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« on: October 10, 2021, 09:36:13 PM »
So with the release of Windows 11 which was released as a free upgrade on the 5th October, how many of you guys have compatible devices that meet all the system requirements?  We have two laptops, and two desktops + a spare, and not one of them passes the test.  :doh: 

Not too worried atm, as they are apparently supporting Windows 10 until October 2025.  But I thought we were supposed to be making stuff repairable again to save the planet, obviously this doesn't apply to billions of computers throughout the world. Imagine the amount of PC's (devices) that will have to be scrapped over the next few years.


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Re: Windows !!
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2021, 09:49:04 PM »
I wonder if it will work with my Windows 3.1 PC with it's 20mb ram and 540mb hard disk?  :o

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Re: Windows !!
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2021, 10:11:18 PM »
I just lobbed out a couple of old laptops today - both aquired from work - one is probably 10 years old the other nearer 20. Removed the harddisks and took them too to the tip, Bet they wouldn't have worked with Windows XP let alone anything else!

Oh just checked mine - and it doesn't on 2 counts - TPM (Or whatever it is called) and the processor isn't supported. I've been toying with the idea of an upgrade to the computer for a while as it is a bit slow now when running photoshop. But wasn't planning it that soon!
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Re: Windows !!
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2021, 07:44:20 AM »
I am not going to bother. Too many hoops to jump through for what may be little or no gain. I wouldn't mind betting that some of my specialist audio software won't even run on W11, Cubase Pro being a dead cert for that. There are still some compatibility issues with the latest W10.
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 10:30:07 AM »
Just checked and my cpu  isn`t supported though everything else is OK.  It says I`ll just keep getting windows 10 updates so I assume there will be no  automatic attempt to download Windows 11 onto me as 10 seemed to bring with it no means of switching off updates downloading automatically.

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Re: Windows !!
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2021, 11:36:12 AM »
I'll avoid it for as long as I can. I'm typing this on a virtual Win7 system because one of my most used programs doesn't run properly under Win10 (from investigation it appears to be connected to a difference in Win10 directory names somewhere...).

As I understand it, we only need to change operating systems because Microsoft can't/won't fix security issues in older versions. Given that, my suspicion is that if I run web browsers and email (and my email program doesn't "do" html and clever stuff like that, being from Win 3.1 days) in a Win11/Win12....Win99999 virtual OS I should be OK to stay with a working system.

If Firefox/Opera/Chrome et al stay secure, and I can run an antivirus, it may not be very important anyway.
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