Very smooth upgrade, but...


JohnD

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Hoylake, England
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Windows 11 Pro 64bit
My 9 month old Lenovo laptop ungraded without problem in about 50 minutes. A check with Lenovo then updated a couple of drivers. So far so good.

Sadly my rather old Win10 PC has failed the upgrade spec test - only TPM 1.2 and for some reason the Intel i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz isn't supported.
 
Windows Build/Version
Version 21H1, Build 19043.1202

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    GEEKOM Mini IT13
    CPU
    13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H
    Motherboard
    Default
    Memory
    32Gb DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer KA220HQ
    Screen Resolution
    1680 × 1050
    Hard Drives
    Lexar SSD NM7A1 2TB
    PSU
    N/K
    Case
    Micro
    Cooling
    Standard Intel fan
    Keyboard
    Wireless GEEKOM K1-UK
    Mouse
    HAMA wireless hard-wired L/H
    Internet Speed
    50Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 64-bit (build 22631.3155)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    Legacy MBR installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, no WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers, cannot get more unsupported ;) This is only my test laptop. I had installed Windows 11 here before upgrading my main PC. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v23H2 (build 22631.3155)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Patriot Burst Elite 480GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Stock Intel CPU Fan, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4
Why bother to upgrade on an incompatible machine? If it is not up to the job it will work better on win10. These compatibility checks are there for a reason. I got an old laptop, I tried it on 11 and it ran like a 3 legged horse but is now a good fast machine on 10
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware M18 R1
    CPU
    13th Gen Core i9 13900HX
    Memory
    32GB DDR5 @4800MHz 2x16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 4090HX 16GB
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD / Realtek ALC3254
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18" QHD+
    Screen Resolution
    25660 X 1600
    Hard Drives
    C: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    D: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    Case
    Dark Metallic Moon
    Keyboard
    Alienware M Series per-key AlienFX RGB
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer Killer AX1690 Wi-Fi Network Adaptor Wi-Fi 6E
    Bluetooth 5.2
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen i-9 10900 K
    Memory
    32Gb Dual Channel DDR4 @ 8843MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Hard Drive C: Samsung 2TB SSD PM981a NVMe
    Hard Drive D:Samsung 2TB SSD 970 EVO Plus
    Mouse
    Alienware 610M
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
I'm not going to upgrade the old desktop. Yes, it's old (c. 2013) so I'm not risking any by-pass or spoofing.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    GEEKOM Mini IT13
    CPU
    13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H
    Motherboard
    Default
    Memory
    32Gb DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer KA220HQ
    Screen Resolution
    1680 × 1050
    Hard Drives
    Lexar SSD NM7A1 2TB
    PSU
    N/K
    Case
    Micro
    Cooling
    Standard Intel fan
    Keyboard
    Wireless GEEKOM K1-UK
    Mouse
    HAMA wireless hard-wired L/H
    Internet Speed
    50Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
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