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Dec 8, 2023 - 6:56:27 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)


27769 posts since 6/25/2005

Firing up a Win 10 lower-end HP laptop (never used); haven’t really worked with a Win computer for some years. Should I update to Win 11 or leave 10 as the OS? Browser suggestions? It’s going to my sister, so needs to be easy as she is about 8-10 years rusty on computers.
Thanks for thoughts and suggestions.

Dec 9, 2023 - 3:13:37 AM



102 posts since 7/28/2022

Windows 10 will no longer be supported by Microsoft after Oct 2025. If you think your sister will be using the laptop after that date I would make the change now to 11.

Dec 9, 2023 - 3:25:38 AM



102 posts since 7/28/2022

Sorry Bill, I should of mentioned my reasoning. That way you sister only has to deal with the learning curve once.

Dec 9, 2023 - 3:51:45 AM

4736 posts since 4/29/2012

If it's never been used I'd upgrade as there's nothing to break. My laptop is loaded with installed applications with their associated configs and data. So I'll only upgrade when I have to.

My browser is Chrome. There are other choices if you are paranoid about the intrusive Googleverse. But it's the most popular so the best supported.

Edited by - AndrewD on 12/09/2023 03:55:58

Dec 9, 2023 - 4:41:04 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)


29823 posts since 8/3/2003

I'd wait a while until Win 11 has all the glitches and problems worked out. Any new program seems to have all sorts of troubles for a few months before it settles down.

I've still got Win 7 on my laptop and my desk top has 10 but modified to use like 7. Works fine for me. I don't intend to change to the new system any time soon.

Dec 9, 2023 - 5:09:43 AM
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4736 posts since 4/29/2012

Windows 11 has been tested by the public for 2 years now. It's fine.

Dec 9, 2023 - 6:34:20 AM



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Since she is rusty on both editions, I would just go ahead and upgrade since she is going to be on a learning curve anyway. I continue to decline their upgrade on my Windows 10 to 11 since I am use to it and don't want to have to learn anything new at this point, should their be a change to something. Being old, I am of the mindset of if it works don't mess with it, or me.


Dec 9, 2023 - 10:39:11 AM



1917 posts since 4/12/2004

I upgraded to Windows 11 and switched from Chrome to Microsoft Edge. I'm no fan of Microsoft, but I've been satisfied with those changes.

Dec 10, 2023 - 10:28:08 AM
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2624 posts since 7/20/2004

If the hardware will support it there's no reason not to upgrade, but many Win10 machines lack the requisite hardware specifications. Of the four computers I have in this house, only 1 is capable of running Win11.

Dec 10, 2023 - 3:53:30 PM



17029 posts since 9/27/2007

I switched to 11 when it came out . I'm not good at this stuff. The only problems I had with the earlier ones was from resisting updates. Didn't understand what they all did. Turns out it makes it run better! 

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