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GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Windows 11

Anyone upgrade yet?  If so, what do you think of it?  Any problems?  

 

I've upgraded two systems to W11, and it's working perfectly on both of them.  One is a home built Ryzen 5 based desktop and the other is an AM02 mini PC.  I first did an upgrade in place, both to ensure that Microsoft's servers would have a copy of the digital license and to save the driver file repository, just in case I needed any drivers after performing a clean install.  I then saved a system image of the W11 install.  After that I performed a clean install.  I'm not too keen on upgrades in place, as they drag problems that may have existed to the new OS, so I always end up performing a clean install in the end.  

 

I like it.  It's going to take a bit of getting used to, especially with finding all of the settings, but the layout is cleaner than it was.  It very much reminds me of Mac's Big Sur.  It also seems more responsive.  

 

I did read about an issue with AMD processors that may result in reduced performance with some processes, but AMD and Microsoft are working on it.  Unfortunately, this affects both of my systems, though I haven't actually noticed any problems and the performance hit is supposed to be minimal.  

 

So far, so good.


Ryzen 5 3400G | MSI B450M Pro-M2 MAX | 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000 | XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB NVMe | Windows 10 Pro
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maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Windows 11

I haven't upgraded yet. Right now, Windows 10 is fine and works well. Smiley Happy

MarkJFine
Associate Professor

Re: Windows 11

I went through the trouble of converting my Win10 VM from BIOS to UFI, added the TP chip and secure boot, just so I could fail the PC Health Test on having an 'unacceptible' Intel Core i7-3740QM processor, despite it having all the  requisite technical characteristics and capabilities. The only flaw: It's from early 2013 and deemed 'too old' to be passable. 🤬 Currently fighting it out with Microsoft.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Windows 11

Weird! I have an old laptop that was originally Win 7, and that one passed the check. I'm sure it's way older than 2013. 

GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Windows 11

@MarkJFine 

 

I joined a W11 group on Facebook and have read some posts where people are still installing it in systems that don't support it, and with it still working properly.  Who knows?  

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/installing-windows-11-on-devices-that-don-t-meet-minimum...


Ryzen 5 3400G | MSI B450M Pro-M2 MAX | 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000 | XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB NVMe | Windows 10 Pro
GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Windows 11


@maratsade wrote:

Weird! I have an old laptop that was originally Win 7, and that one passed the check. I'm sure it's way older than 2013. 


That defnitely is weird, as with a unit that old the CPU can't be on the approved list.  Weird for sure.  


Ryzen 5 3400G | MSI B450M Pro-M2 MAX | 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000 | XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB NVMe | Windows 10 Pro
MarkJFine
Associate Professor

Re: Windows 11

If you have a .iso of the Win11 install, and have your original Win10 product key you can install it no problem.

The problem is that Windows Update won't update anything after you do that, because it senses it's an unsupported machine.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Windows 11

I haven't installed Win 11 -- I ran the PC Health Check and it said the machine was compatible. That's why i said the device passed the check.  EDIT: the laptop (which is from before 2013)  has Windows 10 on it. 

MarkJFine
Associate Professor

Re: Windows 11

On other factor for me: I'm running a Mac and Win10 is running in a virtual machine, so I have no idea if they will even know to check that processor for compatibility because it's not a PC.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Windows 11

I don't have Windows on my Mac, but I had wondered about that.