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Do you like the Windows 11 Insider preview build so far?

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Windows 11 Start Hero Surface Book (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

After leaked builds and through-the-roof anticipation, Windows 11 was formally unveiled on June 24 and released in preview build capacity to Insiders in the Dev Channel on June 28. The promise of a forever-OS has been canceled now that many users are actively running Windows 11, a creation Microsoft long ago dismissed as not in the cards. The future has arrived, and it has everything from curved edges to a fresh Start menu (and a whole lot more).

If you're one of the Insiders who's been toying around with the latest operating system from Microsoft for the past few days, we want to know: Are you digging it? Are you hating it? Are you completely indifferent about it?

Earlier this week, two Windows Central mainstays shared opposing views on the hype surrounding Windows 11. Robert Carnevale (yes, that's me) gave thoughts on why the hype for Windows 11 is overblown, while Sean Endicott took the opposite stance and argued that the hype is warranted. You've heard from us, and now it's time we hear from you.

If your opinion on Windows 11's preview build is a bit too nuanced to fit within the confines of the choices provided in the poll, feel free to leave a comment outlining your thoughts on the operating system. As evidenced by previous polls, some of you love to give super detailed, in-depth takes on our weekly poll topics, and we love to read them. So don't hold back!

And if you want to catch up on everything and anything Windows 11-related, be sure to check out our extensive coverage of it. Do you know how to get a file explorer with tabs on Windows 11? Are you armed with the best Windows 11-ready apps?

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to robert.carnevale@futurenet.com.

94 Comments
  • It is everything Windows 10 should have been (but I guess that's always what next versions are...). From all the updates and pretty visuals I have to say that my favourite is the smooth animations. It just makes the OS feel mature.
  • Yes. Maturity is the right word. I'm loving it.
  • True, overall it is more polished at first go than what it was with first release of Windows 10. And we are still months away from public release either. I just hope they will address many things that was on the Feedback Hub on time before the public release, especially features and UI polish that was gutted from Windows 11 (not counting likes of Live Tiles which is definitely dead, and other abandoned W10 features that was removed for W11).
  • @aXross the store does have setting for a live tile lol and theres the registry tweak.
  • Yeah, which is now useless on Windows 11 anyways, so it may be hidden on Windows 11 but appears on Windows 10. Since the new Microsoft Store isn't W11 exclusive.
  • Not quite useless on W11, there is registry toggle that restores live tiles on W11.
  • I've been using it a lot. I'm quite happy with most of it however, some things definitely need improvement imho.
    1. start menu only has three rows of six apps and if you have more apps pinned, they awkwardly move to a hidden line. I don't like to see recommended or recent files, and that space doesn't become available to the hidden rows of apps when you turn off the recent files... Also, my screen is large enough, why can't I resize that start menu?
    2. I loved swiping in from the right to get to my quick actions like wifi and bluetooth or night light etc... Now that the notifications are on top of a huge calendar (which is big, and I didn't ask for) that's what you get when you swipe in from the right edge. I now must tap on the wifi/volume/battery symbols which together form one button for my quick actions. So even with mouse, you can't right-click on for example volume to go to audio properties etc...
    3. the Store doesn't show progress on updating apps. when I installed acrobat reader DC I didn't have ANY progress indicator to the point where I wondered if the installer was still running? The different types of apps or plugins are not separated in the store so it's (again) a mess of pwa,uwp,win32,themes and plugins all mixed up. I do like the new setting app a lot. Too bad some things still open in legacy windows or even the old control panel. Also, when a section expands, it's not always very clear which items under that section belong to it and where the next section starts. Yes the spacing between lines is smaller, but just slightly. But in general I really like windows 11 and the new file explorer is also great.
  • Oh and Windows Central, when are you making polls available on... Windows? Do I have to go onto Android or iOS to be able to take part in your polls? thanks! :)
  • I'm on Windows 10 using Edge and the poll is displayed and usable.
  • oh really? weird. I'm on Windows 10 too and in up-to-date edge...
  • @elrodeo huh, thought i was imagining it. I had that happen on Firefox not long ago - also up to date.
  • found it, it was the tracker prevention.
  • Ooh, interesting. It's working for me now on Firefox - haven't changed a single setting. Using No Script and Ublock Origin.
  • Let MS know if you haven't yet (Win + F). 😊 BTW, the Store has a progress bar. It's just been made super small. It's the tiny semi-circle on the green button.
  • Only if you install from the app-page. Updates are not shown
  • Yeah, IMO they should just make the whole Install button a progress bar instead. Way more visible than the tiny circle progress bar. Looks visually cooler as well IMHO.
  • Please send all the complains and improvement tips on Feedback Hub
    It will help them resolve issues and bring better improvements for everyone in the near future
  • There's this Feedback that you can upvote for the action center thing. https://insider.windows.com/FeedbackHub/fb?contextid=1027&feedbackid=e69...
  • I gotta admit I thought it would be hard letting go of live tiles bit I'm already used to the new interface and don't barely miss tiles at all.
  • I'm one of those who never used live tiles. All my most-used apps are pinned to the taskbar.
  • Me too, easy and always available
  • Installed on VirtualBox running 4 cores and 16GB RAM, it's fast and stable from what I've seen.
    Things I don't like:
    The File explorer context menu with the 'More Options (Shift+F10) - now there are extra steps to get to the other options, I need Send to, Scan with Defender and Open with.. on the first menu page. I've raised this on Feedback hub
    The clock/system tray icons align to the right and move when there are notifications - there should be a gap or the notification counter should show a zero. It bugs me that the clock moves constantly.
    WASAPI support for Groove music - I've put this on Feedback too. So stability is fine but at the moment it seems like the UI is changing for the sake of changing it. the under-the-hood stuff looks promising though.
  • I'm kind of surprised, maybe even a bit disappointed, at how quickly I became adjusted to it. It's early, and I'm still getting used to the new Start and Settings menus, but it's not like I had to relearn how to use Windows. From a desktop UX perspective, a lot of Windows 11 is, "I used to click here, now I click there." And the new layout is, IMO, very logical. Still, considering how quickly I acclimated to W11, it highlights how W10 is very feature complete despite not being UI complete. That said, I'm sure things will change drastically once I get a chance to try W11 on a tablet. But what does feel like a major change is the speed! It's not simply that animations are better, I immediately noticed programs opening faster. Thumbnails were quicker to populate in Explorer and overall the whole OS feels less sluggish. I think there's more than enough here to justify calling this Windows 11 (especially considering that there's more to come). As a tech nerd, I may have acclimated to W11 fairly quickly, but there's going to be an obvious learning curve for those that don't spend 24/7 following this stuff. Thus, it's a good thing that Microsoft made a clear distinction between W10 and 11.
  • I planned to hold off on it until the Beta ring gets a version, but curiosity got the best of me and I installed it on my secondary device, a 15 inch HP Envy.
    I'm surprised by how stable it has been so far. I remember Windows 10 being a lot more buggy in the first few builds.
    I'm also surprised how fast I got used to the new way of doing things.
    After playing with Windows 11 for a few hours, going back to my Windows 10 machine really felt like a step back.
    I know that much of it is just visuals but to me Windows 11 just feels a lot more usable.
    The way it is all laid out just makes a lot of sense to me.
    It's even fun to use with touch, which is something I mostly avoided in Windows 10.
    Now, the next test for me will be when I put it on my SP7. If it shines there, it's a winner for me.
    I could also totally see this version working well on a Neo, especially with snapping apps being this easy now.
    Overall, I'm impressed so far.
  • I have used it on a Latitude 5290 2-in-1 for a couple hours so far. The touch UI is definitely better then it was with ten. I'm not a fan of what sliding from the right now does (brings up calendar, notifications? - whaaaat?) what about the quick actions? . I was also hoping all the legacy settings would be gone but I was disappointed (control panels still exists) maybe they will migrate everything to the settings app by the time the release is public... I really think the problem with the os is MS trying to still support ancient software and doesn't force developers to adapt to a new ui etc... If they had stayed with not supporting win32 apps... They could force companies to update their software. I have been using quicken for a long time and the software is bloated and not as reliable as it used to be. If Ms forced the issue - quicken would have to build their app from scratch to bring to the new os.. For now - it is the same status quo and that is where it is unfortunate... The idea of UWP was a great one... And they essentially have killed it off by allowing for win32 to live on... I am hoping for the best... But I have issues with applications being allowed to remain the same and not be adjusted to fit the new OS... It just looks terrible then..
  • After roughly 6 years of W10, the 2000 trillion dollar company come up with rounded corners. How somebody can be lamer than that? Rest my case.
  • Pretending that Windows 11 is simply rounded corners on Windows 10 is exactly how someone could be lamer than that, so congratulations on answering your own question, if inadvertently. Mind you, I'm not sure you have the capacity to do much advertently.
  • Prove me wrong. With arguments!
  • Read the list of features.
    I rest my case.
  • So far so good. I've only been using it for a day on my main surface book 3. I was surprised at how easy of an update it was from windows 10. It just installed with one reboot and all of my settings from the taskbar to wallpaper was the same as before. I haven't run into any crazy bugs yet but I'm impressed. It looks like a much more mature OS.
  • Any issues gaming for anyone?
  • only complaint is when using as a tablet, no easy thumb gesture for swiping between apps -- I'm having to rely on task bar always being on top (which reduces much needed screen real estate on surface go).
  • There is now a multi-finger gesture instead for at least opening the Task View, but to quickly switch apps, which has been long gone even on Windows 10. I hope they can put that actual app switching gesture instead. Not sure how but iPad does it with the gesture bar at the bottom. The only best way to switch between apps on Windows 11 for now is to tap the icons on the Taskbar. Which is objectively faster to switch between apps, but not as "fun". Also, they should make the gestures follow the fingers. Some said it does, but it only clevely animates that feels like it "follows" but when you flick slower than the animation, it does not follow the fingers at all. So peeking to show notifications for example are impossible.
  • No can't even install it with all these requirements. Guess this is an extinction event.
  • Not for insider build. I'm even running it without any issues on my old Surface Pro (first gen).
  • Sorry, I realise now that's because it was already on insiders build. If your machine wasn't yet, it's indeed not possible
  • Computers registered in the Dev channel by June 24 could upgrade to Windows 11 regardless of specs - I'm running it on a Surface Go. I'm not sure whether such machines will receive updates once Windows 11 is officially released though. There is also a hack that will allow you to register after June 24 and still get Windows 11.
  • I feel ya. I guess MS is getting like Google and Apple for that matter and decided to just END support for hardware it no long feels necessary to support.
  • What requirement are you missing? How old is your hardware?
  • I think MS needed to be stricter on hardware requirements a long time ago. Many versions of windows were ruined by people running it on inferior hardware. In current times people expect a phone to need to be replaced in 2 years but a computer to last 6-8 it makes no sense.
  • I completely agree with that!
  • Not everyone can afford to replace a computer every few years. Personally, that would cost me $5k+ every year. But, I guess a big spender like you wouldn't mind ponying up a few grand to assist? Or are you just that short sighted?
  • You can buy a windows 11 supported device for a few hundred bucks. Are you telling me that to be able to upgrade on that hypothetical 2 years cadence you’d need 5k annually? If what you do requires a 10k rig, you’re not charging enough for that work if you can’t afford to replace it bi-annually.
  • This is nonsense. There are very few $5,000 Windows systems even on the market.
  • I try to make a phone last as long as I can, my old Nexus 4 was over 4 years, Hauwei P10 lite, only 3 years sadly, but I am hoping my oppo will last for at least 4 years.
    The other thing is a lot of people have their phones on a contract, people don't do that with a computer.
    Computers also don't get chucked in people's pockets, they are normally left at home/office in the case of desktops and most laptops have a case and normally treated better. People keep computers for longer because they do what they need, my mate had a p4 machine running windows Xp which he produced music on, I said about updating it a few times and his reply was why? It does what is required for it, may have been a little slow sometimes when doing noise reductions or down mixing, but for the production of music it worked, and he was right.
    He had a single core AMD 64bit machine in the living room, used for desktop publishing and that sort of thing, again it done the job. Some people update their machines and yet they do the same thing on it that their old machine done fine and they wonder why it made no difference.
    sure some things need a more powerful machine 4k video editing and games.
  • As once proud owner or a Surface Studio 2 I am locked out...
  • Why? I am using a Ryen 7 1700, a CPUY that is not supported and yet it is running Windows 11, if your machine don't have TPM, there is a way around that as well.
    Just get a version of Windows 11 from UUP Dump, A bit of pain to do and long-winded, but it works , but I would not recommend you using it as your main OS at the moment. It crashed on me when I was rendering a video using hitfilm, 3 times :). but then after that it worked fine.
  • No, I don't. Windows 11 is the new Windows Vista.
  • How so exactly? Insults are easy. Backing them up with facts and evidence rather than emotion and opinion takes thought and effort, both of which are in short supply in some quarters.
  • Could be the new Windows 8 :) look what happened there when Ms changed the start menu and the look of Windows, they are being very brave.
  • I really like it, but I need a way to group apps. Without it, my start menu experience will feel incomplete. The one area I feel where they could give me what I want and still have their cake and eat it too is in the multi-desktop. The problem is desktops arent working correctly atm. I would like each desktop to feel like its own OS with individual customizations, UI colors, wallpaper options, theme OS sounds, taskbar layout and start menu layout. If they can do that, then I wont need groups on start.
  • In my opinion, windows 11 is loosing its identity as WINDOWS by bringing the changes it did to both settings and start.
    It was inspired too much from iphones and android, giving it a design that make it completly something else then windows.
    The change in taskar's notification area and bringing teams to start plus the new task manager are ok, but the widgets and the new start are 99% iphone design, design that i cant digest.
    The new file explorer is fine, but not great either. I think that the explorer design should be used when its in the simplified mode, while the advance mode should be a redesigned riborn that should be redesigned with new icons.
    As for the new store, i have mixed feelings about it regarding its design. Its currently unfinished and it bugs me how win32 apps will be installed as they please from now on, as they will mess up the registers and clean uninstalls would be impossible. The stores in win 8-10 at least installed all the files from a game/app in the same folder, while only adding an app in registers if said app could open/edit an extension like .zip, so to uninstall said app you could simply shearch for the app, click uninstall, confirm, and done. Now, all win32 legacy apps will be troublesome to dispose off, as there will be renmant files left behind as either logs, or .reg files
    Again, setrings is too iphone like, and in my opinion is only making windows 11 ugly instead of refresh.
    Start is another problem too togather with widghets. I really love livetiles, and microsoft could have added interactive elements to them instead of disposing of them and adding widgets. There are already A LOT of concept arts of how easy and interesting interactive live tiles could have looked, and microsoft could have given them A LOT MORE DIMENSIONS so you could have changed them as you pleassd. Since wp7 era, there was an option to place multiple live tiles from inside apps on start, live tiles that could have been anything, so why break something that was not fully explored?
  • Funnily enough, the new Start menu is actually more like Windows used to be, so what you claim is Windows identity is actually only a recent thing. Maybe you're more concerned with what you think Windows is or should be rather than what it really is or could be.
  • Though it looks good and slick, it still windows under the hood with all the faults and privacy issues of win10.
  • I hate that it doesn't show labels on the taskbar and that there's no option not to combine buttons. I like to see what I'm working on without having to hover the cursor over the taskbar buttons. I run a small business and need to have several spreadsheets and browser windows open at the same time, so this was extremely frustrating and had to go back to Windows 10.
    Also, ALT+TAB to quickly switch between windows would often take me to task view instead, which was driving me crazy.
    I like the other changes, so would like to reinstall if they add the option to show labels and not combine taskbar buttons, but that seems unlikely, considering it doesn't go well with the new design.
  • Virtual desktops did it for me. I work in up to 10 excel files at the time. On Windows 11, group them on virtual desktops as I need them. Works pretty well for me.
  • Labels on the taskbar would be nice.
  • Liking it on the whole, but I am struggling with the start menu. It seems like a step backwards. It might be OK if it had a full-screen option and I could get rid of the recommended section. I really wish I could group apps somehow to make them easier to find.
  • I missed App groups for the first few hours too. Then I realized that I really only use about 10 apps frequently which I had in 3 groups. They're now all on the task bar.
  • Really liking it. Very disappointed that Android app support isn’t in the build yet. That will be the game changer for me. I do a lot of my M365 work on my iPad working from home. With Android apps I’ll use the iPad less as all the apps I use are available in Android
  • No "ungrouping" on the taskbar is a catastrophe for people who work with 10+ open Excel sheets at the same time on a daily basis. amd I guess I am not alone. if there would be an easy way back, I would have already be back to 10. I really feel tricked.....
  • You can roll back the o/s you know....
  • Yes, it works perfectly on Samsung Galaxy Book 12 vers 1 with 7th gen i5
  • Running build 22000 on my Microsoft Surface Pro (2017), which is a 7th gen Intel i5 PC and for the most part it's been a smooth experience! There were occasional hiccups here and there, especially when I tried running Zoom, PowerPoint, Excel, Origin Pro, and Edge Chromium (Dev) all at the same time lol. But I am really loving the refreshed aesthetics and the more organized menus (looking at you, Action Center). As some have pointed out in the comments section already, it would be extremely good if MS implemented most of the suggestions in the Feedback Hub. I think people there really wanted to have a great OS, and I'm happy this is creating the necessary buzz.
  • W11 nice and fast. Pls give me (as an option) the screen fully filled with Start back. Also widget window full screen pls.
  • There's a registry hack to get the W10 start menu back. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-11-lets-you-enab...
  • I was thinking, why would you want to do that, but then I use a third party start menu on Windows 10. Saying that in some ways i prefer the start menu and taskbar on Windows 11 to Windows 10, sure there are things that could be better, but the Ms have got rid of those silly tiles.
    The taskbar in Windows 11 could be better and being able to get rid of the recomended section on the start menu would be good, but it is early days, oh yes and allow us to drag the task bar where we like. The problem with using hacks to get the start menu back as Windows 10 at the moment is that updates could muck up the installation, which is not an issue if you have it as a virtual machine, on a different hard drive/partition or another machine.
  • I'm liking it so far, and I cannot wait until they iron out the bugs, add whatever additional features, and refine the GUI. There is one major bug that affects 4K HDR monitors. I'm not sure if it happens only on Nvidia RTX 2000 series cards, or all Nvidia/AMD cards that are 4K HDR capable. The issues are to do with Color bit depth or bpc bits per color). When enabling 10bpc the following happens in the Microsoft Store and some settings pages in Windows settings. Enabling 10bpc (30-bit color) on an 8-bit+FRC 4k HDR monitor causes a lot of GUI related glitches in the settings menu and the Microsoft Store app. For example, some menu items vanished, and they show up in a flickering way when I run my mouse over them. This happen with 10bpc HDR and 10bpc SDR. The following pictures happen in the Windows store app: https://imgur.com/7O72uQk https://imgur.com/hHYrzth https://imgur.com/izrx7Dj https://imgur.com/TcygIFT
  • I grabbed hold of it from UUP Dump and installed it onto a another hard drive. At first I kind of liked it, the start menu I liked and the snapping i liked, but as I used it more, parts annoyed me more than Windows 10, the start menu could be improved, the recommendation part could be turned off and the space used. The animations and all that sort of thing is not for me, how many people look at them anyway? The Os itself seems more responsive than Windows 10, I am running it on a Ryzen 7, 1700, with a lot of ram.
    I don't have a MS account, so I have not be able to look at the Widgets, but then again I doubt I would use it, like the store, I have not looked at that. Would I change to it as my main OS? I am not sure, depends what Ms does to it between now and when it is launched and what limits they stick on it. Windows 11 home already has the limit of having to be connected to the internet at set up and forcing people to have a MS account.
  • As a Surface Pro user (mostly in tablet mode), I have to say that I'm not impressed.
    You aren't greeted with your choice of programs, so you have to open the start menu to open something.
    That's an extra step.
    You can't swipe between open programs, so you have to fiddle with the task bar.
    Of course, Windows 10 wasn't as good as Windows 8 in that regard. On the desktop front, you can't right-click on the task bar and open the task manager anymore.
    You have to ctrl+alt+delete.
    What if you didn't have a keyboard attached? I can't say that I've noticed anything that I consider to be a benefit to Windows 11.
    I think installing Android apps will be a big plus, but we can't do that yet.
    JJ
  • Press and hold (touch right click) on the start button and you get a handy context menu that includes task manger as well as other control panel and settings tools.
  • Right click the start menu, everything is still there.
  • First build. I'll withhold any judgement of it and let MS fix stuff and expand what it can do. I would like to see the settings windows more like Windows 10 in terms of how many clicks it takes to reach a setting. I could change the sleep mode time faster on W10 than W11. It could also stand to look a bit less utilitarian, but these are minor things.
  • My Galaxy Book S (Windows on ARM) was buggy on the latest Windows 10 Insider Builds. I updated to Windows 11 Insider and love my device again. It feels far snappier and support for 64-bit apps ist much more stable. I can finally use Camtasia 2021 on my Galaxy Book S, cut and render videos. Something that was not possible with Windows 10. So yes, I love it for Windows on Arm. It feels lika a new machine.
  • I really like and love Windows 11
  • Not running it as Microsoft says that none of my PCs are allowed to due to hardware and other restrictions. The fact that since adding SSDs they run Win 10 like a new out of the box machine. Pity MS has gotten into bed with PC vendors to sell more machines rather than allow all win10 PCs to run Windows 11.
  • Win32-era insecurity must die. The line has to be drawn somewhere.
  • I really like it but I can't help to think the only reason it came out was because 10x was cancelled. The OS is designed as if it can be installed on a phone. I wish Microsoft would just give us a Windows phone already. I love Android but I am ready for something new. Don't care about the apps. In my eyes most of them are not that good anyway.
  • I'm fine with Android on the Duo.
    I would love to see the Neo hit the shelves with Windows 11 though.
    One can dream...
  • Just looks more like an Android iPad. Wait...what?
  • I'm an insider. Ive made the upgrade to w11 dev channel. The OS is very slow. It's not usable. There ia a huge lag between my actions and what I see on screeen.
  • Then you either have a very slow machine or there was a problem with installation. I am running it on a Ryzen 7 1700 machine, a CPU that is not supported by Ms and yet it is running fine, apart from Hitfilm having a few problems at the start, but now that is ok. Oh the start menu has an issue now and again, but apart from that I find it more responsive than Windows 10 in many ways.
    I do think the Ui is still a bit of a mess once you get pass the main screen, settings, still jump to the old control panel for certain things.
  • Thanks for your feedback ! I'm a mac user. i'm using windows 10 via bootcamp. it's works very well. I've installed VMWare Workstation and installed W10 insider. I've made the upgrade to W11 dev chanel. it's very frustrating because the lag is huge.
    I'm installed the leaked W11 and same problem.
    My config : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5257U CPU @ 2.70GHz 2.70 GHz 16Go RAM.
    I think my laptop is enough for W11.
  • You CPU seems to be 5th gen which is technically not supported ( I could be wrong on that) but the biggest performance drain might be bootcamp. On my Galaxy Book S and even on my Surface Go 2 - which has significantly worse specs than your machine - Windows 11 insider runs fine.
  • Yeah this is because of Mac. It’s clearly not designed for boot camp yet, and that mac’s processors isn’t even compatible.
  • I see, I think if I had a Mac I would not put windows on it, sorry, but I see little point in it. If you need to run windows, then get a cheapish laptop or build a cheapish desktop.
    i am thinking of getting a Mac mini next year, just for the fun of it and I just want something different.
  • I'm running it on a cheap Celeron Dell Laptop as result of a TPM bypass registry hack. It runs just fine.
  • It is certainly an adjustment with the task bar and start menu centered. I think in the long run though it will make Windows use faster. I am also trying to get used to the app snapping feature. I think that will eventually be a massive improvement for productivity. It runs good on the Surface Pro X, although I noticed the device is running warmer (not hot) than it did running Windows 10. Also, you can no longer track cellular data usage under mobile settings, hopefully they will bring that back.
  • Just installed it. Not liking the new Start Menu, but we will see what happens what features they add. As of now, I'm not understanding why people consider this modern. It's bland and static. Now, if they wanted to do something new, much like how Samsung's Apps edge, found on many Samsung Phones, can be swiped between two or more panes. Swipe from the right and swipe again to switch to the other. Additionally, the Start Menu should mimic the Widgets panel and provide the ability to make Widget folders. I think this would be a good meld of old and new to give it a fresher look and feel, but still maintain the aspects of Windows 10 that made it fresh and different.
  • Absolutely LOVE the new Windows! Looks great and just feels so much faster. On my Surface Pro 5 Windows Hello was always sluggish with Windows 10, it's darn near instantaneous with Windows 11! Just WoW!
  • Never had issues with Windows Hellow. Always work near instantly for me on my Surface Pro 6
  • Regardless, he/she saying it way better for them now. That’s awesome! It’s way faster now for me on Surface Laptop 4 as well.
  • My surface laptop 4 acts like it was BUILT for windows 11. On 10 my fans were almost always on (and I barely installed anything on it). Now on 11 in runs the same programs without rushing to have the fans on or throttling down. Absolutely love it just for performance alone. Add on how much more modern and beautiful it is and I’m an absolute fan! I just wish all apps automatically had rounded corners. On Big Sur, when Apple introduced rounded corners, they made it an OS level change. On Windows, developers have to make that change which create a jarring experience thanks to legacy apps and apps that haven’t been updated yet.
  • My surface laptop 4 acts like it was BUILT for windows 11. On 10 my fans were almost always on (and I barely installed anything on it). Now on 11 in runs the same programs without rushing to have the fans on or throttling down. Absolutely love it just for performance alone. Add on how much more modern and beautiful it is and I’m an absolute fan! I just wish all apps automatically had rounded corners. On Big Sur, when Apple introduced rounded corners, they made it an OS level change. On Windows, developers have to make that change which create a jarring experience thanks to legacy apps and apps that haven’t been updated yet.