Reinstall clean W 10 or migrate to W 11?

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  1. Posts : 1,769
    Windows 10 Pro
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       #11

    zbook said:
    This link has some of the benefits when upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11:

    Performance
    Reliability
    Security

    Update on Windows 11 minimum system requirements and the PC Health Check app | Windows Insider Blog
    Appreciated.

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    Bree said:
    I switched my main machine from W10 to W11 when W11 was first released. Being an unsupported device that meant I first had to migrate the OS and its installed apps from my System One below to a new machine so it would be eligible for the upgrade. I've had zero issues switching to W11, all my apps (some of them very old) work the same in W11.
    Good to know.

    Not that different, the most prominent change is the Start menu. But as my most common use for that is to click Start and type the name of what I want to run it's not an issue, that part works the same in 11 as in 10. I find the W11 Settings app is more logically laid out, making it as lot easier to find those seldom used settings.
    That is a good reason to switch.
    I suppose it helps that I'm comfortable switching between OS's, I still have one W7 machine in regular use, and a few W10 machines that are unsupported devices and staying on W10.
    Once I switch to W11, no going back. Per another suggestion, I will dual boot for just a short while, but then I'll zap out the W10 partition to recover disk space.
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  2. Posts : 1,203
    11 Home
       #12

    When Windows 8 came out, one of the main philosophies was that no one uses the Start Menu. So they replaced it with the Start Screen because that one was just so much better. So much so, everyone who still disagreed must have been a luddite. Right now on Windows 11 we're dealing with a Start Menu that tries to mimic the start screen of an Android phone because everyone who says that computers aren't smartphones must necessarily always be a luddite too. We also lost the ability to add Toolbars to our Taskbar. That's just because no one likes to launch a normal desktop shortcut with just a single mouseclick when it's possible to do it with multiple mouseclicks instead. The same with the "more options" right-click context menu. Everyone who disagrees that getting forced to do multiple mouseclicks is the best thing since sliced bread must be a luddite. Simple logic.

    P.S., If you happen to think that having a widescreen with a horizontal taskbar that's equally as high as a skyscraper is a problem, it's because you are a luddite.
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  3. Posts : 1,769
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #13

    hdmi said:
    When Windows 8 came out, one of the main philosophies was that no one uses the Start Menu. So they replaced it with the Start Screen because that one was just so much better. So much so, everyone who still disagreed must have been a luddite. Right now on Windows 11 we're dealing with a Start Menu that tries to mimic the start screen of an Android phone because everyone who says that computers aren't smartphones must necessarily always be a luddite too. We also lost the ability to add Toolbars to our Taskbar. That's just because no one likes to launch a normal desktop shortcut with just a single mouseclick when it's possible to do it with multiple mouseclicks instead. The same with the "more options" right-click context menu. Everyone who disagrees that getting forced to do multiple mouseclicks is the best thing since sliced bread must be a luddite. Simple logic.

    P.S., If you happen to think that having a widescreen with a horizontal taskbar that's equally as high as a skyscraper is a problem, it's because you are a luddite.
    +1.
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  4. Posts : 23,164
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4291 (x64) [22H2]
       #14

    x509 said:
    My quandary: do a fresh install of Win 10, which I know and trust, or jump to Win 11, which is a brave new world for me?
    So I want to do a clean install of Windows. Yes, I will back up all drivers before doing with wipe and install.

    Should I also zap the current recovery partition?

    I keep all my real data on Drives D and E, so I can just zap the current C partition.

    If I do go to Win 11, is it still useful to read the Win 10 forums?


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  5. Posts : 42
    Win 11 22H2 (22631.3155)
       #15

    Personally, I'll get a wild hair and do a clean install of W11 every major update or so and see how the OS works for a few days or so...

    ...then I find something on my system that just doesn't work right or get frustrated at the new layout/settings and go back to 10.

    This time around I was having issues with sound drivers (fixed with a complete removal [DDU/DriverStoreExplorer] and reinstall - sound was muddy and no Realtek Audio Console) and general poor performance compared to 10 (more RAM usage and lower FPS in several games I play).

    Now I'm back on 10 and will stay for a while...until that wild hair appears again.
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