The big picture: Microsoft once said Windows 10 was the latest version of Windows, but then the pandemic spread and the company took ideas from the unreleased Windows 10X and put them on a Windows 10 kernel. Dad. The operating system is the result of Windows 11, which has a forward-looking user interface and has the most demanding system requirements in the history of Windows.
In Windows 11, Microsoft didn't exactly invent its own desktop operating system. Instead, Redmond used the now mature Windows 10 operating system as a solid foundation, updating the user interface and focusing on simplifying tasks. Depending on what you look at, a new operating system is familiar and new, and upgrading to it won't be as great an experience as upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
In some ways, Windows 11 feels like a feature update to Windows 10. It's free. , just like its predecessor (except for the rounded corners), but it also has nice tweaks that make the UI more fun, and the Windows Store is eventually working for developers too. It should be welcomed to start digging deeper into Windows 11, we go to the wave of reviews and initial impressions of experts and critics.
This version of Windows shows a significant hardware change, while Microsoft draws a solid line in the silicon and announces that most current CPUs that support Windows 10 are expiring. October 2025. According to backup calculations, nearly 60% of the 1.3 billion Windows 10 PCs currently running will be blocked from upgrading to Windows 11 (although owners of those PCs can install Windows 11 manually). The findings are based on a survey of 30 million computers by technology asset management company Lansweeper, which estimates that 55 percent of these devices will be downgraded to Microsoft's hardware requirements.
Rich Woods of XDA Developers likes the changes Microsoft has made to the out-of-the-box experience, from a nicer, more intuitive user interface to small details like the ability to name your device without going through the hassle:
No I don't hate Cortana, but I considered the digital assistant part of an out-of-the-box experience. It was shocking, and to be honest, it was awful. Plus, if someone complains about it, Microsoft will act as if it were a villain who hates people with disabilities. Windows 11 has been working as it should have all this time... p>
OOBE has been completely redesigned and is much nicer. It now has a white background and rounded corners on the buttons and is just more graphic. You may remember that when Windows 10 was first launched it only had a flat blue screen, then it was redesigned with deeper blue colors and more windows...
The thing to note is that you can finally call it PC Your in OOBE, something that was in Windows 8 OOBE and was removed in Windows 10 ... In Windows 10, to do that you have to go to Settings, and then you have to reboot.
The next change that appears immediately to new users is the Start menu. Neowin's Osama Jawad points out that Microsoft has pursued the aesthetics to the extent that the features have worked, and the better integration with search has been seen since:
With this version of Windows, the Start menu has changed dramatically. Gone are the live tiles that have been a staple of Windows 8 since its inception, and the installed apps more familiar to smartphone users. Some useful features like the ability to bundle apps... I don't feel this is a design flaw from Microsoft, especially since there is no solution... p>
Now, the Windows 11 search experience is a bit of a weird duck when I first looked at it Once a few months ago, I noticed how the search bar in the Start menu aligns with the custom search button. In fact, it was so interconnected that if you click on the search bar above the start menu, it closes the start menu and opens a custom search UI, which is a pretty awful experience...while search seems to provide relevant local results in my case, I find it's It's ridiculous for Microsoft to send the Start menu to its current stuttering state when combined with the Start menu. This is not a good look for the operating system, especially since the start menu is used by many people. As for the taskbar, Mark Hachman of PC World thinks it works in a way that might not be useful to users:
Your first look at Windows 11 is a row which is one of the attractive and simple icons located at the bottom of your page. In Windows 11, you can hide the taskbar, but you can't resize it or move it to another location on the screen—a big potential problem with the low DPI monitors found on cheaper laptops where screen space takes precedence… Windows 10 allows it; Windows 11 is not. In Windows 10, you can use tags instead of taskbar icons. Windows 11 removes this and forces you to blindly parse new icons...
It removes a small but noisy section from the Internet Also the ability to drag and drop Microsoft from the Windows 11 taskbar has been complaining loudly. In Windows 10, for example, you can drag a file into the open folder of File Explorer, and it simply hangs there. Other programs work similarly. I don't use this feature myself, but others swear by it...
Windows 11 is more about productivity, so Microsoft has added a few interesting tricks that should come in handy, at least in theory. Be. Preston Gralla of ComputerWorld has different feelings about them:
Microsoft has introduced two features it hopes will increase productivity - Snap Layouts and Snap Collections - but at best I consider them a combination. With Snap Layouts, you can group your open windows into one of the combined half-page layouts, like having two apps side by side, each taking up half the screen. Or you might have one app on the left and two apps vertically on the right, or four apps in the grid. The idea is that you'll be able to find the design that's right for you, the one that fits the way you work... and confusing to use. It took me a while to figure out how to choose which app should be in which part of a Snap. Planning, and just found out how to use Snap Group feature after a good click... These features were very important to me, gadgets are back, but Devindra Hardawar Engadget isn't excited:Windows 11 is also a big comeback for gadgets: Apps that appeared too In Windows 7. You can access it by clicking the tool button on the taskbar, but to be honest, I found it useless. These days, I don't need a visual page for calendar, news, and messages, not when my smartphone is always available.
With Windows 11, Microsoft is integrating Teams to put more pressure on teams than ever before. However, Zach Bowden of Windows Central himself thinks this is a short-sighted and confusing step that seems to ignore Skype's existence and doesn't make a clear distinction between work and casual chats : /p>
Unfortunately, merging it with Windows 11 at the edges looks a bit jagged . The output in the taskbar looks original enough, but chat windows appear in your window in the corner of the screen, not where the chat output is. It also puts a Teams app secondary icon in the taskbar, so I currently have two team icons for a service...
The chat and voice calling functionality is simple enough. This app works as expected and is compatible with Windows, iOS, Android, and Mac operating systems, assuming you have the Teams app installed and signed in with a consumer account. However, Teams Chat integration as a whole is a waste of time. Why is this not just Skype? Skype recently announced that it has a bunch of new features and fully presents itself as an important video chat service from Microsoft. So why is Microsoft Teams one thing for consumers? I prefer this chat integration in Windows 11 instead of Skype. I hope they give us the next option to change it.
The Windows Store is one area Microsoft has focused on with Windows 11, and TechRadar Daryl Baxter believes it's made enough progress to help casual users.:
Another major focus of Windows 11 is the redesign of the Microsoft Store. It's no secret that Windows 10 has been getting a bit overlooked lately. But the new Microsoft Store seems to be where apps and even third-party stores can access it safely and without fear of malware.
Its design is simple enough that the search bar at the top contains instant results, along with three categories to choose from in the left sidebar.
For starters, it's a great offer to find apps easily, and that's Windows 11 credentials. For many people, especially those who have a new PC and want to download necessary software quickly and easily, it's a great protector.
The configuration interface has been a bit of a mismatched mess for years, and now it's much closer. This should be a thorn in the side of Michael Muchmore from PCMag:
One of the great things about Windows 10 is the inconsistent settings for windows and dialogs. Sometimes you uninstall a program in the new Settings program, and sometimes in the old Control Panel. This inconsistency disappears in Windows 11 - almost completely ... it uses transparency effectively. Dark mode can now proudly raise its head compared to macOS.
You can still change the system sounds in Settings, but the new default sound set for Windows 11 is slim, fast, and modern.
But enough about new items. Do the governors love Windows 11 as much as they do today, and do they recommend upgrading it? "The problem with updating Windows 11 is that you can't please everyone," says Raymond Wang of Input. Blow up everything trying to reinvent things, and people will get upset because you did something wrong in the past. Apply a new coat of paint to make the whole thing jazz up and make people complain that it's deep.
You'll either upgrade to Windows 11 because you like what you see (this app is also free for Windows 10 users) or you'll stick with whatever version of Windows you're on, because hey, it works fine. Neither of these decisions is wrong. Vista, Windows 11 has a large set of requirements for the new system that many computers do not meet, and initial coverage of the operating system should constantly focus on this issue because Microsoft has poorly communicated and explained these new requirements. This was especially true at the beginning, but there are still cases where meaningless compatibility lines are drawn.
Like Windows 8, Windows 11 modifies some of the core components of the Windows interface in one mode. A path that might frustrate early users who herald new systems. The behavior pattern [[Nobody mistakenly recommends operating systems to each other]" is funny, but if you're 'artistic' in your family or circle of friends, you probably have two. To install 'Q' about new versions, I think The safest answer for people using Windows 10 is "maybe give it a few months, don't rush", while Windows 11 is mostly a stable version, most users don't upgrade right away if they want a smooth ride:
After using the latest version of Windows 11 for a full week until release, I haven't had any crashes or stuck performance bumps.It looks just like Windows 10 with a new look.It sure has fewer flaws than some of Microsoft's infamous previous launches. If something is causing the tuning problems, it's probably the drivers.Windows 11 introduces a new driver model, although all of your older hardware and older drivers will work that way for now, assuming they're working in Windows 10
Paul Trout thinks Microsoft hasn't listened to the biggest Complaints from Windows users and that they give up again after expressing hope:
Perhaps it's time to solve the main problem of Windows 11: Microsoft, incomprehensiblely and unprecedentedly, only publicly tested this original version of Windows for a while Three short periods, despite all the changes, and as a result, the product on October 5 received incomplete and lacks many of the new features that Microsoft promised in late June. Not bad, no timely feedback from the user to introduce the product this week, because the trial period was too short. Instead, comments are included in subsequent Windows 11 updates after launch.
This seems to be a questionable strategy that's clear to anyone familiar with the past six years: with Windows 10, Microsoft used offensive software. Windows as a Service is an "update policy" that its users return time and time again due to quality and reliability issues. So it is only natural that the same system is used to ensure that Windows 11 is also updated over time. We don't have to wait for Windows 11.1, Windows 12, or anything else to improve.
Browse Summary Windows 11: Better than Windows 10, but still in development