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Windows 11 Announced #1250455
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And here I can remember them saying that Windows 10 would be the last version and that there would just be updates from time to time. Yeah, right.

Windows 11

Set for a fall release, apparently. One of its lauded features is a new start menu and task bar - just what we all wanted, right? It definitely looks like they are trying to make it more tablet friendly again.

I have also read that they will be dropping support for Windows 10 in 2025.

Re: Windows 11 Announced [Re: Marian] #1250457
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What I'm seeing, I'm liking quite a lot. But like you said, THEY LIED TO US!


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Re: Windows 11 Announced [Re: Draclvr] #1250460
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Re: Windows 11 Announced [Re: Marian] #1250476
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Thanks ?

Do they actually SHOW anything in that "What's next for Windows" video or just keep talking. I skipped around in it a little but found it boring, not being able to actually see anything.

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I watched a short video clip last week, but I don't remember where it was. I'll see if I can find it.


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Re: Windows 11 Announced [Re: Marian] #1250485
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If you have the patience, this video actually shows some of the new features.

I did not see a single thing that was of any real interest to me, but then again I am obviously not the target audience anyway.

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Thanks Marian. I watched it. Mostly about apps and Android, neither of which I'm familiar with (such as my Android cell phone). I don't see what is so different that it needs to be a new OS rather than updates, as we were told was the future when they put Windows 10 out. duh

Oh, and I think I saw somewhere while looking around that the support will go to 2026 rather than 2025. Whoopee!

Do you have a tablet Marian? I do not. I don't think I would know how to use it or what to do with it.

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Re: Windows 11 Announced [Re: Marian] #1250487
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We have a very old iPad which is so outdated that we can barely check our email with it and it is essentially useless. I have never used it, but my son has. He picked up a Fire Tablet from Amazon a few days ago and he is the only one who will be using that.

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I have an older Surface 3 tablet that I dearly love and use it every day. It has Windows 10 Pro on it and works just like regular Windows. I've had it for several years. I know Winfrey has one and uses it to play Big Fish games on. I only use Android phones, so I'm quite familiar with them. Pretty much had to teach myself.


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Re: Windows 11 Announced [Re: Marian] #1250498
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Not to get into a discussion about tablets since this thread is about Windows 11, but is a tablet kind of like a portable computer that doesn't need to be plugged in?

Do you hook it up through your Wi-Fi?

With the modem I had before I did not have Wi-Fi but I believe I have it now. I don't think my computer is capable of using it though.

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Yes, I have mine connected to the WiFi. I can use it plugged in too. I have to charge it every couple of days. If your computer doesn't have a WiFi adapter, it won't be able to connect to WiFi. It would have been something you had them install when it was built. You can get small USB WiFi adapters if you ever want to connect to your WiFi.

I'm wondering if my tablet will be able to run Windows 11. Haven't seen anything about the spec requirements. But since it's already running Windows 10 Pro, I hope so.


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Thank you. I had an adapter for my Win 7 though I'm not sure where it is now. I didn't use it and couldn't have as the modem I had then did not have Wi-Fi. I don't really see a purpose for me to connect my computer through Wi-Fi.

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I have no choice as my router has to be where the service comes in the house from a device on my roof. So it's two rooms away!


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Thanks Marian for the news and link.
I will wait until Windows 10 runs out, and yes, I would not be surprised if Windows 10 goes beyond 2025, they will get a lot of pressure to extend the End of Life date, that is, if they don't want people switching to Mac.

You can go to this MS Link and scroll way down to the bottom and download the file that will test your current machine to see if it will be compatible with W11

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11

PS: At the bottom of the page, they also show the Minimum requirements

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Drac, I had a really long cable going through 2 rooms to my Windows 7 computer and really long phone lines when I had dial up on my Win 98 and Win XP.

Thanks Starcom.

I hope they don't try to force this "upgrade" onto us through the updates like they tried to do with Win 7.

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I think they should time support from the last major upgrade they did to Windows 10. oldbroad, I would need to have cables running across where we walk and the would definitely NOT work!


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From what I am reading you’re going to need a pretty high end computer system TMP turned on. (A security thing). Not happy about this!

Just ran the test.. my laptop will run Windows 11.... still not happy..lol.... Unless it will work better with games ;-)

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Mine went across where we walk. I still have the cable there to my Win 7. Fortunately, not the phone lines. The cats really used to make a mess of those when they would do their crazy runs through the house. And my mom was not allowed to walk in that area.

Not sure what you mean by time support?

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She means "time support" in the sense of how long Microsoft should continue to support Windows 10.

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Just got home from doing a tour down at Longmeadow for a group of challenged kids. Love those tours! And yes, that's what I meant - they should provide 10 years of support from that last major update. Of course, they won't. If I had cables running across where we walk, there would have been more than one broken hip from tripping and falling! And we can't avoid walking into the kitchen and the living room! Besides a bunch of cables running across the living room floor would look awful in my opinion!


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So, your opinion, 10 years from the May 2021 update (I think that's the last one). That would be nice! I just noticed yesterday that update is ready for install in my computer. I don't have to do it, do I?

Yup, that's why mom was not allowed there. It's across the kitchen near the back door to the basement and outside and then into my bedroom but behind stuff in my bedroom. A lot of the phone lines were mostly under the kitchen table before crossing that area.

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What, the May update? Maybe... some of these updates are necessary to continue receiving security updates.

Too much work for me to pick up cables every time I vacuum or mop the kitchen floor!


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No problem for me Drac. I don't vacuum or mop anymore wink.

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LOL! Problem solved! If I didn't vacuum, I'd be knee deep in cat and dog hair!

These seem to be some pretty puny requirements.

CPU: 1-GHz or faster with 2 or more cores on a 64-bit processor.
4GB of RAM
64GB of storage
UEFI BIOS with Secure Boot
TPM 2.0
9-inch or larger screen with 720p resolution
Internet connectivity and an MS account. No offline installs.
GPU compatible with DirectX 12


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Hardware heads up. It looks like Windows 11 is around the corner, and will require a TPM module That’s
short for Trusted Platform Module. Its a chip you add to your machine, or mabe a BIOS setup for newer CPU’s. It comes in two versionss, 1.3 and 2.0. You’ll need the 2.0. These things have shot up in price on Amazon lately, so I don’t know if its best to get one now or wait for things to settle out.

I’ll keep you posted as I learn more.

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