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Windows 11 Upgrade Moving Slowly
« on: December 03, 2021, 09:09:57 PM »
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Re: Windows 11 Upgrade Moving Slowly
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2021, 09:16:57 PM »
A fascinating quote from that article:  "In fact, more machines are using Windows XP."

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Re: Windows 11 Upgrade Moving Slowly
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2021, 09:46:19 PM »
I have two machines - Dell XPS 8940 Desktop and ASUS Vivobook F512 laptop - that were Windows 11 capable so I've upgraded them. So far I like Windows 11, although I have replaced the Start Menu/Taskbar with StartAllBack.

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Re: Windows 11 Upgrade Moving Slowly
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2021, 01:38:52 PM »
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A fascinating quote from that article:  "In fact, more machines are using Windows XP."

Except that is clearly outdated and inaccurate. It seems the author relied on just one, outdated source.

It does not take much effort to see that XP has ~3% of the marketshare while Windows 11 is now about 9%.

https://www.bing.com/search?q=windows+11+market+share&FORM=QSRE8

For sure, Microsoft would like to see W11 do better, but I don't find the numbers for W11 surprising, or disappointing - under the circumstances. Pretty sure Microsoft does not either.

What circumstances? Two HUGE ones!
    1. W11 requires the latest hardware. This mean many W7 users will need to upgrade. And that leads us to #2.
    2. There is a global hardware shortage and shipping delays for that hardware.
For sure, the numbers will go up after the holidays.
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Re: Windows 11 Upgrade Moving Slowly
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2021, 02:05:22 PM »
Even if their device supports TPM, there are also those who avoid change.  With Windows 10 support continuing until October 14, 2025, there isn't pressure to hurry the upgrade.  Others may want to "wait and see" what issues there may be on the new OS.  Personally, I've found the adjustment from Windows 10 to Windows 11 a smooth process.


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Re: Windows 11 Upgrade Moving Slowly
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2021, 02:12:52 PM »
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there are also those who avoid change.
For sure - hence the reason there are still 3% using XP.
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Re: Windows 11 Upgrade Moving Slowly
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2021, 02:41:47 PM »
I hate change. I've become old and more catlike these days. ;)

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Re: Windows 11 Upgrade Moving Slowly
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2021, 11:23:53 AM »
If you are running Windows 10 and your hardware is compatible, it is a fairly low-risk upgrade if you do it when Microsoft makes it available via Windows Update. If you plan to get one of the new Alder Lake CPUs they will work best with Windows 11. My upgrades went smoothly and I like the result.
My daughter is buying a new laptop and I suggested she look for one that has Windows 11 preinstalled and ready to go.

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Re: Windows 11 Upgrade Moving Slowly
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2021, 01:33:13 PM »
I agree.  I had absolutely no issues with the upgrade to Windows 11. 


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Re: Windows 11 Upgrade Moving Slowly
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2021, 01:51:45 PM »
> If you are running Windows 10 and your hardware is compatible...

I have no interest in trying it. My Win 10 works fine and dandy on this machine for what I use it for... playing one particular game... and that's it.

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Re: Windows 11 Upgrade Moving Slowly
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2021, 02:38:59 PM »
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I have no interest in trying it.
There is no need for you to be interested - yet!

But when support for W10 ends, everyone needs to migrate to the latest OS. And "everyone" includes the hardware and software developers - they need to stop "enabling" users from using obsolete, insecure operating systems that put the rest of us at risk.

And should you buy a new computer, it simply makes sense to go with the latest operating system.

For example, it does not matter how great XP or W7 were. They were great, no argument there. But continuing to use them puts others at risk. IMO, it is like driving a 12 - 20 year old car with worn out brakes on public streets - pretending it is okay because the driver claims to be a safe driver. It just doesn't work that way. Not only do accidents happen, but when it comes to computers, there are mobs of well funded bad actors actively seeking out those computers with the malicious intent of attacking, infecting and commandeering those computers, then using those computers to attack and infect the rest of us!

And that's the key point that must not be, but sadly so often is, dismissed and/or ignored. If those obsolete, insecure systems were only a threat to the user, then no big deal. But as soon as those computers connect to a network that has internet access, those computers become a potential threat to the rest of us.

And knowing that, but not caring about the safety and security of others just makes those irresponsible, selfish users the threat and just as bad as the bad guys.

I am tired of some who think they are smarter and more clever than the bad guys.

For now, W10 is still being supported by Microsoft. But the day will come, just as it has with XP and W7, that support will end. And then so must its use (or at least, it must not be allowed to connect to the internet).
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Re: Windows 11 Upgrade Moving Slowly
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2021, 03:46:07 PM »
Since my MS Windows is crippled (no Network access enabled), I will NEVER need to upgrade it. It has only accessed the Internet once... during install. It will never access it again. It will continue to function as it now does for as long as I need it to... probably till this old Frankenputer pukes out. At that point, I'm thinking my computer/Internet days will be over. I have no other machines these days and no inclination nor means to acquire any.

I'm a rare bird, though. I doubt there are many others with my same attitudes toward this subject.

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Re: Windows 11 Upgrade Moving Slowly
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2021, 12:59:33 PM »
Unless move "off-grid" in the Alaskan wilderness, I don't see any of us will be able to get rid of the Internet completely - though it may be through our cell phone devices only.
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Re: Windows 11 Upgrade Moving Slowly
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2021, 04:36:46 PM »
Well, when you no longer have the means to pay the phone/Internet bill, you're Off-Grid pretty quickly.

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Re: Windows 11 Upgrade Moving Slowly
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2021, 05:51:10 PM »
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Well, when you no longer have the means to pay the phone/Internet bill, you're Off-Grid pretty quickly.
Well, that's true. Hopefully, one day, Tesla's dream will come true and there will be free wifi everywhere.
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