Open Forum: Are you upgrading to Windows 11?

y6Tq2RGXEejb

Posts: 29   +36
Once they un-slow Ryzen processors and add the ability to drag files onto background apps in the taskbar, I will consider it - it's just a part of my workflow.
 

DjoCoeur

Posts: 44   +28
No
The only new feature that I like, is the Android support, but with BlueStacks we have that already covered perfectly. The enhanced security requiring TPM and secure boot, seem a bit paranoid to me. It's an acknowledgement that Windows was not well conceived decades ago. Linux does not need those things because it was built with security in mind from the start.

So I'll stay with 10 for the next 4 years because my computers aren't supported like probably a few billion computers in the whole world. It think it's lame attempt from M$ and the manufacturers to force people to buy new computers by adding another layer of obsolescence to your device.

But if I'm bored one day, I may install 11 on a spare SSD just for fun.
 

bazz2004

Posts: 1,807   +296
I have W11 running on my newest computer. If you can use one version of Windows you can manage another. Or perhaps not - I almost forgot W8. When the Microsoft app store gets going with Android apps we'll have a better idea of W11's value. It seems good to me so far but I'm a home user.
 

QuaZulu

Posts: 98   +34
TechSpot Elite
Hello no!

Microsoft promised everyone that Windows 10 would be the last OS version, and that everything else would be just updates and patches.

They lied.

They also promised that this was the most inclusive version of Windows. Another lie. The levels exclusivity I see now are why I moved away from Apple in the early 1990s.

So, no for me.

 

envirovore

Posts: 329   +651
TechSpot Elite
There is a simple hack for the taskbar without breaking anything else. It is on Github.

Duly noted, thanks!

Still holding off since they apparently didn't think making sure Ryzen L3 cache was important.

That and I'm one of those users that never changes to a new OS within the first year of release. What I've got now is trimmed down the way I want it, and works just fine.

Maybe I'll hop over to it earlier than that, but certainly not until they get their crap together regarding AMD CPU'S, a few more issues ironed out, and I have the time to sit down and throughly review all settings and what (if anything) I'll need to trim out or modify again.
 

Wrinkle

Posts: 90   +68
I’ll let others beta test for a few months, then upgrade. I have 3 windows systems but only one of them supports 11. No issue since 5 years of 10 support aligns with replacement of the older machines and I like 10.

I really love all these different os'es, I'm using Chrome OS, Windows, Android, iOS, Alpine, Debian, Ubuntu, Raspbian desktop and Mint. 11 will probably be fine.
 

wiyosaya

Posts: 6,742   +5,189
For all my home PCs except the one I build for my wife, they are not compatible. Even the PC I built for my wife would apparently require a Ryzen 3800X instead of the Ryzen 3800 it now has as well as a $99 TPM 2.0 module.
 
I upgraded to 11 in a separate ssd drive, its better than I expected it.
As many have already mentioned, its half baked. Its basically Windows 10 with a new skin.
 

Nobina

Posts: 3,417   +3,530
If you want me to upgrade at least give me some reason why. Worse performance and bugs? How can I refuse? I'm sure eventually they will sort most of these issues out and that's when I will upgrade but I recently installed a fresh Windows 10 and I don't feel like going through the installation process again.
 
No, Despite everything checking out my laptop won't be able to upgrade as the cpu is too old apparently. It's a 4 year old Dell XPS 9560. As soon as I found out I booted into my Linux partition and have stayed there since. There is no way I am binning this laptop for an OS that arbitrarily decided it's no longer suitable. It's an unbelievable limitation. My Mrs has one too, Slightly older 9550 and she will have to stick with 10 for now.
Only 4 years old. That's absurd!
 

Faelan

Posts: 80   +63
I’ll upgrade when I upgrade CPU & motherboard or my current Windows 10 installation becomes too janky and requires a reinstall anyway. I can’t be bothered spending all that time reinstalling, tweaking, testing and debugging when my current install runs just fine and there’s nothing in Windows 11 that I would really benefit from.
 

dob_1

Posts: 83   +47
No my i7-6700K is not supported even though the motherboard has TPM, but it crashes a lot so I've disabled it. Sounds to me like the rounded edges are more like Windows 7! I use classic shell and icon groups, so don't use much of the Windows 10 interface anyway, and it seems that there is a loss of rightclick menu function and most of the background stuff is still the same so doesn't seem to be any advantage at all. Like others, probably will update when I purchase a replacement.
 

Stark

Posts: 183   +172
Upgraded but to a custom build, has TPM removed, old context menu, with all metro apps (barring store) removed, Windows defender has an On/off switch, content delivery manager cortana etc disabled with a lot of other tweaks. (Used Win 10 with same tweaks) . Using my Windows 10 key activated alright and store had all my apps in library.

Have not noticed memory leak, CPU performance on 2700x, also seems same, as tested on CPU-Z gave same score.
Loving the font aliasing, it is as if it has increased in size and I spend 70% of my time with documents, so it is really appreciated. Seems stable and smooth. Also, I am loving the true dark mode it's all black like an OLED screen and not like a pastel shade of black which really reduces the strain on my eyes.

Don't really care about the widgets etc, so overall am pretty happy with the build and upgrade. I do use Simple wall to block all unnecessary internet request which still are there a lot of after removal of so much junk. Choice of antivirus are Kaspersky free or Panda Dome free, with occasional Malwarebytes scan when in doubt.
 

mailpup

Posts: 7,701   +776
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I will likely install Windows 11 for my next build but considering prices and short supplies I don't know when that will be.
 

captaincranky

Posts: 17,671   +6,455
@mailpup Quick question. I see the title of this thread includes "Weekend Open Forum". Have we gone back to the format where anybody can log in and comment?

Or is that a stupid question, as you can log in with Google or Facebook anyway?
 
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Wereweeb

Posts: 70   +137
There's no reason for me to downgrade from Manjaro Linux to proprietary crap.

Happy I finally made the transition in all my devices, even if my old laptop was the one which benefited the most from the lack of bloatware/telemetry.

Only had one real issue (With the Intel iGPU drivers), had to edit a single setting to fix it until whoever was responsible for Intel's drivers fixed it.
 

Geralt

Posts: 814   +1,232
Duly noted, thanks!

Still holding off since they apparently didn't think making sure Ryzen L3 cache was important.

That and I'm one of those users that never changes to a new OS within the first year of release. What I've got now is trimmed down the way I want it, and works just fine.

Maybe I'll hop over to it earlier than that, but certainly not until they get their crap together regarding AMD CPU'S, a few more issues ironed out, and I have the time to sit down and throughly review all settings and what (if anything) I'll need to trim out or modify again.
 

mailpup

Posts: 7,701   +776
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@mailpup Quick question. I see the title of this thread includes "Weekend Open Forum". Have we gone back to the format where anybody can log in and comment?

Or is that a stupid question, as you can log in with Google or Facebook anyway?
I don't think it's any different from any other thread. If you can log in to comment in these forums, you can comment in this one. It's not special if that's what you mean.