• Murray Wall

Windows 11 Release is here on Oct 5th!

Well its full release day for Windows 11 and the build release 22000.194 is a

good release.

I have been running it for a while in the beta ring on a production machine added as an upgraded Win10 image that was AADJ and using it every day and is a solid as can be - no compatibility issues, no upgrade issues, using the corporate VPN, custom apps, no issues just works! This is the expectation I have come to the table with in running Windows 11 - It just works.

For me I have both older and newer hard

ware, and it was a letdown to see that my #WindowsInsider machine from when I first joined as an insider couldn't continue , while being disappointed - its gone through 204 builds

starting with build 14251 , how reasonable is it to run an 11 year old Dell laptop and expect it to work - sure it did with Windows 10 but the move to make things more secure with requirements like Secure Boot, UEFI, TPM makes good sense - The processor requirements are more about depreicated hardware lines that dont

have the former than with the overal processor performance


Another old testing machine is the following and its got all the horsepower it needs to run VMs without breakin a sweat - It does have a hardware TPM I added as a feature to the ASUS MB.

If you are wanting your machine to run Windows 11 make sure you have the following things - without them it will require and unsupport reg hack to get it to install:


1) Make sure you have UEFI and Secureboot enabled - to have UEFI you need to have a GPT partition - from powershell off the start menu


get-disk|where {$_.bootfromdisk -eq $true}


If its not GPT its not a deal breaker, its convertable and will take some work, MBR2GPT does work, but isnt for the faint of heart - comercial disk partition programs also will do this - but only if you have 3 partitions on the disk, if you have more (recovery) it cant do it (delete the recovery does work but comes with consequences.....


Ok now is secureboot enabled? A quick and easy command from powershell

confirm-securebootuefi

If it returns True you are good - If it doesn't you may have to enable the TPM in your bios section, usually trusted computing, TPP, or security device support

If your processor is newer (within the last 3 years) there is a good chance this may be just not enabled. If your Motherboard is within the last 5 years, you may be able to buy a physical TPM chip that plugs into a specific location - check your MB specs, my Asus and Gigabyte allow for it (good luck find chips..). Be aware - it needs TPM Spec 2.0... easy to find with the MMC tool Start Menu --> Run --> tpm.msc




If you have made it this far and have a couple check marks dont let a slower processor stop you!

Next post we will go through how to correct any issues and move to the install!

Thanks for reading!


Murray



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