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2 hours ago, alchresearch said:

I'm just in the process of testing it.  Despite all their efforts to make it not install on a core i5 with 8Gb of RAM it runs fine (thanks to RUFUS for modifying the ISO).

If you mean older CPUs, you can install it. Updates may be an issue. You'll have to let us know how they go. I have a 4th & 6th Gen Intel, for now I've just left them on Windows 10. Ones a test PC, the other a HTPC, so no great rush to upgrade them. 

 

2 hours ago, alchresearch said:

I note that they've removed accessing task manager by right-clicking on the taskbar.  And Powershell is now "Windows Terminal"

They have! IMO they have made the taskbar fairly useless.

 

2 hours ago, alchresearch said:

Powershell is now "Windows Terminal"

Look in 'Windows Tools > Control Panel' Powershell & CMD are there. You can set the default to what you want, going by an MS page I read a while back. I can't link to it, as I can't remember where it was.

 

I've found Windows 11 works OK and no major issues from the beta releases to what we have today.

 

 

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I think it was TPM  that was the issue.  Not a feature on my motherboard.

 

System-Does-not-have-TPM-enabled.png

 

I'm sure Microsoft just want me to scrap a decent usable computer with plenty of life left in it.  Quite ironic considering their shiny new OS has screensavers that are decades old!

 

Microsoft: Many workers are stuck on old computers and should probably upgrade

https://www.theregister.com/2021/11/04/microsoft_device_decisions/

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23 hours ago, alchresearch said:

I think it was TPM  that was the issue.  Not a feature on my motherboard.

 

System-Does-not-have-TPM-enabled.png

 

I'm sure Microsoft just want me to scrap a decent usable computer with plenty of life left in it.  Quite ironic considering their shiny new OS has screensavers that are decades old!

 

Microsoft: Many workers are stuck on old computers and should probably upgrade

https://www.theregister.com/2021/11/04/microsoft_device_decisions/

The marketing and stupid big warning in Windows 10 update does make it look like that.

 

It does also say that you'll be OK if you have to stay on Windows 10 (or words like)

 

I have a mix of Windows 11 that were OK hardware wise, plus the two I mention above. It was just a personal choice to leave the two with older CPUs on Windows 10. There are plenty of ways to get Windows 11 on older hardware if you want to. Chances are that you have TPM 1.2, Windows 11 requires TPM 2. It depends on the CPU and/or the motherboard.

 

I don't fully agree with the requirements of Windows 11 but the choice to install it on older hardware is yours.

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On 18/11/2021 at 11:50, zach said:

I don't fully agree with the requirements of Windows 11 but the choice to install it on older hardware is yours.

Indeed, I plopped it on an old media PC (Intel Q9550 / Asus P5E-VM-HDMI motherboard), at least 10 years old... no issues at all.

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If I did install W11 and did not like it, could I revert back to W10 without having to buy W10 and installing it again? 

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I think there's a 14 day roll back period (double check that)

 

I missed it, but wasn't going to use it anyway. It's like any new OS, things are moved around and some new settings etc. Time usually gets the job sorted and you get used to it. 

 

If you have made your mind up, it's in 'Recovery > Go Back' part of Windows 11. As I've said, I've not used it. It should just retore from the 'Windows.old' folder, and you're back on Windows 10.

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Cheers for that information.

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