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    Today, we are thrilled to announce Windows 11 will start to become available on October 5, 2021. On this day, the free upgrade to Windows 11 will begin rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs and PCs that come pre-loaded with Windows 11 will start to become available for purchase.

    Windows 11 available on October 5

    Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 build 19044.1288 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

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    • #2387115

      Wouldn’t it be cool if Microsoft optimized it a little bit and gave us a big incentive to want it, even on an Intel computer? Lord knows they’ve been putting enough sandbags into it up to now.


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    • #2387319

      Will Windows 10 Home Users be able to avoid the upgrade?

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        • #2387337

          You do not know if this will hold after W11 is released. MS have been known to change their minds.

          cheers, Paul

          • #2387343

            I am sure it will hold until 2025.
            Otherwise Windows 10 2025 EOL has no meaning.

          • #2387376

            Microsoft does change their mind but seldom do they shorten an officially announced support date. They may extend it if enough of their business customers scream.


          • #2387475

            Hang loose. Buried in the preview CU for Windows 10 is “Adds the “Target Product Version” policy. With this, administrators can specify the Windows product they want devices to migrate to or remain on (for example, Windows 10 or Windows 11).”  I’m downloading it now to see what’s up.

            Susan Bradley Patch Lady

        • #2390036

          Thanks for the Link.

          I noticed it said :

          “The TargetReleaseVersion can be set in several ways. In Win10 Pro, it can be set using Group Policy, which in turn makes the appropriate Registry entries. Alternatively, Win10 Pro can make manual Registry entries or make use of commands. But for Win10 Home, which doesn’t have Group Policy available, the Registry settings must be made manually or by using commands.
          **NOTE: According to official sources, these settings are ignored in Home Edition, but at the current time, it appears that settings made in the Policy section of the Registry also work for Home Edition. That may be changed by Microsoft in future versions.
          **NOTE: It should also be noted that if the device is not updated before it reaches EOS, the device will automatically be updated once it is 60 days past end of service for its edition. MS documentation.”


          So… It seems as though us Home Edition users don’t really have a surefire solid way to avoid Microsoft forcing us to Windows 11.  Because the Registry commands can change at Microsoft’s will and with changes made through monthly windows updates… based on what I see above.

          I am hoping that as long as I don’t click the upgrade button then I am able to stay at Windows 10 until the end of service life.

          I get concerned because my computer upgraded itself to Windows 10 2004 without me clicking any button.

          • #2390095

            Windows respects the TRV settings UNLESS you allow the version to pass EOL.
            Version 2004 becomes EOL on Patch Tuesday in December, 2021.
            If you are still on v2004, you should use Group Policy or TRV to move to version 21H1 before Patch Tuesday in December.
            If  2004 goes EOL, then you may get the latest version (which will be Win10 21H2) whether you like it or not. TRV set to 21H1 will prevent that.

    • #2387532

      Windows 11’s latest preview release appears to be causing a whole host of serious problems for several users, including unresponsive Start Menu, Taskbar, Explorer.exe, Windows Settings, and other critical bits of the operating system seemingly disappearing or broken…


      Wow! not another, surely not, never, it’s just a glitch, downplay it, quick.. there’s a workaround! although stability/ performance cannot be guaranteed (except for quoted articles FROM MSFT claiming their OS is better than the previous) well what do you expect..just like the last 6 years.

      Bill Murray and the movie ‘Groundhog day’ jumps to mind here.
      MSFT are now giving free rose-tinted-eyeware for reassurance of competence..get yours over on hollowheads

      | Quality over Quantity |
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