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I have been waiting for Win 11 for a good 5 months now, nothing in Win update. My son, who is staying here for a week from Cyprus, when I mentioned it, said he has Win 11 and likes it. He said he did not wait for notification. (He works in IT there) He 'clicked a button' in Microsoft site and downloaded and installed it. Oh good I said, I dont understand this 'iso' thingy. He said no, its just does it. I went into MS and a button says get Win 11. Erm, no You dont, all it says is how wonderful Win 11 is????? So - where the hell is this magic button and why cant I see it (in UK) - are we at the bottom of the 'new order'?????
 

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I have been waiting for Win 11 for a good 5 months now, nothing in Win update.

Microsoft said at the launch that it would be a phased rollout, and that not everyone with an eligible device would see it offered straight away. They said they expected it to take until mid-2022 before the rollout had reached everyone.

why cant I see it (in UK) - are we at the bottom of the 'new order'?????

No, I'm in the UK and was offered it a couple of weeks after the launch.

So - where the hell is this magic button and why cant I see it

The ISO is one way to get it, quite easy to use, and probably the most reliable method. Instructions here:


But it's not the only way. I think the 'magic button' your son is referring to is the Installation Assistant. Tutorial here:

 
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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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    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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Another thing, see if your W10 is installed in W11 friendly manner. TPU (fTPU in BIOS) enabled, installation in UEFI type instead of CSM/legacy.
 

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I found this, but it says if upgrading WAIT till Update tells you to use it.
 

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I found this, but it says if upgrading WAIT till Update tells you to use it.
You can upgrade at will as long as your PC meets all the requirements. The "wait" is generally for old PCs because it performs a system scan to make sure it meets the system requirements before upgrading and for those who have no idea what they are doing. We here know what we are doing so you're in good hands.
 

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    i7-4790K
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    ASRock Xtreme6 Z97
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    16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro
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    MSI R9 290
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    LG Ultrawide 34"
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Dopey question - To upgrade to Windows 11, do you need to be using a PIN instead of a password?
 

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No such thing as a dopey question. In fact its a good one, because I have never used MS pins or passwords to use a pc, I refuse.
 

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    amd ryzen 9 5900X 12 core 3701mhz 24 logistical process
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    Hard Drives
    Samsung V-NAND SSD 970 Evo plus 500GB
    3TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
    1 x 2TB External USB. 1 x 4TB External SSD
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No such thing as a dopey question. In fact its a good one, because I have never used MS pins or passwords to use a pc, I refuse.
Windows' use of PINS freaks me out a bit. I've read too many horror stories about them getting messed up with no way to log onto your PC, and now that Windows 11 insists on TPM, it makes PINS freakier (to me at least).
 

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    Digital Storm VELOX
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    Intel Core i9 11900K
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME Z590-P
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
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    Realtek onboard
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    Acer R221Q 21.5"
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    1920 x 1080
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    2 x Samsung SSD 990 EVO Plus (1 TB)
    2 x Seagate ST4000NE001 (4 TB)
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Bree

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I found this, but it says if upgrading WAIT till Update tells you to use it.

As with every Windows 10 rollout before, in a few rare cases there are known issues with certain hardware drivers or installed software. MS places a Compatibility Hold on delivering it through Windows Update to those machines affected by this. That is why you are advised to wait. Such issues are listed here:


However, the vast majority of those waiting for it to be offered have no such issues, it just hasn't got round to their turn yet.

Dopey question - To upgrade to Windows 11, do you need to be using a PIN instead of a password?

No, for an upgrade from W10 to W11 you will end up with exactly the same account(s) and password(s) that you had in Windows 10. If you only use a local account with no password, then you'll still have a local account with no password in W11.

Now a clean install, that's a different matter. Only Pro offers the option to set up with a local account. In Home you are required to use a MS account, but then a clean install of Windows 10 Home does the same thing. There are workarounds for this though.
 

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  • OS
    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
    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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"No, for an upgrade from W10 to W11 you will end up with exactly the same account(s) and password(s) that you had in Windows 10. If you only use a local account with no password, then you'll still have a local account with no password in W11."

Bree: Thank you! That's what I wanted to hear. I use a local account with a password on Windows 10 Pro. Even though I huffed and puffed about my partner's PC being forced to upgrade to Windows 11 the other day (which I think I've thwarted for now), I may do the upgrade this weekend on my own machine.

Rob
 

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    Digital Storm VELOX
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 11900K
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME Z590-P
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    Realtek onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer R221Q 21.5"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung SSD 990 EVO Plus (1 TB)
    2 x Seagate ST4000NE001 (4 TB)
    PSU
    None
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    VELOX
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    Cooler Master
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    Logitech
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    Kensington trackball
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Even though I huffed and puffed about my partner's PC being forced to upgrade to Windows 11 the other day (which I think I've thwarted for now), I may do the upgrade this weekend on my own machine.
If you make a system image with Macrium Reflect Free (or similar) before you start, then you'll have an easy way back if you don't like 11.
 

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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.

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If you make a system image with Macrium Reflect Free (or similar) before you start, then you'll have an easy way back if you don't like 11.
That's exactly what I intend to do. I have the commercial (paid) version of Reflect v8 and I'll do a stand-alone backup before trying this. I do hope I don't find myself hating Windows 11. Reading the the various posts it seems to lie somewhere between "It's great!" and "It sucks!"...just like American politics. :)
 

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    Manufacturer/Model
    Digital Storm VELOX
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 11900K
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME Z590-P
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    Realtek onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer R221Q 21.5"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung SSD 990 EVO Plus (1 TB)
    2 x Seagate ST4000NE001 (4 TB)
    PSU
    None
    Case
    VELOX
    Cooling
    Cooler Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Kensington trackball
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes

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Reading the the various posts it seems to lie somewhere between "It's great!" and "It sucks!"...just like American politics. :)
:lmao: how true...

I have both, I run W11 on my supported devices and stay with W10 on those that are not. On the whole I prefer W11, but not so much that I'd force an unsupported install on my incompatible devices (except for test purposes).

Yes, there are some GUI changes that divide opinion, and some Start/Taskbar functionality that is missing (for now at least, some is reappearing in the latest Insider Dev builds). I find I can live with either OS. As far as software compatibility goes there's little or no difference.
 

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.

The-Hive

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Windows' use of PINS freaks me out a bit. I've read too many horror stories about them getting messed up with no way to log onto your PC, and now that Windows 11 insists on TPM, it makes PINS freakier (to me at least).
Pins are much safer, if it fails it always offers you another log in option
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Dual Boot Windows 11 Pro / Windows 11 Pro Dev build
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    2GB External drive
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

glasskuter

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Location
The Lone Star State of Texas
OS
Windows 11 Pro 21H2 22000.675

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 22000.675
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900
    Memory
    32 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    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
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    standard
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

tinmar49

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UK
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W11 pro beta
Out of 4 of my pc's with W11 now, only one actually got the update by default. I got fed up waiting. Two of them got the update by downloading an ISO from Microsoft and making a DVD. The last one I did was on a double layer disk, but a single layer would have worked because W11 is only just over 4Gb. This beta pc was upgraded to W11 by going onto the dev channel which offered it immediately, and then going back to the beta. That was before the beta channel qualified for W11, it now does.
As for pins, I only have a 4 letter plus a number for every pc and do not find it too difficult. This is an advantage in having a Microsoft account, these things can be sorted out if required.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    W11 pro beta
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Athlon 3000G
    Motherboard
    Asrock A320M-HDV r4.0
    Memory
    16Gb Crucial DDR4 2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard cpu
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560-1440
    Hard Drives
    WD black SN750 M2 500Gb
    PSU
    400W Novatech semi modular 80+bronze.
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R2
    Cooling
    front 2 x 120mm rear 100mm stock psu
    Internet Speed
    215/21
    Browser
    Firefox and edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Security and free Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    W11 pro 64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Ryzen 3200G
    Motherboard
    MSI B450M PRO-VDH
    Memory
    2 x 8Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    onboard cpu
    Sound Card
    motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WD Black M2 SN750 500Gb
    PSU
    Be Quiet 400 semi modular 80+gold
    Case
    Coolermaster Silencio 650
    Cooling
    140mm front, 120 rear Akasa Vegas Chroma AM
    Internet Speed
    21/215
    Browser
    edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD plus Malwarebytes free

AddRAM

This is the way !
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Mandalore
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@elbmek Well, did you install W11 yet ?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Skylake Special X299
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 9900X
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II
    Memory
    GSkill Trident Z RGB 32GB 3600 16-16-16-36 (F4-3600C16Q-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 3080 12GB FTW3 Ultra Gaming (12G-P5-4877-KL)
    Sound Card
    Supreme FX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PG279Q
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440 165Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 500GB x2, Seagate Barracuda 4TB x2, Western Digital Black 4TB x1
    PSU
    EVGA 1200 P2, EVGA Black Custom Braided Cables
    Case
    Thermaltake View 31 Tempered Glass Limited Edition
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
    Keyboard
    Logitech G910 Orion Spark
    Mouse
    Logitech G700s, Asus ROG GX860 Buzzard
    Internet Speed
    Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway 75/75
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes 4.5.2
    Other Info
    Thermaltake Riing Duo 14 x3, Thermaltake Riing Plus 14 x2, Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless Headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Skylake Special Z170
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1
    Memory
    GSkill Trident Z RGB 16GB 3600 16-16-16-36 (F4-3600C16D-16GTZR)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC x2, EVGA Pro SLI Bridge
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC G2460PG
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 144Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 870 Evo 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 4TB x2
    PSU
    EVGA 1000 P2, EVGA White Custom Braided Cables
    Case
    Corsair Vengeance C70 Gunmetal Black
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i v2, Corsair ML120 x2, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
    Mouse
    Logitech G500s
    Keyboard
    Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum
    Internet Speed
    Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway 75/75
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes 4.5.2
    Other Info
    Corsair SP120 x4, LG Blu-ray Drive, Durabrand HT-395 100 Watt Dolby Digital Amp

pokeefe0001

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Windows 11
That's exactly what I intend to do. I have the commercial (paid) version of Reflect v8 and I'll do a stand-alone backup before trying this.

Just a note of caution for paid Reflect installations:
Reflect choked a bit when I upgraded from Win10 to Win11 on my test PC. It reverted to a free license and didn't immediately let me "upgrade" back to my paid license. It finally worked after a restart but I'm not sure if it was the restart or something else that fixed it.
There was at least one other report of this happening on the Reflect forum. Someone on the Reflect forum suggested that when I upgrade my other computers I should unregister my license before the upgrade and reregister once I'm on Win11. I should know in a few hours if that suggestion was good.

I do hope I don't find myself hating Windows 11. Reading the the various posts it seems to lie somewhere between "It's great!" and "It sucks!"...just like American politics. :)

After a whole 2 days of playing around with Win11 I say "It's great!" and "It sucks!" ... just like Win10 ... only different.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME H370-PLUS
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    On board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 2043BWX
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 256GB
    WDC 1TB NVMe
    WD 3TB external USB drive
    PSU
    I don't remember
    Case
    Fractal Design R4
    Cooling
    Air CPU + 2 case fans
    Keyboard
    DAS S Pro (Cherry Brown)
    Mouse
    Logitech USB of some sort
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