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Hi all,

I am using Windows 10 on my machine that I use to develop my tools. Regularly I get a notification that Windows 11 is ready for my machine, but until now I have hesitated to install it since Windows 10 works fine. How are the experiences of other developers with Windows 11? Do the FS design tools you regularly use work fine? Do older sims (like FSX) still work fine?
 

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I switched to Windows 11 as soon as it was available, and I've not had a lot of problems. Notably, GMax doesn't work with it. I don't think FSDS works with it either.
 

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I haven't noticed the transition at all. In fact, I still get surprised when I see a W11 update notice, because I think I'm still on 10.

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Maybe it is because System Info says, "Version 10.0..." Also, FSDS works here, AI Boats Traffic Tool, AI Traffic Editor, AirWrench, DXTBmp...
 

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This is not what you're asking Arno, but I'm about to run an upgrade to Windows 11 in the next few days. As a backup in case it all goes TITSUP (Totally Unable To Support Usual Performance), I've cloned my C: drive. Doing so would allow you to test everything on Windows 11 without worrying about something going [see above] 😄
 
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Absolutely no issues here.

Dick, I don't use GMax but I do have it installed (I once had ambitions to use it!) and it appears to work ok on my system.

Edit: I have seen reports elsewhere that FS9 can be a bit temperamental on W11, but again I've had no problems that weren't also apparent in W10.
 
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Hi Arno, I've been using Win 11 since April. No real big issues, but it takes a little tweaking. FS9, MCX, LIbrary Creator, ADE, SBuilder, Sketchup 8, Blender 2.79b, work ok with the following comments.
1) FS9 looks great in full screen mode, lots of jaggies in windowed mode. Probably fixable in graphics settings. Odd bug in full screen mode when you use the Alt key to bring up the sub menu first time is ok but after that sub menu disappears after a second or so.
2) Gmax does work but you need to run gmax resgistration work around. I have not tried exporting with the gamepack.
3) You need MSXML 4.0 sp3 to run bglcomp. You probably already have it so no worries there.

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My GMax work-around was a bootable memory stick with Windows 10 and GMax on it. Dual bootable windows 11 and 10 also works for that.
 

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Thanks for all the info. Guess I might update in the near future as well.
 
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