Windows 11 Available For Download

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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/information-protection/tpm/tpm-recommendations


I bet - if someone has nothing else to do - that almost all restrictions can be overridden with registry patches.
Already done. Multiple times over like this one

https://allthings.how/how-to-install-windows-11-on-legacy-bios-without-secure-boot-or-tpm-2-0/

If there isn't an updated already-patched Windows 11 install then there will be. But do you want to trust someone else's hacked version?
 

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Tonight I tried again to validate/convert my system disk from MBR to GPT and it worked !
Good news. Congratulations! :clap

Now when I run the 'whynotwin11' utility pointed by @palombian, everything is OK.
Might as well try MS's own PC Health Checker. There's a link on my Windows Update screen in Settings even though I have it already.

Since Windows 10 will be around another 4 years then there must be something MS really, really, really wants me to have in Windows 11 to nag so much.

Beware of Greeks Bill Gates bearing gifts.
 

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Yes, I see zero reason to upgrade in the near future. Remember Windows 10 doing the forced upgrade thing way before people were ready to accept it (especially the 7 users... 10 was still better than 8.1). The current version of 10 is way better than the train wreck that was released and forced upon people with little warning, especially the non-tech-savvy. It was not a good transition and it looks like 11 is heading the same way.
 

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Aomei is offering its Pro version for FREE today. It must be installed during the time frame seen on the countdown clock on the web page. To get the download link you either log in using Facebook or an email address. They do not ask for any personal data and the email address can be a disposable one. It is a 1 year free registration. Do not know if the offer is for US only or global.

https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/aomei-backupper-pro-6-6-1/#

Back in Post #36 I had suggested several apps to clone a drive, specifically taking a source MBR drive (ex. your MBR Boot drive) and clone it to a target drive (new drive) that you wanted to be GPT partitioned from the start for Windows 11 use. Windows 11 requires a GPT drive booting from UEFI.

Based on reading and not personal usage, my top recommendation for ease of use was Aomei Backup, but you needed the Pro version to do the MBR->GPT conversion on the fly in the cloning process.

Aomei instructions:

https://www.ubackup.com/clone/clone-mbr-to-gpt-disk-4348.html
 
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I'm using AOMEI Backupper Pro since quite a while and run it from an USB stick as a stand alone program, it's easy to use and does the job for me. The USB version can boot since recently from both an UEFI system or with an older BIOS. They offer a separate program 'Partition Assistant' to do all the drive/layout/formatting actions, Macrium would be an alternative.
 

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Macrium would be an alternative.
I could not verify that MBR->GPT conversion on the fly in the cloning process (that fit Artur5's needs the best) could be done by the free version of Macrium. More so, the process I read from Macrium was more involved. The easiest seemed to be Aomei Pro, though you needed the Pro payware version to do it. Luckily, it is free today.

Macrium is an excellent app and the free version of it and Aomei Backup do what most people need it to do well.
 
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