On this Tuesday morning, I jumped out of the bed and straight ahead went to check my PC health, whether I can install Windows 11 or not. While most OEM installed laptops bought within last 3 years should qualify for this upgrade, for Desktop computers it could be tricky. I know a lot of schools and computers that run decade old hardware, they most probably won’t be able to upgrade to Windows 11.
First thing I found was, TPM 2.0 was not enabled in my computer, that’s easy, went to BIOS settings and enabled it, I’m not running NVME SSD on PCIE 4 slots, so it didn’t complicate things.
Next, I got, Secure boot is not enabled. Now this complicates thing. I’m running on Legacy so for me to enable Secure boot, first I have to disable CSM, now to disable CSM first I need to convert my file system from MBR to GPT. all of these steps come with precautions.
Now, fortunately I wasn’t dual booting with any other OS at the moment so I went through all these steps and with a bit of luck didn’t encounter any problem while converting my OS drive to GPT.
Nothing could stop me anymore, so finally I installed Windows 11.
But now, what do I get in return?
— Start Menu doesn’t make sense anymore.
— Right click is horribly nerfed.
— Shift + Right click is fuckin gone.
— as Simple as Renaming file is now restricted in Quick access.
— Ryzen machines are slowing down by at least 15%
You can’t place the taskbar icons wherever you want. The widget thing, what the heck is that?? I’ll give someone a coke on a hot day to explain to me what that thing is. I mean on Windows 10 the weather on taskbar actually made some sense but this is shit.
After a day of use in my personal machine, I have already shifted the start button to Left position, otherwise every time you open a window start menu will keep moving to a different location.
Overall, I feel, Windows 11 is bright, colorful, dumb, and almost like a TikToker’s edition of Windows 10.