Windows 11, will be launched by October 2021

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I'm still running 7, and can't be arsed to pay to upgrade... I wonder if they'll do another big free upgrades kick?
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garrettendi wrote:I'm still running 7, and can't be arsed to pay to upgrade... I wonder if they'll do another big free upgrades kick?


You can still upgrade for free - Microsoft haven't switched off the servers. It is possibly worth buying a spare disk and upgrading to that so that you can choose which system you run by swapping the boot disk.
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Will they be giving away a free copy of imaging software with it?
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OneWorld wrote:Will they be giving away a free copy of imaging software with it?


Why would they need to? They've already got a copy of all your information?
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I don't understand why so many people get so much crap from Ms? This Lenovo is on several hours a day on the net, every day and yes, I get asked to install updates but they have never caused me a problem, nothing odd has appeared in my taskbar.

Re the display port? (a 'mini' DP on this T510) I bought an adapter to feed a JVC FSTV with HDMI. Did not work. Frigged about with the laptop for quite a while then had the inspiration to power cycle the telly...BAZINGA! It worked!

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Installed Windows 11 and up and running running everything working as usual, Liquid 56 over firewire and Behringer X32. Watch out for old motherboards it likes to have secure boot v2 or else you have to copy the install.wim into a WIndows 10 boot
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uselessoldman wrote:Installed Windows 11 and up and running running everything working as usual, Liquid 56 over firewire and Behringer X32. Watch out for old motherboards it likes to have secure boot v2 or else you have to copy the install.wim into a WIndows 10 boot

How old is old? I don’t have anything newer than 10 years all running quite nicely thank you. I am not PC techy I just want things to work and preferably stay the same.

I am filled with dread.
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Hmmm.... :(

My PC is 8 years old and came from Scan...

The Win 11 compatibility-checker tell me that it's not compatible with Windows 11...
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Post by Rwkitch »

There's a good (I think) summary here:

https://www.theregister.com/2021/06/24/ ... indows_11/
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Mike Stranks wrote:Hmmm.... :(

My PC is 8 years old and came from Scan...

The Win 11 compatibility-checker tell me that it's not compatible with Windows 11...

Mine is similar vintage and source.

I wonder if it came with the same inexpensive passively-cooled graphics card as mine did? It became an obstacle to ongoing Windows updates. A newer-model replacement may be all you need. About £30.
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'Your PC will need UEFI Secure Boot firmware and a TPM 2.0 security chipset to run it. And you'll need an internet connection and a Microsoft account during setup of Windows 11 Home.'

The TPM module will be a stumbling block for many systems I suspect.
My 3 year old system with a Z370 chipset lacks one and it was a £100 motherboard so not ultra budget.
But it does have a socket to accept a TPM module so others will also be in the same boat.

The requirements for setting up the Home edition will annoy many and hopefully the Pro edition is less demanding.
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S.Crow wrote:'...My 3 year old system with a Z370 chipset lacks one and it was a £100 motherboard so not ultra budget.
But it does have a socket to accept a TPM module so others will also be in the same boat.

I'm ASROCK 'ing a Z390M pro4 motherboard which has a TPM socket but maybe its time to lock it down and take it off the web for music use. Then again the modules seem to be ~£12, good value for a free OS upgrade.
It was ages ago I had to buy Windows 7, how are MS making their money these days ?
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Mike Stranks wrote:Hmmm.... :(

My PC is 8 years old and came from Scan...

The Win 11 compatibility-checker tell me that it's not compatible with Windows 11...

So mine won’t be either, which I don’t care about as long as there is a decent support horizon for W10.
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Redmond blithely suggests you "consider purchasing a new PC" if your system doesn't meet the requirements.

Well if I’ve got to buy new hardware just to keep what I’ve got running, I might as well look at the whole thing and consider going Mac/Logic. I used to worry about being able to reload old projects, but in 21 years I’ve needed to do it just once.
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