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Windows 11 upgrade - Yay or Nay at the moment?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Draeger, 16 Nov 2021.

  1. OspreyO


    Joined: 12 Dec 2006

    Posts: 3,981

    As an analogy it made no sense.

    I've put it on a old machine the other day. Having driver issues. But I think thats rare. Might try a newer spare machine.
  2. VaderDSL


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,802

    Location: Manchester

    I like some aspects, honestly the start menu and the some aspect of the revamped ui I like. However I don’t like the mix of some ui elements, unless there’s a way to go back to the classic right click menu or customising the actions I use into the first section?

    e.g with 7z i right click an archive, then in win 10 I’d use the 7z menu items to choose an action, now I have to press more actions or whatever the bottom option is to then show all the other non standard options to acces the 7z menu.
  3. peige


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,570

    Location: Sussex

    Holding off for the moment, seems there are some issues with my hardware so i'll wait for drivers to settle a bit before jumping forward.
  4. chrcoluk


    Joined: 27 Feb 2015

    Posts: 8,642

    What did I put there?

    I use it for apps I use frequently, very convenient way of doing without opening start menu or search bar, its superior to pinned items as they smaller take less screen real estate and wont move around which pinned icons can do.

    I am going to contact the startall dev dev to see if he can mimic the functionality.
  5. chrcoluk


    Joined: 27 Feb 2015

    Posts: 8,642

    Yep I forgot to mention that as well, seems to be some intuition issues with this UI, I expect this change you noticed is also to help tablets.
  6. deardevildude


    Joined: 24 Sep 2020

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    Location: Nott'm

    If you get StartAllBack (its like $5 for a key or like £3.85) it gives you the "classic" right click menus. Can get small taskbar icons, different start menus. Loads, I have it and I love it. Mainly for the right click menus and small taskbar icons though.
  7. Firegod


    Joined: 12 Sep 2003

    Posts: 9,009

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    Recently did an in-place upgrade from MS website via the upgrade assistant. Usually I'd do a fresh build but I don't have the time at the moment. After the upgrade I made sure to uninstall previous chipset drivers, gpu drivers, etc and reinstall fresh WIN11 versions. I also reinstalled my perhiperhal hardware (mouse and keyboard) and my WiFi drivers. Until I had done that I was getting odd / random lock ups. However, since sorting the drivers and doing a quick SFC /scannow just to make sure file intergrity was all OK - it has been fine. Gaming has been no trouble either. And actually, the whole thing seems a lot snappier and smoother compared to WIN10. It's been pretty much smooth sailing. I'd like to do a fresh install still at some point.

    That is on an AMD B550 motherboard with a 5800X and a 6700XT GPU.
  8. smogsy


    Joined: 9 Dec 2006

    Posts: 8,823

    Location: @ManCave

    ok agree with rest, but

    pinned icons dont move -> open app ->pin it then it doesnt move. only time it would move is if you pin it before you open it
  9. [email protected]


    Joined: 8 Nov 2008

    Posts: 28,185

    I've only been using it on my laptop but no complaints here as yet.

    Come to think of it, I don't think my desktop PC can upgrade to 11 anyway.
    Last edited: 18 Nov 2021
  10. philstanbridge

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,351

    Location: West Coast of Scotland

    Installed on my GE75 Raider. Unintentionally I should add. It installed overnight lol... However, I think it's brilliant. I'm amazed that it has installed without any issue on this MSI laptop. It has improved a few things. It's also introduced a couple of little software driver bugs, but not surprising given the scanner is 12 years old. Battlefield 5 plays much better, without any disconnects. It was disconnecting constantly before.
  11. Witcher1980


    Joined: 23 Feb 2017

    Posts: 974

    Location: Westleton

    It is working OK here, although I did the registry trick to get the old right click context menu back in file explorer.
  12. oldestgregg


    Joined: 4 Sep 2011

    Posts: 6,336

    Location: Durham

    10900k and a 3090 here. Installed a few weeks back and have not had a single problem with it so I'm really happy I made the jump from 10.
  13. Junglist


    Joined: 11 Jun 2015

    Posts: 7,881

    Location: Bristol

    No problems for me and I've had it on my desktop and laptop for the last month or so.

    I quite like the UI changes especially the task bar in the middle with an ultrawide screen, it's much more comfortable. I am not a fan of the new right click context menu though
  14. Mesai

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Oct 2020

    Posts: 1,039

    I like the idea but they excluded some of the more useful options from it, which really kills it.
  15. Witcher1980


    Joined: 23 Feb 2017

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    Location: Westleton

    If you google you can find the simple registry trick to put the old menu back.
  16. Spikey


    Joined: 28 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,594

    Location: North East, UK

    Installed last night, other than getting used to the new look it seems decent! No issues whatsoever for me, can't complain at all!
  17. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: South Coast

    Have been doing inplace upgrades of every Windows (except 8) since Vista. Never a major issue :cool:
  18. Ur round next

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Nov 2009

    Posts: 2,459

    Location: Norfolk

    Im holding off right now as i have a lot of 3rd party apps for MSFS that i dont was to mess up...Im more than happy with windows 10 as of right now, If its not broke dont fix it right :D
  19. SPG


    Joined: 28 Jul 2010

    Posts: 7,911

    Going to avoid till Win 12 I would love to lose windows totally but a few key programs I use I can't run in Linux. Tried duel booting but was a pain in the end.

    Plus I don't seem to have the enthusiasm for learning command line Linux which no matter which one I download it's the only way of doing stuff.
  20. willhub


    Joined: 3 Jan 2006

    Posts: 24,101

    Location: Chadderton, Oldham

    until they replace start menu, then no, sticking with windows 10