Windows 11 seems like a good upgrade, but no one can lose sleep.
Microsoft made the first builds of Windows 11 available through Windows Insider a week after its first major announcement, and we spent a few hours kicking windows. When Windows 11 is released to the public, it will probably be a good operating system - but at the moment it is a poor and incomplete container. p>
Of course, that's not surprising - Windows 11 is still only available on the Developer Channel from Insider. The three Insider channels are Release Preview, Beta, and Dev; Dev is nearly compatible with alpha software, and Microsoft itself describes it as "latest code," "rough edges and some instability." p>
Windows 11 is being upgraded (currently)
The first disappointment we had with Windows 11 was baffling - it still couldn't install as a new operating system as a response. To install Windows 11 Build 22000.51, you must start with a fully updated and patched Windows 10 installation, move it to the Dev Channel, and then upgrade to Windows 11 via Windows Update. (If you're not using Windows 10 20H2 or later, you should upgrade to this version first.)
We haven't had a real problem updating Windows 10 VM or a well used brand. New - but we highly recommend not upgrading to Windows 11 on a machine or virtual machine that is important to you, unless you have a trusty recovery method that you trust and is ready to use. While one of our test machines is the "daily driver" we trust, it sits at the top of the ZFS dataset - and we took a handheld snapshot before updating to make it easier to restore. Ironically, the first look anyone gets in Windows 11 now is BSOU (Blue Screen Update) - after the Windows 10 VM goes to the Dev channel and downloads quickly, it's on its way again. It was launched. On rebooting we get the usual message "Do not turn off the computer" - but it's a little different with a new pen and maybe a shade of blue background. Advertisements Although the initial Windows update download completes very quickly, it is not a "work on updates" step. This took about an hour on each Windows 10 update - one completely used and one brand new.
Alpha means AlphaIt didn't take long to find us. First Windows 11 Error - The DNS resolver handle is broken strangely. nslookup works, but the ping command doesn't! Jim Salter The second error didn't take long - We couldn't get the IP Settings dialog to accept valid configuration information. Jim Salter With the deterioration of the settings, the next question was whether the Control Panel - theoretically outdated years ago due to the settings - still existed. Fortunately, it's still there - and the adapter configuration dialog still works! Jim Salter Although the control panel worked, changing my IP settings didn't solve the DNS issue. Surprisingly, changing the network "card" - from VirtIO to Intel e1000 - solved this problem. Jim Salter In a strange world, you can use a DNS solvent on the other side of the WireGuard tunnel to solve DNS resolving issues. Fun Jim Salter
It took almost no time to find the first and second annoying errors in our Windows 11 - DNS resolver was strangely corrupt, network configuration dialog in settings was corrupt.
You can see DNS troubleshooting issues in the first image above. We can ping 18.104.22.168 - Google's DNS provider - without any problems, so we know the overall connection is good both on and off the local network. But the attempt to ping google.com failed! The confusion only gets worse when we use nslookup to search our DNS server directly - this is a great answer to our questions. However, an attempt to ping the same hostname directly failed, as did most browsing with Edge or Chrome.
The second problem occurred when trying to troubleshoot the first - trying to configure the IP address configuration directly using the Windows 11 settings dialog with an encrypted message of "Check one or more settings and try again", hardly failed. Actually there is no problem in the settings - the conversation is just disabled. Q Next LD - Does the Control Panel still exist? Fortunately, the Control Panel in Windows 11 isn't finished yet, and the Network Adapter Configuration dialog is tested and works just as expected. Unfortunately, this did not resolve the underlying DNS issue - which turned out to be a conflict between Windows 11 and the VirtIO network driver we're using.
Converting a VM network adapter to an Intel e1000 emulator, DNS issue - funny as it is, leaving the NIC as VirtIO and using the DNS server at the end of the WireGuard tunnel. (WireGuard has its own virtual NIC, so we're not technically using the "real" network card to access the DNS server through the tunnel.)
During the week or so with Windows, I've played 11 games, I've We also shut down our entire VM and need a hard reset a few times. Did we mention that this is still alpha software and still no one should be working on what's important to them? p>
The initial build of Windows 11 shows that Microsoft has a lot of work to do
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