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Microsoft has officially unveiled the next version of its popular Windows operating system, Windows 11. As alluded to by the avalanche of leaks that have come out over the past week, Windows 11 aims to provide an improved experience over its Windows 10 predecessor with a new user interface that features redesigned elements such as a new Start menu, rounded windows corners, and the option for centered taskbar buttons. Windows 11 users can also expect to see an all-new Microsoft store, AI-powered Widgets, and the ability to use Android apps on Windows by the end of the year. Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs and new PCs this holiday.

To check if your current Windows 10 PC is eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 11, visit Windows.com to download the PC Health Check app. We’re also working with our retail partners to make sure Windows 10 PCs you buy today are ready for the upgrade to Windows 11. The free upgrade will begin to roll out to eligible Windows 10 PCs this holiday and continuing into 2022. And next week, we’ll begin to share an early build of Windows 11 to the Windows Insider Program – this is a passionate community of Windows fans whose feedback is important to us.

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  1. I’ve been running 11 for a few days now .. mainly to see if gaming performance was any better.

    So far it’s about the same with Hunt:Showdown (haven’t tried other games yet).

    It’s been running really good/stable .. boot up is quicker and does “feel” a bit snappier. My only complaint is that I can’t get a taskbar to work on my secondary monitor .. I can get it to show up, but I can’t pin anything to it .. I’m sure that will be rectified when it’s officially released though.

  2. Lol, none of my PC’s meet the requirements. Windows PC health check says a PC with 32 gig of ram, 3700x, 2070 and an 500 gig NVME can’t run Win 11.

    Uh….. Ok. Eff 11 man

  3. [QUOTE=”Dogsofjune, post: 36572, member: 168″]
    Lol, none of my PC’s meet the requirements. Windows PC health check says a PC with 32 gig of ram, 3700x, 2070 and an 500 gig NVME can’t run Win 11.

    Uh….. Ok. Eff 11 man
    [/QUOTE]
    Check TPM setting in the BIOS – for some reason if you have that off it just says you can’t install.

  4. Am I missing something? Doesn’t appear Trusted Platform Module is the issue

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  5. What does the compatibility app tell you then?

    Mine gave me this generic template, and the only thing that looked fishy was TPM — which checking for me, was in fact disabled in the BIOS. I enabled it, the compatibility checker then gave me the OK. Not saying it has to be TPM for you too, but pretty much any PC made in the past few years is going to meet every requirement, except possibly the TPM one – from the best I can tell, 2.0 was released in 2017 and may require a BIOS update.

    [SIZE=6][B]Minimum system requirements[/B][/SIZE]
    Minimum system requirements
    [TABLE]
    [TR]
    [TH][/TH]

    [TH][/TH]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][B]Processor[/B][/TD]
    [TD]1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a [URL=’http://aka.ms/CPUlist’]compatible 64-bit processor[/URL] or System on a Chip (SoC)[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][B]Memory[/B][/TD]
    [TD]4 GB RAM[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][B]Storage[/B][/TD]
    [TD]64 GB or larger storage device[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][B]System firmware[/B][/TD]
    [TD]UEFI, Secure Boot capable[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][B]TPM[/B][/TD]
    [TD][URL=’https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/information-protection/tpm/trusted-platform-module-overview’]Trusted Platform Module (TPM)[/URL] version 2.0[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    Minimum system requirements
    [TABLE]
    [TR]
    [TH][/TH]

    [TH][/TH]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][B]Graphics card[/B][/TD]
    [TD]DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][B]Display[/B][/TD]
    [TD]>9” with HD Resolution (720p)[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][B]Internet connection[/B][/TD]
    [TD]Microsoft account and internet connectivity required for setup for Windows 11 Home[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    Certain features require specific hardware, see detailed [URL=’https://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-11-specifications’]system requirements[/URL].

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    The only thing I can figure, is that it’s grey market Win 10 key

  7. Found this as well…

    [URL]https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/25/22550376/microsoft-windows-11-tpm-chips-requirement-security[/URL]

  8. That’s kind of what I figured. I’ll find out for sure next weekend on the 2400g box.

    The rest of them that I have are fine with Win 10 or Linux.

    I just want one machine with this new stuff so I can be like the cool kids and hate on it.

  9. Yeesh, they just left a whole slew of usable desktops just barely 4 or 5 years old in the dust with the CPU support list.

    i7 4790k, 16GB Ram, 500GB SSD… can’t install Windows 11.

    Tell me exactly how a CPU like the 4790k shouldn’t be able to run W11.

  10. [QUOTE=”rat, post: 36654, member: 327″]
    Yeesh, they just left a whole slew of usable desktops just barely 4 or 5 years old in the dust with the CPU support list.

    i7 4790k, 16GB Ram, 500GB SSD… can’t install Windows 11.

    Tell me exactly how a CPU like the 4790k shouldn’t be able to run W11.
    [/QUOTE]
    Oh it won’t a problem. It’ll be like the link above Brian B posted. At best a disclaimer will pop up saying install is not advised and it’ll install fine.

  11. [QUOTE=”Denpepe, post: 36665, member: 284″]
    that pc healthcheck thingie does not even run on my pc
    [/QUOTE]
    That means you win… No Vista for you

  12. Ran the health check on my main PC and it said it wasn’t compatible. After some long searching in the Asus bios I finally found PTT and enabled it so now everything is fine. Not sure that I’ll be an early adopter on Win 11 or not.

  13. [URL]https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/25/22550951/microsoft-pc-health-checkup-app-update-windows-11-compatibility-tool-details[/URL]

    Because this was apparently too hard to do in the first place. It seems… somehow comforting to see that Microsoft still forgets the little things.

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