Insider Windows 11 Insider Canary Build 26063.1 (24H2) - Feb. 22


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Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26063 to the Canary Channel.

Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel will not receive this build. Instead, we are releasing servicing updates to Insiders in the Dev Channel on Build 26058 to test our servicing pipeline for Windows 11, version 24H2.

Please read the known issues below. This build still has the issue impacting Dev Drive users.

What’s new in Build 26063

Wi-Fi 7

Following the announcement by the Wi-Fi Alliance, Windows is adding support for Wi-Fi 7 for consumer access points with the current Insider Preview builds in the Canary and Dev Channels. Wi-Fi 7, also known as IEEE 802.11be Extremely High Throughput (EHT), is a revolutionary technology that offers unprecedented speed, reliability, and efficiency for your wireless devices.

Next Generation Wi-Fi 7 builds on the innovations of Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E to provide enhanced user experiences through upgrades in all aspects of wireless connectivity – throughput, latency, efficiency, reliability, power, etc.

Highlighting some of Wi-Fi 7 new features:
  • Multi-Link operation (MLO) allows devices to use multiple bands (2.4 GHz, 5GHz, and/or 6GHz) simultaneously to avoid network congestion and maintain connectivity.
  • 320 MHz ultra-wide bandwidth in 6GHz doubles the speed to your devices and enables new possibilities for high bandwidth applications – and scenarios using such as AR/VR.
  • 4096-QAM modulation increases the data transmission by 20% and improves the quality of video streaming, video conferencing, and more.
With Wi-Fi 7, you can enjoy multi-gigabit speeds on your Windows PC and experience up to 4x faster speeds than Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E, and close to 6x faster than Wi-Fi 5. You can also enjoy significantly lower latency, which improves the responsiveness and performance of real-time activities like gaming and video conferencing. Please note that performance may vary by manufacturer and hardware device capabilities.

To take advantage of Wi-Fi 7, you will need a Wi-Fi 7 capable consumer access point and PC, which many of our ecosystem partners have launched on the market.

Below is a screenshot from your Windows PC with this build when connected to the Wi-Fi 7 consumer access point.

Wi-Fi settings showing a Windows PC connected to the Wi-Fi 7 access point.
Wi-Fi settings showing a Windows PC connected to the Wi-Fi 7 access point.

FEEDBACK: Please file feedback in Feedback Hub (WIN + F) under Network and Internet > Connecting to a Wi-Fi network.

Changes and Improvements

[Copilot in Windows*]

  • You can now ask Copilot in Windows to do 16 new actions, adding to the 13 already live. With Power Automate Desktop, you can also automate tasks. We began rolling these improvements out for Copilot in Windows to Windows Insiders in the Canary Channel earlier this week and added the details into last week’s blog post.

  • The new Copilot in Windows experience we began trying out with Build 26052 where the Copilot icon will change appearance and animate to indicate that Copilot can help when you copy text has temporarily been disabled. We will bring this back in the future after fixing some bugs. Thank you for all the feedback!

[Widgets]

  • The widgets board improvements documented with Build 26058 have temporarily been disabled. We will bring this back in the future after fixing some bugs. Thank you for all the feedback.

Fixes for known issues

  • Fixed an issue causing some Insiders to experience an issue where the network icon in the system tray showed they didn’t have an internet connection when connected to some VPNs even though the internet connection was working. Those impact may have also seen some apps think there wasn’t an internet connection when there really was.
  • The fix for the issue causing Build 26058 to not be listed under Settings > Windows Update > Update history like it should is making its way out. It may take another flight or two for builds to properly show up under Update History.
  • Fixed a high hitting DWM crash in the last couple flights.
  • Fixed an underlying issue with plug and play which may have impacted audio device setup in the last 2 builds. If you’re continuing to experience issues with audio not playing after this build, please file feedback under Devices and Drivers > Audio and sound in the Feedback Hub.
  • Fixed an issue where typing too quickly in the Settings search box could result in the results not loading completely.
  • Fixed an issue causing the three-finger touchpad gesture for middle mouse click (if you had enabled this in touchpad settings) to not work in some apps.
  • Fixed an issue where attempted to use the Move option when you pressed ALT + Space was causing a window to resize instead of move.
  • Fixed an issue for Insiders with multiple monitors, where opening a minimized window might result in the window appearing on the wrong monitor.
  • Fixed an issue which could cause the clock in the taskbar to stop updating.
  • Fixed an issue which could cause the taskbar icons to shift around under your mouse as you moved your mouse across the taskbar.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Notify when apps request location” option in Settings under Privacy & Security > Location was reset after reboot.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the Windows Update page in Settings to unexpectedly flash messages sometimes (too quickly to read) in the previous flight.

Known issues

[General]

  • [IMPORTANT NOTE FOR GAMERS – UPDATED!] Some popular games may not work correctly and cause a bugcheck (green screen) when launched on the most recent Insider Preview builds in the Canary Channel. Please be sure to submit feedback in Feedback Hub on any issues you see with playing games on these builds.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE FOR DEV DRIVE USERS: Insiders on Build 26052+ who have Dev Drives and might need to rollback will need to back up their Dev Drives BEFORE rolling back as rolling back will cause Dev Drives to break and data on them to be lost.
  • A Display Connection section is incorrectly showing up under Settings > System > Display > Graphics that when clicked, will crash Settings. This section will be removed in a future flight.
  • Using the ISOs for Build 26058 to upgrade instead of doing a clean install may not work if you choose “Keep nothing” in the Windows Setup experience. To upgrade to the latest build in the Canary and Dev Channels, please use Windows Update.
  • [UPDATED] We’ve made a change to help reduce the number of rollbacks (with error code 0xC1900101) when installing the latest builds and are continuing to investigate reports.
  • We’re working on the fix for an issue causing the input switcher (WIN + Space) design to revert back to an older style and draw in the wrong location.
  • In some cases, the File Explorer context menu no longer has the acrylic effect. This will be fixed in a future flight.
  • [NEW] We’re investigating reports of mouse cursor issues after installing Build 26058, including that the cursor is disappearing in some apps. If you’re experiencing issues, please file feedback describing exactly what you’re seeing under Input and Language > Mouse in the Feedback Hub.
  • [NEW] When opening the context menu in File Explorer, the icons may appear out of place and overlapping text.

For developers

You can download the latest Windows Insider SDK at aka.ms/windowsinsidersdk.

SDK NuGet packages are now also flighting at NuGet Gallery | WindowsSDK which include:
These NuGet packages provide more granular access to the SDK and better integration in CI/CD pipelines.

SDK flights are now published for both the Canary and Dev Channels, so be sure to choose the right version for your Insider Channel.

Remember to use adaptive code when targeting new APIs to make sure your app runs on all customer machines, particularly when building against the Dev Channel SDK. Feature detection is recommended over OS version checks, as OS version checks are unreliable and will not work as expected in all cases.

Reminders for Windows Insiders

  • The Canary and Dev Channels receive builds with features and experiences that may never get released as we try out different concepts and get feedback. Features may change over time, be removed, or replaced and never get released beyond Windows Insiders. Some of these features and experiences could show up in future Windows releases when they’re ready.
  • Many features in the Canary and Dev Channel are rolled out using Control Feature Rollout technology, starting with a subset of Insiders and ramping up over time as we monitor feedback to see how they land before pushing them out to everyone in these channels.
  • As the Canary and Dev Channels receive the same builds, some features may begin rolling out to the Canary Channel first before the Dev Channel.
  • While the Canary Channel is now on Windows 11, version 24H2, this is just temporary. At some point in the future, the Canary Channel will jump ahead to receiving new builds not matched to any specific release in a higher build series.
  • To get off the Canary or Dev Channel, a clean install of Windows 11 will be required. As a reminder – Insiders can’t switch to a channel that is receiving builds with lower build numbers without doing a clean installation of Windows 11 due to technical setup requirements.
  • The desktop watermark shown at the lower right corner of the desktop is normal for these pre-release builds.
  • Check out Flight Hub for a complete look at what build is in which Insider channel.
  • Copilot in Windows* in preview is being rolled out gradually to Windows Insiders in select global markets. The initial markets for the Copilot in Windows preview include North America, United Kingdom and parts of Asia and South America. It is our intention to add additional markets over time.
Thanks,
Amanda & Brandon


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It could be a bug in the update servers. You can always download, install manually and reboot.
Same issue...stuck at 2%
 

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Ok, I've cleaned up all WU garbage. Started Setup from CMD with dynamic update switch disabled. Now I got past that updating phase stuck at 2% forever but am now at installing phase 0% for one hour straight already.

This is total garbage. 😂
 

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Final attempt. Trying an upgrade by booting from USB stick...
 

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    Realtek
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There is nothing I can do...to upgrade. Build 26040.1000 broke everything. Have to clean install if I wanna go past that build.

Bye bye Windows. 🖕

Linux, here I come! ❤️
 

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    Lenovo (WiFi/BT module upgraded to Intel Wireless-AC-9260)
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    32GB
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    iGPU Vega 10
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    Realtek
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    14" FHD (built-in) + 14" Lenovo Thinkvision M14t (touch+pen) + 32" Asus PB328
    Screen Resolution
    FHD + FHD + 1440p
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    Intel 660p m.2 nVME PCIe3.0 x2 512GB
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    65W
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    Thinkpad / Logitech MX Keys
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    Logitech MX Master 2S
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    EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW 11GB
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There is nothing I can do...to upgrade. Build 26040.1000 broke everything. Have to clean install if I wanna go past that build.

Bye bye Windows.

Linux, here I come!
Frustrating isn't it!!! 🤦‍♂️
On one hand, MS thinks the whole human race should upgrade to the latest Windows...,
... on the other hand, if you haven't got a brand new $3500.00 machine, they're like: sorry 'bout your luck, bud!!! 🤷‍♂️
 

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Frustrating isn't it!!! 🤦‍♂️
On one hand, MS thinks the whole human race should upgrade to the latest Windows...,
... on the other hand, if you haven't got a brand new $3500.00 machine, they're like: sorry 'bout your luck, bud!!! 🤷‍♂️
yeah 😞
 

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    Lenovo (WiFi/BT module upgraded to Intel Wireless-AC-9260)
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    32GB
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    iGPU Vega 10
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    Realtek
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    14" FHD (built-in) + 14" Lenovo Thinkvision M14t (touch+pen) + 32" Asus PB328
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    EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW 11GB
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There is nothing I can do...to upgrade. Build 26040.1000 broke everything. Have to clean install if I wanna go past that build.

Bye bye Windows. 🖕

Linux, here I

There is nothing I can do...to upgrade. Build 26040.1000 broke everything. Have to clean install if I wanna go past that build.

Bye bye Windows. 🖕

Linux, here I come! ❤️
Hi there

don't give up -- Linux works fine --but Windows is still "King" for some things.
However the most painless way without issues for updating Windows is still IMO to do :

1) Copy current "Physical Windows install" to a VM on Linux with KVM/QEMU as the Virtual software system.

2) Update the Windows guest via Windows update

3) mount your target Windows destination drive as a Physical disk in the VM

on KVM/QEMU add this to the Windows VM config file on the Linux system: (enable XML editing in the VM config file). If you need a GUI add package virt-manager.

E.G for arch-linux (similar to debian /ubuntu type of stuff - but infinitely less boated as you have to choose what you want to install so read the wiki --excellent BTW)

To add a "Physical disk" :

<disk type="block" device="disk">
<driver name="qemu" type="raw"/> [this mens guest physical I/O routines used and not "Virtual ones"]
<source dev="/dev/sda"/> [your partition / disk]
<target dev="vdb" bus="virtio"/>
</disk>

To get the GUI for creating a Virtual machine in QEMU/KVM on most Linux distros


You can also change CPU topology on the VM so Windows will install on even ancient equipment and if you want to use an "Emulated TPM" install package swtpm plus any extras e.g libtpm / swtpm-tools etc depending on your distro.


Clone the existing physical Windows system to the VM first --otherwise after cloning back to the "real Device" you' have to install a load of drivers again 00 "been there -- done it 00 bought the T-Shirt" -- 640 X 480 VGA on a 4UHD monitor doesn't look pretty !!!!/

Have fun

Cheers
jimbo
 

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don't give up -- Linux works fine --but Windows is still "King" for some things.
I gave up since official release of Windows 11. It's all poop and becoming just more poop.
I don't have room for a 500GB VM... and and only thing I would need Windows for is for gaming and even that is questionable. Steam games works fine on Linux and I don't wanna stay on Windows just to play Minesweeper all day long, since that is pretty much all my laptop can handle when it comes to games. 😂
 

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    Lenovo A485
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    Ryzen 7 2700U Pro
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    Lenovo (WiFi/BT module upgraded to Intel Wireless-AC-9260)
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    32GB
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    iGPU Vega 10
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    Realtek
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    14" FHD (built-in) + 14" Lenovo Thinkvision M14t (touch+pen) + 32" Asus PB328
    Screen Resolution
    FHD + FHD + 1440p
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    Intel 660p m.2 nVME PCIe3.0 x2 512GB
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    65W
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    Thinkpad / Logitech MX Keys
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    Logitech MX Master 2S
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    Custom
    CPU
    i7-7700k @4.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus PRIME Z270-A
    Memory
    32GB 2x16GB 2133MHz CL15
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW 11GB
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" 10-bit Asus PB328Q
    Screen Resolution
    WQHD 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB ADATA SX8000NP NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4
    PSU
    850W
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Cromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    AC WiFi Card
There is nothing I can do...to upgrade. Build 26040.1000 broke everything. Have to clean install if I wanna go past that build.

Bye bye Windows. 🖕

Linux, here I come! ❤️
Well, I am also on 26040, and I was so confused, that I wasn't able to update, „Windows update“ would crash in task manager and the settings page would be stuck at 0/1% downloaded and would be infinite loading if set to „disable updates for a week“.
In short, from my investigations, the reason why this happens is because the newest canary update (this one) is 94,8GB!!! and in short it corrupts your „SoftwareDistribution“ folder and causes your entire „Windows update“ to brick itself, to fix this, use „offlineinsiderenroll“, go to dev, delete that folder and you will unbrick your „Windows update“ upon checking for new ones.
 

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Well, I am also on 26040, and I was so confused, that I wasn't able to update, „Windows update“ would crash in task manager and the settings page would be stuck at 0/1% downloaded and would be infinite loading if set to „disable updates for a week“.
In short, from my investigations, the reason why this happens is because the newest canary update (this one) is 94,8GB!!! and in short it corrupts your „SoftwareDistribution“ folder and causes your entire „Windows update“ to brick itself, to fix this, use „offlineinsiderenroll“, go to dev, delete that folder and you will unbrick your „Windows update“ upon checking for new ones.

Offlineinsiderenroll saves you from the California Hotel Syndrome. You can disenroll like whenever.
 

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    HP Zbook G4
    CPU
    Xeon 1535m v6
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Quadro Pro 4100
    Sound Card
    Bang and Olufson Audio
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD
    Mouse
    HP USB Mouse
    Antivirus
    Zone Alarm Free Antivirus/Zone Alarm Free Firewall NEXT GEN
@SlicEnDicE

ArchLinux IMO is the best to install if you want to have control over software -- Add say KDE / GNOME / XFCE / MINT or any other GUI after basic install -- and it's simple now as ArchLinux has a nice easy install script -- after loading up the install iso just run Arch-install and follow the on screen instructions.

incidently just run arch-chroot before booting the installed system as this can test that your system works correctly. The proper setup is in the arch-root script on the install device.

It's simple to run VM's --install the KVM/QEMU stuff with virtmachine-manager if you want a GUI for creating / controlling VM's and if you do install a GUI desktop ensure you have console (or a terminal) installed together with network-manager. For network connectivity etc install openssh and samba whether you install a GUI or not.

I only basically use Windows these days for Office, some workplace apps such as SAPLOGON for accessing their SAP system and for SKYGO for watching SKY TV programs when away.

If I need a "Physical" windows system I just attach a nvme drive via usb-C connector as a "physical drive" to the VM and clone the Windows disk to the nvme drive. Then boot the "cloned" disk --and it's a great Windowstogo system with activation preserved. After booting just update drivers with drivers copied from an existing W11 machine and choose "install manually" from this computer. select the directory where you've copied the drivers to and ensure the include subdirectories is checked.

"Seemples"

To attach a physical disk to a KVM/QEMU VM enable xml editing (in the VM preferences) and add this section in the config file. You have to do it manually as the GUI option doesn't include this.

<disk type="block" device="disk">
<driver name="qemu" type="raw"/>
<source dev="/dev/sdc"/>
<target dev="vdb" bus="virtio"/>
</disk>


Change /dev/sdc towhat's appropriate for your system and "vdb" to "vda", "vdbc" or whatever.

Here's the VM

Screenshot_20240225_103704.png

Have Fun.

Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
ArchLinux IMO is the best to install if you want to have control over software
I've used Arch...its rubbish...too much work to get anything working. I might as well do LFS, do everything from scratch and have absolute control of every bit on my hdd. No, I am not gonna do that. I only want to install a distro and use it. Mint is fine for that. I just tried it on my laptop and every single thing on that machine works 100% in Mint, including my external USB-C touch display and its pen.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296 (Release Channel) / Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo A485
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700U Pro
    Motherboard
    Lenovo (WiFi/BT module upgraded to Intel Wireless-AC-9260)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    iGPU Vega 10
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" FHD (built-in) + 14" Lenovo Thinkvision M14t (touch+pen) + 32" Asus PB328
    Screen Resolution
    FHD + FHD + 1440p
    Hard Drives
    Intel 660p m.2 nVME PCIe3.0 x2 512GB
    PSU
    65W
    Keyboard
    Thinkpad / Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    SecureBoot: Enabled
    TPM2.0: Enabled
    AMD-V: Enabled
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296(Release Preview Channel)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    i7-7700k @4.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus PRIME Z270-A
    Memory
    32GB 2x16GB 2133MHz CL15
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW 11GB
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" 10-bit Asus PB328Q
    Screen Resolution
    WQHD 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB ADATA SX8000NP NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4
    PSU
    850W
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Cromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    AC WiFi Card
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@SlicEnDicE

ArchLinux IMO is the best to install if you want to have control over software -- Add say KDE / GNOME / XFCE / MINT or any other GUI after basic install -- and it's simple now as ArchLinux has a nice easy install script -- after loading up the install iso just run Arch-install and follow the on screen instructions.

incidently just run arch-chroot before booting the installed system as this can test that your system works correctly. The proper setup is in the arch-root script on the install device.

It's simple to run VM's --install the KVM/QEMU stuff with virtmachine-manager if you want a GUI for creating / controlling VM's and if you do install a GUI desktop ensure you have console (or a terminal) installed together with network-manager. For network connectivity etc install openssh and samba whether you install a GUI or not.

I only basically use Windows these days for Office, some workplace apps such as SAPLOGON for accessing their SAP system and for SKYGO for watching SKY TV programs when away.

If I need a "Physical" windows system I just attach a nvme drive via usb-C connector as a "physical drive" to the VM and clone the Windows disk to the nvme drive. Then boot the "cloned" disk --and it's a great Windowstogo system with activation preserved. After booting just update drivers with drivers copied from an existing W11 machine and choose "install manually" from this computer. select the directory where you've copied the drivers to and ensure the include subdirectories is checked.

"Seemples"

To attach a physical disk to a KVM/QEMU VM enable xml editing (in the VM preferences) and add this section in the config file. You have to do it manually as the GUI option doesn't include this.

<disk type="block" device="disk">
<driver name="qemu" type="raw"/>
<source dev="/dev/sdc"/>
<target dev="vdb" bus="virtio"/>
</disk>


Change /dev/sdc towhat's appropriate for your system and "vdb" to "vda", "vdbc" or whatever.

Here's the VM

View attachment 88224

Have Fun.

Cheers
jimbo
The amount of problems with hardware that I had using „Linux“ is just horrible, my 165hz monitor is „detected“ and shows as connected, but A. Feels like 30hz, says 165hz.
B. Is black, or has garbled lines on the screen, the „Nvidia“ control panel „Xserver“ has EVEN less options then I remember using „Ubuntu 18?“, also the fingerprint scanner doesn't work, though it used to in „Ubuntu 18?“, apparently that just happened on some „Linux“ update, and you have to install a sketchy driver which fails to install on newer „Linux kernels“...
My „Seagate Exos 7E8“ sounds like it is dying and takes 4min. to load in the file manager (This has NEVER happened in „Windows“, even during benchmarks). „Logitech“ hardware control is gone, not available, open-source versions don't work, even though „Logitech“ made them compatible on the „Open standard – Windows dynamic lighting“, gaming is a chore to get working, VMs have even more problems, with the fact that you lose performance and more. „Linux“ printers work if they have a wire, but if they are on a network? NOPE! (But „Android“ works 100% no driver needed).
In my personal opinion, the best „Linux“ is „Android“, which is not for laptops/desktops.
Also, the amount of times my system has been bricked by „Linux“ updates, „Fedora 38 to 39“, „GNOME Desktop“ GONE!
„Manjaro“? That thing was a mess, certificate errors? What a joke. „Arch“? Corrupts half of itself during installation, and when you have programs and you want to update or uninstall something, you better be happy with „Mac OS 3-8“ logic, because „Virtualbox“ is causing a conflict WITH EVERYTHING! Want to change a language? „VirtualBox“ has a conflict, etc.
„HDR“? „VRR“? „Auto HDR“? „Auto RTX“? „Super resolution“? NOPE! Unless you want to fiddle with experimental crap, which for some reason is „recommended“ by many „Linux YouTubers“, because „Nvidia“ drivers have a bug (Something, something „Zorin OS“ bad, because it includes the stable „Nvidia“ driver)?
„Linux“ users complaining about *.exe files and wizards? The most delusional people ever, a command prompt, which install a program to a location which... you can't choose, with feature packs which... you can't choose, including added language support which... you *might* be able to choose, sadly not much („Firefox“ defaults to English ALWAYS).
Also, don't you love not having drive letters? Because the mount directory is not consistent. „Linux YouTubers“ complaining about „OBS“ not „supporting Wayland“, even though many people report problems with „Waylands“ way of doing „desktop“ things, which are not compatible with the way software works...
And many, many more problems.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    „Windows vNext, 11, 10, 8.1, 7, Vista“
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    „Dell G5 5587“
I've used Arch...its rubbish...too much work to get anything working. I might as well do LFS, do everything from scratch and have absolute control of every bit on my hdd. No, I am not gonna do that. I only want to install a distro and use it. Mint is fine for that. I just tried it on my laptop and every single thing on that machine works 100% in Mint, including my external USB-C touch display and its pen.
Mint is a great distro --especially for "ex" Windows users too.
I have to disagree about Arch Linux - no probs whatsoever - but that's what's good over Linux -- YOU have a choice !!!!.

As for Arch

I've really had no problems with it since "Pontius was a Pilot" !!

currently on an old Gen 6 HP envy laptop -- with the VM I showed (This laptop won't run W11 natively (CPU not supported) ) -- you can do it via dism /Apply-Image and use vhdx files but I can't be bothered with that.

It's only an 8GB RAM machine with 4GB used by the VM

so here's the basic Host characteristics
Screenshot_20240225_115542.png

The VM is perfectly responsive even though it's a VM on a fairly modest machine.

Fedora is good to -- but a bit more unpredictable as their updates often break things.

But nothing wrong with MINT though.

Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
I have to disagree about Arch Linux - no probs whatsoever - but that's what's good over Linux -- YOU have a choice !!!!.
I did not mean Arch is poop, it's poop for me. Too much hassle. And whatever Linux rant occurred a few posts up, it's not warranted. Most stuff works really well on any distro. That's just user error and ignorance. Need to learn more.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296 (Release Channel) / Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo A485
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700U Pro
    Motherboard
    Lenovo (WiFi/BT module upgraded to Intel Wireless-AC-9260)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    iGPU Vega 10
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" FHD (built-in) + 14" Lenovo Thinkvision M14t (touch+pen) + 32" Asus PB328
    Screen Resolution
    FHD + FHD + 1440p
    Hard Drives
    Intel 660p m.2 nVME PCIe3.0 x2 512GB
    PSU
    65W
    Keyboard
    Thinkpad / Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    SecureBoot: Enabled
    TPM2.0: Enabled
    AMD-V: Enabled
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296(Release Preview Channel)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    i7-7700k @4.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus PRIME Z270-A
    Memory
    32GB 2x16GB 2133MHz CL15
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW 11GB
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" 10-bit Asus PB328Q
    Screen Resolution
    WQHD 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB ADATA SX8000NP NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4
    PSU
    850W
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Cromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    AC WiFi Card
I did not mean Arch is poop, it's poop for me. Too much hassle. And whatever Linux rant occurred a few posts up, it's not warranted. Most stuff works really well on any distro. That's just user error and ignorance. Need to learn more.
Hi there
I always respect input from you -- there are a few on this Forum whose posts are always worth reading.

I do agree though Windows insider stuff seems to have lost its way -- DEV/Canary -- what a muddle -- having same build numbers for different products etc. You might just as well say "I've paid my Road tax to use the whole road not just half of it at a time".


Cheers
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
I do agree though Windows insider stuff seems to have lost its way
Yeah, for one year now there's not been a clear direction except emojis, AI and cleaning pipelines.

What about moving all settings into Settings app or even better return everything to how it was in Windows 7. At least there one could open the widget directly to adjust some parameters rather than click 15 times, then scroll for a minute and click additional 25 times and you maybe find the widget that does the job. 😂
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296 (Release Channel) / Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo A485
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700U Pro
    Motherboard
    Lenovo (WiFi/BT module upgraded to Intel Wireless-AC-9260)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    iGPU Vega 10
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" FHD (built-in) + 14" Lenovo Thinkvision M14t (touch+pen) + 32" Asus PB328
    Screen Resolution
    FHD + FHD + 1440p
    Hard Drives
    Intel 660p m.2 nVME PCIe3.0 x2 512GB
    PSU
    65W
    Keyboard
    Thinkpad / Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    SecureBoot: Enabled
    TPM2.0: Enabled
    AMD-V: Enabled
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296(Release Preview Channel)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    i7-7700k @4.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus PRIME Z270-A
    Memory
    32GB 2x16GB 2133MHz CL15
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW 11GB
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" 10-bit Asus PB328Q
    Screen Resolution
    WQHD 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB ADATA SX8000NP NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4
    PSU
    850W
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Cromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    AC WiFi Card
Windows 10 is inconsistent and Windows 11 even more so. Something has to change.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296 (Release Channel) / Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo A485
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700U Pro
    Motherboard
    Lenovo (WiFi/BT module upgraded to Intel Wireless-AC-9260)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    iGPU Vega 10
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" FHD (built-in) + 14" Lenovo Thinkvision M14t (touch+pen) + 32" Asus PB328
    Screen Resolution
    FHD + FHD + 1440p
    Hard Drives
    Intel 660p m.2 nVME PCIe3.0 x2 512GB
    PSU
    65W
    Keyboard
    Thinkpad / Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    SecureBoot: Enabled
    TPM2.0: Enabled
    AMD-V: Enabled
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296(Release Preview Channel)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    i7-7700k @4.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus PRIME Z270-A
    Memory
    32GB 2x16GB 2133MHz CL15
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW 11GB
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" 10-bit Asus PB328Q
    Screen Resolution
    WQHD 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB ADATA SX8000NP NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4
    PSU
    850W
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Cromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    AC WiFi Card
Guys, I came across a serious issue yesterday with the previous build, where I had rebooted into Safe Mode to perform a clean wipe of my GPU drivers thru DDU, and I found myself incapable of signing in because both, keyboard and mouse, became irresponsive, forcing me to hard reset my PC and access CMD to get out of the Safe Boot state.

I got two questions now.
1. Has anyone else run into the same problem? Have you guys tried Safe Boot in this new build?
2. DDU is not capable of preventing Windows 11 to download and install a graphics driver that's problematic with a game I'm currently playing. Is there any workarounds for this? Maybe thru GPE?
EDIT: I just saw how to prevent Windows from installing drivers w Windows Update using the Group Policy Editor. I'll report back my findings.

Thanks. My system has begun the update process for this new build as I write these lines. I'll let you know how it went, hopefully in just a few minutes.
I havent been able to install 26052, 26058 or 26063 I have given up
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpowerpc
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte b450m Aorus
    Memory
    32 GB Corsair DDR4 2400
    Monitor(s) Displays
    40 in SAMSUNG 4K
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    SSD 1TB
Does anybody agree with me but posts going on about installing Linux and discussing which one to use is totally out of place in a thread talking about Insider versions (ask how to run in vms is ok). Something like the last 10 posts are about Linux.

To me they derail the thread and make it difficult to follow.

People who want to discuss Linux should set up a new thead elsewhere. I can see a case for some sub groups say in the Chillout room the e.g, for Linux enthusiasts, android enthusiasts, or dare I say even that company named after a common fruit,
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    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
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
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