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I have a 2019 Intel MacBook Pro that runs Windows 10 via Bootcamp. It serves my needs well but now says it won't run Windows 11.
I will not buy a Windows computer for 11. I will also not buy Parallels to run it if it becomes available.
Parallels charges for yearly updates and I just don't need Windows that bad.

My wife has a new M1 iMac. Besides my MacBook Pro I have a new M1 Mac Mini. I am down to only one program that requires Windows and I can easily do without it.
 

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I have a 2019 Intel MacBook Pro that runs Windows 10 via Bootcamp. It serves my needs well but now says it won't run Windows 11.
I will not buy a Windows computer for 11. I will also not buy Parallels to run it if it becomes available.
Parallels charges for yearly updates and I just don't need Windows that bad.

My wife has a new M1 iMac. Besides my MacBook Pro I have a new M1 Mac Mini. I am down to only one program that requires Windows and I can easily do without it.
How do you like the m1 macs? Are they great? Or not a lot different than the other intel ones in your experience.
 

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I like them. They are pretty fast. They are somewhat faster than my 2019 MacBook Pro.

I am not a power user but my wife's 2017 I Mac was a POS. The wireless card went out and it was very slow (no SSD) so I needed to replace it.

The M1 Mac mini replaced a 2010 model. Got the $599 deal at Costco and then decided I needed a new monitor to go with it. Got a $119 Acer 24 inch at Costco also.

Comcast recently increased my download speed from 600 to 800 and I am getting 920 down with over provisioning. Running a Orbi CBK 752 mesh system.
It is overkill for what I do but nice to have machines that can take advantage of it.

My wife is ready for me to quit spending money updating stuff, but there is a new MacBook Pro coming this fall right? ;)
 

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There is always something new. I have a 2010 mac mini too. I think I’ll wait till the m2 comes out but I will need to update someday. I’m just lazy since I don’t use it too terribly much.
 

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2021-07 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1 Build:19043.1083 (KB5004945) has been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
 

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2021-07 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1 Build:19043.1110 (KB5004237) has been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
 

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2021-07 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 21H1 (KB500331) has been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart.
 

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2021-07 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 21H1 Build:19043.1151 (KB5004296) has been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
 

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2021-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1 Build: 19043.1165 (KB5005033) has been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
 

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2021-08 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 21H1 Build:19043.1202 (KB5005101) has been released. Ample time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
 

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2021-09 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1 Build:19043.1237 (KB5005565) has been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
 

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2021-09 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 21H1 (KB5005539) and 2021-09 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 21H1 Build:19043.1266 (KB5005611) have been released. Moderate time needed for those wishing to perform a manual download/install/restart. Quality improvements only. No new operating system features.
 

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Still waiting to see how (or if) they address the autodiscover.* oversight.
 

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Windows 11 began rolling out in waves on 5 October 21. To see if your current PC is compatible with Windows 11 download the PC Health Check app from Microsoft. I bought my wife a Dell Inspiron laptop for her birthday which arrived yesterday. It came with Windows 11 Home Version. After completing initial set up we checked out Windows 11 and have mixed feelings about it. I purchased a Dell Vostro 5880 business computer back in January which has Windows 10 Professional. It is compatible with Windows 11 but has yet to be upgraded. It will be interesting comparing Windows 11 Home with Windows 11 Professional after my PC is upgraded.
 

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none of my current dell's can pass the upgrade test --so I'll be hanging onto win10 --till the support end date -one is a 2010 laptop the other 2 are 2015 desktops
 

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none of my current dell's can pass the upgrade test --so I'll be hanging onto win10 --till the support end date -one is a 2010 laptop the other 2 are 2015 desktops
My wife's Microsoft Service Pro is only 3 years old and it's not compatible with Windows 11 which is the reason I bought her a new laptop for her birthday. I've read where a lot of people who have PC's that are 5 years old or newer aren't compatible with Windows 11. Personally, I'm not impressed with Windows 11. Cortana is gone and the Start Menu is now in the middle of the screen.
 

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My wife's Microsoft Service Pro is only 3 years old and it's not compatible with Windows 11 which is the reason I bought her a new laptop for her birthday. I've read where a lot of people who have PC's that are 5 years old or newer aren't compatible with Windows 11. Personally, I'm not impressed with Windows 11. Cortana is gone and the Start Menu is now in the middle of the screen.
I get the This PC does NOT TPM 2.0 and my Intel i7 Chipset is not supported --However -having had WINXP when win7 was newly released --Those PC's would not upgrade --after 5 years of win7 release and win8 --all of sudden I could upgrade WINXP to win7 --I feel after some time my PC's will be able to get to win11 either by upgrade or the land fill :thumbsup:
 

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There are many good YouTube videos that discuss the ins and outs of Windows 11 fairly thoroughly. All of my machines have TPM 2.0 turned off so I won't have to worry about any changes for a while.
 

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I feel after some time my PC's will be able to get to win11 either by upgrade or the land fill
You may be amazed how spritely any i5 or i7 machine is running Linux.
 

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My wife's Microsoft Service Pro is only 3 years old and it's not compatible with Windows 11 which is the reason I bought her a new laptop for her birthday. I've read where a lot of people who have PC's that are 5 years old or newer aren't compatible with Windows 11. Personally, I'm not impressed with Windows 11. Cortana is gone and the Start Menu is now in the middle of the screen.
There are a few known things that can be done to make the Windows 11 "experience" more like that of Windows 10, one of which is shifting the Start Menu back to the left: You've just installed Windows 11. Here's how to make it more like Windows 10
 
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