Windows 11 available on October 5

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Today, we are thrilled to announce Windows 11 will start to become available on October 5, 2021. On this day, the free upgrade to Windows 11 will begin rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs and PCs that come pre-loaded with Windows 11 will start to become available for purchase. A new Windows experience, Windows 11 is designed to bring you closer to what you love.

As the PC continues to play a more central role in our lives than ever before — Windows 11 is ready to empower your productivity and inspire your creativity.

Here are 11 highlights of this release


1. The new design and sounds are modern, fresh, clean and beautiful, bringing you a sense of calm and ease.

2. With Start, we’ve put you and your content at the center. Start utilizes the power of the cloud and Microsoft 365 to show you your recent files no matter what device you were viewing them on.

3. Snap Layouts, Snap Groups and Desktops provide an even more powerful way to multitask and optimize your screen real estate.

4. Chat from Microsoft Teams integrated into the taskbar provides a faster way to connect to the people you care about.

5. Widgets, a new personalized feed powered by AI, provides a faster way to access the information you care about, and with Microsoft Edge’s world class performance, speed and productivity features you can get more done on the web.

6. Windows 11 delivers the best Windows ever for gaming and unlocks the full potential of your system’s hardware with technology like DirectX12 Ultimate, DirectStorage and Auto HDR. With Xbox Game Pass for PC or Ultimate you get access to over 100 high-quality PC games to play on Windows 11 for one low monthly price. (Xbox Game Pass sold separately.)


7. Windows 11 comes with a new Microsoft Store rebuilt with an all-new design making it easier to search and discover your favorite apps, games, shows, and movies in one trusted location. We look forward to continuing our journey to bring Android apps to Windows 11 and the Microsoft Store through our collaboration with Amazon and Intel; this will start with a preview for Windows Insiders over the coming months.

8. Windows 11 is the most inclusively designed version of Windows with new accessibility improvements that were built for and by people with disabilities.

9. Windows 11 unlocks new opportunities for developers and creators. We are opening the Store to allow more developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to bring their apps to the Store, improving native and web app development with new developer tools, and making it easier for you to refresh the look and feel across all our app designs and experiences.

10. Windows 11 is optimized for speed, efficiency and improved experiences with touch, digital pen and voice input.

11. Windows 11 is the operating system for hybrid work, delivering new experiences that work how you work, are secure by design, and easy and familiar for IT to deploy and manage. Businesses can also test Windows 11 in preview today in Azure Virtual Desktop, or at general availability by experiencing Windows 11 in the new Windows 365.

Thank you to the Windows Insider Community


The Windows Insider community has been an invaluable community in helping us get to where we are today. Since the first Insider Preview Build was released in June, the engagement and feedback has been unprecedented. The team has also enjoyed sharing more behind the scenes stories on the development of Windows 11 in a new series we launched in June, Inside Windows 11. We sincerely appreciate the energy and enthusiasm from this community.

Rolling out the free upgrade to Windows 11 in a phased and measured approach


The free upgrade to Windows 11 starts on October 5 and will be phased and measured with a focus on quality. Following the tremendous learnings from Windows 10, we want to make sure we’re providing you with the best possible experience. That means new eligible devices will be offered the upgrade first. The upgrade will then roll out over time to in-market devices based on intelligence models that consider hardware eligibility, reliability metrics, age of device and other factors that impact the upgrade experience. We expect all eligible devices to be offered the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022. If you have a Windows 10 PC that’s eligible for the upgrade, Windows Update will let you know when it’s available. You can also check to see if Windows 11 is ready for your device by going to Settings > Windows Update and select Check for updates*.

Ready to elevate to 11? There’s never been a better time to purchase a new PC


October 5 is right around the corner — and there are a few things you can do to get ready for Windows 11. First, if you’re in need of a new PC now — don’t wait. You can get all the power and performance of a new Windows 10 PC and upgrade to Windows 11 for free after the rollout begins on October 5**.

We’ve worked closely with our OEM and retail partners to bring you powerful Windows 10 PCs today, that will take you into the future with Windows 11. Here are a few to check out.

Acer Swift 5


The Acer Swift 5 (SF514-55) ultrathin-and-light notebook marries an uber-stylish design with the latest performance technology. Powered by 11th Gen Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 processors and verified to meet the requirements of an Intel Evo platform, the Swift 5 has the power and performance to seamlessly run multiple applications and provides up to 17 hours of battery life for all-day productivity. The touchscreen display is covered with a layer of Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass, and you have the option to further include an antimicrobial solution on the touchpad, keyboard and all covers of the device. Click the link above for more details on the Acer website.

Acer Swift X


The new Acer Swift X (SFX14-41G) notebook represents a new segment within the Swift portfolio, the first of its series to come powered with discrete graphics, all at 3.06 pounds. Up to a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, combined with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U Mobile Processor and 16 GB of RAM offers creative professionals such as video editors or photographers plenty of power. True to the Swift family, all this hardware has been fitted into a metal chassis 0.7 in thin. Click the link above for more details on the Acer website.

Zenbook Flip 13 OLED UX363


Asus Zenbook Flip 13 OLED UX363 has an all-new design that combines ultimate portability with supreme versatility. Its NanoEdge FHD OLED display and 360-degree ErgoLift hinge make extra compact, and the super-slim 13.9 mm chassis houses a wide range of I/O ports for easy connectivity. Its Intel Core processor gives effortless performance for on-the-go productivity and visual creativity.

Zenbook 14 UX425


Asus Zenbook 14 UX425 has an all-new design that’s just 13.9mm slim. It has a four-sided NanoEdge display with a 90% screen-to-body ratio for immersive visuals, and there’s a complete set of full I/O ports. The latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and all-new Intel Iris Xe graphics makes it a perfect portable companion.

Alienware x15


Each of Dell Alienware’s X-Series laptops include Alienware Cryo-tech cooling technology and this generation features a patent-pending Quad Fan design engineered to provide the highest levels of gaming performance. Both the Alienware x15 and Alienware x17 are made of premium materials, including magnesium alloy and CNC-machined aluminum designed for structural rigidity, and are finished with a carefully formulated stain-resistant paint formula. Built for marathon gaming sessions, these laptops feature HyperEfficient voltage regulation technology which is designed to allow the system to perform at the highest levels for hours of gameplay.

Dell XPS 13


The Dell XPS 13 is crafted using authentic premium materials, precision cut to achieve a flawless finish in a durable, lightweight design. Designed to create the perfect affinity between aesthetics and functional purpose, it delivers powerful performance and a larger 4-sided InfinityEdge display.

HP ENVY x360 15


If you’re looking for something extra special, the HP Spectre x360 14 features cutting edge 2-in-1 design and superb performance with the latest Intel Core processors along with all-day battery life. If you’re a creator looking for a device that is as flexible as your workflow, the HP ENVY x360 15 is a mobile creative powerhouse, featuring AMD Ryzen or Intel Core processors, and Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 for fast connectivity. The Spectre x360 is available at Best Buy and HP.com; the ENVY x360 15 is available at select retailers including Best Buy, Costco, Walmart and HP.com.

2-in-1 Lenovo Yoga 7


Meet the versatile 2-in-1 Lenovo Yoga 7 convertible series, available in 14-inch sizes and designed with rounded edges to feel more comfortable in your hands. Immerse yourself in a vibrant Full HD IPS touchscreen display with your choice of either 11th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 5000 Series mobile processors plus integrated graphics. Available in Slate Grey hue, go anywhere with a 71WHr battery, a metal chassis that impresses from every angle and thoughtful details such as a webcam privacy shutter. Click the link above for more details on the Lenovo website.

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro


Master multitasking with the thin and light Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro series, offering consumers a choice of an LCD or super-vibrant OLED display for greater immersion. Available in a 14-inch size and Light Silver hue, the laptop features either 11th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 5000 Series mobile processors – both models offer optional NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics to boost your content creation. Enjoy the convenience of Windows Hello and an IR camera with a raised notch for easier opening, plus a backlit keyboard. Click the link above for more details on the Lenovo website.

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360


Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 reshape the PC for mobile-first consumers by bringing together next-generation connectivity, ultra-portable design and elevated performance. Equipped with 11th Gen Intel Core processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and AMOLED display within super-thin and light body for increased mobility, the Galaxy Book Pro series let you maximize productivity, enjoy immersive entertainment and unleash creativity. With complete Samsung Galaxy ecosystem integration, the Galaxy Book Pro series is now the ultimate link between your devices, fully connecting your digital world. The Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 are available in 13-inch and 15-inch models with color options ranging from Mystic Navy, Mystic Silver and Mystic Bronze for Galaxy Book Pro 360 and Mystic Blue, Mystic Silver and Mystic Pink Gold for Galaxy Book Pro.

Surface Pro 7


Surface Pro 7 is ultra-light and versatile. Whether at your desk, on the couch, or in the yard, get more done your way with the best-selling Surface 2-in-1 that features a laptop-class Intel Core processor, all day battery life, HD cameras and a stunning 12.3-inch PixelSense touchscreen display. It transforms from tablet to laptop with pen and touch input, a built-in Kickstand, an optional removable Type Cover, and it easily connects to multiple monitors. Click the link above to learn more about Surface Pro 7.

Surface Laptop 4


Surface Laptop 4 offers style and speed. Do it all with the perfect balance of sleek design, speed, immersive audio and significantly longer battery life than before. Stand out on HD video calls backed by Studio Mics. Capture ideas and use your favorite Microsoft 365 applications on the vibrant PixelSense touchscreen display in 13.5-inch or 15-inch models. Choose between 11th Gen Intel Core processors or AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with Radeon Graphics Microsoft Surface Edition. Click the link above to learn more about Surface Laptop 4, including available color finishes and material options.

We’ll be relaunching the PC Health Check app soon, so you can check to see if your current PC will be eligible to upgrade. In the meantime, you can learn more about Windows 11 minimum system requirements here.

If you’re preparing for the upgrade and you’re not already using OneDrive, check it out. It’s a simple way to help keep your files secure and make it easier to transition through the upgrade or to a new device.

For organizations that are managed by IT, today we announced new capabilities coming in Microsoft Endpoint Manager to help you to assess your readiness for Windows 11 and hybrid work at scale. You can learn more in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager Tech Community blog.

For customers who are using a PC that won’t upgrade, and who aren’t ready to transition to a new device, Windows 10 is the right choice. We will support Windows 10 through October 14, 2025 and we recently announced that the next feature update to Windows 10 is coming later this year. Whatever you decide, we are committed to supporting you and offering choice in your computing journey.

The first version of a new era of Windows


As Panos shared in June, Windows is more than an operating system; it’s where we connect with people, it’s where we learn, work and play. We can’t wait to see what Windows 11 empowers you to do and create.

*Note, certain features require specific hardware; see our Windows 11 specifications page for more information.

**The Windows 11 upgrade will start to be delivered to qualifying devices beginning on October 5, 2021 into 2022. Timing varies by device.


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I'm really quite curious as to why you would still primarily use Windows 7?
I'm also using W7 on all of my four Laptops, who serve as NAS, music/video player, casual browser, streaming, workshop pdf archive, sound studio recording, etc etc
They all work extremely well so why on earth should I upgrade?
And MOST OF ALL: I love the Win 7 Explorer with its beautiful style, colorful icons, perfect usability and excellent ergonomics.
Even my main PC would have stayed on W7, but since more and more games (starting with Crysis Remastered, Far Cry 6,..) are demanding DX12, I recently had to set it up fresh with W10 Enterprise LTSC to at least avoid all those crap apps. Luckly with Stardock WindowBlinds and the "7 for 10" skin, plus some individual tweaks, I was able to bring back the W7 look and feel on that machine.

And no, I am NOT concered about security. Why?
- I keep a lot of monitoring programs running (EventViewer, Performance Viewer, OpenHardwareMonitor Gadget, HDD Led), so any suspicious activity would immediately be detected
- I don*t click on "Congratulations! You have just won an iPhone11!" links or likewise
- I am pretty sure which folders and registry entries to check from time to time
- made tons of backups regularily, and keep them physiacally separated from my rig
- new SW isn't bugfree, otherwise W10 wouldn't have security updates galore

Anyone else feeling the same here or am I the lone tiger with my opinion? :)
TT
 
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9 minutes into RTM (midnight local time) WU on my laptop indicated that W!! can be downloaded and installed. There was a surprisingly quick download from 0% to 100% but then remained stuck at 'download 100%' although I rebooted a couple of times. Even nightowl me then went to bed and abracadabra now I have been playing with W11 for a little over a week.

What I like the most: 'Settings' is now user oriented, which complements the technically oriented 'Control Panel' very well. I hope both will co-exist indefinitely, because I (and perhaps others) see our devices sometimes from a user perspective, and sometimes from a technical perspective. Thus, having both 'Settings' and 'Control Panel' makes it easy to find things, especially things that you need only once in a blue moon.

>>> I still miss a one-click 'office productivity profile' for my main computer. Others may be interested in a one-click 'gamer profile', 'lifestyle profile', 'creativity profile', etc. as a starting point for further personalization if so desired.

What I dislike the most: the taskbar can't be relocated to the left side of the screen. I hope that this will be made possible in the future.

Overall appearance of the OS: I can't say that I particularly like or dislike the GUI, it's OK. The ergonomical issue of needing to display many, many distinct things could be made to harmonize with the aesthetics a bit better, I think. But useability of the GUI is likely the higher priority.

Under the hood, I like the enhanced security features, MS again did an excellent job of hiding the complexities of security, continues to amaze me, in fact, in this regard.

Future for my other, more important Windows computers: I will merely monitor W11 for a couple of years (the W11 laptop will serve as a reference point for what I see elsewhere) before considering it for my other computers.

Good luck to all!
 

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I like having all os's I just prefer 7 over them all.
I have 10 on all my machines I just don't really like it but 11 makes 10 look better lol
 

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My Dell laptop can run Windows 11 per the PC Health Check tool. After checking the Dell knowledge base, it states that my system was tested for upgrading to Windows 11. Dell recommends using WU to do the upgrade.
You'll see the same recommendation from Microsoft, and I'd recommend that too. The reasoning is that availability of the upgrade in WU depends on more factors than just the compatibility of the hardware. Known issues with some 3rd-party software will also be taken into account. MS will place a block on such machines being offered 11 until they and/or the 3rd-party have resolved the issues.

A clean install would of course not be subject to those issues and would be safe to do. An in-place upgrade would bypass the checks for know software compatibility issues. It may well be that there are no such issues to worry about, but if there were it would be a riskier way to get the upgrade. Unless you're prepared to deal with the potential problems, it's safest to wait for WU to offer it to your PC.
 

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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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    Dell Lattitude E4310
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    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.

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I'm also using W7 on all of my four Laptops, who serve as NAS, music/video player, casual browser, streaming, workshop pdf archive, sound studio recording, etc etc
They all work extremely well so why on earth should I upgrade?
And MOST OF ALL: I love the Win 7 Explorer with its beautiful style, colorful icons, perfect usability and excellent ergonomics.
Even my main PC would have stayed on W7, but since more and more games (starting with Crysis Remastered, Far Cry 6,..) are demanding DX12, I recently had to set it up fresh with W10 Enterprise LTSC to at least avoid all those crap apps. Luckly with Stardock WindowBlinds and the "7 for 10" skin, plus some individual tweaks, I was able to bring back the W7 look and feel on that machine.

And no, I am NOT concered about security. Why?
- I keep a lot of monitoring programs running (EventViewer, Performance Viewer, OpenHardwareMonitor Gadget, HDD Led), so any suspicious activity would immediately be detected
- I don*t click on "Congratulations! You have just won an iPhone11!" links or likewise
- I am pretty sure which folders and registry entries to check from time to time
- made tons of backups regularily, and keep them physiacally separated from my rig
- new SW isn't bugfree, otherwise W10 wouldn't have security updates galore

Anyone else feeling the same here or am I the lone tiger with my opinion? :)
TT
I am totally with you on the second para. Since the first Details of “ security improvements” , I felt offended. MS have the right to do as they wish with their OS, but security, related very closely with hardware rather than the OS, I regard as my backgarden. If I wish to be careless ( I am not) that is my prerogative. Then to link it with the compulsory requirement of having the latest and best cpu to even install windows 11, was outrageous.
 

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Then to link it with the compulsory requirement of having the latest and best cpu to even install windows 11, was outrageous.
Sorry, but that's not accurate. In Intel terms the initial requirement was for a "Series 8 CPU or later", but Intel CPUs are currently at Series 11 so series 8 (3 years or more old) could hardly be described as the latest or best. The fact that there may still be (or have been) 'newer' PCs on the market using older CPUs, making them non-compliant with the new Windows 11 specs would be down to the PC manufacturers/OEM assemblers keeping their costs down as many customers will probably consider whether a system comes with an i3. i5, i7, or i9 CPU; but is less likely question which Series (how old) the processor is.
 

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You grabbed tjat a bit out of context. I withdraw the newest and best and change it to thos which can support tpm 2.0.
my post was msinly in support of the previous post, regarding security.
 

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You grabbed tjat a bit out of context. I withdraw the newest and best and change it to thos which can support tpm 2.0.
my post was msinly in support of the previous post, regarding security.

I don't know how far back TPM 2.0 support goes. My cheap laptop has a Gen6 CPU, but it has a 2.0 firmware TPM.
 

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    Asus Tuf X570 Plus Gaming
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    32GB Gskill DDR4 2800
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Must not be too easy to exploit otherwise I would of already
Unsupported is just a long deserved holiday from researching pisspoor ms updates.
IMHO, with such a small percentage of Windows 7 user I don't think it would worth the time for any major exploits. It would be more of a target for kids to show off to their friends that they can hack a computer.
 

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IMHO, with such a small percentage of Windows 7 user I don't think it would worth the time for any major exploits. It would be more of a target for kids to show off to their friends that they can hack a computer.
Hi,
Still more than linux and I believe mac.
 

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    Onboard Realtek x3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series
    Screen Resolution
    1920-1080 not sure what the t.v is besides 43" class scales from 1920-1080 perfectly
    Hard Drives
    To many to list
    PSU
    1000p2 & 1200p2 & 850p2 & 750p2
    Case
    D450 x2 & Test benches x2
    Cooling
    Custom water loops x3
    Keyboard
    G710+x3
    Mouse
    Redragon x3
    Internet Speed
    xfinity gigabyte
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    mbam pro

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My Dell laptop can run Windows 11 per the PC Health Check tool. After checking the Dell knowledge base, it states that my system was tested for upgrading to Windows 11. Dell recommends using WU to do the upgrade. So I'll just wait until I have the option on WU to upgrade that system. I was a little hesitant to upgrade, but I feel safer doing it now that I've done a little more research.
If you really want to install Win 11 just make a backup image and download the ISO.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    Keyboard
    HP USB Kekboard
    Mouse
    2.4 wireless mouse
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox

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If you really want to install Win 11 just make a backup image and download the ISO.
An in place upstate will fit the bill. Fast easy and just done.
EDIT: Link Download Windows 11

Just download, mount and run. But make sure to make a backup first.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 21H2 22509.1011
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 7K - X Series
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VII Hero, X470
    Memory
    Gskill 32GB, 16GBX2 PC3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek (R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viotek 32" Curved, ViewSonic 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 350.50 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    MS - Defender

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For some reason the Canary build of Edge has crashed twice on me tonight. I'm going to try a restart and see if that helps.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    Keyboard
    HP USB Kekboard
    Mouse
    2.4 wireless mouse
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox

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Hi,
Think they are in upstate new york ?
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Linux-Mint-Cinnamon-20.2 Win-7-10-11Pro's
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    asus x3/ one old acer
    CPU
    10900k & 9940x & 5930k & q9550
    Motherboard
    z490-Apex & x299-Apex & x99-Sabertooth & Acer WG43M
    Memory
    2x8gb & 4x8gb 3600c16 & 4x8gb 3200c14 & 4x2gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Titan Xp & 1080ti FTW3 & evga 980ti
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek x3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series
    Screen Resolution
    1920-1080 not sure what the t.v is besides 43" class scales from 1920-1080 perfectly
    Hard Drives
    To many to list
    PSU
    1000p2 & 1200p2 & 850p2 & 750p2
    Case
    D450 x2 & Test benches x2
    Cooling
    Custom water loops x3
    Keyboard
    G710+x3
    Mouse
    Redragon x3
    Internet Speed
    xfinity gigabyte
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    mbam pro

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When can I get the upgrade?​

Microsoft will offer the upgrade to Windows 11 in multiple phases between October 5th, 2021 and Spring of 2022.

Drivers for Dell computers tested for upgrade to Windows 11 are available for download at dell.com/support
Windows 11 Upgrade Schedule
PhaseStart DateEligible SystemsHow can I get the upgrade?
1October 2021Microsoft will offer the upgrade to a limited number of devices based on telemetry data.Click Settings -> Windows Update -> Check for Windows Update. The upgrade will appear when made available for your system by Microsoft.
2Early 2022Systems that have been purchased in CY 2021 with Windows 10 factory installed.Upgrade will be offered in the Out-Of-Box Experience (OOBE).
3Spring 2022All eligible Dell computers tested for upgrade to Windows 11Windows Update will offer the upgrade automatically when available for the system.
Note: Systems with Windows 10 20H1 or older must upgrade to 21H1 to receive the Windows 11 upgrade offer.

This was from the Dell Knowledge base. I wonder if MS will really follow this schedule.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3793
    CPU
    10th Gen. Intel Core(TM) i7-1065G7 @ 1.30GHz 1.50 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus Graphics with shared graphics memory
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop Display 17"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512 GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbs
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge / Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    McAfee Multi Access
    Other Info
    Upgraded from Windows 10 10-21-21
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 23-q1133w AIO
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4170T CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.20 GHz
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    HP ALL-in-One (1920x1080@60Hz) Intel HD Graphics 4400 (HP)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge / Chrome
    Antivirus
    McAfee Multi-Access
    Other Info
    Bought in late 2015. System has secure boot, but no TPM. I have no intentions on upgrading this system to Windows 11.

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Hi,
Most have forced the 11 update.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Linux-Mint-Cinnamon-20.2 Win-7-10-11Pro's
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    asus x3/ one old acer
    CPU
    10900k & 9940x & 5930k & q9550
    Motherboard
    z490-Apex & x299-Apex & x99-Sabertooth & Acer WG43M
    Memory
    2x8gb & 4x8gb 3600c16 & 4x8gb 3200c14 & 4x2gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Titan Xp & 1080ti FTW3 & evga 980ti
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek x3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series
    Screen Resolution
    1920-1080 not sure what the t.v is besides 43" class scales from 1920-1080 perfectly
    Hard Drives
    To many to list
    PSU
    1000p2 & 1200p2 & 850p2 & 750p2
    Case
    D450 x2 & Test benches x2
    Cooling
    Custom water loops x3
    Keyboard
    G710+x3
    Mouse
    Redragon x3
    Internet Speed
    xfinity gigabyte
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    mbam pro

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Hi,
Most have forced the 11 update.
I'm sure most have updated by other means, whether using the update assistant or with an iso. Although my system was tested, I'm not in a big rush to update, but eventually will.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3793
    CPU
    10th Gen. Intel Core(TM) i7-1065G7 @ 1.30GHz 1.50 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus Graphics with shared graphics memory
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop Display 17"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512 GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbs
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge / Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    McAfee Multi Access
    Other Info
    Upgraded from Windows 10 10-21-21
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 23-q1133w AIO
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4170T CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.20 GHz
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    HP ALL-in-One (1920x1080@60Hz) Intel HD Graphics 4400 (HP)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge / Chrome
    Antivirus
    McAfee Multi-Access
    Other Info
    Bought in late 2015. System has secure boot, but no TPM. I have no intentions on upgrading this system to Windows 11.

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I'm sure most have updated by other means, whether using the update assistant or with an iso. Although my system was tested, I'm not in a big rush to update, but eventually will.
Hi,
Yep as long as you have 21h1 you'll get it eventually
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Linux-Mint-Cinnamon-20.2 Win-7-10-11Pro's
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    asus x3/ one old acer
    CPU
    10900k & 9940x & 5930k & q9550
    Motherboard
    z490-Apex & x299-Apex & x99-Sabertooth & Acer WG43M
    Memory
    2x8gb & 4x8gb 3600c16 & 4x8gb 3200c14 & 4x2gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Titan Xp & 1080ti FTW3 & evga 980ti
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek x3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series
    Screen Resolution
    1920-1080 not sure what the t.v is besides 43" class scales from 1920-1080 perfectly
    Hard Drives
    To many to list
    PSU
    1000p2 & 1200p2 & 850p2 & 750p2
    Case
    D450 x2 & Test benches x2
    Cooling
    Custom water loops x3
    Keyboard
    G710+x3
    Mouse
    Redragon x3
    Internet Speed
    xfinity gigabyte
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    mbam pro

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    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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I make this suggestion just in case something goes wrong and your registry gets corrupted during install or something. . . You never know what can happen. I don't save anything to my C drive. The only things I have to back up are my browser passwords and bookmarks. . . Everything else gets saved to an extra drive. I don't mind reinstalling everything back after a clean/fresh install. To each their own though. . . .. :)
Unless someone is having problems a clean install is not needed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    Keyboard
    HP USB Kekboard
    Mouse
    2.4 wireless mouse
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
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