Win 11 but system tray/notification area looks like Win 10


supermonkey

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Hi All,

I recently got a new laptop, a Lenovo running Windows 11.

One of the first things I noticed was the system tray/notification looking exactly like Win 10, rather than the way Win 11 looks.

Normal Win 11 group: (my battery, sound, network etc are not grouped like this):
w112-png.14745


Mine looks like this:
Lenovo System Tray Notification Area.png

It gets weirder.

This is Windows Version (winver):
Lenovo Winver.png

But this is shown in MS Config:
Lenovo Config.png
 

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    Lenovo Yoga Slim Pro
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    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
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I recently got a new laptop, a Lenovo running Windows 11.
One of the first things I noticed was the system tray/notification looking exactly like Win 10, rather than the way Win 11 looks

It gets weirder.
This is Windows Version (winver).....

Welcome to Eleven Forum.

Your Winver explains it all, really. The build 22000.9 that it shows is a very early internal development build, never meant to be released outside of Microsoft. In fact it is so old that it pre-dates the very first Insider Preview release of Windows 11, build 22000.51 released back in June 2021.

Announcing the first Insider Preview for Windows 11

There were a few leaked builds around before Microsoft officially acknowledged that it was even going to be called Windows 11. Yes, the Taskbar had not yet been rewritten in those very early builds, it was still using the one from Windows 10. And yes, even in the early Insider builds it still described itself as 'Windows 10' in a few places, such as your System Configuration screenshot.

Where on earth did you get this 'new' laptop from? And who installed Windows 11 on it?
 

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  • 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
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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
    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
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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.

supermonkey

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Many thanks for your reply.

What a Wally I am - I looked at the version 21H2 and hadn’t checked the build.

This was bought direct from Lenovo. It’s really strange then that this version is installed.

I’ve barely used the machine (havnt even run any updates yet) but doesn’t appear buggy or anything. And I like that it’s retained the win 10 features. We’ll, I’ll probably update it and lose it all now. Had I done that on day 1 I wouldn’t even be asking this question
 

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    Win 11
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Yoga Slim Pro
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce RTX 3050

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We’ll, I’ll probably update it and lose it all now. Had I done that on day 1 I wouldn’t even be asking this question
Yes, if it manages to update through Windows Update then you'll be on build 22000.675 with all the latest W11 taskbar and features baked in. With a build that early in the development cycle there's no guarantee that Windows Update is fully functional though. You may need to download the current ISO and do an in-place upgrade.

Before you do anything like that, you might like to make a recovery drive usb including system files for this build. That will make a usb that could clean install your 22000.9 on another machine (or in a VM) to play with it later.

 

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 HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
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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
    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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This was bought direct from Lenovo. It’s really strange then that this version is installed.
If you bought this as a brand new machine direct from Lenovo, then I would contact them directly and ask for then to look into how on earth this happened. They may offer to replace it under warranty.
 

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 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.

supermonkey

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Tjanks

Do u think there is any need to replace it?
 

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    Win 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Yoga Slim Pro
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce RTX 3050

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Do u think there is any need to replace it?
Depends on how it ended up in this state. If it just had this early build installed at the factory then probably not, but if you somehow were sent an early prototype machine by mistake, then maybe yes. Best to ask Lenovo Support for their advice on this.
 

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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 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.

supermonkey

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👍🏻
 

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    Lenovo Yoga Slim Pro
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce RTX 3050

supermonkey

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I’ve now had a response from Lenovo and it’s simply to run windows update.

This is fine, but my concern is that they’ve not actually investigated and are simply fobbing me off without checking.

Assuming the update is successful, would you have any further concerns?

I’m not sure how far to push the issue.
 

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    Win 11
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Yoga Slim Pro
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
    Memory
    16GB
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    NVidia GeForce RTX 3050

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Assuming the update is successful, would you have any further concerns?
Assuming it is successful, then no - you should be fully up to date and running build 22000.675.
 

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 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.

supermonkey

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Slowly getting htere, more updates to do!
Lenovo Winver after Update.png
 

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    Win 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Yoga Slim Pro
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce RTX 3050

supermonkey

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Looks like it's finally there now!

Lenovo Winver after Update 2.png
 

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    Win 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Yoga Slim Pro
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce RTX 3050

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System One System Two

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    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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Congratulations. You are now fully up to date and can relax. :wink:
I would still be rather annoyed - I reckon this is a refurbished PC, or old stock used in house.

Passing it of as brand new is decidely dodgy in my opinion, and I reckon this contravenes UK trades description laws i.e passing off a used device as new.
 

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    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
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    TPM 2.0

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I reckon this is a refurbished PC, or old stock used in house.
I'm not so sure. I've been researching this 22000.9 build, and it appears to be the first one released to manufacturers for installing on new machines. I'm finding reports of it being installed on a number of different new purchases....


...including ones from Microsoft. (Scroll down to the comments section)

I recently purchased a new Surface Go 3 and it was stuck on build 22000.9 of Windows 11...
 

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 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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Quick update to this thread, I’ve received the following response:

checking with RD in plant, 22000.9 is version of RTM (Release to Manufacturing), MS webpage released version is updated monthly with 2-3 times with different naming.

22000.9 version is not pre-production version and it can be upgraded to MS webpage released version.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Yoga Slim Pro
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce RTX 3050

supermonkey

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So it doesn’t seem like there are any concerns here thank fully!
 

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  • OS
    Win 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Yoga Slim Pro
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GeForce RTX 3050

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So it doesn’t seem like there are any concerns here thank fully!
No concerns at all.

The reply you received confirmed what I was beginning to suspect in post #15 - that 22000.9 was the RTM given to manufacturers.
 

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 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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