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Old 14-04-2024, 07:18 AM
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Is Win 11 generally ok

Hi Guys, to the members that use Win 11, in general is it difficult to use or learn to use, is it OK for general computing and internet browsing.

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Old 14-04-2024, 10:07 AM
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Hi Leon, I have a small lap top that I use only when doing astro photography. It seemed that every time I went out to use it Windows wanted to update and then something would not work properly. My solution was to change the operating system to Linux Mint. Updates are then optional, program smaller meaning that my small computer worked much faster with greater stability.
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Old 14-04-2024, 10:24 AM
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Thank You Geoff, I will keep that in mind.

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Old 14-04-2024, 01:38 PM
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Leon,
For general use or even Astro , Win 11 is fine , Ive been running Win 11 on my home study desktop for 9 months now and no issues at all. It has quite a few short cuts and features which is handy
My Astro lappys run Win 10 and they are not connected to the internet , again no issues ( I also disable notifications and updates on my Astro lappys )

Just make sure your laptop or PC will run ok on Win 11 ( enough storage space , ram and processing power etc… )
Some really old computers ( more than 12 years old ) might have issues with Win 11.

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Old 14-04-2024, 02:43 PM
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Thanks martin, I am just getting so info so i can make a good decision of moving forward with a new OS.

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Old 14-04-2024, 06:54 PM
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Hi Leon,

I find Win11 generally fine. While my PC & laptop both run Win10, I run Win11 on the mini pc I use for imaging as well as on a second pc, all without an issue. My 88yo mother uses it no problems after updating from Win10, but I did set it up to look almost the same as Win10 for her.

Updates can be an issue (as on Win10 as well) but I disable auto updates and do a manual one every few weeks so it doesn't interfere when imaging. Only thing you have to watch out for is that you can only "pause" the updates for up to 5 weeks at a time, so need to ensure you either update or at least check if they are still paused before imaging.

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Old 15-04-2024, 06:09 AM
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Thanks Mark, but i will not be using it for imaging or any other Astro uses.

it would just be a update from my existing OS to Win 11 for general home computing involving the general stuff people do.

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Old 16-04-2024, 01:25 PM
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Win11 is fine, no issues.
And with updating, you can set your time when to do it.
If you want to continue Windows and receiving updates, in the end you will need to update to 11 anyway.
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Old 16-04-2024, 08:04 PM
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Depending on how old your computer is there's a possibility that you may not be able to upgrade to Windows 11 as there's a minimum spec requirement. You can check here to see if your hardware is capable of running W11 (download the PC Healthcheck App) https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/...20requirements.
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Thank You all for your helpful info.

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