OK, I know I can't have Windows 11

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Oct 2021 05 20:25

OK, I know I can't have Windows 11

I have an Intel i7 Haswell processor and no TPM module installed. So, I know I will never be able to have Windows 11 on this PC.

But I just had a pop-up to tell me my PC isn't compatible with Windows 11 and what looks like a permanent link on the update page - Just to rub your nose in it that I don't have an up to date PC -Angry.png-

Thank you Microsoft. I hate you now. This has nothing to do with security, but everything to do with Microsoft working with the computer industry to sell more computers. I wonder how big the brown envelope was that passed under the table... grrrh!!!!

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Re: OK, I know I can't have Windows 11

Don't worry, someone will come up with a block sooner or later.
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thecaretaker wrote: Tue, 5th Oct 2021, 8:25pm Thank you Microsoft. I hate you now. This has nothing to do with security, but everything to do with Microsoft working with the computer industry to sell more computers. I wonder how big the brown envelope was that passed under the table... grrrh!!!!
I’ve been running Windows 11 Beta for over 3 months now on an outdated 7-year-old tablet with an Atom dual core processor that fails dismally to meet the Windows 11 upgrade criteria.

Apart from a Windows update that completely froze the tablet around a month ago it’s been running well, a fix was released, and all was well again. No issues at all with it running slow or not being able to cope with the demands of the new operating system.

So yes, I agree Microsoft are out to make money by not allowing an upgrade path for compatible machines.

As a side note, if you can and do decide to update your machine, or buy and new machine with Windows 11 it all works just like Windows 10. Things might be in a slightly different place, but they are all there.
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Re: OK, I know I can't have Windows 11

I must admit, over the years when I paid for updates, it always seemed I paid the money but lost the most useful bits of the previous version.

Who remembers Outlook Express?

Windows Media Center was fantastic, but that went too.

Desktop widgets in Windows Vista went.

I had several Microsoft Theme packs. None work now.

Mr Clippy got the sack!

I'm sure you can remember other things that got the boot.

The only thing that has remained throughout the history of Windows is Microsoft Paint.

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thecaretaker wrote: Tue, 5th Oct 2021, 11:28pm I must admit, over the years when I paid for updates, it always seemed I paid the money but lost the most useful bits of the previous version.

Who remembers Outlook Express?
I adopted an ex-office 486 powered machine from school they dumped in a skip, I bought a copy of Windows 3.1 and installed it from 7 or 8 x 3.5-inch floppy disks, but the licence was not accepted. It ran but suffered continual popups re the licence, so I gave up.

This however turned into an expensive hobby updating and building machines trying to make them run faster, so yes I remember all those discontinued programs and add-on's -Blush.png-
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Oct 2021 06 12:01

Re: OK, I know I can't have Windows 11

Keyolder wrote: Wed, 6th Oct 2021, 10:10am I adopted an ex-office 486 powered machine from school they dumped in a skip, I bought a copy of Windows 3.1 and installed it from 7 or 8 x 3.5-inch floppy disks, but the licence was not accepted. It ran but suffered continual popups re the licence, so I gave up.

This however turned into an expensive hobby updating and building machines trying to make them run faster, so yes I remember all those discontinued programs and add-on's -Blush.png-
Going off topic I know, but I remember the days of 3.1 First installing DOS 5 (or 6), then Windows 3.1 finally the PS/2 software for the mouse!!
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