THE WINDOWS 11, ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EVERYTHING, FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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THE WINDOWS 11, ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EVERYTHING, FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

“Change is the only constant”, is a cliche best applied to software progression. Usually, a great commotion but ultimately is a celebration of wallpaper themes, the addition of widgets, and of course, taking a page out your competitor’s handbook.

 

What you need to know about upgrading to Windows 11.

1.       Am I forced to change to Windows 11?

Not yet! Windows 10 (Home and Pro) will be receiving improvement updates until October 14, 2025

2.       Which computers will be able to get Windows 11?

Due to “bugginess” (not sure if this is a word, but you know what I mean), Microsoft decided to not support installation of Windows 11 on older computers. There are ways around it, but we highly recommend against it due to the vulnerabilities the installation will have.

 

i)        Laptops and PC’s that have an existing Windows 10 (Pro or Home) licence will be allowed to upgrade to their corresponding Windows 11 (Home or Pro) version

ii)       At the initial release of Windows 11, only Intel 8thgeneration and newer versions of Intel processors will support Windows 11.

iii)     AMD’s Ryzen Chips have a wider compatibility going all the way back to the Ryzen 2000 processors.

iv)     Most new laptops are shipping with Windows 11.

v)       AT Business Solutions upgrades all laptops purchased from us at no extra cost to the client

vi)     Please contact us if you would like to know if your laptop or computer is compatible with Windows 11.

 

3.       Does Windows 11 now look like MAC OS

Yes and No.

Yes: The Start Menu has shifted to the centre of the Taskbar like an Apple Laptop. This is more comfortable for a user as there is less travel time between icons on the start menu. Microsoft claim people have sometimes not seen the Start Menu on the bottom left of the screen. Not sure how that is possible because the start menu has been there since the earliest versions of Windows.

No: Although the start menu is placed in the centre by default, you can still change the position so that is on the left hand corner, business as usual.

 

4.       What are the new features that make it worth the hassle to upgrade?

Microsoft will keep rolling out features as they find flaws in functionality and security. Always remember to allow check for Windows updates regularly and to restart the system. There are too many putting their laptops to sleep for weeks.

a.       The ability to snap applications into tiles on your desktops to maximize productivity. For example, working with 2 Excel documents side by side

b.       You can search the computer and the internet directly from the start menu

c.       New touchscreen shortcuts and gestures

d.       Screen Sharing to MS Teams from the taskbar

e.       The ability to install Android apps.

f.        Personalized widget boards tailored to the user’s interests

g.       You can now operate 2 desktops. For example, you want to study on your laptop after hours but do not want to be hindered by work, you can simply switch to an alternative desktop with its own short cuts and apps. The best feature out of all (according to our technicians)

 

5.       Will my 3rd party apps work?

Microsoft have made it so that majority of apps that work on Windows 10 will work on Windows 11. Please check the manufacturer's website for details.

There you have it. The all you need to know about everything, frequently asked questions about Windows 11. If you can