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Moving to Windows 11


You can now move from Windows 10 to Windows 11 if Microsoft is recommending it for you. After 18 months since its release, I think Windows 11 is stable enough.

I'm now willing to endorse upgrading to Windows 11 if you wish to. There is no hurry. Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 until October 14, 2025, so another year and a half. However, Windows 11 is prettier and if Microsoft is nagging you and suggesting you should upgrade, it is okay to do so. They've worked out most of the problems. I upgraded and survived. It is also fine to remain with Windows 10. There is no need to upgrade.

If you have old programs from the government or that didn't sell a lot, you should make sure they will work by checking with the company. I only had one program that wouldn't work and I'm living without it.

You will likely be confused by a few settings. But that will pass. Don't do it while you are preparing your taxes or in the middle of something critical. It takes much longer than a simple Windows 10 upgrade.

If Microsoft isn't telling you to upgrade, don't upgrade. They could know about some driver or piece of hardware that causes issues and so you should wait until they start nagging.

Date: April 2023

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