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Anyone tried Windows 11


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Well everytime I switch on my laptop I get the Windows 11 upgrade, just wondered if anyone had tried it yet, and how compatable it was with their setup and drivers cheers iwols

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Dangerously, out of boredom on Sunday I upgraded my remote observatory PC to windows 11, and yes remotely.  I was a little nervous, panicking after I pushed the upgrade button about my rash decision.  However, nearly everything worked, including windows RDP, SGP, PHD2, PWI3 (Planewave delta-T and EFA), The SkyX64, Pegasus Astro Utility Platform, ASCOM, SIPS (Moravian), and a few others.

I have however encountered 1 issue.  When I power up my devices, my SX Lodestar CCD somehow clashes with my Moravian G3 CCD camera and the Lodestar produces a unrecognised USB device error (never witnessed under Win10).  If I recycle the Lodestar CCD USB port via my Pegasus (which takes about a second), it is instantly recognised and all is good.  I have run 2 all night remote imaging runs with SGP, on M13 since, and had no issues.  In fact I scheduled SGP to start at 23:30, went to bed and happily found 48 image (12xLRGB) on my PC the next  morning, with my scope parked, camera warmed up and guiding stopped.

Alternatively if I power my Moravian up after the Lodestar has connected, this also resolves the issue.  Not sure how this would have been accomplished without a Pegasus or MHP.

The sensible option would of course been to wait until someone else tested and learn from their issues!

 

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I treated myself to a new Alienware laptop for Christmas and it came with win 11 installed.  So far it's been running with no issues although I haven't transferred across all my astro related software. I got it mainly for processing power and so far it has been running PixInsight and DSS without any problem.  I'm also running the AsiAir Pro via Blue Stacks,  and Stellarium again no problems with either yet.  What I haven't done is loaded up the likes of my printer drivers and various other non astro related stuff.  Im trying to keep this laptop as a dedicated image processing & obsy/processing machine -  MS Flight Sim as well :) .  I remember when I changed over to win 10 and my Canon laser printer decided it was no longer compatible - a perfectly capable and otherwise serviceable printer junked!  Anyway so far so good with win 11, very stable too. 

Jim 

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Not my imaging PC but my everyday laptop, it came with W10 and I upgraded to W11 when it was released. Works fine and I have none of the problems I had years ago after upgrading from 7 to 10. The only quirk W11 produces on mine is it won't open the File Explorer if I left click on the icon in the task bar after I start the laptop. Windows momentarily stalls and refreshes after about 5 seconds. I need to right click and select file explorer from the drop down menu and then it open. After I do this once the single left click works fine until I restart the laptop and have to repeat. A small irritation I can live with.

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I upgraded. No issues, except that the task bar is locked to the bottom of the screen, whereas I have always preferred to orient it along the left edge.

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Upgraded fine with no problems.

Also has the benefit for me of running the latest version of Fire capture, where as in Windows 10 it would crash repeatedly for some reason and I had to use an earlier version.

 

 

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Given the lodestar issue above, I rolled back to Win10 and the issue disappeared with the Lodestar now instantly recognised and no need to recycled the USB port.

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On the latest (insider program) update the systray is gone. You have to select individual items in taskbar setting for them to show on the taskbar.

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I purchased a Beelink U59 and it came with Windows 11 Pro pre installed. I installed all my usual ASCOM 6.6, NINA, APT, Sharpcap, ZWO Drivers, Pegasus Drivers, RisingCam drivers, GSS Server, Stellarium, ASI Studio, ASTAP and have not had any issues.

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On 01/05/2022 at 22:14, Mr Spock said:

On the latest (insider program) update the systray is gone. You have to select individual items in taskbar setting for them to show on the taskbar.

Things like this are why i wont be upgrading until win10 support ends, and probably not soon after that either. I hate it when windows just decides to change a feature without asking!

Can you remove auto updates in win11? I have done so with registry edits in my win10.

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22 hours ago, Skipper Billy said:

Upgraded a while ago - zero issues - it just looks like a 'Fisher Price' version of W10 - childish fonts etc.

😀 Nice one David, that perfectly sums up my feelings about the Win11 UI 

 

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A couple of things that annoy me about W11. Whenever I get a major update, I have to:

  • re install Equalizer pro to get my sound right
  • edit the registry to get 'copy to' and 'move to' back in the context menu

What - do they think people no longer move files around?

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3 hours ago, Mr Spock said:
  • edit the registry to get 'copy to' and 'move to' back in the context menu

What - do they think people no longer move files around?

It might vary from version to version but on mine copy and move are shown as symbols not words at the top of the context box.  Before I spotted that I found that right clicking a second time brought up those commads as words not symbols. Weird ....

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