Items tagged with windows 11

Microsoft has put an expiration date on Windows 10—in a mere 16 months, the aging OS will run out of support. That's a problem for Microsoft as the majority of Windows users are still on version 10. The company is apparently hoping to annoy Windows 10 users into upgrading with a number of new nag screens, but it's... Read more...
Microsoft has been trying to kickstart Windows on ARM for years, but this probably isn't what the company had in mind. A modder has revealed that it is possible to get Windows 11 running on the Nintendo Switch. Although, "running" might be a little generous. The OS works, but it barely crawls along on the Switch's... Read more...
Windows insiders should already have received Preview Build 22635.3570, which includes a number of changes and new features. Among these are the ability to duplicate a tab in File Explorer, a pause for Copilot releases pending further refinements, and a fix for an issue where "Global.WindowsMigration" shows up in the... Read more...
Microsoft has begun updating all user’s PCs to start receiving the annoying ads in the Start menu people have been dreading. Fortunately, there is a way to get rid of them. Ads in the Start menu became a conversation earlier this month when they began popping up for Windows Insiders. Surprisingly, the update... Read more...
Working subtle advertisements into products seems to be the way of the future, with platforms like Discord testing the ad waters now as well. However, Microsoft has been well ahead of the curve and has been toying with the idea for quite some time for some of its software products. Now, the Redmond-based company is... Read more...
Do you have a Windows-based gaming handheld? Unless it's an MSI Claw, it almost certainly uses AMD Ryzen mobile hardware. In that case, you might want to hold off on your Windows Updates for a while—assuming you have configured your system with that capability. If you haven't, then you're probably experiencing reduced... Read more...
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...
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