Or move Linux for that matter. I don't care.It is optional. You stay on Windows 10, until it goes EOL.
It's called mode based execution control/MBEC. It's a kind of hardware acceleration for the HVCI function, which can have a very significant effect on CPUs without support*. As in 40% less performance in some cases.It's some sort of memory-protection, and probably immunity to spectre/meltdown, that newer CPUs support. From what I read, it's actually not arbitrary.
If you have a link, I'm interested. I think Win10 has some kind of enable'able memory protection feature too, I wonder if it's the same thing.It's some sort of memory-protection, and probably immunity to spectre/meltdown, that newer CPUs support. From what I read, it's actually not arbitrary.
Having an unpatched system in the modern era is dangerous. Not just to you, either, but also your "neighbors on the 'net", due to malware infections.Or how do we know that anything bad will happen after that?
I just have to be practical about this. As I've said here and elsewhere, I had spare parts purchased last year, and I'm building a system with my sig CPU and a workstation board. A little late in the cycle! I had a spare Win 10 Pro license "white-box", so I'll install it, clone the disk, then attempt the work-arounds described here and elsewhere.Interesting thread, the W11 ecosystem is annoying to say the least, not one DDR3 based tech system is supported with the shiny new OS from our MS overlords. These older systems are still very useful for light desktop usage like net surfing or playing back media, etc.. I'm not keen on experimenting with linux distros either as substitutes cause' from my experience, the hardware support is only ok at best, that is its not as refined as MS based systems. Devices will work only just ok not optimally...
Another note of interest is that 2018 based Zen+ based systems are not listed as being officially supported by MS for win11 either despite the fact that I have one here now & have notification from win10 that my system is OK for win11 upgrade!
If anyone is interested as to the why's of this Zen+ platform being left out in the cold with "official" support for win11 (at least as listed on MS website for CPU support) there is an article over here from Ars Technica about this strange contradiction.
I suppose so. But we really don't know yet.Let us suppose you successfully install Windows 11 on an old chipset and processor. Let us suppose that you are satisfied with performance, and everything went A-OK with the installation. Let us even suppose that you like the Windows 11 appearance and features, or think that it's an actual improvement on the garish features of Windows 10.
Now. Let us also assume that at some time, your Windows 11 won't upgrade or update any further.
And among our essential assumptions, you are rocking that old, pre-Coffee-Lake hardware. It all still works. Your security and virus protection are still updated.
Therefore -- SO WHAT if it doesn't admit feature upgrades or updates? Will it suddenly become "unfunctional"? Or would it simply exist in a state such as an old Windows 7 system, that periodically throws up that sky-blue screen and notice of discontinued support? Will you get annoying "fail" messages under "Update and Security"? I think one could safely turn that off.
That'll depend on which kind of licence you're using. A full retail will transfer to a new system, no questions asked. An OEM licence is tied to the mainboard, so if that goes south, you'll (probably) need a new licence. You can try calling MS directly. They're usually pretty large with reactivation if you tell them what happened. At least over here, don't know about the US. As a woman I spoke to once pointed out, pirates (or just the dishonest) rarely take the trouble to actually call them.Or how do we know that anything bad will happen after that? Because . . . . by that time . . . maybe you just decide to swap out the old CPU, mobo and (maybe) RAM. If you do that, would the Win 11 digital license still activate? Why wouldn't it?
No reason to go that far. It's amazing what you can do with a "friendly" chat...Perhaps we should abduct Microsoft, tape its arms and legs to a wooden chair, and interrogate it without waterboarding . . . We won't even pull out fingernails, as in that Samuel L. Jackson movie. Was the movie titled "Unthinkable"? I may still bring a pair of needle-nose pliers.
For the time being it's just the lousy out-of-box installer that won't let you create a new local account without jumping through a few hoops. Fortunately, you don't really have to use the installer for anything. It makes setup a little more complicated, but if you're comfortable with a terminal window, there is no problem creating local accounts yet.Depending on what workarounds / mods for Windows 11 at that point, I might use it, but only if I can still use it with a local account, and if I can use it on my older systems as well (X99 with Xeon 1660v3)
Just to let people know about it.There is also Wine for other things. Which can often achieve better backwards compatibility with older Windows then Windows itself can.
No truer words ever said. These days, and even for the simplest task objectives, I sits and thinks about it for longer than it actually takes to do it. For mental activity, it beats watching the bad news on the Tee-Vee.Laziness can be a virtue. It ensures you do everything in the most effective way possible, if you handle your laziness right. Don't work hard, work smart.
Sloth on the other hand...
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