• Update – 7/06/2021: I’ll do fresh updates here as news comes in…

Looks like Windows 11 is going to break all previous records for the infamous Microsoft OS. Anticipation for Windows 11 is thru the roof! Rumor has it, that it might be released a little earlier, but looks about the same to me, i.e. Nov – Dec. For those who fear ever changing technology, I say – Get use to it!  😉  My 5 desktop PC’s can do the upgrade, tho wid my recent Secondary OS move to Chrome OS ‘n Linux CloudReady OS, I may actually cut down to just 3-4 (at some point). I may move one to the Insider Program now, just to get  an earlier close look at it.  \o/  ’Hippity hip Hoorah’  \o/

Introducing Windows 11

Windows has always existed to be a stage for the world’s innovation. It’s been the backbone of global businesses and where scrappy startups became household names. The web was born and grew up on Windows. It’s the place where many of us wrote our first email, played our first PC game and wrote our first line of code. Windows is the place people go to create, to connect, to learn and to achieve – a platform over a billion people today rely on.

That has to be the most ‘bootiful’ desktop ‘n wallpaper I have ever seen!!! Don’t normally go for the flowery look on my computers, but Imma liking that one already.

I did a quick check of my 5 desktop PC’s and the Acer laptop to see if I can upgrade them to Windows 11 when it comes out, and naturally the AMD Acer laptop (AKA ‘Ace’) is not upgradable.

Ace’ wouldn’t even allow me to install WIN 10 Pro on it when I first purchased it!?! Was upgrading the HDD to a SSD and it would only allow the WIN 10 Home to be installed. Something in BIOS or a special chip wouldn’t allow it.

I checked the system requirements for Windows 11 this time, then went into the BIOS of ‘Ace’, and all the requirements are met…the BIOS doesn’t offer a lot, but it had the correct settings. That’s Acer’s doings, IMHO. Anyway, WIN 10’s EOL is 2025 (which Microsoft also said Six Years ago), and I will probably stick ‘Ace’ in a remote shed before then. That 15+” ‘Thang is just too big for what I need or want…found that out after checking out the 14” & 12.2” Chromebooks. 13” for a Windows laptop is probably the right size for me…maybe even smaller.

Ought to take it out in the yard now, and lay ‘Baby Sledge’ upon it wid force…just for flunking the compatibility test!  😉  I may do a double-check again, in the future, but not now.

 

Step 1:

Open the Control Panel  >>  then Device Manager:

If you have Security devices listed, you may have Trusted Platform Module (TPM) enabled in BIOS already. That was the biggie for me, i.e. I had it disabled on the two Gigabyte MoBo’s, and had Discrete TMP enabled on the three AMD MoBo’s.

Had to go into each board’s BIOS…search for where the MoBo’s OEM had hid it or under what name it was going by. No biggie, but a pain.

Gigabyte had it under Intel Platform Trust Technology…was disabled, and just needed switched to enable (in dropdown menu).

AMD Asus had it under Advanced  >>  AMD fTPM configuration  >>  TPM Device Selection, and the dropdown menu had Discrete TPM enabled. Switch it to Firmware TPM.

Intel Asus had it under Advanced  >>  PCH-FW Configuration  >>  TPM Device Selection, and the dropdown menu had Discrete TPM enabled. Switch it to Firmware TPM.

  • Most problems wid Windows, historically, are usually caused by either the OEM or the computer’s owner has usually added something that is causing the problem. There are over 1.3 Billion Windows 10 users, and millions of others still using older versions of Windows…growth like that doesn’t come wid a problematic product. People have been buying a ‘Million’ PC’s every day…most are Windows PC’s.

Next…Don’t worry, but you also may have to go into the BIOS to make sure “System firmware  – UEFI, Secure Boot capable” are set right…most have it set to those already.

 

Step 2:

There are some other Minimum system Requirements:

Double-check that you meet those basic requirements. Then – downloadDat App:

Install the app, then open the tool, and select “Check Now”:

It wants you to sign into your Microsoft Account, but I just ignored that.

The  5 desktop PC’s showed this:

Acer laptop said failed, and I’m not going to see what else can be done. I like the Chromebooks better, but if an emergency ever came up I would need a Windows laptop, so will be buying one within the next 3-4 years.

Linux has been passed by Chrome OS ‘n CloudReady OS for Desktop/Laptop OS. Linux is an “Enterprise” OS, with many ‘Specialty’ areas, but it has always been a terrible Desktop/Laptop OS. Most Linux Distros still force the archaic use of “Enterprise” annoying “Authenticate” popup/s or other ‘Pesky Passwords’ on Desktop users own home computers…that’s an Enterprise OS that does that, and not a Desktop/Laptop OS.

I don’t use any Linux Distro that needs its ‘Linux Nanny’ enforcing annoying “Authenticate” popup/s or other ‘Pesky Passwords’ demands on Desktop users own home computers. Chromebooks have a login window at startup, and I haven’t had any password demands after that…in fact, I usually just close the lid until I want to use it again – pops right back to where you were when you reopen the lid. No login at all!

Linux lacks security ‘n stability ‘n reliability which are 3 reasons why very few OEMs will invest any money in it as a Desktop/Laptop OS…even those few usually expect pre-orders far in advance before building any. Linux is definitely not a safe investment!

I also believe that real Desktop/Laptop ‘n even Mobile OSes, like Windows 11 ‘n Chrome OS ‘n Android, are going to have some major growth over the next 5++ years. Growth in all kinds of directions that most of us have no clue about at this point. Microsoft stays waaaaaaaaaaay ahead of most companies ‘n people…

“But for the next several years — until fall 2025, as Microsoft announced six years ago — Microsoft and PC makers also will still support Windows 10.”

Old machines are not going to make it into the coming Arenas of Windows 11 (a point made clear by Microsoft yesterday)…stick CloudReady OS onto those, and maybe add a Linux Distro as a secondary OS to CloudReady OS.

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!