Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ronjor, Jun 15, 2021.

  1. plat1098

    plat1098 Registered Member

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    I use the updated Snipping Tool in Windows 11, and I actually find this very handy and an improvement over the older version. Just for basic stuff, but it's not very intuitive at first use. I had to click thru the various icons to figure out what they were for. Then it became easy to use. :)
     
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    I'm kinda feeling this way about Windows 11 in general. Somewhat why I haven't updated. I'm sure after getting used to it that it would not be difficult but there are just a lot of things that after 26 years of habits (usability wise things really haven't changed much since Windows 95) that it will take some getting used to. Being twice as old as I was then I don't want to have to determine what a bunch of little unmarked unfamiliar icons are for when I have been seeing the text from the beginning.
     
  3. NormanF

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    Most of the icons aren't hard to figure out. Microsoft should have given users the option to toggle on balloon tips to provide ease in identifying them.
     
  4. imdb

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    exactly. especially the it depts.
     
  5. NormanF

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    They want to update as seldom as possible on mission critical devices to limit downtime. Once a year updates that are optional can be set by IT admins depending on whether new features add value to their Windows deployments.
     
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    It looks like Secure Boot is turned off by default on W10 from what i read.
     
  7. NormanF

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    TPM and secure boot are present on PCs manufactured from 2015 onward but they're turned off by default. They have to be enabled in UEFI security settings.

    Windows 11 can still take full advantage of them on PCs with older (unlisted) processors.
     
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    Some but not all. As mentioned above Dell Inspirons do not havve a TPM of any kind and our machines are new enough to have had 2.0 and they do not even have 1.2.
     
  9. NormanF

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    They go under various names in your UEFI security settings tab. Depending on whether its an Intel or AMD processor.
     
  10. mood

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    Gartner's Windows 11 adoption advice: Explore but don't rush
    October 7, 2021
    https://www.theregister.com/2021/10/07/gartner_windows_11_advice/
     
  11. xxJackxx

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    The only setting under security is for Supervisor Password. Literally nothing else. I can get them set up for UEFI and Secure Boot and a GPT partition but there is no TPM option for these things. I spent 3 entire days verifying that there is no option here. I can hack it and go unsupported or I can install VMware on them and run it as a VM while virtualizing a TPM. We'll probably just run them as is until a future upgrade brings it to us by default.
     
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    Windows Mixed Reality users should wait to install Windows 11
    October 8, 2021
    https://www.thevirtualreport.biz/ne...lity-users-should-wait-to-install-windows-11/
    A critical error prevents some Windows 11 users from installing Mixed Reality
    https://windowsreport.com/cant-install-mixed-reality-windows-11/
     
  14. plat1098

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    Spotted in Reliability Monitor recently. :eek:
    os stopped working!.png

    Weirdly, I never noticed anything. Well, a report was sent--telemetry in action. Yay!
     
  15. Dragon1952

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    Windows 11: Microsoft is investigating these eight problems
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    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...rosoft-is-investigating-these-eight-problems/
    Windows 11: list of known issues and resolved issues
    October 9, 2021
    https://www.ghacks.net/2021/10/09/windows-11-list-of-known-issues-and-resolved-issues/
    Windows 11 known issues and notifications
     
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    Microsoft is working on a redesigned Notepad app for Windows 11
    October 9, 2021
    https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-is-working-on-a-redesigned-notepad-app-for-windows-11/
     
  18. Trooper

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    Has anyone had Windows 11 lock up your up your machine to the point where you have to do a hard shutdown by holding down the power button by chance?
     
  19. NormanF

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    If you run out of memory, than you have to do a hard reset. You know the point where nothing works in Windows.
     
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    I hear you but that is not the case. I think it is a graphical issue and it only seems to happen when I am using Edge lol. Will update drivers and see if it helps at all.
     
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    There are lot of really simple bugs that left me wondering how this didn't get caught in the QA testing. Stuff like toggles not being read properly, audio devices appearing muted when they're not, UI bugs, and I've seen minor (~1-2%) performance regression on my Intel 8th/9th/10th gen computers with Windows 11. This doesn't look finished, IMHO.
     
  22. NormanF

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    The first security and bug fixes come out on Tuesday.
     
  23. Trooper

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    Yup. Hoping some issues get addressed.
     
  24. plat1098

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    Did anyone experience this so-called File Explorer "memory leak?" I see on a very small scale where the little bit of RAM isn't released back to the system when FE is closed. It's not--and hasn't been--a big deal actually.

    It's supposed to get fixed, but unsure if the next update is going to provide that specifically.

    Oh wait, I read the Bleeping Computer article mood posted in #842--it's "unknown." Never mind. :rolleyes:
     
  25. Brian K

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    Rebuilding the Index (Indexing Options) is slow in Win11. There is a persistent message about the computer being in use.
     
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