Test For Windows 11 Upgrade

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Follow these general guidelines and specific scenario instructions when testing your app for compatibility for Windows 11.

General Functionality Testing

  1. You’ll need to give your computer a Windows 11 health check before updating to Microsoft’s newest operating system.
  2. It may finally be out after years and years of waiting but not every computer is compatible.
  3. On top of that, with any new OS, there will be kinks and Windows 11 problems are something to keep in mind before making the jump.
  4. However, updating to the OS not only offers a new, modern look, but a ton of features, particularly for multi-tasking.
  5. In fact, you could run Android apps almost natively on it if you wanted to. And, while a fresh install may cost you, you can grab Windows 11 without spending a dime if you’re already running Windows on your device.

Scenario Testing

We recommend that you validate both clean install and Windows upgrade. For the former, the apps should be installed after clean install. For the latter, apps are installed on Windows 10, and the device is then upgraded to Windows 11. Upgrade should complete successfully and all app functionality should be maintained as per the validation guidelines below.

Upgrade

Having come out October 5th, Windows 11 has already made waves.

And, though it’s a great upgrade – you can see what we thought in our Windows 11 review – it does have some caveats like requiring TPM 2.0 for some of its security features.

ActionExpected result
1. Install the application on your systemApplication installs successfully
2. Upgrade the system to the latest Windows 11 buildThe system should be able to upgrade to Windows 11 and the application should function properly on the new version

Virtual Desktop Cascading

ActionExpected result
1. Create multiple Virtual Desktops (min 4, max 9)Virtual Desktops are successfully created
2. Switch to Virtual Desktop 3 by pressing CTRL + win key + ß (or) CTRL + win key + à and launch the applicationVerify that the correct virtual desktop is displayed
3. Select the multi-tasking icon to bring up the Transition view, select the app window, and choose Move to to move it to a different desktopVerify that the app window is cascading and functioning from the new Virtual Desktop
4. Close the Virtual Desktop [CTRL + win key + F4] on which the application windows are runningVerify that the Virtual Desktop is closed and all application windows are assigned to their adjacent Virtual Desktop

Virtual Desktop – Launching Applications from different views

ActionExpected result
1. Set your application window to view/display in 2 Dimensional View, All Apps View, & Fill ViewApplication window represented with a thumbnail must be free from UI artifacts
2. Launch the application by clicking on the thumbnails displayed in different types of viewsApplication should launch without delays or glitches during the transition

Exit App

ActionExpected result
1. Close the application by clicking on the X’ or by right clicking on the icon in the taskbar and selecting Close All WindowsThe application closes and all related application processes end
2. While the application is running, go to Task Manager and exit the application by right clicking and selecting End TaskThe application closes and all related application processes end

Uninstall Application

ActionExpected result
1. Uninstall the applicationVerify that the application uninstalls properly and that all shortcuts are removed

Windows 11 Feature Testing

Aside from the standard validation scenarios, we recommend adding test scenarios specific to Windows 11 that specifically exercise OS changes.

Rounded Corners

ActionExpected result
1. Launch the application and maximize the application windowThe application window launches as normal and the corners are not rounded
2. Make the application window smaller (not maximized)All corners of the app window should be rounded

Snap Groups

ActionExpected result
1. Launch the application and hover over the maximize buttonA set of layout options should appear to enable snapping the application window to the left or right half, or one of the four quadrants of the screen
2. Select one of the snap layoutsThe application window snaps and resizes to fill the corresponding area of the screen
3. Maximize the application window and drag the window to the right or left of the screen to snap the window to one of the quadrants or halves of the screenThe application window snaps and resizes to fill the selected area of the screen

Taskbar

ActionExpected result
1. Pin the application to the Taskbar from the Start menuThe application icon should appear on the Taskbar
2. Launch the application from the TaskbarThe application launches with bounce animations and extended UI shows upon hover
3. Launch a second instance of the applicationThe second app instance launches and a second tab is added to the Taskbar. The extended UI preview shows both windows upon hover
4. Use the extended UI feature to switch between instances of the applicationYou can successfully switch between instances
5. Unpin the application from the TaskbarThe application icon is removed and is no longer visible on the Taskbar
ActionExpected result
1. Pin the application to the TaskbarThe application icon should appear on the taskbar
2. Launch the application from the TaskbarThe application launches with bounce animations and extended UI preview is available on hover
3. Launch a second instance of the applicationThe second app instance launches with a second tab shown in the taskbar; The extended UI shows both window previews on hover
4. Use the extended UI to switch between instancesYou can switch between windows/instances of the application
5. Unpin the application from the TaskbarThe application is removed from the Taskbar