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 Post subject: Windows 11
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 17:43 
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Got bored this afternoon so ran the update and an hour or so later I had Elevened my laptop. All very bright and curvy compared to what was on before. Not sure I like the fixed-size taskbar and my muscle-memory demands that the Start button should never be anywhere but the far left. I think I can fix the latter but not the former so after decades of avoiding it I think I'll have to turn auto-hide on.

Not really delved into much else so far, but I'm sure there's going to be frustrations and delights over the next few days.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 11
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 18:08 
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I don't think my PC is compatible which is slightly annoying.. but then, I'm happy with how it's currently working and I can't really afford to be faffing about with stuff that won't run on a new Windows so I'll stick with what I've got until I can afford an upgrade which will probably be never judging by how expensive everything is.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 11
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 20:06 
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They've moved start again?! Every time I use my daughter's windows 8 laptop I feel myself getting stupider


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 11
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 0:39 
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Not sure I like the fixed-size taskbar and my muscle-memory demands that the Start button should never be anywhere but the far left.


Last Windows version I used with any regularity was 7, never used 8 and have barely touched 10....not really due to choice or preference just circumstance.

I suspect my muscle memory (such that it is) is almost gone now and I'd spend a considerable amount of time faffing about reacclimatising.

I now realise why my mum used to complain when they rearranged the shelves at Tesco.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 11
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 20:39 
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I've just gone Windows 11,

The start menu I fixed straight away, I am perplexed, however, by the inability to go back to small mode for the task bar, and the removal of the "all" option in the "show notification icons" section.

Why would they remove those options? I don't see any benefit to it and it's just annoying me that I can't set it up how I want it.

I'll bet there be a few more things I'll gripe about as I discover them, but hopefully they will be outnumbered by the pluses!

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 11
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 21:28 
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Windows 11 is... fine. It's not really any change from 10.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 11
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:34 
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DavPaz wrote:
Windows 11 is... fine. It's not really any change from 10.

I think you'll find that it's one more.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 11
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:56 
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Warhead wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
Windows 11 is... fine. It's not really any change from 10.

I think you'll find that it's one more.

Since the latest Windows 10 is actually version 10.0.19044 and Windows 11 is 10.0.22000 isn't it more like 2956 more?


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 11
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:58 
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With those build numbers, they're basically confirming that Windows 11 is really just a tarted up Windows 10


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 11
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:32 
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DavPaz wrote:
Warhead wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
Windows 11 is... fine. It's not really any change from 10.

I think you'll find that it's one more.

Since the latest Windows 10 is actually version 10.0.19044 and Windows 11 is 10.0.22000 isn't it more like 2956 more?

No, not for marketing purposes.

While we’re mulling this over, wasn’t Windows NT supposed to be the future?


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 11
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:35 
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Windows OT now


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 11
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:44 
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According to Wikipedia, the codename for Windows NT 3.1 was "Razzle"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_M ... s_versions


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 11
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:44 
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And Windows 7 was codenamed "Windows 7".

*slow clap*


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 11
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 14:55 
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DavPaz wrote:
With those build numbers, they're basically confirming that Windows 11 is really just a tarted up Windows 10

That's been known for a whlie.

It's more a way to change the system requirements to require the onboard cryptography stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 11
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 14:59 
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It's really bloody trivial to remove the TPM and CPU requirements for Windows 11, just a case of editing a config file on the boot usb. I've manged to put it on two machines that are officially unsupported without much fuss


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 11
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 22:50 
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The problem coming from when they be Microsoft about it and suddenly make it an undefeatable requirement.

They've even been pretty clear from the word go they intend to do it.


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