Windows 11 Home Upgrade - Pretty Good

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  1. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    Awesome! I followed these steps and how upgraded my laptop to Windows 11, it runs so much faster/smoother!

    I didn't have to update the registry as the item already showed up. I think it showed up automatically when I ran the Windows 11 compatibility check, it failed and mentioned I don't have a supported CPU.

    I then ran the upgrade as per instructions and the menu popped up again about unsupported CPU, I click Accept and continued with install.

    Overall, very happy with the upgrade! I am on 8GB and a SSD, very snappy... I can't imagine people using 4GB ram with this, I highly recommend 8 or more like 16 for ram intensive applications.

  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Guess I "out-frugaled" you for once, Bryan. Ubuntu 21.04 - free OS, free software, no Groupon needed. I ran Windows since 3.1. Linux for last 3 years. Happy user. No more BSOD. (Blue Screen of Death) :)
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  3. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I had to switch to Linux Mint on one of my PCs last month because it was dying a slow, painful death. I've done it several times before, and it's always helped me extend the life of a machine by multiple years.

    The #1 reason why I will be keeping windows on my other PC, and upgrading to 11 when I have the chance, is Speech Recognition and my oft-mentioned osteoarthritis. 11 is a huge upgrade over 10 in this area and it would save me a lot of headaches, and hand aches, to be able to use the new and improved software. Also, I'm likely to purchase Nuance Dragon sometime soon, and it doesn't run on Linux, nor are there any adequate alternatives.

    That's always the trade-off. Linux is known to run better in general, but if you need any specific application, you're likely going to need either Windows or Mac.
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  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Fully. In my case, no problems. My indispensable old Windows photo-editing programs work fine on Linux, under Wine. And there are good Linux substitutes like GIMP. For media, I have VLC media player, which has Windows and Linux versions. For recording / editing music files, I use Audacity, which is also made for both Windows and Linux. For Office suites, Libre Office (I have it) produces files compatible with MS-Office. And there are numerous programming compilers etc. that work under Linux. All free.

    I can see how it might present problems for others, with specific uses, though. No doubt about that.

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