• What are the recommended versions now?

    I recommend Windows 10 22H2 and Windows 11 22H2 for non gamers, Windows 11 21H2 if you are a gamer.

    • Windows 11 22H2: Recommended for non gamers
    • Windows 11 21H2: Recommended for gamers
    • Windows 10 22H2: Recommended

    I’m still in the process of setting up my Windows 11 computer at the office and for those of you that are business users, you can still buy a computer that can be updated to Windows 11 but is still running Windows 10. Remember that Windows 10 will be supported all the way to October of 2025. Both here at home as well as at the office, I’ll have one foot in each camp. I’ll have both Windows 10 as well as Windows 11 machines for many years to come.

    So far my biggest issues with Windows 11 is not with the menu (you can move it to the left and use Fences to build your own menu system), rather it’s the little things.  I STILL take extra time to look at the icons at the top of the right mouse click. The brain doesn’t process the slightly weird icons as well as the words.  And secondly, the one that slows me way down is snip and sketch. I do a lot of screen shots and I like to see if my snip is what I want. When you use snip and sketch, it ends the snip process with the window BEHIND your active window, not in front. So I have to do an extra click to get it in front. Shift, Windows key, S doesn’t end up with a snipped window big enough.

    But just a reminder of the myth of Windows 11 and even Windows 10:  YES you can set them up without a Microsoft account. In the case of Windows 11, you just give it a Microsoft account username of no@thankyou.com and ANY password and it will let you set it up without a Microsoft account.  So for anyone who says “I don’t like it because you can’t”….. yes, you can. Still can.