Items tagged with windows 11

PC enthusiasts of a certain age will recall the bad old days before DirectX, when developers who wanted to make use of advanced acceleration hardware in graphics processors had to use a vendor-specific API for it. This meant that your ATI Rage version of Mechwarrior 2 wasn't going to work on your fancy new Rendition... Read more...
If you're a DIY PC enthusiast, then you've probably re-installed Windows countless times. Often, it's simply the fastest and easiest way to fix a broken Windows install, and while you might think that an indictment of Windows itself, Microsoft clearly agrees given the prominence of its "Reset" option alongside... Read more...
If you have Microsoft’s latest Windows 11 update on your PC, you may have to say adiós to your Wi-Fi connectivity. Several educational institutes report that Microsoft’s latest December update KB5033375 is breaking Wi-Fi support on some student laptops. Microsoft has not acknowledged the issue yet, but it has become a... Read more...
One of the telltale signs that your PC has become ill with a virus is an unexpected slowdown in performance. Various forms of malware can sometimes feast on your system's resources, whether it's a hidden cryptocurrency miner, keylogger, or something else. Ironically, a recent update to Avira's antivirus software is... Read more...
Microsoft continues to go all in with AI, announcing that Copilot will be receiving the addition of a new DALL-E 3 model and GPT-4 Turbo along with several other features. Windows 11 users can expect to see these improvements in 2024. Moreover, Microsoft will also be making Copilot available to anyone with a web... Read more...
This month marks the two-year anniversary of Windows 11 and by the numbers, many of you reading this on a Windows PC are rocking Microsoft's latest-generation operating system. However, even more of you are running Windows 10. A lot more, as it turns out—around three out of every four Windows PCs have Windows 10... Read more...
As the saying goes, no matter how much CPU, RAM, or storage you have, developers will find a way to use it. That doesn't necessarily mean that the way will be good or useful, mind you. According to some folks, Windows 11's File Explorer is notoriously slow even on fast systems with quick NVMe storage. Directories with... Read more...
Microsoft’s latest preview update for Windows 11, marked as "KB5029351", is crashing some PCs running current-generation computer hardware and creating BSODs with a stop code saying “unsupported processor”. Based on user reports, the issue appears to be primarily affecting systems with current-generation MSI... Read more...
Despite the fact that Microsoft’s Dynamic RGB lighting software is still in the testing stage with Windows Insiders, a tool has appeared that allows you to test the new RGB software without signing up for Microsoft’s Windows Insider program. The program is easy to use, and it only requires a couple of terminal... Read more...
A very powerful internal testing tool was accidentally shared with the public by Microsoft, known as the StagingTool, which has the ability to unlock hidden features of preview builds of Windows 11. As a result, users can now circumvent any attempts from Microsoft to hide certain features from Windows Insiders... Read more...
Microsoft has shared some significant updates to the Windows 11 Preview Build Beta Channel. The most noteworthy additions in these releases for most users are a "modernized File Explorer," the inclusion of Dynamic Lighting for attached RGB LED peripherals, and improvements to Windows Ink. Before going on, it is... Read more...
If you run Windows 11 on your gaming PC, you may have noticed weird performance issues in your keyboard & mouse games: a strange stuttering, particularly when you're moving the camera. That's not actually a performance issue, or at least, it's not the usual kind of performance issue. Instead, what you're noticing is a... Read more...
Windows 11's minimum system requirements, according to Microsoft, include a UEFI system with a supported processor, 64GB of available disk space, a compatible DirectX 12-capable graphics processor, and at least 4GB of memory. Four gigabytes isn't a lot of RAM these days, and a lot of techy types would probably sneer... Read more...
Did you know that you can run Android apps directly on Windows 11? You don't have to use an emulator like Bluestacks; you can just load the app and run it in a window like any other application. The "catch" to this wondrous feature is that only certain apps are available, and you have to get them through a special version of the Amazon Appstore Read more...
If you use Windows 11, how's your SSD doing? Ever since March of this year, users have been complaining of drastically reduced write performance on solid-state drives due to Windows updates, and the issue has gotten progressively worse. If you've felt like your system is slowing down over time this year, this could be... Read more...
Microsoft is all-in with generative AI. After adding ChatGPT to Bing, Microsoft announced at the Build conference in May that the AI tool was coming to Windows 11 as "Copilot." Now, the first version of Copilot is rolling out. However, it won't arrive on the version of Windows 11 most people are using. If you want an... Read more...
It took over a month but Microsoft has now confirmed what some Windows 11 users have already known since May's Patch Tuesday update—there's a File Explorer bug that is causing unusually high CPU utilization on some PC setups. On the bright side, it's a very specific scenario in which the bug rears its ugly head, which... Read more...
Microsoft recently unveiled its Windows Copilot feature during its Build 2023 event, making Windows the first PC platform to provide centralized AI assistance for its customers. Along with first- and third-party plugins, Copilot is meant to help users focus on bringing ideas to life while collaborating with others... Read more...
As more people begin to adopt Windows 11, Microsoft is aiming to make the experience even better with the help of AI. The company sees AI as being the defining technology of our time and developers being at the forefront of this transformation. With that in mind, the team at Microsoft has announced new tools to help... Read more...
In a recent Windows developer blog post, Microsoft announced it will finally be adding RGB control software to Windows 11, 5 years after we first saw our first hint that Microsoft was building Windows RGB lighting controls back in 2018. Microsoft is calling its new RGB tool Dynamic Lighting, and it will be able to... Read more...
Microsoft is testing a huge wave of new features in its latest preview build for Windows 11, version 22621.1776. The update adds over twelve additional features overall, with some of the largest including Contrast Adaptive Brightness Control (CABC) to increase battery life on OLED devices, a USB4 hub page, and a new... Read more...
Windows 11 Settings could potentially be a new place to harbor more advertisements, because Microsoft still thinks nothing encourages folks to purchase their products more than in-your-face advertising. In the past year, Windows 11 have begun testing and/or incorporating ads within the OS, such as in the Start menu... Read more...
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