Windows 11 features could have released as an update for Windows 10, says analyst

mAdmAnDingo

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It's possible they haven't officially "flipped the switch" yet. It's possible you could have issues down the road.

“Devices that do not meet these system requirements will no longer be guaranteed to receive updates, including but not limited to security updates.” If you do get denied for a Windows update, you’ll have to download and install the patches manually.
Okay cool. So they could stop automatic updates for unsupported devices at any given time if/when they decide to. So perhaps MS just hasn't pulled the trigger on it yet, but there is the possibility that they could at any time.

Not that it is an issue for myself, when I eventually do upgrade, my devices are all supported, but it could be an issue for users of unsupported hardware, so I will leave it to those users to decide for themselves how much of an issue it is for them personally.
 
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hahahanoobs

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Would have been nice to see previous business adoption rates reference in the article to compare.
I don't think I've ever heard of businesses running to the newest Windows OS.
 

Gezzer

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And I've said from Windows 10's inception, that "DX-12", could have been provided as an update fir Windows 7.

But then again, what do I know,? Plus, I lack the credentials to make that statement.

AFAIK since Vista direct X has hooks into the kernel that makes some of it's feature set tied to kernel version. So no, DX-12, or to be more precise complete DX-12 capabilities can't be back ported to earlier versions of windows. Sometimes a subset of DX can be, but not the full version.

With that said I have no idea, why M$ had to tie them that closely together other than to force us to upgrade. Which was pretty much what they did with Vista. Then again it's not like M$ ever did anything to force users to follow them like sheep have they?
 

captaincranky

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With that said I have no idea, why M$ had to tie them that closely together other than to force us to upgrade.
Yeah, it's a scam. They get out a megaphone and shout "security, security, security", until everybody panics and goes along with it.
Then again it's not like M$ ever did anything to force users to follow them like sheep have they?
Yeah, it's not like they're adopting Apple's business model on the sly, now is it? :rolleyes:
 

captaincranky

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I don't think I've ever heard of businesses running to the newest Windows OS.
Not to mention at this point in time, many smaller businesses will be forced to upgrade all their equipment right along with Win 11.

That should go over like a fart in an iron lung