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WINDOWS 11 ILLEGALLY REMOVES SOFTWARE

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Microsoft is now removing P2P programs, mining programs and the like illegally from Windows. I use P2P to distribute Linux and other open source packages I use. I have also noticed several other compatible programs disappeared from the machine. This is illegal and tampering with a machine like this is a violation of the Criminal …

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WINDOWS 11 UNRESPONSIVE

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This morning I found Windows 11 to be unresponsive enough to warrant a hard reset. This suggests that Windows 11 is still a tad rough for general distribution. Pretty much every mooring the machine has to be rebooted to recover stability. Microsoft Office 2019 which is based on the .NET framework has crashed repeatedly. Outlook …

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WINDOWS 11 MEDIA CREATION NOW AVAILABLE

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The Media creation tool for Windows 11 is now available. The media creation tool can update a USB stick or make an ISO for burning a DVD to recover from a disaster. Its advisable to keep the USB stick safe in case of problems. Windows 11 will of offered to those who have a machine …

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WINDOWS 11 PC HEALTH APP

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Microsoft has released a new PC Health App for Windows 11. Now the app gives users a clearer picture of their machines to see what is needed. The earlier app was criticized as useless and this lead to a lot of criticism on various forums and in the media. The new app now it provides …

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TESTING WINDOWS 11 HYPER-V GEN 2

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Hyper-V has two options, the old generation 1 virtual machine is fine for Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7. Windows 8 and above can use secure boot etc so the generation 2 virtual machine is a more modern platform with a richer BIOS etc. Hyper-V etc are hard to find. They are now in …

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PLAY TESTING GAMES WITH WINDOWS 11 BETA

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I have been play testing games with Windows 11 beta which is still a month or so from RTM. Windows 11 is still a tad unstable for final release but Redmond is working hard to make the release possible on time. No doubt when general availability surfaces that more issues will be identified. With over …

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THE WINDOWS 11 TPM AND GAMING

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One of the factors that will affect some miscrants is that the TPM can enforce gaming bans more easily. Several of my friends have VAC bans on their accounts, not sure why but they are perpetual. At present the TPM is used to mange the secure BOOT to protet Windows from malacious attacks. Rootkits are …

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WINDOWS 11 AND SECURE BOOT

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Windows 11 in addition the demand for a TPM 2.0 device is also dependant on the secure boot feature in the UEFI BIOS. Secure boot is separate from the TPM in the BIOS. Secure boot is simply a mechanism to load windows securely so that signed components are loaded to prevent malware from entering. Secure …

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WINDOWS 11 UPGRADES WINDOWS 7 UP

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While users of Windows 7 and 8 will need a clean install, Windows 11 will still accept Windows 7 and 8 keys. Starting with Windows 8.1 keys in mobile machines are stored in the UEFI. For those who lack a TPM 2.0 device Windows 10 will be supported through 2025. TPM modules for AM3 machines …

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WINDOWS 11 STORE VERY COMPETITIVE

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The new Windows Store in Windows 11 is very competitive. The cost for vendors is lower than almost all other vendors. Third-party app stores are already a thing on Windows, and there’s little Microsoft can do about it. Windows still remains open for game companies loaders etc. Recent figures suggest Steam is bringing in several …

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