Has anyone downloaded or got Windows 11 yet?

gel

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I was tempted to try it but when I checked my Acer i3 laptop it said my hardware was not compatible! ☹ I think you need 8th gen intel chip or later ….. so not for me it seems.
I discovered the same problem with mine. It has Windows 7 on it.
 

Gray

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I came late to computers - and only then to convert my CDs to FLAC ( not sure I'd own a PC even now if it hadn't been for that).
So I jumped straight in at Windows 7, then 'upgraded' to 10.
Not in any hurry to move to 11....or even find out whether I'm able to.
 

gel

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I came late to computers - and only then to convert my CDs to FLAC ( not sure I'd own a PC even now if it hadn't been for that).
So I jumped straight in at Windows 7, then 'upgraded' to 10.
Not in any hurry to move to 11....or even find out whether I'm able to.
I can upgrade to 10 but then I would’ve to upgrade then to 11. That will cost around £180! I am better of buying a brand new cheap laptop with Windows 11 on.
 
That's only 4 years off. My laptop will only be 10 or 11 years old by then :(
I would be happy with something that doesn't need support - even if it wasn't so clever.
Maybe a reason for me to go for W11 when 10 is no longer supported.
Have you checked for updates? I think even Windows 10 was a free upgrade?
 

DCarmi

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Being an older IT professional, I still follow the rule that you should not deploy a new Microsoft OS for a while. Let others find the problems first. Microsoft list Windows 11 requirements is available at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/windows-11-specifications

The Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2) requirement is more likely to be the limiting factor on most older PCs (and some newer ones). Some systems, like mine, have TPM 2 but turned off by default. These will be reported as incompatible, until you make the required changes to the bios.

As said earlier, anyone running WIndows 7 or earlier needs to consider their options. No security updates are being released for those version s of Windows.

That said there are still millions of WIndows XP systems out there!
 
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