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Official Windows 11 Thread

ankushv

Journeyman
Using win11 for more than a month on my amd ryzen3 asus Aio pc , 500gb nvme and 20 gb ram and my Avita ryzen5 500gb nvme and 8gb ram . No issues till now . Liking it . My use is web surf and watching video only . Miss the old win10 right click though .

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quicky008

Technomancer
there are many unofficial releases of win 11 where the TPM and secure boot requirements have been removed completely and the folks that did this claim that it now works perfectly on older systems that are incompatible with win 11 .

Is it a good idea to install such TPM-removed win 11 releases on unsupported systems?I am genuinely interested in trying it out on my pc comprising an i5 4th gen thats not officially supported.Can it cause any major problems later on,such as updates on longer being released for unsupported pcs etc?
 

patkim

Cyborg Agent
there are many unofficial releases of win 11 where the TPM and secure boot requirements have been removed completely and the folks that did this claim that it now works perfectly on older systems that are incompatible with win 11 .

Is it a good idea to install such TPM-removed win 11 releases on unsupported systems?I am genuinely interested in trying it out on my pc comprising an i5 4th gen thats not officially supported.Can it cause any major problems later on,such as updates on longer being released for unsupported pcs etc?

Miss the old win10 right click though .

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I would like to share 2 of my experiences with Windows 11.

I do not know about any unofficial releases available on the Net, but what I did is wrapped Windows 11 official install.esd or install.wim in Windows 10 installer and then installer skips all pre-requisite checks. So except bitness of CPU, all appear as soft checks. Both Windows 10 and 11 ISOs were downloaded from Microsoft. Just a little trick to let Windows 10 installer install 11 from its .wim file.

Then I tried Windows 11 (Clean install) on my laptop with unsupported CPU. (Dual boot with existing Windows 10) While it worked well, I noticed significant short battery life. With Windows 10 I get around 4 hours, but with 11 I got just 2 (More or less same load). Net search indicated that this is a problem with Windows 11 but I guess it might have happened due to installing it on unsupported CPU. So, I removed it. Anyway, it was for testing purposes. Personally, I do not prefer updates and I keep it disabled by running my own script that constantly disables update service as a scheduled task be it on 10 or 11. So can't comment if updates might work or not right now.

I would suggest not to use any third-party Windows 11 releases available elsewhere. We don’t know what it contains. Simply create Windows 10 install USB key and replace install.esd or install.wim with that of Windows 11. Effectively you will have to download both 10 & 11’s ISOs from Microsoft.

Also, if you face 4 GB limit of FAT32 then split the WIM file using DISM command or use Rufus with NTFS option.

Some of you might be aware, you can get traditional Taskbar/Start Menu and Context Menu in Windows 11. Credit goes to

OpenShell (free) GitHub - Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu: Classic Shell Reborn.

ExplorerPatcher (free) GitHub - valinet/ExplorerPatcher: This project aims to bring back a productive working environment on Windows 11

However, ExplorerPatcher should work until Microsoft decides to completely take away the older Windows 10 taskbar features or blocks the additional downloads that the app does. As far as ExplorerPatcher is concerned it claims it downloads additional files supporting the classic functionality from Microsoft. I at least verified that after installation full virus scan did not report any malicious code. So it should be safe.

You may also try https://www.startallback.com/ however it's a paid app.
 
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