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DonaldM 10-04-2021 10:33 AM

Windows 11 comes out Oct 5th
 
So, what will the release of Windows 11 mean for us?

junkgear 10-04-2021 11:11 AM

Re: Windows 11 comes out Oct 5th
 
Good question. From what I've read about Windows 11, there isn't much under the hood, especially with audio that has changed. The driver model is the same too, so no driver changes other than having them signed for 11. I'm sure there will be something that won't work 100%, but it seems like the impact could be minimal for DAWs.

Of course your PC has to meet the 11 requirements first, which my workstation doesn't :-(

JoelG 10-04-2021 12:53 PM

Re: Windows 11 comes out Oct 5th
 
Been running it for over a month here without issue.. I'm just a hobbyist though :)

Joel

Bob Olhsson 10-04-2021 12:58 PM

Re: Windows 11 comes out Oct 5th
 
It might well mean a lot of people going back to Macs because we need to buy a new computer in order to run it.

Benoni 10-04-2021 02:17 PM

Re: Windows 11 comes out Oct 5th
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by junkgear (Post 2615239)
Good question. From what I've read about Windows 11, there isn't much under the hood, especially with audio that has changed. The driver model is the same too, so no driver changes other than having them signed for 11. I'm sure there will be something that won't work 100%, but it seems like the impact could be minimal for DAWs.

Of course your PC has to meet the 11 requirements first, which my workstation doesn't :-(

Mine either. Which makes no sense.

People with dual cores and 4GB of ram will be able to run W11, while I'm sitting here with 20 cores and 96GB of ram and stuck on W10.

Plus two Surfaces that are not compatible and one of them I just bought last year.

Replacing a basic laptop would not be a huge deal ($400-$800), but replacing a Workstation is a different story - these things are not cheap... looking at around 4k for what I need :eek:

Maybe once it's released there will be some way to get it installed on non-approved systems.

Benoni 10-04-2021 02:26 PM

Re: Windows 11 comes out Oct 5th
 
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Originally Posted by Bob Olhsson (Post 2615247)
It might well mean a lot of people going back to Macs because we need to buy a new computer in order to run it.

I bought a refurb'ed Macbook Pro because of it.

Not going to replace my powerful Windows workstation for video work, but at least I will have a system with an up-to-date OS for several years that can run Pro Tools no problem....that is until Apple starts to require the M1.

albee1952 10-04-2021 02:49 PM

Re: Windows 11 comes out Oct 5th
 
Win10 suits me fine and I will stay right there for the next several years:o

Bob Olhsson 10-04-2021 05:42 PM

Re: Windows 11 comes out Oct 5th
 
One of my clients sent me his spare Mac Mini because he wants me doing his Atmos mastering even if it's on headphones referenced to my mastering monitors.

Lots to think about...

JoelG 10-04-2021 06:06 PM

Re: Windows 11 comes out Oct 5th
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by albee1952 (Post 2615258)
Win10 suits me fine and I will stay right there for the next several years:o

Yes, it is good to point out that Windows 10 will still be supported until 2025. By then most people with systems that don't meet Windows 11 (or 12, who knows) requriements should be due for an upgrade.

I was able to get past the upgrade checker with my computer by enabling the fTPM and Secure Boot..

Joel

EGS 10-04-2021 08:33 PM

Re: Windows 11 comes out Oct 5th
 
No rush for me to change. Does 11 offer any real advantage?


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