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Old 11-28-2021, 09:50 PM   #1
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Windows 10 vs 11 ??

Been looking at new laptops and most come with Windows 10 with free opportunity for the store to upgrade to Windows 11. Anyone with any experience with the Windows 11 yet?

Since I'm jumping up from Windows 7 either one will be a big improvement, BUT, is one better or nicer to work with than the other. No idea at all what either is all about.
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You might try checking this prior thread for input:
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f53/wind...te-557449.html
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Old 11-28-2021, 09:58 PM   #3
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I like my old Windows XP.....LOL

Have Windows 10 on new laptop
Not being one that must have the newest/latest I haven't the foggiest idea WHAT Windows 10 is all about (Or 11 for that matter)

Laptops are like new TVs......lots of stuff on them MOST folks don't use or need but it's on there anyway
Pretty much like new vehicles.......

If you find an answer....post back in plain simple English
I'm curious but not enough to research cause most info is in 'geeekspeak'
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Old 11-29-2021, 07:46 AM   #4
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Mostly it's about security. Anything older than Win 10 is pretty vulnerable. Win 11 adds TPM 2.0 which is a hardware security enhancement. Other than that it's a slightly different interface. I haven't noticed any glaring issues with it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Platform_Module
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I used Quicken 2003 up until 2014, when someone tried to share a file with me and I could not open. After a couple of upgrades, I now have thrown in the towel and have their annual subscription.

For my self-employed business, on Quickbooks, I went from 2011 to 2014 when my CPA advised she could no longer open my 2011 files. Went to a new CPA, he doesn't need my digital files, I provide him a report from Quickbooks 2014 each year and he handles my tax return.

My guess is, if the software I have could run on Windows 7, I would be just fine with it. Unfortunately, they have designed in obsolescence so we have to buy new computers and new software, with the subscription software being the way they push to enable them to have ongoing income stream.
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Old 11-29-2021, 09:19 AM   #6
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need at least 8mb with windows 10 and an SDD drive will speed it up so that it will be tolerable. no experience with windows 11 but would up the 8mb of ram to 16mb. both the SSD drive and Ram can make a huge performance diff..
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I just purchased a HP laptop w/512g hard drive & 8g of memory for just under $400.
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No issues and not much difference other than it's pretty.
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Keep in mind that many (perhaps most or all) computers that were built at the time Window 7 was the latest operating system, will likely not be able to run Windows 11. ~CA
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If you’re coming from 7, skip 10 and get 11. Either one will be a learning curve. On the flip side 11 is new and will require many updates in the near term. But wait, 10 is older but still requires constant updates. Another backhanded suggestion to get 11. I can’t get 11 unless I buy a new PC which is never going to happen.
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About 3 weeks ago my WIN10 laptop told me it was ready to install 11. I thought it might take quite a while as historically OS changes have been quite involved.

It took about 10 minutes to download and about the same amount of time to install. The only thing I needed to do was tell it to go ahead after the download. It installs completely without user interaction. It freshens up the interface but other than that nothing noticeable.
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The main case for me to go with 11 would be longer lived support. Obviously 10 will run out of support much sooner than 11. If I remember 4 years is the general term for continuing support. 11 will likely work better for future software\hardware\peripherals you might get\want.
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