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  • How to safely test-drive Win11 on your current PC, for free!

    Posted on December 6, 2021 at 02:44 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

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    Fred Langa

    By Fred Langa

    The anticipated flood of Win11-occasioned fixes and updates has begun: Microsoft, hardware makers, and software publishers are all scrambling to correct the problems encountered with the original Windows 11 release.

    I think the signs point to a somewhat premature release of Win11, as if Microsoft had skipped or shortened testing of the final “Release Candidate” version, shipping the software before it was adequately vetted in real-world conditions.

    But the fixes are arriving, including work by Microsoft and Oracle to release a 100% free, preconfigured, Win11 Pro virtual PC for testing and evaluation! Read on to see how to use it to safely set up a Win11 test drive on your current PC, plus more on Fred’s early Win11 experiences.

    Read the full story in the AskWoody Plus Newsletter 18.47.0 (2021-12-06).