With relatively high system requirements for the upgrade, we expected to see some major changes in the new Windows 11 operating system. Whilst we were impressed with the new interface have found the new system slightly easier to use and navigate around, if you can look past the redesign with the rounded corners and the Start menu in a new position, most users probably won’t notice too much difference from Windows 10. Although there are not any major changes for the standard user, it is likely that the system requirements are in place to future-proof the system and are in our opinion, in line with the standard rate of technological change: they are usually standard in most new PCs, and devices that do not meet these requirements will still be able to run on Windows 10 for the next 3-4 years.
Of course, users that use some specific features will notice a big change. Some features have been removed from the system, but most can easily be added with some settings changes or have been replaced with an alternative. For Example, Cortana voice assistant isn’t preinstalled or pinned to the Taskbar by default but is available to download and install.
As with most major updates, it is expected that there may be a few teething issues in the early months of the launch. We recommend that you do not upgrade to Windows 11 just yet. Whilst we are not anticipating any major issues with the new operating system, we would encourage Windows users to wait until any small issues found during the initial launch phase have been ironed out. With further, smaller, updates to fix these issues will also come additional features – some features advertised in the June 2021 Windows 11 event have yet to be added to the operating system such as Android Apps in the Microsoft Store. If you wanted to run the update specifically for these features, it may be best to wait until they are available. Microsoft has said that support for Windows 10 will continue until 2025, so there is no rush for an immediate upgrade.
If you have updated your PC recently and are having problems, you would like to upgrade to try out the new features, or you would like to find out if your device is compatible with Windows 11, contact our IT Support Team.