Sunday, 27 June 2021
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Ok lets Talk Windows 11.

I have run the Microsoft PC Health Check which tells you if your PC can run Windows 11.

Mine failed but it didn't tell me why.

Looking at the system requirements I come to the conclusion that it failed on 2 points.

Number 1: System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable.

Number 2: TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.

Ok lets take Number 1 - My PC is about 1yr old so it is UEFI, Secure Boot capable.

But when I set it up as it was barebone not a full system and I configured my hard drive as MBR and not GPT

So I used the following guide to convert the MBR to GPT without losing any data on my hard drive:

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-convert-mbr-disk-gpt-move-bios-uefi-windows-10

This all worked well.

Now number 2. In my bios I have Trusted Platform 2.0 but it was disabled. So I enabled it .

Once rebooted I ran the Microsoft PC Health Check and now it has passed and will run Windows 11.


Extra info:
When I rebooted after changing from MBR to GPT my PC would not boot up at all, couldn't even get into bios as the bios splash screen (the part that says press Delete to enter bios) didn't show.
What I had to do is turn off my pc and unplug my hard drive sata cable and boot up again. Now I could get into bios. I turned off my pc and booted up again and it worked fine. What was happening was the bios was trying to still boot up the mbr drive and just hung with a error message when it encountered my now GPT drive. With unplugging it and entering the bios it defaulted so that when I rebooted it recognised the GPT drive using the UEFI secure boot firmware.

Ok I know this might be a bit technical for some but at least if you have problems when it comes time to upgrade to Windows 11 then get someone who is a bit technical to read this post.

Cheers

MAD_DAD
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Would you say Win 11 is going to be better or worse than Win 10 ? In my mind XP Pro was the only decent OS that has come out.
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MS seem to alternate good and bad OSes

XP was good
Vista was crap
Windows 7 was good
Windows 8 was crap
Windows 10 is good
....so Windows 11 should be a turkey!

I never really get it when people say things like 'XP was the best'. I bet if you had to go back to it now you would soon reconsider. Don't fall into the nostalgia trap - you sound like a bunch of old farts down the club, "things were better when I was a kid". :p
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Takes 1 old fart to know another TC m8 :D
Takes 1 old fart to know another TC m8 :D


Totally Awol :p :p

Tc i think your right windows 11 is going to be crap :D :D
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I totally agree with you about ME (definitely their worst offering, although Vista comes close).

I didn't mention it because we were starting with XP and I didn't want to be a boring old fart and mention that I've been using Windows since v1.04, blah, blah, blah.....snore ;)
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https://winworldpc.com/res/img/screenshots/35afd05b00be1b2ca1af5bd597ff7dc86462e36062734eae620e07f1ebf105fd.png

Best Windows ever. None of this confusing overlapping windows. Not that you needed them, the only thing people ran on it was Pagemaker so they could produce their own, really crappy, promotional material. Microsoft and Adobe have a lot to answer for. :p
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Dos 6.22 FTW :)
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CPM - He shoots, he scores (thought I would use a pertinent metaphor) :p
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CPM - He shoots, he scores (thought I would use a pertinent metaphor) :p


you would miss :P
I still have a 3.1 PC for very old achieve look ups in my office. Never goes online anymore though. :D
I still have a 3.1 PC for very old achieve look ups in my office. Never goes online anymore though. :D


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoN0HhDnRR8
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Took me a double take to get that Myst :D
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Still prefer my older collection. (This is only a part of it) 20210629_134744.jpg
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