Windows 11 Field Guide


Customize Your Privacy Settings

Like its predecessor, Windows 11 gives you numerous privacy-related options to configure. You are prompted…


Windows 11 Personalization First Steps

After you complete a clean install or have signed into a new Windows 11 PC…


Overcome Windows 11 Setup Annoyances

Windows 11 requires individuals who configure a PC for personal use to connect to the…


Upgrade to Windows 11 on Unsupported Hardware

Though Windows 11 is largely identical to Windows 10 internally, Microsoft changed the hardware requirements…


Step-By-Step: The Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE)

The Windows 11 Out of Box Experience (OOBE) is part of Windows Setup, and it's…


Clean Install

You use a wizard-based application called Windows Setup to install and configure Windows 11. This…


Upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11

If your PC hardware is compatible and you're lucky, Windows Update will simply offer you…

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What’s Missing in Windows 11

While Windows 11 is, in many ways, an improvement over Windows 10, it is also…


What’s New and Familiar in Windows 11

Microsoft describes Windows 11 as being "fresh and familiar," and while that sounds paradoxical, it's…


Create Windows 11 Install Media

Before you can install or upgrade to Windows 11, you need to have the Windows…


Windows 11 Hardware Requirements and Recommendations

Windows 11 has stricter hardware compatibility requirements than its predecessor, the first time that's been…


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