Upgrading to Windows 11 via an update

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Is there going to be a tutorial on upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 via an update as I have watched several YouTube videos on doing this and there seems to be no correlation between some of them and it would be good to have a tutorial on this forum on how to do this as I don't want to lose any of my apps and settings that I have et up on my current Windows 10 machine that is compatible?
 

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Is there going to be a tutorial on upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 via an update as I have watched several YouTube videos on doing this and there seems to be no correlation between some of them
It's just like a Win10 'Feature Update'. Should be exactly the same process as when Win10 1909 got upgraded to win10 2004 through Windows Update.
 

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    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
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    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.
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    Dell Lattitude E4310
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    i5 M 520
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    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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Thanks Bree it is just that I don't want to lose any of the setup I have in Windows10. I have backed up to an external drive and from some of the videos I have watched there is an option to revert back to Windows 10 it is just that I rather rely on tutorials in this and the Ten Forum to guide me through the process.
 

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Thanks Bree it is just that I don't want to lose any of the setup I have in Windows10.
I tested upgrading a copy of The W10 system from my 'main machine' to Windows 11, see my System One below.

All my installed apps and their settings, my Desktop layout and icons, and my pinned apps on the Taskbar were still there after the upgrade.

There were a few Windows settings that got reset to their defaults, none of them particularly significant. But that is something that has happened with every Windows 10 major Feature Update, so I'm well practised at setting them back the way I want them.

These included things like:
Turned on auto Defrag for all drives (I like it tuned off)
Turned back on Password Protected Sharing (I want it turned off)
Turned off details pane in File Explorer (I turn it back on again)
File copy reset to 'fewer details' (I like to see more detail, so I turn it on next time I do a copy)
 

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    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
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    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
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    1TB HDD
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    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
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    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
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    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
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    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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Yes Bree I like things like Open Shell running in Windows 7 mode and Translucent TB making my taskbar transparent. Now I know I can always download these things again but I would prefer not to see pic for my taskbar for example. ;)
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Yes Bree I like things like Open Shell running in Windows 7 mode and Translucent TB making my taskbar transparent. Now I know I can always download these things again but I would prefer not to see pic for my taskbar for example. ;)
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Hey John.. not sure what you are worried about, bud... we (as in @Brink et al ..(not me so much - I just try) have your back ;)

If the final release is not totally changed (which I doubt!) - we all have done upgrades with no issue.
 

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Thanks Super I am just not that savvy enough to know what will happen to my setup as I have now but it is good to know that folks Like Shawn and yourself are around to fall back on should I get stuck.:)
 

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Thanks Super I am just not that savvy enough to know what will happen to my setup as I have now but it is good to know that folks Like Shawn and yourself are around to fall back on should I get stuck.:)
I don't think you give yourself enough credit - you are savvy bud... you are an elder (from what I gathered before and with the respect it deserves) so I can't prescribe but am always willing to help... ;)
 

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I don't think you give yourself enough credit - you are savvy bud... you are an elder (from what I gathered before and with the respect it deserves) so I can't prescribe but am always willing to help... ;)
Thanks again mate I am just a little OCD when it comes to some things like this upgrading for example ;)
 

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Yes Bree I like things like Open Shell running in Windows 7 mode and Translucent TB making my taskbar transparent. Now I know I can always download these things again but I would prefer not to see pic for my taskbar for example. ;)
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I'm running 11 Insider DEV and Beta on 2 of my PCs. Both were updated from Windows 10 and didn't lose any apps or app settings except T-Clock for displaying time. Open Shell stayed exactly as it was in 10 except for the start button not replacing the Windows start button. The Open Shell button is at left as usual, and I left the 11 button centered. The combination looks OK. Suggest you do a good system backup of your 10 installation before you upgrade just in case, but it's unlikely you'll need it.
 

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Yes larc mate I have Macrium backup on an external drive that I hope will be good if I have to use it as I have never had to go down that path before.
 

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I am just a little OCD when it comes to some things like this
In general, changes in 11 that may 'break' software are centred around things that deliberately change the behaviour of the system tray part of the Taskbar (larc919's T-Clock, for example). Just having an icon in the notification area is fine, that continues to work just as before (my CoreTemp for example).
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
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    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
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    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
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    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
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    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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In general, changes in 11 that may 'break' software are centred around things that deliberately change the behaviour of the system tray part of the Taskbar (larc919's T-Clock, for example). Just having an icon in the notification area is fine, that continues to work just as before (my CoreTemp for example).
Yes Bree that is what I am wanting the new system to do as I do like icons on the right of my taskbar to give me for example a continuous readout of my CPU core temp.
 

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    Asus
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    Samsung 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz
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I do like icons on the right of my taskbar to give me for example a continuous readout of my CPU core temp.
CoreTemp works exactly the same after upgrading to W11 as it did in my W10.

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  • Operating System
    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 had been waiting over a week on Release Preview and never was offered the 11 upgrade, changed to the Beta channel and it came right up within 2 minutes. Whatever. :)

Now to decide whether or not to just stay on xxx.194...

(this is on an HP Spectre x360 10th gen i7)
 

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CoreTemp works exactly the same after upgrading to W11 as it did in my W10.
Ok Breee mine is just the same only it uses HW Info see pic :)
 

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