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Need Windows 11 Right Now? Here's How to Get it

Sep 25, 2007
5,946 (1.13/day)
New York
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 5950X
Motherboard MSI X570 Tomahawk
Cooling Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4(With Noctua Fans)
Memory 32Gb Crucial 3600 Ballistix
Video Card(s) Gigabyte RTX 3080(Deshrouded with Noctua Redux 90mm)
Storage Adata SX8200 1TB NVME/WD Black 1TB NVME
Display(s) Dell 27 Inch 165Hz
Case Phanteks P500A
Audio Device(s) IFI Zen Dac/JDS Labs Atom+/SMSL Amp+Rivers Audio
Power Supply Corsair RM850x
Mouse Logitech G502 SE Hero
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2
VR HMD Samsung Odyssey Plus
Software Windows 10
I'm just going to install it on an old ssd and if it's okay I will probably Just daily it.
Oct 10, 2009
675 (0.15/day)
Madrid, Spain
System Name Rectangulote / Cubito
Processor Core I9-9900KF / Core I7-8700K
Motherboard Asus TUF Z390M / Gigabyte Z370M D3H
Cooling Alphacool Eisbaer Aurora 280 + Eisblock RTX 3090 RE + 2 x 240 ST30 / Noctua NH-D15
Memory 32 GB DDR4 3600mhz CL16 Crucial Ballistix / 32 GB DDR 3000mhz Corsair LPX
Video Card(s) KFA2 RTX 3090 SG / Gigabyte GTX 1070Ti
Storage 1 WD Blue 3D 1TB + 2 x WD Black SN750 1TB / 2 x 1 WD Blue 3D 1TB
Display(s) 2 x Asus ROG Swift PG278QR / LG Q60R
Case Corsair 5000D Airflow / Thermaltake Core V21
Audio Device(s) Evga Nu Audio + Sennheiser HD599SE + Trust GTX 258
Power Supply Corsair RMX850 / Corsair RM750
Mouse Razer Naga Wireless Pro / Logitech MX Master
Keyboard Keychron K4 / Dierya DK61 Pro
Software Windows 11 Pro
I never went day one SO launch before, but I have to do a fresh installation, sooo here I go.
Jun 11, 2017
101 (0.06/day)
Montreal Canada
Ok seems there is a feature I am really going to miss is the custom toolbars in the taskbar at bottom. Too add now an icon there you have to pin it only option no drop and drag to taskbar. Also WHich I used in WIndows 10 is I add back the orginial Quick Launch toolbar because pinning an app its basicly making it run in taskbar with quick launch I can see all the shortcuts to apps and not a pin. When I run it then it pins.

I'm now into the gpedit.msc files. Goto Onedrive by default all files are saved in one-drive even if you do not sign in or have an account. Turned that off by default and prevented onedrive from generating network traffic until user signs in. Shady practices MS is doing as usual.

Wow Windows Defender uses 300 MB of memory for its whole package. I found a way to remove it. What a difference in speed. Booted using only 928 MB of memory

Open shell is a no go. So no more clean start menus or custom ones.
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Apr 6, 2011
697 (0.18/day)
Pensacola, FL, USA, Earth
FYI, if you use Rufus with the larger .ISO file that is NOT created with the MCT, Rufus forces a UEFI:NTFS USB drive and drops a warning that to install it you have to turn off Secure Boot for the first stage of the install then turn it back on after first reboot.

I just made the .ISO with the MCT (much smaller size) and was still able to use FAT32 to avoid this issue.

There is a major league longwinded explanation in the FAQ for Rufus.
Mar 7, 2010
824 (0.19/day)
System Name Daves
Processor AMD Ryzen 3900x
Motherboard AsRock X570 Taichi
Cooling Enermax LIQMAX III 360
Memory 32 GiG Team Group B Die 3600
Video Card(s) Powercolor 5700 xt Red Devil
Storage Crucial MX 500 SSD and Intel P660 NVME 2TB for games
Display(s) Acer 144htz 27in. 2560x1440
Case Phanteks P600S
Audio Device(s) N/A
Power Supply Corsair RM 750
Mouse EVGA
Keyboard Corsair Strafe
Software Windows 10 Pro
Anyone having any FPS drops on Windows 11?
Mine are off quite a bit.
Apr 3, 2010
775 (0.18/day)
System Name Desktop
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 5600X [3.7GHz/4.6GHz][6C/12T]
Motherboard ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PRO [X570]
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB [DDR4 3600][2x16GB][16-19-19-39@1.35V]
Video Card(s) (Gigabyte) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FE
Storage [OS] Samsung 970 Evo 500GB | [Storage] 980 1TB | 860 Evo 1TB | 850 Evo 500GB | Seagate Firecuda 2TB
Display(s) LG 27GL850 [27"][2560x1440@144Hz][Nano IPS][LED][G-SYNC Compatible][DP]
Case Corsair Obsidian 750D
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC S1200A High Definition Audio CODEC
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G1+ [+12V: 83.3A 999.6W][80 Plus Gold]
Mouse Logitech M570 Trackball
Keyboard Corsair Gaming K55 RGB
Software Microsoft Windows 10 Pro [20H2][64-bit]
Oct 2, 2015
2,828 (1.22/day)
System Name Ciel / Yukino
Processor AMD Ryzen R5 5600X / Intel Core i3 5005U
Motherboard Asus Tuf Gaming B550 Plus / HP 240 G5
Cooling ID-Cooling 224-XT Basic
Memory 2x 8GB Geil Orion AMD Edition 3600MHz@3800MHz
Video Card(s) Dell 1660 SUPER + Sentey RX 550 2GB
Display(s) Samsung S22F350
Case Cougar MX410 Mesh-G
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC S1200A
Power Supply Aerocool KCAS-500W
Mouse Logitech G203
Keyboard VSG Alnilam
Software Windows 10 x64 / Manjaro x64
Works like a charm on an old Broadwell laptop, only had to manually install the GPU, sound and touchpad drivers.
Dec 11, 2019
30 (0.04/day)
System Name AMD
Processor Ryzen 7 3700X
Motherboard ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wifi
Cooling Noctua NH-D15
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB DDR4 2x16 3600MHz CL16-19-20-36
Video Card(s) Sapphire Nitro+ RX 5700 XT
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 250GB | Crucial MX500 1TB | Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 1TB
Display(s) LG 27GL850-B 27" 1440p Nano IPS 144Hz + LG CX3 55" OLED 120Hz
Case Fractal Design Define R4
Power Supply Corsair RM750x
Mouse Logitech G502 Hero
Keyboard Razer Tartarus V2
Software Windows 11 Pro
managed to install, everything is working as expected so far. Nice update overall
Jan 18, 2020
119 (0.16/day)
It's like windows 10 but slower and less intuitive to find settings etc.

So another downgrade essentially in real world usage, like windows 10 was from 7.

Wondering if a combination of marketing woes and solar winds highlighting security vulnerabilities has driven this sudden announcement and release?
Mar 6, 2017
2,360 (1.32/day)
North East Ohio, USA
System Name My Super Computer
Processor Intel Core i7 8700K
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming
Cooling Corsair H55 AIO
Memory 2x8GB Crucial/Micron Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GeForce RTX3060 12GB (https://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/details/d6y4u)
Storage Samsung 970 EVO 500 GB NVMe SSD (System Drive), Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB SATA SSD (Game Drive)
Display(s) Acer Nitro XV272U (DisplayPort) and HP 2311x (DVI/HDMI)
Case CoolerMaster MasterBox Lite 5 RGB
Audio Device(s) On-Board Sound
Power Supply EVGA Supernova 650 G3 Gold
Mouse Logitech M705
Keyboard Logitech Wave K350
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Benchmark Scores https://valid.x86.fr/liwjs3
This thing is half-baked!!!

Multi-monitor taskbar support is completely broken. If you put the taskbar on autohide like I do good luck trying to get the taskbar to show up again on any secondary monitors. No matter how much I moved my cursor along the bottom of the screen I couldn't get the taskbar to show up again.

What? Does Microsoft not have anyone running multiple monitors over there in Redmond? My God, Microsoft.

And then there's the removal of the ability to resize the taskbar. Seriously?

Needless to say, I'm going back to Windows 10. At least it works unlike this half-baked piece of crap. Maybe in a year they'll have all the issues fixed but as for now, I'm staying on Windows 10. Thank goodness I had the sense to make a full disk image before I "upgraded" to Windows 11.