Windows goes to eleven

Windows 11 has been released to the public today and as we can see from the picture below it’s going about as well as could be expected.

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Of course I write that and then it starts working…

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You can check for updates via your standard Windows Updates (start, “updates”,) but that’s probably not going to get you anywhere for a few days.

You can also click here and download the update assistant which will download and install Windows 11 for you.

I have to be a guinea pig for my work, but you don’t.

Downloading for me took about three minutes, however I have “allow downloads from other PCs” and “PCs on my local network and PCs on the Internet” turned on in delivery optimization, which I suspect is the only reason it was blazing fast today.

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Once again, I highly suggest anyone who’s job isn’t doing tech support not be a guinea pig on this at the moment but you’re already installing it aren’t you… oh you are tech support… good.

Back it up, back it allllll up… you supposedly have 10 days to roll back to 10 if you don’t like it.

Remember TPM has to be turned on in BIOS, and the machine needs to support UFEI boot or you’re going to need to get a hack/script to get around it. I don’t have info on that, feel free to let me know.

I would also like to let you know that the Windows 11 featured image we pulled from here (Microsoft’s page) the file name is Wondows-11-Start.jpg – I will be calling this one Wondows.

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8 thoughts on “Windows goes to eleven

  • 10:45am – says it’s downloaded, been sitting on 83% complete installing on step 3 of 3 for the past few minutes.

    CPU at 3%,disk at 0.
    10:49 84%

    • It appears Windows 11 has installed but that does not recognize my keyboard or mouse. Going to give it a couple of minutes to do any sort of hardware detection but then going to have to search for a wired keyboard and mouse

    • 3 reboots, looked like it was stuck and broken on the one that ended at 60 something. Took about 5 minutes of sitting at the main screen before the keyboard and mouse were recognized but they were. So far uneventful.

      Explorer’s file manager looks terrible but I think that may be font sizing…

  • Not a huge fan of the minimized context menu on Explorer… I regularly open TreeSize or something from there and having to click the more is annoying… probably a setting somewhere

  • Not sure if Windows 11 or my wonky setup but my VPN was going through my other VPN – easy fix.
    Pretty sure it saved a password for a network drive it never saves a password for but meh…

  • Start / taskbar can be moved right back where it used to be which I am doing on this machine as it’s not a touch screen. Font choices are weird. I feel like this is not what I’m seeing on preview images and something might be a bit off.
    One device unknown, not sure what it is.
    Machine seems mostly same.. start menu’s a little less annoying
    Audio was off for some reason
    Audio, display settings, sound are accessible via the sound thing but pops open a new menu now

  • PowerShell included is 5.1.22000.65, latest is 7.1.4
    Installing newest doesn’t overwrite the older – don’t remember how that used to work… probably a non issue I’m vaguely misremembering


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