Windows 11 - Free Update, But Is Your PC Worthy? BUT WAIT There’s A WORKAROUND

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MS needs to stop with this nonsense. They never seem to learn to use the carrot and not the stick. Forcing people to do something just makes them dig in all that much harder.

You want people to use Edge? Make it a better browser. Encourage people to use it instead of forcing them to. If there's one thing people don't like, is being pushed to something. Look at the people resisting the covid vaccine that might actually save their lives.
 
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MS needs to stop with this nonsense. They never seem to learn to use the carrot and not the stick. Forcing people to do something just makes them dig in all that much harder.

You want people to use Edge? Make it a better browser. Encourage people to use it instead of forcing them to. If there's one thing people don't like, is being pushed to something. Look at the people resisting the covid vaccine that might actually save their lives.

I don't think there was anything more they could do to make Edge better after they switched to Chromium.
 

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MS needs to stop with this nonsense. They never seem to learn to use the carrot and not the stick. Forcing people to do something just makes them dig in all that much harder.

You want people to use Edge? Make it a better browser. Encourage people to use it instead of forcing them to. If there's one thing people don't like, is being pushed to something. Look at the people resisting the covid vaccine that might actually save their lives.
Agree minus the covid part
 

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That part is true. Gaming. It’s still trash. Linux distros and Mac are more reliable and more secure.

I've had a few different Linux OSs have problems after updates. Solus refused to boot after the last update, KDE broke my theming customizations after an update, and I lost startup functionality with Ubuntu Budgie. Linux Mint was rock solid, but I had to reinstall and when I did I couldn't get the drives to share anymore.

None of them accepted my wifi-dongle at install so I had to track down the driver and manually install it using terminal. Took me a couple hours the first time. Solus wouldn't even boot on my one computer.

Meanwhile, I've noticed just how stable my Nvidia GPU has been gaming on Windows 10 for the past year or so. It's like something you don't even notice until you really think about it. With AMD I just thought that crashing every now and then was just a part of PC gaming. I blamed it on the developers thinking they couldn't account for every different hardware configuration. :rolleyes:

Outside of Red Dead Redemption 2 (which was terribly unstable) I can't think of the last time a game crashed my PC.

Windows 11 gaming has been stable also, but it has been running a little sluggish outside of gaming since I upgraded.

I remember someone screaming at me at TXB about how building a PC was like legos and I was just fighting him on it. 😄
 
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To me, Windows 10 was a big turning point. It isn't perfect, but I feel like Windows is finally no longer a ticking time bomb. With past versions, you'd ultimately have to reinstall before the hardware was out of date. Windows 7 would give you maybe 2 years before it started getting funny (sometimes a lot less) and just needed a clean wipe. With Windows 10, I almost never feel the need to reinstall. Both at home and at work, I simply never reinstall the OS just to fix things. My current gaming PC is 5+ years old and still running the original install. It has updated constantly over the years and still works the same as it did on day 1.

Back in the day, Windows was just not stable. Heck, I made much of my early career around fixing Windows. Now though, you take care of your OS and don't get malware and you'll be fine. I remember anytime old systems would update it would always be nightmare time. Now? I don't even think about it.

I still support 50+ PC laptops at work, and they all run Windows. I keep them patched and keep drivers up to date (which is really important, more so than the past) and they run great. The hardware goes long before the OS does.
 

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I work from home, so I'm worried that if I update, all of a sudden my work related programs won't work any longer. Moot point, since my PC is not compatible, although I'm sure I could find a work around. That said, MS is gonna have a big problem on their hands to get people to adopt Windows 11 if the parts needed to update aren't even available to buy or priced egregiously outside one's budget due to scalpers.
 
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Windows 11 has been just fine for me. But if my job required me to use my own computer, I wouldn't risk it.

It's fine, don't think people on Windows 10 are missing out on anything.
 

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I had to reset.

My system got pretty sluggish after just doing an upgrade (instead of a clean install). At the very beginning, right after the update I noticed a little hitch that wasn't there before and it just got little worse over time. So far it's running smoothly.

I forgot to backup a few settings for some programs that I had a lot of customizations for. Thankfully, I could go into Windows.old and simply drag over the old folders to carry over some of my program settings. It saved me a lot of time.
 

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They practically begging me to upgrade for free.
Reminds me of how they beg me to join gamepass.

Lol, an old-school fanboy. Everything's gotta get funned back into the console wars. I get flooded with so many great memories each time I see you do this.
 

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Lol, an old-school fanboy. Everything's gotta get funned back into the console wars. I get flooded with so many great memories each time I see you do this.
Console war?
What I said was true.

How is this warring?
I own and enjoy my XSX.
If I was a betting man and you gave a honest answer... I'd bet you couldn't say the same.
 

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ill upgrade to Win 11 when they stop providing security updates to Win 10.
 
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After having spent over a month with Windows 11, I can say that it seems mostly pointless. Some UI changes that seem mostly neutral or worse. I hate the right click menu that makes me click "show more options" to get to all the things I use all the time and should be right on the front of the menu. Not having all the spam on the start menu is an improvement.

On the plus side, from a technical standpoint it just seems like Win 10.5 under the hood. I haven't run into any issues that seem Win 11 specific. I haven't touched it at work though and don't even want to go there.

Basically, no reason to upgrade until you have to. If you're starting with a clean new PC, go for it.
 

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I put it on my home computer after a few months of having it on my work computer. Its fine. Doesn't seem like a huge difference from Windows 10. The only issue I had was my system for whatever reason did not take to the upgrade in place. Ended up having to do a clean install. But since I back everything up and keep alot of stuff on separate SSDs it wasn't really that big of a deal.
 
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The Win 11 update came up on my desktop , I clicked the install button. But for some reason, I'm still on Win 10 now and can't find the update prompt again?
 
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The Win 11 update came up on my desktop , I clicked the install button. But for some reason, I'm still on Win 10 now and can't find the update prompt again?

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I was pretty much forced to upgrade to this nonsense. I couldn't update anything in Windows Update anymore. No amount of retrying updates, downloading updates directly and installing them, repeated system restores, etc. For almost 2 months whenever a new update would come out it would not install them no matter what sort of workarounds I tried. I hate the new UI stuff. I downloaded Start11 or whatever it's called to bring some normalcy to it, but I still hate it. Everything that I feared would break like gaming and the Sound Blaster Z functionality still work, but I HATE IT.
 
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It isn't surprising, high hardware requirements (lots of common i7 chips simply can't run it for some reason), and no real reason to upgrade will slow adoption.
It runs fine on new hardware if you're getting a brand new rig, but there's no reason to upgrade. The visual changes are more annoying than anything else, and there's really no other differences. Still not sure why this even exists.
 

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Anyone updated to Win 11 and have any feedback relative to Win 10 Pro?

I finally see the option in Windows update and seeing if it's worth or just wait it out.