Category: windows 11

MICROSOFT OFFICE AND WINDOWS 11

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I have discs for Microsoft Office 97 onward. Testing Office was met with headaches galore. The 64-bit versions of Microsoft Office are tested where available as the operating system is also 64-bit. Microsoft legally has obligations to fix the defective software, Shrink wrap licenses are not a valid defence. OFFICE VERSION COMPATIBILITY Office 97 Professional …

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WINDOWS 11 IS THE NEW VISTA

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Back when Windows Vista launched it was criticized for being really slow. Vista adoption was poor as most stuck to using Windows XP. The problem is that Microsoft has stuffed the system with so much middleware that performance has been robbed. The .NET framework was developed after Microsoft was forced to abandon Java which was …

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AMD RYZEN CPU DRIVER UPDATE

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AMD released an update for Windows 11 for Ryzen users. The update works wit the HAL and the kernel to allow the L3 cache to operate as expected. The driver is being distributed with windows update so it will be installed automatically. Testing Windows 11 with various benchmarks now show performance is the same as …

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SLOW WINDOWS 11 ROLLOUT

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Microsoft released Windows 11 on October 5, 2021 but they have been slow to release it to eligible Windows 10 users. The reason is that telemetry reports are being used to deal with problems which have emerged since it was released. By being more cautious with the rollout will reduce the problems that exist at …

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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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GAMES INCOMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 11

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Playtesting games takes a substantial amount of time. The vast majority of the existing game collection runs on Windows 11 fine. Unfortunately there are a few games that show one or more errors that prevent the game from ruining. Most game issues are DRM related which has been the bane of PC gamers for a …

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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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