Windows 11 Crashed My Surface Pro

I’d planned to give you a first look at Windows 11 in this article. As a member of the Windows Insider Program, I have early access to builds. Windows 11 is now in the beta stage and is supposed to be stable.

The upgrade went off without a hitch. I did a little web surfing and opened a Word document. It seemed to work fine and I couldn’t detect any real differences from Windows 10 other than cosmetic.

Then I tried to get some work done. The dang thing would not work. When I tried to write and post website content using the Chrome browser, I received memory errors and was unable to do anything. I thought perhaps the OS didn’t get along with Chrome and switched to Edge. Same problem.

My Surface is a few months old and I have never had a single issue with it until this ‘upgrade. ‘

I looked for updates and I restarted the computer. Same problem. When you upgrade, there is a 30-day option to go back to the old operating system. I decided to go back to Windows 10.

Guess what? It absolutely refused to go back to Windows 10. Error galore. I ended up resetting the whole danged PC. I am not a happy camper.

This is Microsoft’s flagship piece of hardware with absolutely no tweaks to its default operating system. It ought to be able to run its new operating system.

I am not a happy camper. So my advice for the Windows 11 upgrade is to proceed with caution.

4 thoughts on “Windows 11 Crashed My Surface Pro

  1. With your experience, I would not do the upgrade to windows 11 however, how do I stop the upgrade? MS is a monster when it wants to force an upgrade. Please, how do we avoid it?

  2. Cyn, I’ve signed up to receive additional posts for a number of the posts you provide (thank you) yet, have never received any follow-up comments. Thus, either no one makes comments – other than me – or I don’t know how to get to additional comments. Can you help?

  3. Your info and tips are great, but I must take exception to your warning “So my advice for the Windows 11 upgrade is to proceed with caution.”
    As a former alpha and beta windows tester I don’t think it’s fair to judge the final product on a beta version. Beta may be called stable, but not on every platform. Hence the word testing. There will be more glitches to work out before it becomes a release candidate (RC). When most of bugs, not all obviously, are worked out then it will be released into the wild. Of course with the greater number of users there will be more problems that crop up.
    Anyway, keep up the good work.

  4. Cyn, the takeaway from this article is: if you, with your advanced tech skills, have issues with the upgrade, your followers should probably not attempt it.

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