Has anyone downloaded or got Windows 11 yet?

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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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djh1697

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There are some work rounds to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware, Microsoft, and myself, would not recommend this, since updates might make your system unstable.
 

Edbostan

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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!
Got a message on my computer that it can't run 11. Currently I have 10 and find I don't use all the features each upgrade offers.
 

DCarmi

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I am running Windows 11 now and not overly impressed. The philosophy used seems to be "Why use one click when two would do!". Things feel a little more sluggish, though not desperately slow.

The Windows application menu is a bit better.
 

Gray

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Got a message on my computer that it can't run 11.
So did I.
Not that I'm bothered. I only bought my first computer about 7 years ago to FLAC my CDs.
Cost around £275 after a £50 cashback and I'd be happy for it to be my last.
My Quad tuner is 38 years old. But, by all accounts, my 7 year old computer should be finished by now 😏
 
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Friesiansam

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There are still significant bugs being reported for Windows 11 and, I'm not sure about driver support for some things. Microsoft are still fully supporting Windows and it runs as stable as a tripod on my PC. I will continue to use Windows 10 for the foreseeable future.
 
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michael hoy

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New laptop arrived today, came with Win 11 home and just upgraded it to Win 11 Pro.
Only issue so far is my copy of Office will not activate, which is odd because it is the same copy that is on two Win 10 devices for over a year.
Tried activating via phone and was told it does not match their records.
 

DCarmi

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There are still significant bugs being reported for Windows 11 and, I'm not sure about driver support for some things. Windows 10 is still receiving full support and runs as stable as a tripod on my PC. I will continue to use Windows 10 for the foreseeable future.
Driver support seems good. The audio and printer issues I was having with 10 seem to have been cured.
I've not had any real issues. Just nothing worth upgrading for and a few UI handicaps, which are an annoyance.
 
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