recent Windows 11 HDXPRT 4 compatibility testing,
we noticed that Adobe now requires a user ID to download the free Adobe
Photoshop Elements 2020 trial. Previously, testers could download the trial
without setting up an account. While setting up an Adobe account is free, this
change might inconvenience some HDXPRT 4 testers. Unfortunately, we don’t
currently know of a way around it. We apologize for the hassle!
week, we discussed
the upcoming Windows 11 GA launch on October 5, and our hope that the transition
period from Windows 10 to Windows 11 will go smoothly for the three XPRTs that
run on Windows 10, HDXPRT 4,
We’re happy to report that so far, we’ve been able to install HDXPRT 4 and
TouchXPRT 2016 on the latest stable preview of Windows 11 without any problems.
For TouchXPRT 2016, we successfully installed the benchmark using both
available methods—directly from the Microsoft Store and through the manual
sideload process—and ran it without issues.
still testing Windows 11 compatibility with the AIXPRT OpenVINO, TensorFlow,
and TensorRT test packages, and will share our findings here in the blog as
soon as possible. Also, because Microsoft might still publish through the
stable preview channel Windows 11 changes that interfere with the HDXPRT 4 or
TouchXPRT 2016 installation or testing processes, we’ll continue to verify each
benchmark’s Windows 11 compatibility up through and beyond launch day.
you’re conducting your own HDXPRT 4, TouchXPRT 2016, or AIXPRT testing on the
Windows 11 beta, you could encounter issues with newly published updates before
we do due to the timing of our update cycles. You could also run into problems
that are specific to your test gear. In either case, please don’t assume that
we already know about the problem. Let us know!
week, Microsoft announced
that the Windows 11 GA build will officially launch Tuesday October 5, earlier
than the initial late 2021 estimate. The update will start rolling out with
select new laptops and existing Windows 10 PCs that satisfy specific system requirements,
and only some Windows 10 PCs will be eligible for the update right away.
Through a phased Windows Update process, additional Windows 10 PCs will be able
to access the update throughout the first half of 2022.
the phased Windows 11 rollout and the pledge
Microsoft has made to continue Windows 10 support through October 2025, it will
likely be a while before the majority of Windows users transition to the new version.
We hope the transition period will go smoothly for the XPRTs. However, because we
designed three of our benchmarks to run on Windows 10 (HDXPRT 4,
we might encounter compatibility issues with Windows 11.
the coming weeks, we’ll be testing HDXPRT 4, TouchXPRT 2016, and AIXPRT on beta
versions of Windows 11, and we’ll test again after the GA launch. In addition
to obvious compatibility issues and test failures, we’ll note any changes we
need to make to our documentation to account for differences in the Windows 11
installation or test processes.
We hope that testers will be able to successfully use all three benchmarks on both OS versions throughout the transition process. If problems arise, we will keep our blog readers informed while exploring solutions. As always, we’re also open to feedback from the community, so if you are participating in the Windows Insider Program and have encountered Windows 11 beta compatibility issues with any of the Windows-focused XPRTs, please let us know!