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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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WINDOWS 11

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The boss Satya Nadella at Microsoft introduced Windows 11. While the UI is being modernized the operating system will be largely unchanged. The start screen has been redesigned to be more centered instead of being spread out. Active tiles are now gone. Microsoft details improvements to gaming as part of Windows 11. Improvements include Direct …

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RUNING OUT OF DRIVE LETTERS?

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MS-DOS onward are all built using drive letters. A: and B: historically were floppy disks and C: was the original assigned mount for a hard disk. D: and E: could be used with a SCSI card and additional hard disks. Today a super tower with front panel SATA boxes galore installed could easily run out …

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WINDOWS 10 OCTOBER 2020 UPDATE

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Microsoft has released the October 2020 update for Windows 10 users. There are lots of features available. Getting a new Windows PC? You will enjoy a cleaner, more personalized, out-of-box experience featuring a taskbar specifically curated for you—less clutter and more content that you’ll love. (This experience is limited to new account creation or first …

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FEATURE UPDATE 20H2

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The Feature Update for Windows 10 version 2004 and above and Windows Server version 2004 and above. Prior to being offered this update KB4579311 has to be installed. You also need to have the servicing stack updates so make sure all of the updates are installed. Then after you reboot your machine Windows update will …

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WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2004

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After spending quite a bit longer in the insider test rings, Windows 10 version 2004 has now been released. Windows Hello is now supported as Fast Identity Online 2 (FIDO2) authenticator across all major browsers including Chrome and Firefox. You can now enable passwordless sign-in for Microsoft accounts on your Windows 10 device by going …

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WINDOWS AS A SERVICE

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Prior to Windows 10, Windows was offered with 5 years full support and 5 years extended support. Microsoft wanted to change to Windows as a Service. To increase adoption for Windows 10, Microsoft still accepts Windows 7 and Windows 8 keys to install Windows 10. Machines with Windows 8.1 have the Windows license in the …

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WDDM 2.7

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Microsoft has rolled out a new version of WDDM in the latest insider builds. This new revision provides more performance over previous versions. This will be delivered in Windows 10 version 2004. It is being tested in the insider build 10.0.19041.84 and later. Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling Shader Model 6.5 DirectX 12 Raytracing Tier 1.1 DirectX …

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WINDOWS 7 NOW EOL

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With the updates today, it marks the end of extended support for Windows 7. Compared to Vista, Windows 7 was very popular and the outcome was a huge increase in the number of new computers sold. The one and only service pack was released on February 22, 2011. A platform update for SP1 was released …

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