There’s a few things new to Windows 11 that I’ve not been able to dive into for this review, though I did want to give them a mention. First up, Windows 11 brings improvements to Windows on ARM-powered PCs, including the ability to finally run 64-bit Intel apps. This opens the floodgates to most apps now being usable on Windows on ARM, though performance will depend on what ARM chip you’re using. The Bluetooth and devices area has also been redone, now showing connected devices at the very top of the page, with easy access to device info, settings, pairing a new device, and much more. You’ve also got your access to things like Touchpad controls, Pen settings, and even Your Phone set up.
- The good news is you can bring your PDF books to your Kindle without any issue.
- I use “netplwiz” run command to get information about my account.
- WSA is based on the Intel Bridge runtime compiler; Intel stated that the technology is not dependent on its CPUs, and will also be supported on x86-64 and ARM CPUs from other vendors.
Windows 11 is available as a free update to seekers now. If you don’t want it, there’s actually going to be a new Windows 10 update as well, called version 21H2. While it had been rumored long before that as Windows Lite, Windows 10X was actually unveiled alongside Microsoft’s Surface Neo as a dual-screen OS. It eventually abandoned its dual-screen ambitions, promising to deliver it on single-screen devices, like cheap laptops. Panos Panay actually wrote in a blog post that he wanted to meet customers where they’re at, even though you’d have to buy a new PC to get it.
Next, double-click the user account that you want to change to administrator from the middle column. Select “Yes” from the User Account Control prompt. From the next window, double-click the user account that you want to change.
We’ll also be testing cheaper systems with lesser hardware to see if Windows 11 is more nimble than its predecessor, or if those who api-ms-win-core-version-l1-1-0_dll want a budget laptop should continue to opt for a Chromebook. But Microsoft has been coy about what performance gains you can expect in Windows 11. Probably nowhere near as often as the iOS and Android app stores. For one, Microsoft’s version lacks popular apps, and those it does contain just aren’t very good.
Hold on there Corky, Linux Mint is not bloated and updates are not automatic, you have control over what gets updated. YOU have control I would think in most distros. The learning curve isn’t all that steep either. And the only time a reboot is needed is during a kernel update but still, linux reboots in literally seconds instead of MINUTES in windows.
If Fast startup was preventing your PC from waking up from sleep then the issue should now be fixed on your system. Your PC might refuse to wake up from Sleep due to various reasons. These can be related to the power supply on your PC, your peripheral drivers, power plan settings, and much more. Disk errors and Windows background conflicts can also cause this issue on many systems. By choosing a repair install, you can upgrade your Windows components less radically without running the danger of causing damage to your personal property (games, apps, images, papers, etc.).
There is almost certainly nothing wrong with the current Windows version you’re using now (Win 10?).You mean other than being Windoze? Isn’t that a problem to begin with – security, privacy, bloatware, not properly optimized for CPUs and GPUs, and it just being from Micro$oft? I am running Win 10 Pro so I do have a bit more control such as to when updates get installed. The store will support all kinds of apps, including those programming as PWA, UWP or Win32 formats.