Solving the Windows 11 Upgrade Problems - Episode 316 - Show Notes

Solving the Windows 11 Upgrade Problems - Episode 316

Monday Sep 4, 2023 (00:21:06)


Avram Pilch wrote an article discussing his experience with Windows, highlighting the fact that he uses Windows 10 on his desktop and Windows 11 on his laptop. Despite the majority of Windows users still using Windows 10, Avram encountered a frustrating situation when he logged into his Windows 10 computer and was prompted to install Windows 11, despite his decision to stick with Windows 10. This disregard for his choice by Microsoft irked Avram, as he believes Windows 10 is a valid operating system that will be supported until at least 2025. In the article, Avram also offers a solution to this issue specifically for Windows 10 users.

Avram mentions that 73% of Windows users are still using Windows 10, indicating that a majority of users have not yet made the switch to Windows 11. Some of these users are corporate users whose companies have not switched over. Some are users whose computers are not compatible with the new hardware requirements of Windows 11. However, others have a more practical reason for not updating: Microsoft has not provided a compelling reason for users to upgrade.

He highlights the fact that Windows 10 continues to perform well and is a supported operating system until 2025. He also invites listeners to share any compelling reasons they may have found to upgrade to Windows 11. Overall, the episode suggests that many Windows 10 users have not discovered a convincing motive to transition to Windows 11 other than personal preference or wanting to be on the "bleeding edge" of the industry.

Throughout the episode, Avram emphasizes his journalistic interest in exploring the latest features and updates. He strives to stay informed about the tech world to provide accurate information to his audience. He has a machine running on Windows 11 Insider builds, granting him access to test out the newest features, Avram admits to being occasionally surprised when using other computers lacking the same updates. Scott also notes that he often gets used to features from Windows Insider Dev builds and then gets confused using other Windows 11 computers that do not yet have those features.

He expresses a desire to try out new features like Windows Copilot but acknowledges that some of these features can be underwhelming or fail to live up to the hype. Overall, it is evident that Avram values staying up to date with the latest technology developments and utilizes his journalistic interest to explore and share information about new features and updates.


Scott Ertz


Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.

Avram Piltch


Avram's been in love with PCs since he played original Castle Wolfenstein on an Apple II+. Before joining Tom's Hardware, for 10 years, he served as Online Editorial Director for sister sites Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, where he programmed the CMS and many of the benchmarks. When he's not editing, writing or stumbling around trade show halls, you'll find him building Arduino robots with his son and watching every single superhero show on the CW.

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