Windows 11

beers

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Let the discussion of Windows 11 begin!

What are some of the features you're looking forward to most?
 

Darren

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Something something TPM?

Haven't even checked if I'm compatible yet, but suspect it'll take some monkeying around. Might do a fresh clean install when the time comes but if I have to jack with my hardware much I'll just wait until I upgrade to DDR5 platform. The entire market is very demotivating right now.

The improved window snapping functionality could be useful.
 

dr3ams

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The hide-and-seek game they are playing with the tools doesn't bother me since I always use the God Mode folder to access those anyways.

But because the Windows developers are sadists I had to pin the Task Manager to the task bar.

Also...these barrel of idgets updated the Windows 10 start menu so that you could group icons into categories, but then removed that option in Windows 11. I had to create a separate folder and place shortcuts to all my games in there and then pin that folder to the start menu...which then opens it on the desktop instead of in the start menu. If I didn't hate clutter on my desktop so much, I would have just placed the folder there.
 

beers

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I had to create a separate folder and place shortcuts to all my games in there and then pin that folder to the start menu...which then opens it on the desktop instead of in the start menu. If I didn't hate clutter on my desktop so much, I would have just placed the folder there.
That's interesting. They fixed the speed on the search bar function, I haven't really used the menu anymore aside from just using it as an item to populate the search results with. On w10 sometimes it took 5-10 seconds just sitting there spinning, which is frustrating when you want a query faster :p

The entire market is very demotivating right now.
lol yes. You kind of have to find unique or undervalued products to be cost effective. People paying $2500 for cards is pretty crazy however.
 

Intel_man

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That's interesting. They fixed the speed on the search bar function, I haven't really used the menu anymore aside from just using it as an item to populate the search results with. On w10 sometimes it took 5-10 seconds just sitting there spinning, which is frustrating when you want a query faster
Funny enough... if you installed Microsoft's PowerToys utility (which honestly they should just add those damn features into the base OS), they have the PowerToys Runs tool that queries instantaneously on apps and folders you're searching for.
 

dr3ams

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After mounting frustrations with Windows 11, I rolled back my system to Windows 10. Throughout the day I had to restart my PC several times because Search stopped functioning. Stopping and restarting the service did not help, only a restart got the Search working again. The other issue was the disappearing icons in the start menu and the task bar. It only occurred with three apps, but I didn't find out what was causing it. All this, together with what I posted above, is too much.

When the Windows developers pull their heads out of the their orifices and give the users what they want and something that really works, then maybe I'll install 11 again. With every version since 8, It seems that Microsoft is corralling users into an eco system that only Microsoft wants, regardless of user desires and feedback. If this continues I'll eventually switch to Linux.
 
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Darren

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I downloaded the compatability checker tool, expecting a TPM failure. Which I got. But I guess Ryzen 1st gen isn't supported by W11 at all.

Alright Microsoft, that's cool. My not even 5 year old CPU is "unsupported" while we're in the depths of the greatest PC hardware shortage probably ever.

Cool cool cool.
 

beers

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After mounting frustrations with Windows 11, I rolled back my system to Windows 10.
Lame. I had a similar experience, although I got everything where I wanted it and then Rocket League wouldn't launch like, -at all-. So I reverted :p

If not for that then I'd be fine staying, the experience seemed to be alright otherwise.
 

Intel_man

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I downloaded the compatability checker tool, expecting a TPM failure. Which I got. But I guess Ryzen 1st gen isn't supported by W11 at all.

Alright Microsoft, that's cool. My not even 5 year old CPU is "unsupported" while we're in the depths of the greatest PC hardware shortage probably ever.

Cool cool cool.
My guess is that the 1700 doesn't have TPM baked into the chip itself. You'll have to get a separate TPM 2.0 module to plug into the motherboard and enable it in the BIOS.
 

Darren

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My guess is that the 1700 doesn't have TPM baked into the chip itself. You'll have to get a separate TPM 2.0 module to plug into the motherboard and enable it in the BIOS.
Nope they flat out said Ryzen 1st gen isn't supported, regardless of TPM. It does look like you can technically get around it by wiping and installing fresh, but upgrade path isn't an option. Definitely just an arbitrary requirement.

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I don't care enough to mess with it. Just crappy by MS and AMD both. If they can give me an actual hardware reason behind it, sure. But I doubt there is one.
 

Intel_man

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That came from Microsoft somewhat explaining why the 1st Gen Ryzen didn't make it to the list before they did a 180 on the whole matter and let you do a clean install for it.
 

Darren

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Exactly, incredibly arbitrary. Also their quoted "52 percent more crashes" while the supported models had 99.8% non crash rate. Meaning... 52 percent of .2 percent is.... .1 percent difference in overall crash rate. 99.7 vs 99.8. Totally worth it.

Buncha bollocks. God I feel old. Might as well bust out XP and call it a day.
 

dr3ams

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All that time in the insider program blender. The insider program did not help Windows 11. Instead of a golden egg, it came out as a pile of steaming crap.
 
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