Windows 11: Microsoft’s pointless update
Sometimes, Microsoft does not have any choice but to upgrade Windows. Windows Millennium Edition, aka Windows Me, was awful. Its successor, OR WINDOWS 7, was much better.
XP’s replacement, Vista, was lousy. Microsoft made us just forget about Vista with Windows 7, which to numerous people – I’m one of these – was the very best version of Windows. Microsoft tried then, and failed, to displace it with the dismal Windows 8 and 8.1. Then, the business first got it right with Windows 10 again. That should have already been the ultimate end of it.
Can you here notice a pattern? Microsoft appears to alternate good and bad os’s releases then. If Windows 10 was good, Windows 11 is likely to be a poor successor.
After dealing with Windows 11 for a couple weeks, I wouldn’t call it bad. Instead, It really is found by me pointless.
Yes, the Windows 11 security updates are good – when you have the proper hardware. But when i recently pointed out, it is possible to already use those security updates if you are running the Windows 10 20H2 release (Windows 10 October 2020 Update) . Therefore the true point in upgrading from Windows 10 to 11 is…what, exactly?
Some social people think it looks nice. That is clearly a matter of taste. If you ask me, it’s “Meh.” It’s Windows 10’s face with some cosmetic “improvements” like a taskbar with all of your icons centered automagically. THE BEGINNING menu has returned and includes pinned and recommended apps now. Windows 7 style widgets have enjoyed a resurgence. I avoid them, actually, but they’re there. Oh, and Live Tiles, buh-bye! (Did anyone ever use those?)
Upgrading a preexisting PC to Windows 11 is something of a crapshoot still. Some otherwise-fast processors can’t run it. And without Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0, you’re going nowhere. From the half-dozen Windows 10 systems I or my partner owned in 2020, not just one could run Windows 11. Before you see moving to Windows 11 even, you need to run Microsoft’s PC Health Check app .
Updating a Windows 10 PC to 11 is time-consuming also. My main Windows 11 test system is really a Dell XPS 8940 Special Edition tower PC. This unit was included with an 11 th -Gen Intel Core 2.5GHz i7-11700 processor; AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB GDDR6 graphics; 32GB of RAM, a 512GB PCIe M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD), and a 1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD; and it’s really connected to the web with a Gigabit connection. Quite simply, that is one fast machine. Also it took me a lot more than one hour to upgrade it still.
This is me in my own office just, so that’s no sweat. But, easily had to upgrade dozens, or a huge selection of machines, that’s a large amount of expensive time for the IT staff as well as your workers twiddling their thumbs.
Oh, and did I mention that Windows 11 decreases AMD Ryzen CPUs by 10% to 15% on demanding applications ? Or that Windows 11 doesn’t play nicely with Intel Killer and SmartByte networking software ? Microsoft promises both nagging problems will undoubtedly be fixed by Oct. 12.
All will undoubtedly be well soon maybe. But what worries me is these issues are an easy task to spot pretty, and they’re fundamental issues with Intel and AMD hardware. I mean, who runs Windows without Intel or AMD processors? How could Microsoft not need spotted and fixed these bugs a long time before the Windows 11 final release saw the light of day? How many other issues with more obscure software or hardware might wait on the market for you yourself to stumble over?
Oh, and here is a problem I didn’t see initially because I run Windows 11 Pro. It out turns
If you are using Windows 11 Home, you’ll want both an Web connection and a Microsoft account to perform Windows 11 at all. No, Internet, no Microsoft account, no Windows 11. You can’t create an area user account or use your personal computer at all.
Sure, there aren’t lots of people in that situation, but they you can find out. I understand. I burned one hour troubleshooting what appeared as if a failed Windows 11 installation when I finally stumbled on the Windows 11 Home hiccup. Thanks, Microsoft.
Here’s my important thing. I don’t see enough good in Windows 11 to create it worth your time and effort to upgrade. Windows 11 doesn’t bring me one iota nearer to anything I really like. It’s only a dull, mildly annoying update that I could skip.
Pointless is an excellent word for this really.
Stick to Windows 10 for the present time. Eventually, you need to purchase a new PC with Windows 11, but there is no need to rush involved with it. If you feel as if you want different things really, and better potentially, might I would recommend Linux Mint , a Chromebook , or Windows 365 Cloud PC ?