Windows 11 – A Brief Video Tour

The following video presents a fairly quick look around the new Windows 11 operating system with an emphasis on main areas of change. The same video can also be viewed on Daves Computer Tips YouTube Channel. If you enjoy the video, please show your appreciation by subscribing and, at the same time, keep up with all of Jason Shuffield’s terrific “How-to” videos. If you don’t like the video, you can always request a refund. Hahaha.

I wish I could replicate Jason’s smooth and professional delivery but, alas, you’ll not only have to put up with my Australian accent but also with me bumbling my way through. Still, we do get there in the end.

Personally, I find Windows 11 aesthetically pleasing. Although I must admit, I didn’t even notice the much-discussed rounded corners. A few features have been removed that I would rather have than not but nothing I would consider to be a deal-breaker. I see no reason to rush into upgrading to Windows 11 but when it’s offered, will you be upgrading or not?

8 thoughts on “Windows 11 – A Brief Video Tour”

  1. Hi Jim,
    I went and took the plunge with Windows 11, since I’m likely to be the one in my family to be asked about it. I’ve installed it on a Dell Inspiron 3793 laptop with no problems at all. I used the Windows 11 Installation Assistant to do so.
    So far, I’ve had no problems. I’ve run all the programs that I had installed in Windows 10 and Windows 11 runs all with no trouble. No problem with lost data either.
    Now it is a matter of learning what is where and how to make any changes. Back to school!

  2. A Summary of my Windows 11 Experience
    – My background is retired from AT&T as Global Network Support 2008 & Tech Support at Canada’s Wonderland in 2011.
    – I have three DELL Laptops XPS 13 9380, Inspiron 14 5402, Inspiron 15 3510
    – When Microsoft started their DEV & BETA Channels for Windows 11, I joined the Channel and my laptops were upgraded to the Beta of Windows 11
    – On Oct 5, 2021 Microsoft announced that Windows 11 was available and I wanted to get out of the DEV & BETA so I decided to create a USB Installation of Windows 11 as a Fresh Installation on all three Laptops.
    – This Refresh of Windows 11 to all three of my Laptops was to clean out all previous Files of older Windows OS.
    – It seemed to work fine for two out of three of my Laptops.
    – The Inspiron 14 5402 somehow didn’t work for the new refresh install of Windows 11
    – The problem was the “Start” ICON wouldn’t launch.
    – I googled the issue and found that this is a problem out there.
    I tried every method at that link of How to Fix ‘Windows 11 Start Menu Not Working’ Issue?
    – It wouldn’t resolve the “Start” failure for my Inspiron 14 5402, so I had a feeling that there were files from previous Installations so it was time to wipe my drive and install Windows 11 on a completely cleaned SSD Drive C:
    – The only place I could find a “Wipe Drive” was in the Bios Settings.
    – That’s when I needed DELL Tech Support to get my SSD C: back to be recognized again.
    – I then installed Windows 11 from the USB. Today, everything is running great on all three Laptops.

    1. Interesting. Thanks for the comment.

      This is the problem with disk wiping software; pretty much all need to be installed and/or do not include a feature to create bootable media. Which means, of course, they are only good for wiping external or secondary internal drives and cannot be used to wipe the system drive.

      DBAN used to be the go-to disk wipe software because the download is an ISO which can then be used to create bootable media. However, DBAN does not work with SSDs so is limited these days. Probably the best option now is to go for one of the free Partition Managers which includes a disk wipe feature plus the ability to create bootable media.

      Anyway, you got there in the end which is good news.

  3. THANK YOU Jim for this guided tour. Now, old codgers that we are, my husband and I will be sticking with Windows 10 for the duration. We’re not against all change, just that which fails to add value. I see nothing here that adds value. This is quite the opposite. It subtracts value. I do not want to give up all the programs pinned to my taskbar, and I’m happy with my mile-long context menu.

  4. Thanks for the video. Now I know I won’t be switching to 11. Rather than add value, IMO, it subtracts. I won’t give up pinned programs and I make good use of that long, long context menu. Why add extra clicks? Maybe within the next four years, they’ll come up with something better. Maybe. I so appreciate Daves Computer Tips for making this decision easy and clear.

  5. Charles Hadden

    I must agree with you Win 11 vid. I believe that after some time and use, we will all find some tricks to return much of the things we lost. I hate it when they think they are smarter than the user or try changing things like names (Power Shell) because ONE FOOL got his feelings hurt and they needed to appease him with something. I need the ‘Type Here to search’ window. I use it constantly. I see you are the only one to mention the changes to the ‘Fill folder’. I hate what they did. Much of this forces us to have to add extra steps to perform ordinary tasks. Or making you really Drill Down to find some common task.

  6. After listing to your video Jim, I can draw the following silly conclusion: Microsoft is focusing less on desktop and laptop usage and more on the cell phone usage, Mindblower!

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