Yeah, I did this on my last rebuild. It was basically a new computer, new mobo + cpu + gpu. Just kept the case and power supply.
Wanted to see if it would even work, so I put in the same M.2 SSD and Windows 10 booted up fine. It took a little longer than normal, but everything was working.
Check these shots I made. You can add FSR to almost any Windows game on Linux. And the results are decent.
Cyberpunk 2077 loses a little picture quality, but 30% performance boost, and still looks good in motion.
Doom Eternal has...
Windows 11 is running great on the mini PC. Got it setup last night, everything seems to work.
And the install was not that hard, I used the Media Creation Tool to make a USB stick, and then just needed to add a few registry keys during the install.
I prefer this way (as it's Microsoft...
Okay, so I'm installing Windows 11 on this new low-end mini PC I got. Obviously it doesn't have TPM or Secure Boot or anything like that. I'm using a USB stick.
After entering my key, it says this PC is not supported. I found you can open a command prompt, then open regedit, and create these...
I've bought probably like 10 or 15 keys for Windows 10 for my various computers. Granted, I don't buy full retail price, but I'm sure MS gets some money from that.
Plus whatever money they make selling private info they gather, or pushing ads in Bing in the Start Menu, or whatever. They have to...
Yes, they did say that in writing. However, they have been pushing for security, and it makes no sense as a business to withhold security updates from customers (even if they are "unsupported" they are still paying customers).
You won't get the auto-update, and the upgrade tool won't work, but you can do it manually (and still keep your files without a full reinstall).
See the instructions I posted here: https://hardforum.com/threads/windows-11-available-on-october-5.2013419/page-13#post-1045166571
VSR and FSR are completely different things. VSR has been around for many years.
And it works in the opposite direction. VSR allows you to render a game at 4K and play on a 1080p monitor (for higher quality but lower performance).
FSR allows you to play at 1080p and upscale to a 4K monitor...
So I tried DOOM with FSR. It is *really* close to native. Unless looking at the screenshots, it's hard to tell 1080p from 1440p.
There are some small issues, noticeably on very thin lines (like the grating on the left) and also the glow on the blue sign is muted. But overall it looks almost...
Here, I turned the sharpening up to full, definitely looks better.
I mean, there is some quality loss (especially on text) but we are talking 30% performance improvement and it still looks pretty nice.
So I did some tests with FSR and Cyberpunk on Proton. With Linux you can add FSR to any game and it seems to work alright.
I was able to boost performance from 72 fps to 95 fps, and it still looks pretty good. Text is a bit softer, but not unacceptable.
The last image is with the older CAS...
Well the spyware was already at 100%, they couldn't add more...
But, there are actually many new privacy controls in Windows 11. So if you want to spend 45 minutes unchecking boxes, you can get it a lot more private than Windows 10.
Yeah, you can stay on 10 if you like. You are not missing much. I think about the only reason that would be worthwhile is the Auto-HDR for games, but I haven't tried it yet.
And the WSL2 for running Linux is improved, you can run full Linux GUI apps (but I don't know why you'd want to since...
There's not any big new amazing features, but the interface does look nicer and generally it feels more modern.
So far everything seems to work, it's basically Windows 10 with a coat of paint. I don't see any reason not to at least try it.
There are only a select few 7th gen CPUs supported. You can check this list:
I'm guessing your PC isn't on the list, so you can do this registry tweak to get past the check...
Yeah, I stopped bothering to read those sites and videos. Most of it is probably just made up by themselves, or a regurgitated rumor some rando on Reddit made up.
I'll believe it when it is an actual quote from Nvidia or AMD on a reputable website. There is just no point in wasting your energy...