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Windows 11, are you ready





With the trouble and success of the launch of Windows 10 it is hard to say how the delivery of Windows 11 will go. I have customers that was on the list and did get Windows 10 that say they will never upgrade that way again, but I have customers that did not choose to upgrade and have regretted it for the last 5/6 years. Unfortunately, there is a lot of talk and controversy about the requirements to handle Windows 11 and the fact that they are not consistent with the Microsoft sources. The problem I believe is that Microsoft wants everyone to have a computer with specific security requirements such as a TPM and specific processors. The reason, I believe is that Microsoft is trying to make it harder from Malware and other virus type infections to get into your system. This sound wonderful, unless you spent five grand on a new computer that does not have these components.

In a perfect world the computers that are not capable of handling Windows 11 will try to update and then get a notification that their computer is not compatible and that will be the end of it. In this world I am afraid that Windows 11 will go ahead and install on a computer that cannot handle it and then that computer will become unusable. I am going to be setting up some virtual test environments over the next few weeks and hopefully test out this current concern of mine so that I can advise my customers on the upcoming situation. We have less than a month to make this happen, because Windows 11 will become available to get as an update on October 5th.


If anyone has any questions or concerns, you can email me at ellen@mainstreamal.com and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

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