Windows 11


#1

Wondering if anybody here has taken the plunge and installed it yet?

If so, is it running smoothly with your VSTs?

Anything standing out? (good or bad)

I typically wait about one year before updating to the latest version, in order to circumvent potential issues with VSTs, so I’m not in a rush. Just curious, really.


#2

I haven’t been brave enough lol. Also, my laptop is pretty old so I’m kind of worried about that factor just generally speaking.


#3

I’ve heard from other musicians it works better than 10. I’m still using 7 64 bit though. I didn’t like how Microsoft tried sneaking 10 into a 7 update. I’ll never trust Microsoft again, and is why I’ve switched to Apple.


#4

Yup, it may not be able to run it - it requires at least the following:

  • Processor: 1GHz or faster with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip (SoC)
  • RAM: at least 4GB
  • Storage: at least 64GB of available storage
  • Security: TPM version 2.0, UEFI firmware, Secure Boot capable
  • Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver
  • Display: High definition (720p) display, 9" or greater monitor, 8-bits per color channel

https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-11-faq-heres-everything-you-need-to-know/


#5

With all due respect, I chuckled here. Trusting Apple… The company that bricks its own products so you buy a newer version


#6

That’s good to know. I meet all the requirements unless it won’t accept an integrated graphics card. I don’t know about the security stuff but no Window’s 10 update as crippled or harmed its performance.


#7

Not getting in an argument here but I’ve been using windows OS’s since 1993 and have experienced much grief i.e. crashes, driver issues, poor tech support, and Microsoft abandoning old OS versions forcing me to buy new ones.
I’ve had my iPad Pro for 3 years now without a single problem. I’m happy.


#8

The TPM thing can be worked around by renaming a DLL and editing one of the config files before installing it. There’s videos on YouTube e.g.:


#9

Friend of mine is using windows 11. He says that Windows 11 is normal. Well, he always sits on the latest updates.


#10

No worries, whatever works for you - I’m not here to fight about which one is less terrible than the other either.

Both of these global corporations are driven by endless greed… This usually makes ethics and not screwing their customers an afterthought.


#11

That’s not surprising. The “required specs” are probably yet another gimmick to make Joe Public buy a new laptop every other year.

Good to know. From my experience, Windows 10 was quite the improvement on Windows 7 (in terms of reliability/stability). Way fewer crashes and issues. So I figured that we would have heard random people bitching about Windows 11 by now if it was bad… but it’s been fairly quiet on that front.


#12

I once heard “the best OS is the one you’re using”.