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    ISSUE 20.10.1 • 2023-03-09 By Susan Bradley Ready for Windows 11 dribbles? In addition to waiting for side effects of security patches to manifest the
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    Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #2542201

      Your articles and efforts to protect us are very welcome.  However can you please remember that many of us are still using Windows 10, so commentary on the effect of updates/patches etc., for W10 users would still be useful.

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      • #2542268

        I still have quite the fleet of Windows 10s and will not stop monitoring for that platform.  However given that Microsoft is focusing on 11, 10 will become the stable OS.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

    • #2542212

      I have a computer that is used for video and audio streaming through by TV and soundbar.  I let the computer update on the second Tuesday of every month as it has no other responsibilities than to stream and the only driver installed is the NVIDIA video one.  Of course, given it’s simplicity, I’ve never had a single issue.  I migrated to Windows 11 the other day after updating the BIOS so it would be Win 11 ready.  I was pleasantly surprised that it was rather painless.  It took a while to download Win 11 but the update process was pretty quick.  Other than having the start button in the middle of the task bar, I did not notice anything out of the ordinary.  Video, sound bar and blue tooth all worked fine.  I’ll let the Win 11 patches go through next week.

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    • #2542277

      For business/enterprise users there is an unresolved issue with Windows 11 22H2 seen with Aruba network switches where the switch port is being disabled. (LLDP in Windows 11 build 22H2 triggers an STP shutdown on the network switch) Issue was first identified in May 2022 and as of the February 2023 security updates is still unresolved. Issue does not appear to be seen with Windows 11 21H2.
      Some details can be found here Including a link to the original reddit post identifying the issue: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-11/lldp-in-windows-11-build-22h2-triggers-an-stp-shutdown-on-the/m-p/3667178

    • #2542287

      Re: “I’m still on the fence about recommending Windows 11 22H2 to home and consumer users”

      I recently bit the bullet and upgraded to Windows 11 (Home), mostly because I got my son a laptop which had it pre-installed, and I wanted to be able to use Quick Assist to help him if he had any issues. Of course, 22H2 was the version offered so I crossed my fingers and . . . experienced the easiest, fastest, and most issue free (so far) Windows upgrade ever. I started w/ 3.1, skipped Vista, but have had every other version since. Went from Win 10 22H2 to Win 11 22H2 in a little under 40 minutes, no issues with apps, printers, Bluetooth, wi-fi . . . nuttin’. Didn’t even lose connection w/ my NAS!

      As for whether it’s worth it, I actually like the UI look and feel better, and have thus far resisted moving the start button from its center(ish) position. Start Menu is a non-issue as well. I actually find myself just typing the name of the app I want to open – much quicker. All in all, an inoffensive change.

      Obviously, YMMV, but I figured I’d provide this feedback as most of the time we only hear the horror stories and not the successes. Hopefully I didn’t just jinx myself! LOL!

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      I hate abreviations and acronyms.

      Hear, hear.

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