Upgrading Windows 11 in a VM.


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What is your method? Are you clean? Or an Upgrade? I'm an upgrade... Less hassle. Or is it? MMMMM........
 

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
What is your method? Are you clean? Or an Upgrade? I'm an upgrade... Less hassle. Or is it? MMMMM........
I am both clean and vaccinated.

Really... it's a VM. Who cares?
 

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!
It Depends on what you use the VM(s) for --I often merely use the HOST for VM storage pool and some media sharing while I do a lot of actual work on the VM's so although I do have one or two are for testing.

I have some actual "Productive" sets where I need them to be robust and stable - for example I have an XP VM which creates bespoke Vinyls for people - the vinyl cutting machine only works on XP so I need that to be fully functioning -- if that breaks I lose customers !!!!!!! That machine will definitely outlast me !!! -- beautifullyand solidly built unlike some modern equipment and for the volumes I create it's perfectly fast enough. A modern one would cost a few 1000 dollars, probably look a bit plasticcy and wouldn't give any improvement other than it probably would work on W10.

I suspect that most here use VM's as a sort of "Toy" but out in the real world VM's are hugely used -- typical example - those that have their own domains hosted on cloud servers, or if you have installed some business e-commerce apps. Some stock exchange trading platforms while the front end GUI runs on Windows the back ends are often on VM's.

Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
I've have used a VM as my main system for almost a year now, first on 10 and now on 11. I haven't had any regrets or serious issues. I have had to do a couple of restores when I did something stupid. but even those went well.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Insider Preview (VM on Hyper-V), Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home brew
    CPU
    i7-13700 Passmark rating = 38841
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime B760M
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    System
    Sound Card
    System
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 27" on KVM switch
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Kingston 120 GB SSD system dr., 1TB Gigabyte M.2 MVNe data and 1 TB M.2 PCie @ 20 Gb/s virtual drive storage, 2 TB WD HDD
    PSU
    Thermatake 500w
    Case
    MATX Desktop
    Cooling
    fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech on KVM
    Mouse
    Logitech on KVM
    Internet Speed
    230 +/- down, 40 +/- up
    Browser
    Usually DuckDuckGo, Edge On insider Preview
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    3'rd system is a Minis Forum NAB6. Intel Core i7-12650H CPU, 10 Cores, 16 Threads. 32 GB DDR4 Memory. 500 GB NVMe PCle, 500GB SSD Passmark rating = 23683
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Brew
    CPU
    i7-13700
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime Z790M-Plus
    Memory
    64 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    System
    Sound Card
    System
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 27 inch + Samsung 27" on KVM
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 -2TB SP NVME Gen 4x4. 2TB SSD and 120GB System SSD
    PSU
    Pure Power 12M, 650 W
    Case
    jonsbo C6 Mini ATX
    Cooling
    fans
    Mouse
    Logitech on KVM
    Keyboard
    Logitech on KVM
    Internet Speed
    230, 40 up
    Browser
    Usually DuckDuckGo, occasionally Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows
    Other Info
    Plex Server is Minis Forum UM450. AMD Ryzen5 4500U, 6 Cores, 6 Threads. Passmark Rating = 11039. Running W11 Pro. Also have 2 seldom used laptops: HP Pavilion 11M-AD113DX Laptop (W11 Capable), W10 Home, Dell Inspiron 13-5368 Laptop, W10 Home + Apple mini, circa 2012
What is your method? Are you clean? Or an Upgrade? I'm an upgrade... Less hassle. Or is it? MMMMM........
Both. Three upgrades from W10 and one clean install. All with no problems.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Insider Preview (VM on Hyper-V), Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home brew
    CPU
    i7-13700 Passmark rating = 38841
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime B760M
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    System
    Sound Card
    System
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 27" on KVM switch
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Kingston 120 GB SSD system dr., 1TB Gigabyte M.2 MVNe data and 1 TB M.2 PCie @ 20 Gb/s virtual drive storage, 2 TB WD HDD
    PSU
    Thermatake 500w
    Case
    MATX Desktop
    Cooling
    fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech on KVM
    Mouse
    Logitech on KVM
    Internet Speed
    230 +/- down, 40 +/- up
    Browser
    Usually DuckDuckGo, Edge On insider Preview
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    3'rd system is a Minis Forum NAB6. Intel Core i7-12650H CPU, 10 Cores, 16 Threads. 32 GB DDR4 Memory. 500 GB NVMe PCle, 500GB SSD Passmark rating = 23683
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Brew
    CPU
    i7-13700
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime Z790M-Plus
    Memory
    64 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    System
    Sound Card
    System
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 27 inch + Samsung 27" on KVM
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 -2TB SP NVME Gen 4x4. 2TB SSD and 120GB System SSD
    PSU
    Pure Power 12M, 650 W
    Case
    jonsbo C6 Mini ATX
    Cooling
    fans
    Mouse
    Logitech on KVM
    Keyboard
    Logitech on KVM
    Internet Speed
    230, 40 up
    Browser
    Usually DuckDuckGo, occasionally Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows
    Other Info
    Plex Server is Minis Forum UM450. AMD Ryzen5 4500U, 6 Cores, 6 Threads. Passmark Rating = 11039. Running W11 Pro. Also have 2 seldom used laptops: HP Pavilion 11M-AD113DX Laptop (W11 Capable), W10 Home, Dell Inspiron 13-5368 Laptop, W10 Home + Apple mini, circa 2012

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