 Dev, Beta, and RP 24H2 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, Canary, and Release Preview 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 NVMe 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 Dev, Beta, and RP 24H2 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, Canary, and Release Preview builds as a native boot .vhdx.
The only real issue I have is I set my task bar to hide, for some unknown reason this stops working on my main monitor which needs Explorer.exe to be restarted to sort out - My second monitor works fine :confused: - I'm sure it'll sort itself out or I'll find a solution
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest Release Preview] [Win11 PRO HighEnd MUP-00005 DD]
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Scan 3XS to my design
    CPU
    AMD RYZEN 9 7950X OEM
    Motherboard
    *3XS*ASUS TUF B650 PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    64GB [2x32GB Corsair Vengeance 560 AMD DDR5]
    Graphics Card(s)
    3XS* ASUS DUAL RTX 4060 OC 8G
    Sound Card
    On motherboard Feeding SPDiF 5.1 system [plus local sound to each monitor]
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD 32 Bit HDR Monitor + 43" UHD 4K 32Bit HDR TV
    Screen Resolution
    2 x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3XS Samsung 980Pro 2TB M.2 PCIe4 4 x 8TB Data + Various Externals from 1TB to 8TB, 10TB NAS
    PSU
    3XS Corsair RM850x 850w Fully Modular
    Case
    FDesign Define 7 XL BK TGL Case - Black
    Cooling
    3XS iCUE H150i ELITE Liquid Cool, Quiet Case fans
    Keyboard
    Wireless Logitec MX Keys + K830 [Depending on where I'm Sat]
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitec - MX Master 3S +
    Internet Speed
    950 MB Down 55 MB Up
    Browser
    Latest Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security [Latest]
    Other Info
    Also run...
    Dell XPS 17 Laptop
    HP Laptop 8GB - Windows 10 Pro x64 HP 15.2"
    Nexus 7 Android tablet [x2]
    Samsung 10.2" tablet
    Blackview 10.2 Tablet
    Sony Z3 Android Smartphone
    Samsung S9 Plus Smartphone
    Wacom Pro Medium Pen Pad
    Wacom Pro Small Pen Pad
    Wacom ExpressKey Remote
    Loopdeck+ Graphics Controller
    Shuttle Pro v2 Control Pad
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest release]
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 17 9700
    CPU
    i7 10750H
    Motherboard
    Stock
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Stock Intel + GTX 1650 Ti
    Sound Card
    Stock 4 speaker
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Stock 17" + 32" 4K 3840 x 2160 HDR-10
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2400 HDR touchscreen
    Hard Drives
    2TB M2 NVMe
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Stock Aluminium / Carbon Fibre
    Cooling
    Stock + 2 fan cooling pad
    Mouse
    Stock Trackpad +Logi Mx Master 3 or MX Ergo Trackball
    Keyboard
    Stock Illuminated + Logi - MX Keys
    Internet Speed
    950 MB Down 55 MB Up
    Browser
    Latest Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security 2021
    Other Info
    Also use an Adjustable Support for Laptop and Adjustable stand for monitor
I've always liked to go for the latest Microsoft OS, skipping only Vista. I said I wouldn't get a new computer just because the existing ones weren't directly upgradable to W.11. Then thought, "What the heck! I'm 78 and what am I saving the money for?" so got a new Dell anyway.

I've found no difficulty adapting to using W.11. The only things added are a Rainmeter clock, also Start11 to overcome the 'Recommendations' space on the Start Menu. Quite happy with everything else.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP QHD AiO
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel i7-1.70 GHz
    Motherboard
    89E9 0100
    Memory
    16.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics - Nvidia GeForce MX450
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 27" QHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD (OS and programs) - 1TB HDD (Storage)
    Browser
    Edge
And at age 64... I Am Comfortable... So, is it time to get out of my comfort zone?
I have been using W11 for almost a year now, so your a little bit behind the curve. There have been a lot of updates since then. I currently run 22H2, OS Build 22621.755, with two updates waiting for the next reboot.

At 73 (74 in January), I guess I have to weigh in here. I worked for a very large company for 35 years (retired in 2011). For about 25 of those years I was a Unix admin. When I started with Unix, Windows 3.1 didn't exist yet and Linux was just starting out. I think it ran on a 386. But Linux was a giant step backwards from what I was working with, so it received very little attention.

The company I worked for did government contracts, only. Along with that came the requirement that "all" computers must be within "30 days" of the latest updates. We used very high-end development software (costly) which also required that you were using the latest OS and application release, to keep your maintenance contract active. If you were behind in a release and you had a issue, they would tell you to "update your installation and see if it fixes the problem" and then hang up. So I got very use to having the latest release of everything. The only headache was that, I was the one that had to do most of the updating. Once in a while, a patch would get us into trouble. But that was always worked out quickly.

FWIW, in those days, the Unix OS was completely free. But the maintenance contracts for the updates (patches) cost a bundle. Luckily we had a corporate budget to take care of that.

I have three computers. One runs W11 and the other two run W10. The only reason I have two on W10 is that, they are not upgradeable to W11. So until I replace them, that's where they stay. But, that have all the latest updates that MS provides. I don't necessarily care for some of the changes that come with the updates, but change is part of life and I just go with it.

So my vote is to update to W11 and don't look back. If you want to try Linux, put it on a USB drive and boot to it. No need to mess around with the existing OS. I still get my Unix fix with Cygwin64 on my W11 laptop. I use it for Verilog simulations and antenna analysis programs that don't run in windows. Because the Cygwin64 working directories are visible from windows, I can do all the file editing (Notepad++) simultaneously from windows. I also just like to program in GAWK. That's a fun language. Excellent for parsing data files.

Windows 3.1 for me.
I still have a SubNote laptop with Windows 3.1. It has a massive 40MB disk drive with MS Office installed (WooHoo MS Draw!). The battery is dead and the charger burned up, but it can still be started with the external power supply. The screen contrast is poor, but good enough to use. I use it for some of the C programs that are on it. For that it also has Turbo-C installed. I have a network card for it, but never actually put it on the net.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home, 23H2, 22631.3737, Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22700.1009.0
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 15-dw0xx
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8145U CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.30 GHz
    Memory
    8GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    930 GB
    Keyboard
    Built In
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitech M650
    Browser
    Chrome 124.0.6367.208
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Cygwin64
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home, Version 22H2, Build19045.3693
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD E-300 with Radeon HD Graphics 1.30 GHz
    Memory
    10GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Radeon HD Graphics 1.30 GHz
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15"
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    700 GB
    Mouse
    Wireless
    Keyboard
    Wireless
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    This computer is connected to my IC-735 radio.
I never had a grounding in computers. Working life was spent as a TV, video recorder and domestic electronics repairman. Came to computers when circumstances led to not doing that any more. That was at the time when the Windows the 95 upgrade was being installed on top of Windows 3.11. Learning that, contributing to forums and all things computers kept me happy for hours. Still going but the magic is possibly waning a bit now.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP QHD AiO
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel i7-1.70 GHz
    Motherboard
    89E9 0100
    Memory
    16.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics - Nvidia GeForce MX450
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 27" QHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD (OS and programs) - 1TB HDD (Storage)
    Browser
    Edge
I still have a SubNote laptop with Windows 3.1. It has a massive 40MB disk drive with MS Office installed (WooHoo MS Draw!). The battery is dead and the charger burned up, but it can still be started with the external power supply. The screen contrast is poor, but good enough to use. I use it for some of the C programs that are on it. For that it also has Turbo-C installed. I have a network card for it, but never actually put it on the net.
I still have a working Windows 95 laptop, and I do put it on my network occasionally to help answer mixed networking questions on Ten Forums (yes, there are a few still being asked). All bar its screen is in working order, the screen having some black vertical band on it. It's still usable like that, but as a precaution I have now got a VirtualBox Win'95 VM for when it finally dies.

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Just for laughs (and nostalgia) I also have a WfW 3.11 VM that I can also put on my network.

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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 NVMe 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 Dev, Beta, and RP 24H2 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, Canary, and Release Preview 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 NVMe 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 Dev, Beta, and RP 24H2 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, Canary, and Release Preview builds as a native boot .vhdx.
For me, the only real reason I keep up with Windows over the years is because in the end the older versions will lose support at some point. To be honest though, as long as you can run the applications you like and you have supported hardware, there is nothing wrong with staying on an older version. I know some will argue the security issues when a version loses support and I do agree but, 70% of security is the user's ability to follow best security practices when using a computer.

Windows 11 has some pain points, but I just get used to them as I prefer to be on the latest of software. I noticed since being a member here that there is a lot of post and tutorials on how to change some things back to the way they used to look. I just know that people don't like change and for me, I just go through the pain of learning the new ways to do things as I have always enjoyed the new shinny tech that companies release.

I did read a comment somewhere about a concern around the possibility that Microsoft may someday charge for Windows 11 upgrades. The only thing I will say about that is to remember that people don't pay for software anymore and Microsoft knows that. Android doesn't cost consumers anything, MacOS hasn't charged for upgrades in forever and most people who don't need professional 3rd party software usually use some form of freeware or open-source software. I think Microsoft is smart enough to know culturally people don't want to pay for software if they don't need too.

Eitherway, use what makes you happy! As long as you can continue to use software who cares. I do think it is smart to run Windows 11 in a VM and maybe just take the time to learn what you can and see what you can change to make it work for your workflows. Once you have all the kinks worked out, then make the switch!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware M15 Ryzen Edition
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 3070
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
To my knowledge both are the same where as 11 is just skinned up. I'd stick with 10 but I have both dual boot
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    WiN11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom 775 System
    CPU
    Xeon E5450 3.0GHZ (OC 3.6GHZ)
    Motherboard
    ASUS PQ5-EM
    Memory
    8GB (2GBX4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K2200 4GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1TB|750GB USB, 3 SSDs 2 240GB 1 128GB, 750GB HDD
    PSU
    650WATT Rosewill
    Case
    Rosewill with side Window
    Cooling
    5 Fans and a big HSK for cpu
    Keyboard
    Rosewill RGB
    Mouse
    Rosewill RGB
    Internet Speed
    AT&T 150MB DL\UP
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    I'm lucky to even be here after 6yrs from my car accident
  • Operating System
    WiN10 LTSC
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Hp 8460p
    CPU
    i7 2670QM 2.20GHZ
    Motherboard
    Hp 161C
    Memory
    8GB (2X4GB) DUAL Channel
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
    Sound Card
    Intel high Def (basically onboard)
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    OS 128GB l Storage (caddy) 320GB
    PSU
    AC (IDK the watts)
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    A USB 3.0 in the Express Card Slot
Aside from the small charge that Microsoft get for copies of Windows from Large OEM suppliers, (Dell HP Acer Etc.), and the myriad of smaller system builders, they do not charge for Operating System into the individual user Market. They rely mostly on the business and industrial markets Who Pay for every copy.

They do not seem to be struggling for income with this marketing strategy so I do not expect many changes at least in the short / medium term
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest Release Preview] [Win11 PRO HighEnd MUP-00005 DD]
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Scan 3XS to my design
    CPU
    AMD RYZEN 9 7950X OEM
    Motherboard
    *3XS*ASUS TUF B650 PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    64GB [2x32GB Corsair Vengeance 560 AMD DDR5]
    Graphics Card(s)
    3XS* ASUS DUAL RTX 4060 OC 8G
    Sound Card
    On motherboard Feeding SPDiF 5.1 system [plus local sound to each monitor]
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD 32 Bit HDR Monitor + 43" UHD 4K 32Bit HDR TV
    Screen Resolution
    2 x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3XS Samsung 980Pro 2TB M.2 PCIe4 4 x 8TB Data + Various Externals from 1TB to 8TB, 10TB NAS
    PSU
    3XS Corsair RM850x 850w Fully Modular
    Case
    FDesign Define 7 XL BK TGL Case - Black
    Cooling
    3XS iCUE H150i ELITE Liquid Cool, Quiet Case fans
    Keyboard
    Wireless Logitec MX Keys + K830 [Depending on where I'm Sat]
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitec - MX Master 3S +
    Internet Speed
    950 MB Down 55 MB Up
    Browser
    Latest Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security [Latest]
    Other Info
    Also run...
    Dell XPS 17 Laptop
    HP Laptop 8GB - Windows 10 Pro x64 HP 15.2"
    Nexus 7 Android tablet [x2]
    Samsung 10.2" tablet
    Blackview 10.2 Tablet
    Sony Z3 Android Smartphone
    Samsung S9 Plus Smartphone
    Wacom Pro Medium Pen Pad
    Wacom Pro Small Pen Pad
    Wacom ExpressKey Remote
    Loopdeck+ Graphics Controller
    Shuttle Pro v2 Control Pad
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest release]
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 17 9700
    CPU
    i7 10750H
    Motherboard
    Stock
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Stock Intel + GTX 1650 Ti
    Sound Card
    Stock 4 speaker
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Stock 17" + 32" 4K 3840 x 2160 HDR-10
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2400 HDR touchscreen
    Hard Drives
    2TB M2 NVMe
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Stock Aluminium / Carbon Fibre
    Cooling
    Stock + 2 fan cooling pad
    Mouse
    Stock Trackpad +Logi Mx Master 3 or MX Ergo Trackball
    Keyboard
    Stock Illuminated + Logi - MX Keys
    Internet Speed
    950 MB Down 55 MB Up
    Browser
    Latest Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security 2021
    Other Info
    Also use an Adjustable Support for Laptop and Adjustable stand for monitor
None of my Win10 computers will properly run Win11 but seeing the possibility of some of my clients doing so I got a new Notebook in Oct. 2021 to learn the differences. Had 2 to work with at Christmas time. I did get a new Desktop in April with the intent of migrating programs over from my 2016 Win10 Desktop, so far the 'old' Lotus SmartSuite 9.8 works fine as does WordPerfect 12 [not the Xx Versions], Adobe Acrobat 9 [not the free Reader] and Serif PagePlus 9. The available Windows Games from Win7 and Win8 also work just like on Win10. So far the only restriction I've seen with Win11 is that there is not x86/32-bit installation available but then I've not seen new computers in several years that are only 32-bit. Win11 also runs 32-bit programs I have just as if on Win10.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    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 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
.... I've not seen new computers in several years that are only 32-bit.
That's not surprising. Several years back MS made it a requirement for OEMs that they would only licence them to pre-install 64-bit Windows 10.
 

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 NVMe 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 Dev, Beta, and RP 24H2 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, Canary, and Release Preview 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 NVMe 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 Dev, Beta, and RP 24H2 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, Canary, and Release Preview builds as a native boot .vhdx.
WOW! Reading throw all the replies to my post has put a fire in my belly. I also feel like a young man in this company of people.:wink: In lite of all the positive comments and encouragement, I have come to the conclusion to get with the times and make the leap to Windows 11 and stay with it this time. After all, it's not unlike all the MS OS changes of the past. Until I have the money for a new system "It will be a custom build and better than my existing system" I'm using Rufus 3.20 to create the installation media.

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more”
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build By Me...
    CPU
    Intel 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12600KF, 3686 MHz
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX LGA 1700 Intel Z790 ATX
    Memory
    CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR5 6400 (PC5 51200) Dual-Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4060, 3x Fans, 8GB GDDR6 OC
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 32" 60Hz 4ms Curved PLS LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    WD Blue NVME M.2 1T Boot Drive
    WD Blue SSD 1T
    WD Blue NVME M.2 2T
    WD Elements 6T Backup
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 850 GT, 80 Plus Gold 850W, Fully Modular,
    Case
    Fractal Design Pop XL Air RGB Black TG ATX High-Airflow Clear Tempered Glass Window Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax black, Dual Tower CPU Cooler with Dual NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Black)
    Keyboard
    Devistator 3
    Mouse
    Inphic PM6 Pro
    Internet Speed
    Fiber Optic: Download 332.7 Mbps / Upload 331.5 Mbps
    Browser
    Vivaldi (64bit)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Window 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL Inspiron N7110
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0YH79Y
    Memory
    4 GB DDR3
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3 Inch Display
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB
    Internet Speed
    Fiber Optic: Download 332.7 Mbps / Upload 331.5 Mbps
    Browser
    Vivaldi 64 bit
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
I have a question I cannot find the answer to.

That is, if I were to upgrade my main W10 system to W11, would all the changes such as, for example widgets removals, that I have made be removed or would I have to remove them again?

Dave
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self built
    CPU
    Intel i8400
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME Z370-P
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT710
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar D2X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SE2417HGXF Full HD Gaming Monitor, 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung V-NAND SSD 860EVO
    Other spinning HDDs
    PSU
    Xilence XP420
    Cooling
    PSU fan and stock CPU fan
    Mouse
    Microsoft
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avira free
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 on VMware (Release, Beta and Dev)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
I have a question I cannot find the answer to.

That is, if I were to upgrade my main W10 system to W11, would all the changes such as, for example widgets removals, that I have made be removed or would I have to remove them again?

Dave
There's always a possibility that settings or customizations get removed or changed with a Version Upgrade and also possible with Build Updates to those Upgrades. Good reason to keep a record so those can easily be replicated on the new machine, at least a list of the Tutorials used. One thing with Win11 is that most of the things I've used are still available but visually different such as more things from Control Panel are now on the right-click of the Start button/Windows Key.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    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 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
There's always a possibility that settings or customizations get removed or changed with a Version Upgrade and also possible with Build Updates ...
Thanks
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self built
    CPU
    Intel i8400
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME Z370-P
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT710
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar D2X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SE2417HGXF Full HD Gaming Monitor, 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung V-NAND SSD 860EVO
    Other spinning HDDs
    PSU
    Xilence XP420
    Cooling
    PSU fan and stock CPU fan
    Mouse
    Microsoft
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avira free
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 on VMware (Release, Beta and Dev)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

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