Windows 11 – WAIT!!!

Should you upgrade?

With Windows 11 having officially launched on the 5th of October 2021, Microsoft has brought out their biggest update to PC software in more than five years. It will give you a few new ways to multitask and chat with friends and a few gaming performance enhancements. But is that worth upgrading for?

Most Windows 10 users are eligible to upgrade to Windows 11 for free (you can run a “health check” to make sure your computer is compatible and meets the system requirements) here :

However, Windows 11 requires TPM 2.0 (an Intel hardware device) “A TPM is a hardware-based security device that addresses the growing concern on boot process integrity and offers better data protection. TPM protects the system start-up process by ensuring it is tamper-free before releasing system control to the operating system” – unless your computer is a brand new, high spec machine, it is unlikely to natively support Windows 11.

It’s worth noting that like any new software update, Windows 11 will likely have its share of launch issues and bugs.

As with Windows 10 (especially the constant updates), You may experience issues with software that we use to run our equipment.

Bottom line is – if you use your computer for work, do not upgrade yet. Perfect Laser will not be supporting Windows 11 issues for at least a few months as we attempt to ensure that there are no compatibility issues

Support for Windows 10 will continue to 2025.

Microsoft has said that if you "upgraded" to Windows 11 and you are unhappy with the experience, you have 10 days to roll back to Windows 10.

To downgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 11, open Settings, click System, and then Recovery.

Under the Recovery menu, there "should be" a button labelled Go back.

If this option  is not available, your only other choice will be to reinstall Windows 10 – in which case all your files and installed applications will be deleted. Be aware …