Category: windows 11

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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UEFI BIOS UPDATE AND WINDOWS 11

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Modern machines have used a UEFI BIOS for a long time. The advantages are several fold but the primary one is the ability to use a larger than 2TB system volume. Windows 11 is is bigger than Windows 10 and it can squeeze into a 64GB SSD. Realistically Windows is much better off with 128GB …

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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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