The install went fine. I just got wrapped up on a web site PHP programming crisis after getting 11 on (I do the web site for my Jeep club). I'm retired from IBM. Got my first IBM PC on employee discount in 1982. I've been on the bleeding edge of DOS/Windows upgrades for 38 years now, and can't wait for every one of them! [Wrote this on Win 11, Edge browser!]
You can run the third party open checker I linked to above.I can't run the MS update checker. It complains because the computer is on a domain.
I've had a domain at home since NT-4, when I built it to learn domain admin for work. But now that I am retired, I have no need for a domain, so will eventually convert to a peer-to-peer workgroup, to eliminate the overhead of a domain.Once I convert to a workgroup, then I can run the MS update checker.
Microsoft's line in the sand for hardware and Win 11 seems more about vintage that power. If the CPU is more than maybe 3 yrs old, it's not on the approved CPU list. I have a less than 2 yr old gen1 MS Surface Go and it's not 11 approved, only the gen2 Go.I agree about the OS driving the hardware.
Being CHEAP, if I don't have to upgrade the computer, I don't.
And just how much CPU power do you need to do word processing and spreadsheets?
For me, web browsing and photo editing are what takes CPU power.