Have to agree with Jafo on this one, MS has shot themselves in the foot with it's Win 11 requirements, but as in all things, MS acts and others react. For a while now there has been a Registry patch doing the rounds on the net allowing PCs without TPM Modules etc to use Win 11, but this kind of thing is not for all users and will possibly create issues later on when the encryption for passwords etc comes into it's own.
Microsoft's policy in regards to hardware requirements and security has made my head spin. First off they put out details themselves how to use a registry patch to bypass TPM and state that they would not try and stop people form upgrading their PC using this method.. Great a green light from Microsoft themselves! A week later they state that people better not try this method because Microsoft will refuse to update any PC that uses this registry patch that they themselves showed off. I think now Microsoft changed their statement from they wont update PC, to they might not but probably still will.
Hardware requirements are just as confusing. They keep changing the minimum requirements and hopefully they will figure out what they are doing here. There are still a lot of PC's that are very capable of handling security requirements that are not yet allowed an update. This needs to be fixed and Microsoft needs to figure it out and allow the right number of PC's in. Holidays are over.
Yes, this is an area Microsoft has really fumbled. I was lucky enough to have my pc pass the "requirements"
PhoenixRising1 , I did not mean the MS patch were there was confusion over the ability to update. Even before Win 11 was released officially, there was a patch removing the need for the TPM Module and other requirements etc...
I had an I7 Laptop that failed the requirements and used it myself on that machine and the OS has updated on it without issues, but this patch may fall into the realms of things we do not talk about even though it was widely posted on Reddit and Github, my reply was more connected to MS Acts and Others RE Act.
I think those official requirements will change as it was one of the worst "set of things" needed for an OS ever.
Still seeing almost weekly releases of "Win 11 De bloater" and similar programs to help the less experienced users deal with the privacy issues, i am still undecided if Win 10 support will continue past Oct. 14, 2025 as 3 and a half years is a long time for things to happen with Win 11 opening up which machines can use it, if i had to make the call, i would say No.
Each to there own Kona, that is what makes our world so special, different opinions, I personally have gone too far down the custom route to ever go back to any Default look or feel, but can understand how others love the simplicity of the default. Hope your Mac is all you hope it to be. I can offer No opinion on Macs as my hands on time with them has been too few, unless you consider shopping for PC Parts on a IPad, but when it is up and running, please report back to us and share "What is good and Bad".