Windows 11 Pro : 25th Clean install from the ISO since first first time the O/S was officially released.


paulhatton

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Device name DESKTOP-JR9S079
Processor 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz 2.80 GHz
Installed RAM 8.00 GB (7.64 GB usable)
Device ID ECE3C0BA-74CB-49B3-80C9-3DCC459A18C6
Product ID 00330-80000-00000-AA963
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
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Edition Windows 11 Pro
Version 21H2
Installed on ‎27/‎06/‎2022
OS build 22000.778
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22000.778.0

Hi everyone,

I have been reading the topics on here for some time now and posted a few myself.

Maybe I have been lucky but I have installed; mucked about with the Windows 11 system , crashed it, messed the BIOS alarmingly and gone well over the top with " anti tracking and privacy tools" since I first installed Windows 11 way back when.
I use Office 2016 Why? I works well still and does well with my emails too and seems to fit in nicely with official documents sent to me which are always on systems still haunted by Windows 7 or even XP
In a nutshell I like Windows 11 and never found altering the taskbar apps or using software like StartisBack to be much good. If you're going to use a new system you may as well learn it as is from scratch and grow in knowledge as you mess up routinely.
I have found the system very forgiving and yeah it boots up from cold in under 10 seconds to the desktop.
Just some thoughts for you all to disagree with or ignore.
Thanks,
Paul.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
The main reason there have been so many installs was initially I was a sucker for tips, bat and cmd scripts and reg files which promised to do miracles and mostly crashed the system totally in the early days; so I late on learned well about back ups and system restore as they say !!
Plus I use my computer four quite mundane things so easy to put back together again !
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
My computers just run. They don't crash. They don't have stutters and freezes. They always update. They just run. And the reason is, I don't have need to muck around in all the commands and scripts that are supposed to stop Windows telemetry, increase performance, or block updates. And if you are really concerned about telemetry, you can view everything Microsoft is collecting by looking at your Microsoft Account.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero (WiFi)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Education
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 7773
    CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce MX150
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 512GB NVMe SSD
    SK Hynix 512GB SATA SSD
    Internet Speed
    Fast!
Me too!! I don't poke sticks at bears, either :-)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    windows 11 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 3060
    CPU
    I5-8500
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    8GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Dell 24 inch
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    250GB NVMe SSD plus 500 GB spinner.
    Mouse
    Logitech M310t
    Internet Speed
    300/100
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Win Defender
  • Operating System
    Win 11 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Elitebook G3
    CPU
    I5-6300U
    Memory
    8GB
    Hard Drives
    256 SSD
My computers just run. They don't crash. They don't have stutters and freezes. They always update. They just run. And the reason is, I don't have need to muck around in all the commands and scripts that are supposed to stop Windows telemetry, increase performance, or block updates. And if you are really concerned about telemetry, you can view everything Microsoft is collecting by looking at your Microsoft Account.
In complete agreement. Windows works incredibly well for me. 99% of the time, if something goes terribly wrong, it was something that I did :-). That's not to say that I have not seen my share of bugs, but so far for me, (hoping I don't jinx myself), I really don't run into critical flaws or faults. Of course, that's why good backups are important, just in case.

I did have one issue recently that was causing "silent" data corruption, but that was a hardware issue.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-11700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime Z590-A
    Memory
    128GB Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz DRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    No GPU - CPU graphics only (for now)
    Sound Card
    Realtek (on motherboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Envy 32
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1 x 1TB NVMe Gen 4 x 4 SSD
    1 x 2TB NVMe Gen 3 x 4 SSD
    2 x 512GB 2.5" SSDs
    2 x 8TB HD
    PSU
    Corsair HX850i
    Case
    Corsair iCue 5000X RGB
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black cooler + 10 case fans
    Keyboard
    CODE backlit mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1 Gb Down
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Additional options installed:
    WiFi 6E PCIe adapter
    ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 PCIe adapter
  • Operating System
    Win11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 2
    CPU
    Intel i7-1255U
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC3306-CG codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3-inch IPS Display
    Screen Resolution
    WQXGA (2560 x 1600)
    Hard Drives
    2 TB 4 x 4 NVMe SSD
    PSU
    USB-C / Thunderbolt 4 Power / Charging
    Mouse
    Buttonless Glass Precision Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Backlit, spill resistant keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1Gb Down
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    WiFi 6e / Bluetooth 5.1 / Facial Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / ToF (Time of Flight) Human Presence Sensor
Never had an actual windows problem on 11, and the only problem I had on 10 was when Nvidia released dodgy drivers about 6 years ago.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro 26100.1000
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i5-8400
    Motherboard
    ASUS Rog Strix B360-G
    Memory
    32 Gig 4x 8gb DDR4 2666
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte 1660Ti
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 32inch, 60Hz
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1x SP 512GB NVMe (Windows)
    1x Gammix 240gb NVME (Macrium Backups)
    1x 2TB WD HDD (Downloads)
    1x 2TB BX500 (Games)
    1x 1TB NVME (Steam)
    PSU
    Thermaltake Smart BX1, 650w
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 100R
    Cooling
    Deep Cool Gammaxx GTE V2 CPU.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K55
    Mouse
    Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed
    Internet Speed
    100/40
    Browser
    Chrome + Pale Moon
    Antivirus
    Windows
My computers just run. They don't crash. They don't have stutters and freezes. They always update. They just run. And the reason is, I don't have need to muck around in all the commands and scripts that are supposed to stop Windows telemetry, increase performance, or block updates. And if you are really concerned about telemetry, you can view everything Microsoft is collecting by looking at your Microsoft Account.
Same here. I like Windows 11. I have no need to try to make Windows 11 look and work like Windows 10. I don't run beta software either as I need reliability.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9510 OLED
    CPU
    11th Gen i9 -11900H
    Memory
    32 GB 3200 MHz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3050Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" OLED Infinity Edge Touch
    Screen Resolution
    16:10 Aspect Ratio (3456 x 2160)
    Hard Drives
    1 Terabyte M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
    2 Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB Type-C™)
    1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB Type-C™)
    SD Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
    Internet Speed
    900 Mbps Netgear Mesh + 2 Satellites
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge (Chromium) + Bing
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365 subscription
    Microsoft OneDrive 1TB Cloud
    Microsoft PowerToys
    Microsoft Visual Studio
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    Macrium Reflect
    Dell Support Assist
    Dell Command | Update
    LastPass Password Manager
    Amazon Kindle
    Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation
    Lightroom/Photoshop subscription
    CoPilot
    BitLocker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Tablet
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    8 GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    900 Mbps Netgear Mesh + 2 Satellites
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge (Chromium) + Bing
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365 subscription (Office)
    Microsoft OneDrive 1TB Cloud
    Amazon Kindle
    Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation
    Lightroom/Photoshop subscription
    CoPilot
    BitLocker
The OS has never had a blip. My hardware is 100% compatible, I run the release version, I don't game, I manage my own driver updates, and I don't try to alter the GUI with some 3rd party app. More importantly I do not use a modern standby device. Have I tweaked? Sure... but only with minor things like bringing back the old right click context menu. For the most part, I've bitten the bullet and use the OS as it was designed.

The OS would be 99.9% solid if MS could ever get updates to always play well...but then MS has never been able to handle updates as well as its competitor so I've learned to accept it with a grain of salt. At least, they've finally gotten it to where updates do not quit working all the time like we had to deal with in the Win7 days. Only headaches I've had were issues the manufacturer finally resolved and dealing the MS BS with Onedrive and MS account. Otherwise, I've had no problems with the OS itself at all.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3880
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 nvme+256gb SKHynix m.2 nvme /External +512gb Samsung m.2 sata+1tb Kingston m2.nvme
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
Insider going on 5 years. Both Win 11 Dev & Canary (previously Beta & Dev) on 2 systems.
Upgraded Drives, memory and never had to rebuild from stratch.
Run Linux as VM, like to test software a lot.
As previously posted by @NavyLCDR, 'they just run'.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 All /Debian/Arch
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF Gaming FX705GM
    CPU
    2.20 gigahertz Intel i7-8750H Hyper-threaded 12 cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. FX705GM 1.0
    Memory
    24428 Megabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio / Realtek(R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Integrated Monitor (17.3"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    FHD 1920X1080 16:9
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD SATA/NVM Express 1.3
    WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500.1 GB
    WDCSDAPNUW-1002 256 GB
    PSU
    19V DC 6.32 A 120 W
    Cooling
    Dual Fans
    Mouse
    MS Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 1GB Cox -us & ADSL Bouygues -fr
    Browser
    Edge Canary- Firefox Nightly
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    VMs of Windows 11 stable/Beta/Dev/Canary
    VM of XeroLinux- Arch based & Debian 12
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Insider Canary
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS X751BP
    CPU
    AMD Dual Core A6-9220
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R5 M420
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1600X900 16:9
    Hard Drives
    1TB 5400RPM
I have 'modified' my Win11 machines using OpenShell and EP. The only problems I've had was with the Lenovo updating to 22H2 slowing the PC to snails pace. Eventually found it was a Lenovo driver issue. The Dell's worked fine. And there was the small problem with the right click not working with the mouse on the Lenovo but that was sorted by helpful advice from a fellow member round here although why the issue resolved itself changing the theme to default and back to my preference I have no idea.

Apart from that a nice 'boring' OS which I like - it just works.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo M90q
    CPU
    i5 12500
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel CPU integrated
    Sound Card
    Intel MB intergrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 4k IPS
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    500GB NVMe Samsung 980 Pro
    1 TB NVMe Samsung 990 Pro
    1 TB Crucial MX500
    PSU
    Lenovo
    Case
    Lenovo
    Cooling
    Air
    Keyboard
    Logitech BT
    Mouse
    Logitech BT
    Internet Speed
    FTTP
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    MS Defender and Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy X360
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Sound Card
    ATI/AMD Renoir
    Monitor(s) Displays
    UHD
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVMe
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Air
    Mouse
    Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Built In
    Internet Speed
    FTTP
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    MS Defender and Malwarebytes
Anyone remember messing up their Windows 3.1 and getting the *HAL missing error? I never found a fix and had to reinstall Windows which took about two hours if you baby sat the whole time.

*hardware abstraction layer
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3810
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
Guess I'm the odd one out - since my Windows is heavily tweaked. 👨‍🔧

That's sort of a passion of mine (tweaking stuff - to what i deem optimal for a specific hardware configuration - while aiming to achieve the best of both worlds: an optimal functionality/performance - without sacrificing aesthetics (tho, that's also a matter of taste - for example: i like solid, snappy/fast and smooth transactions - while other prefer slower yet flashy looking stuff even see through). I'm kinda skeptic by nature too - definitely not the type whom applies things blindly - just because some random (or even a legit source) - claims that change would improve performance and such (which is something i like to measure myself - before reaching a verdict). Thus, i dissect every script, every registry file and check every command - making sure it's legit. 🧐

The thing is... tweaking stuff the right/conscious way is a learning a process, as in - learning about those changes - what they actually do and in what way they can impact the system (for example: if it's a Windows Service - one should always check the dependencies - or else you're bound to brake other stuff). That being said - while buying a new rig or dabbling with a new release of Windows (clean install OFC) - it takes me a whole day to tweak things my way - and around a week or so (if not more) - to settle in. And i like it this way (doesn't feel like tedious work - quite the opposite - it's something i enjoy doing). What can i say - computers are simply my cup of tea. 🤓 Same way some people are passionate about cars - while others (such as myself) - see it just as a means of transportation (a faster way to get from point A to B). 🤷‍♂️
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 SP 16 (or Windows 11 SP 2 or Sun Valley 2)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    Intel & AMD
    Memory
    SO-DIMM SK Hynix 15.8 GB Dual-Channel DDR4-2666 (2 x 8 GB) 1329MHz (19-19-19-43)
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia RTX 2060 6GB Mobile GPU (TU106M)
    Sound Card
    Onbord Realtek ALC1220
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1x Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB / 1x Seagate Expansion ST1000LM035 1TB

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