Windows 11 is coming, but not for old hardware.

Sarastro

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Surely by now everyone has learned that you never upgrade Windows version until you absolutely cannot avoid it.
 
Just received an email from The Windows Insider Program stating that Windows 11 is now available to everyone.

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TamH70

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Surely by now everyone has learned that you never upgrade Windows version until you absolutely cannot avoid it.

I agree. I'm not going to say how long it took me to update from Windows 2K Professional - which is still my favourite MS OS - to Windows XP, let's just say that the default wallpaper's similarity to a "popular" BBC kid's tv show's background was the cause of much comment on my part. I only jumped when the games I liked started to be only supported on XP. It was the same bloody thing for 7, and 10.

Windows 11 will probably follow the same pattern. At the moment, it offers me nothing I can use that isn't currently on 10.
 

RBMK

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Windows 11 will probably follow the same pattern. At the moment, it offers me nothing I can use that isn't currently on 10.
My current default is Win7.

I don't really play computer games.

I have Win10 on one laptop only because it doesn't have Win7 drivers available for the machine.
 

Sarastro

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Where I use Windows, I'd use Win7 by preference if I could, but unfortunately to enable more modern hardware, most programs require Win 10 - the automated data-gathering nature of which I hate. Despite disabling Cortana and all that balls, I've lost count of the number of times I've entered a Windows or installed app into the search bar, only to get fcuking Bing pop up going "search the internet for 'cmd'" (and still find nothing relevant). FCUK THE FCUK OFF.

Luckily, Win11 seems to actively break my hardware, so perhaps I'll be able to skip it altogether.

They need to change the old saying after the Pandora Papers. Two things you can't avoid in life: death and Windows.
 

Sarastro

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Anyway, my point was: Windows 11 is coming, but not for old hardware, and not for half the new hardware either.

Seems destined for success.
 

TamH70

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It'll be fine about 18 months before they announce Win12

Windows operating systems are like Star Trek films (well, until JJ Lensflare Abrams fecked everything up) - every other one is a complete pile of horse manure, with the remainder being pretty good. So you might be right.
 

endure

GCM
Where I use Windows, I'd use Win7 by preference if I could, but unfortunately to enable more modern hardware, most programs require Win 10 - the automated data-gathering nature of which I hate. Despite disabling Cortana and all that balls, I've lost count of the number of times I've entered a Windows or installed app into the search bar, only to get fcuking Bing pop up going "search the internet for 'cmd'" (and still find nothing relevant). FCUK THE FCUK OFF.

Luckily, Win11 seems to actively break my hardware, so perhaps I'll be able to skip it altogether.

They need to change the old saying after the Pandora Papers. Two things you can't avoid in life: death and Windows.
Have you tried Winaero Tweaker? You can do all sorts of configuration alterations to Win from 7 to 11 with it.

 
Ah yes.
When life seemed simpler when everything was deaf-aid beige.
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And...no cnut could get you on your moby since few people had one.
 

RBMK

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Far too progressive. Preferred my BBC Master 128.
I had a green screen hi-res monitor for work and a colour TV for games.
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Eh.. I'll wait until 2025.

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Eh.. I'll wait until 2025.

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Already got that pop up on a bunch of laptops at work, all of which are around three years old.

Strangely enough, the older laptops in the fleet don't show this warning at all.

Not sure why this would be, unless it is Microsoft not even bothering to give us a warning those laptops can't run Win 11 (not that I want to at the moment, most car manufacturers have only just gotten use to WIndows 10. Just this last week, we've had a financial site we use try and upgrade their site to work with anything else other than IE11. That experiment failed, they're telling us to go back to IE).
 
My cpu is on the approved list for Windows 11 on Microsofts website, and yet I get the warning about not being ready for Windows 11 because of my CPU

TPM2 turned on, in the BIOS etc already....

Either their checking criteria is overly cautious at the moment, or their data is wrong
 
Apparently my new computer is ready and willing to have Win11 rattle its bones, but as with all those other editions when the first year was a nightmare of broken stuff, I'll wait until the more honest reviews say it's good to go, but really only out of curiosity. Being a new installation of Win10, it's naturally stuffed with all sorts of crap which had to be quickly erased, but happily there've been no problems - the first time that's happened.

My old Thinkpad (in its time the most desirable of 'W' workstations) has started to show its age by crashing occasionally (overheating on just one core) and other silly issues, so I went to PCSpecialist and demanded that they build me a new thing, with many bells and expensive whistles. The difference is astonishing - two M.2 drives, WiFi speeds which had previously been an idle pipedream, new i7 processor and bags of RAM. A pair of superduper screens (you can get used to two) all joined up with a graphics card far beyond the 'workstation' standard, and all I need now is some good new games. And decent films.
 

TamH70

MIA
Apparently my new computer is ready and willing to have Win11 rattle its bones, but as with all those other editions when the first year was a nightmare of broken stuff, I'll wait until the more honest reviews say it's good to go, but really only out of curiosity. Being a new installation of Win10, it's naturally stuffed with all sorts of crap which had to be quickly erased, but happily there've been no problems - the first time that's happened.

My old Thinkpad (in its time the most desirable of 'W' workstations) has started to show its age by crashing occasionally (overheating on just one core) and other silly issues, so I went to PCSpecialist and demanded that they build me a new thing, with many bells and expensive whistles. The difference is astonishing - two M.2 drives, WiFi speeds which had previously been an idle pipedream, new i7 processor and bags of RAM. A pair of superduper screens (you can get used to two) all joined up with a graphics card far beyond the 'workstation' standard, and all I need now is some good new games. And decent films.

I've got a tonne of new games ready to rock in my Big Black Box.

But I just keep going back to the STALKER games and the big mods/compilations/stand-alone stuff. I find them addictive. I just love wandering around the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone having my nadgers bitten off by Blind Dogs and shooting people at ludicrously long - or short - ranges mit really big guns.

I'm like you in a way - if STALKER 2 runs better on Windows 11 than it does on Windows 10, that's when I'll pull the trigger on an "upgrade". (The PC I'm typing this on, my Smol Black Box, can't run Windows 11 anyway, and making it suitable to do so is nowhere near economical enough to bother with trying.)
 

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