What Do You Expect From Next Valley (Windows 12)?


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Microsoft has now gone back to its classic 3-year development cycle for new Windows versions.

There won't be a version 23H2 for W11, it's been dropped according to Zac Bowden (and remember, he was right about W11)... Instead, Microsoft has begun working the next release of the OS, dubbed Next Valley. And yes, this is a whole new major release. Not just a feature update.

I presume, judging from the codename, that it will be a "Windows 7-Like" refinement for W11.

It will probably keep the same hardware requirements, and also be a free upgrade.


Also, I believe its safe to say that this OS we are testing now on the Dev Channel is, in fact, Next Valley.
 
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25163.1010

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    Windows "Next" Enterprise Insider Preview / Dev Channel
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom Built Tower
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    Intel Core i5-9400F
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    MSI H310M PRO-M2 Plus
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    32GB DDR4 2666MHz
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    Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 550 640SP 4GB GDDR5
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    Onboard Realtek ALC887
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    LG 22MP58VQ-P 21.5" IPS LED
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    1920x1080
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    1x Western Digital Black SN750 500GB NVMe SSD
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    Corsair CS850M 850W 80 Plus Gold
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    Sharkoon M25-W Mid-Tower Case
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    2x 240mm fans on the front, 1x 240mm fan on the back
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600
    Mouse
    Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    500Mbps Fiber
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
Microsoft has now gone back to its classic 3-year development cycle for new Windows versions.

There won't be a version 23H2 for W11, it's been dropped according to Zac Bowden (and remember, he was right about W11)... Instead, Microsoft has begun working the next release of the OS, dubbed Next Valley. And yes, this is a whole new major release. Not just a feature update.

I presume, judging from the codename, that it will be a "Windows 7-Like" refinement for W11.

It will probably keep the same hardware requirements, and also be a free upgrade.


Also, I believe its safe to say that this OS we are testing now on the Dev Channel is, in fact, Next Valley.



 

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    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22621.1778 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4402)
    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
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    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
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    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
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    Logitech Optical M-100
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    300/300
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    Firefox (latest)
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    Bitdefender Internet Security
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    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
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    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
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    PC/Desktop
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    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
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    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 ??
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    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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    Windows "Next" Enterprise Insider Preview / Dev Channel
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom Built Tower
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-9400F
    Motherboard
    MSI H310M PRO-M2 Plus
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 550 640SP 4GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek ALC887
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 22MP58VQ-P 21.5" IPS LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1x Western Digital Black SN750 500GB NVMe SSD
    PSU
    Corsair CS850M 850W 80 Plus Gold
    Case
    Sharkoon M25-W Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    2x 240mm fans on the front, 1x 240mm fan on the back
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600
    Mouse
    Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    500Mbps Fiber
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender

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    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22621.1778 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4402)
    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?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724
I expect it will get bigger, just want a system for professionals to be lean and mean but will never get anything like that lol
 

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    Windows 11 (NTLITE optimized)
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom
    CPU
    Amd 8350 Overclocked to 4.7
    Motherboard
    Asus Sabertooth r2
    Memory
    2400 MHz DDR 3 GSkill
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 1070
    Sound Card
    Denon receiver 7.1/Atmos
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG C7
    Screen Resolution
    4k
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 840 512 gig
    Backup drive 18 terabyte hhd
    Cooling
    Hyper 212 Cpu cooler with case fans
    Keyboard
    Simple keyboard
    Mouse
    Simple mouse
    Internet Speed
    1.5 gig Fiber
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Never
The clue is in name Windows 12.

More ads, lots of cosmetic garbage, zillions of emojis, editors to refuse words more than 6 letters, only videos aged 12 year old maximum to be allowed, pen utilities to be replaced by thick crayon utilities, logon sound to be replaced by "The wheels on the bus go round and round".

Anybody 13 or over will have to provide evidence of family members 12 or under to be permitted to use it (as a standard user - only 12 years old or under will be allowed admin rights)

On the negative side (or plus depending on view) - iphones will spontaneously combust if connected to Win12.
 
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    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
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    Laptop
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    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
Lots of people will install Windows 12 and then make all kinds of hacks to make it look like Windows 11, 10 or 7. (Why does nobody want to make Windows look like Windows 8, I wonder?)

Lots of people will swear that their computer upgraded to Windows 12 completely on its own, forced upon them by Microsoft.

Lots of people will ask how they can prevent Microsoft from forcing them to upgrade to Windows 12 - and probably completely break Windows Update in the process.

Lots of people will be asking, within a week of its release, why they are not getting Windows 12 through Windows Update.
 

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  • 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
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    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!

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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.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta and Dev, both as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    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. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta and Dev, both as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
ttps://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/has-microsoft-accidentally-leaked-what-windows-12-could-look-like/ar-AA12XaGH
 

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    Right now Ubuntu 22.10 with ZFS filesystem.
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Eluktronics Max 17
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 @ 2300MHz
    Motherboard
    AMI
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia

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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.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta and Dev, both as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    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. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta and Dev, both as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
I expect Next Valley will have a ton more people in chaos who will flood the 12 forum. Same ol, same ol.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.1702
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230+256ssd+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
I would like it to be a little more polished than 11.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.675
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900 12 core @4400MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK TUF GAMING X570-PLUS
    Memory
    64 GB Dual-Channel DDR4 @ 1799MHz (16-19-19-39)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (MSI)
    Sound Card
    Integrated NVIDIA High Definition Audio High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    One 32" LG Two 21" BenQ's
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    232GB Samsung SSD 960 EVO 250GB (Unknown (SSD))
    2TB PNY CS2130 2TB SSD
    500GB Samsung SSD 980 PRO 500GB
    1863GB Seagate ST2000DM008-2FR102 (SATA )
    1863GB Seagate ST2000DM006-2DM164 (SATA )
    PSU
    EVGA650 watt 80+ Gold
    Cooling
    Scythe Fuma 2
I expect it to include further limitations on the user-desired configuration-tailoring that is so unwelcome to corporate IT departments, who are MS's target customers [not us].

I also expect various Windows 12 prototypes to be 'leaked', for many of those prototypes to bear no relation to what it will actually be and for rumours about its capabilities & development & release timescales to be labelled as facts instead.

That MSN article linked above, just for example, claims that MS have "committed to a major release every three years" but, when you look at their supposed source, you discover that their source is just a rumour that they have "committed".
This is the same sort of rubbish that we went through in the lead-up to Windows 10.



Denis
 
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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 22621.1413
For me, if it is stable, I don't care. I set a wallpaper, some colors and get to work/play using applications.

People will complain but as long as it is stable and people can run there software, windows 12 should have good adoption.
 

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
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22621.1778 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4402)
    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?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724
to include further limitations on the user-desired configuration-tailoring
Spot on!! Denis. I think they will lock it down for all the tweaking, and make it very difficult (if not impossible) to run it on unsupported hardware. We've seen signs of it already. It won't surprise me if they lean more toward "windows as a service" either, maybe offering something like S mode for free but charge for full blown windows. Whatever they decide to do, I think it's been in a plan all along. It won't bother me, as what I have should last me for the time I have left, but for those who want the latest and greatest, we may see a culture shock.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.1702
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230+256ssd+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
...but for those who want the latest and greatest, we may see a culture shock.
Possibly an early step change towards the end of support for 32-bit software/code, given that 11 was the first release only made available as 64-bit. Apple has already made that move, partially on the grounds of efficiency savings and reductions in their support costs; and some Linux distributions also seem to be moving in that direction, although in most cases 64-bit Linux users can still activate 32-bit architecture support for software compatibility.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    macOS (plus VMs: Windows XP, 7, 10 Home/Pro, 11 Home/Pro, Linux Distros)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    a) Apple MacBook Pro (Intel) - 2019 b) Apple MacBook Pro M1 MAX - 2021
    CPU
    a) Intel i9 b) M1 MAX (ARM)
    Memory
    a) 16GB b) 32GB
    Hard Drives
    a) 1TB SSD + 256GB SD Card b) 1TB SSD (+ 1TB SD Card)
    Browser
    a) Safari/Vivaldi/DuckDuckGo b) Safari/DuckDuckGo
    Antivirus
    -
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro (plus VirtualBox VMs: Windows 11 Pro & Linux Distros)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    a) Microsoft Surface Book 2, b) HP Spectre X360
    CPU
    a) i7, b) i7
    Memory
    a) 16GB, b) 16GB
    Hard Drives
    a) 1TB SSD, b) 1TB SSD
    Browser
    a) MS Edge, b) MS Edge
    Antivirus
    a) Defender, b) Defender
Expect? -vs- Want? -vs- Microsoft's weird sense of humour?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22H2 (latest update ... forever anal)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Slim S01
    CPU
    Intel i5-9400
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT730
    Sound Card
    OOBE
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 32"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 1TB SSDs
    PSU
    OOBE
    Case
    OOBE
    Cooling
    OOBE
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Classic Australian w.a.p.
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    KIS
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro (latest upadte ... anally always)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion 15
    CPU
    i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Hard Drives
    Samsung NVMe 512GB
    + numerous/multiple SSD Type C USB enclosures
    Internet Speed
    NBN FTTN 50
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    KIS

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