Windows 11 and MuseScore, so far

• Nov 24, 2021 - 23:41

Well, using a registry hack I have been able to put W11 on a laptop who's only problem with w11 is the older CPU. The first time Windows opened I fired up MuseScore. Nothing for the longest time. When MS finally did open, it worked just fine. Although when I minimized it, the UI minimized but the splash screen stayed. So I restarted and tried again. And again it took over 30 to 45 seconds to open. This time when I minimized, the splash screen did not remain. Open Shot also took a long time to open. Audacity opened fine. So far, my paid software opens.
Installing W11 the way I did brings up possible security update warnings. I've been able to see and install Camulative updates, so we'll see.
I'll continue to post in this thread as I find out more.
The main thing is that MuseScore works in W11.


I forgot. The only way I can get it to open is to right click on the icon and run as administrator. I'll figure that out later. It is opening quicker as the OS breaks in.

In reply to by bobjp

And I'm back.
This upgrade to W11 was made on an HP version of W10. It never quite worked well. I wanted to put an SSD in the computer. The SSD was smaller than the OE HDD. I swapped drives and loaded W10 from Microsoft. I loaded MuseScore and other software and used the computer for a month. Everything worked. So I decided to try the upgrade again. This time, everything worked right out of the box.

It's possible that I could have gone to W11 directly on the new drive. But I wanted to try the upgrade route. Also I didn't want to half to reload everything.

The point is that MuseScore works on W11 for me just as well as on as it did on W10. I had to double check several MuseScore settings. The upgrade changed some of them. My observation about MS not working because of OS problems was at least true in part.

Feel free to ask if anyone needs help. I will check my system and report back to you.

In reply to by bobjp

But as always with a new version, stuff is moved around and looks a bit different.

Indeed, and sometimes it seems to me that stuff gets moved around just for the sake of moving stuff around -- e.g., to justify keeping some folk on the payroll.
BTW: When Microsoft went with Windows 10 (from Windows 8 and skipped over 9) it was touted as "the last version" we'll ever need. Oh well...

In reply to by Jm6stringer

Yeah, Oh Well.
I've used every version since W95. They all work. At my age, things getting moved around isn't a bad thing, as such. They say learning new things helps keep your brain active. W11 is supposed to be way better against ransomware. This PC may not have the proper CPU to take advantage of that. A lot of folks think it's just a way to sell new computers.

In reply to by bobjp

"At my age" and you only started using Windows at W95? I started at 2.01 (1987, I think) and it was rubbish. Come 1991 I still didn't like Windows and installed MSDos 6.2. Only when Windows 3.1 came along (1992 ) did it start to take shape as a proper GUI. I then tried Win 95 and Win XP then switched to Ubuntu.

In reply to by underquark

Yes 3.1 was used by a company I worked for. My wife owned a 3.1 computer. We told a sales person that we were thinking of doing music on it and he was aghast because he said we would need a 1 gig hard drive. But 95 was on the first computer I owned. myself. Tried Ubuntu for a while. To fiddley. And hard for me to use. I know many international corporations use it. Everyone else in the family uses Mac. Sigh.

In reply to by bobjp

FWIW, I took the plunge and updated my several-year-old Surface Pro 6 from Windows 10 to 11 a few weeks ago. No issues whatsoever. with MuseScore or anything else. Generally things run a bit smoother, seems better at memory management. Taskbar & start menu look a bit different. Not much of an adjustment that I've noticed otherwise.

As for history with Windows, my initial PC experience was pre-Windows - MS-DOS. But I heard nothing but bad things about Windows until 3.1, so I stuck with MS-DOS until then. Well, that and a series of other systems, such as the Atari ST, which of the "big three" systems with GUI interfaces pre-Windows (along with Mac & Amiga) was the one that seemed most geared for musicians - built-in MIDI ports! Since then I've gone back and forth between Windows as well as Linux and ChromeOS as my main machines, but I don't think I've ever not had a Windows computer somewhere.

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