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Luis Hernandez

As of March/2023, to upgrade or not to upgrade?

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Hello everyone. This week Windows Update started offering me again to upgrade my main rig to Windows 11 (specs in signature). I'm using it for mainly P3Dv5, MSFS and sometimes P3Dv4, flying mostly the PMDG, FSL and Fenix birds. Are there any advantages of applying the upgrade? I've just recently reinstalled Win10 because of a drive crash.

For reference, I have a laptop (specs also in signature) which works beautifully, but I guess this one was designed with Win11 in mind. I built my desktop for Win10 and P3Dv4 (with a 1650) and upgraded it (with a 3060Ti) for P3Dv5.


Best regards,
Luis Hernández 20px-Flag_of_Colombia.svg.png20px-Flag_of_Argentina.svg.png

Main rig: self built, AMD Ryzen 5 5600X with PBO enabled (but default settings and SMT off), 2x16 GB DDR4-3200 RAM, Nvidia RTX3060 Ti 8GB, 256 GB M.2 SSD (OS+apps) + 2x1 TB SATA III SSD (sims) + 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD (storage), Viewsonic VX2458-MHD 1920x1080@23-144 Hz (locked at 120 Hz), Windows 10 Pro. Runing FSX-SE, MSFS and P3D v5.4 (with v4.5 default airports; the best of both worlds!).

Mobile rig: ASUS Zenbook UM425QA (AMD Ryzen 7 5800H APU @3.2 GHz and boost disabled, 1 TB M.2 SSD, 16 GB RAM, Windows 11 Pro). Running FS9 there... sometimes on just battery! FSX-SE also installed, just in case. 

VKB Gladiator NXT Premium Left + GNX THQ as primary controllers. Xbox Series X|S wireless controller as standby/travel.

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I don't like guaranteeing computer stuff will work on any machine with any collection of apps of any kind.

However, the W11 upgrade will store the OS info and allow you to go revert back to W10 if you don't want to keep W11. I think you have about 10 days to make up your mind before the reversion data is deleted.

W11 and W10 are not hugely different internally so there have been not too many upgrade problems reported but....

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