Items tagged with windows 11

Remember when floppy disk drives (FDDs) ruled the day before USB flash drives rendered them obsolete? Mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs) have proven more resilient in the wake of solid state drives (SSDs) making a speedy splash in the storage market, but if Microsoft has its way, OEM system builders will forget all... Read more...
Windows updates are typically supposed to patch security holes, add new features, improve performance, increase stability, or offer some combination of all those things. They're not supposed to leave your PC in worse shape then before they were installed, though that sometimes happens. That's the case right now for... Read more...
The past week, Vancouver was the site of the 2022 Pwn2Own contest, a timed test of skills for hackers and cybersecurity experts. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the contest, and 2022's gathering didn't disappoint. 17 contestants attacked 21 targets, including Apple's Safari browser, Windows 11, and even the... Read more...
Microsoft is thinking about adding "lightweight interactive content" the desktop in Windows 11, starting with a search bar that's been plopped towards the top and aligned in the center. Otherwise known as a widget, Microsoft apparently has several different ones in mind, some or all of which may or may not progress... Read more...
On the 10th of May this year the patch Tuesday updates for Windows started rolling out. Unfortunately, as almost always seems to be the case, there are more and more problems piling up. Of course, the first issue people started reporting was related to servers who use Kerberos and Domain Controllers on server... Read more...
Windows Updates are a great idea, most of the time. Other times they're an annoyance, like when they download and install in the background while you're trying to play a system-intensive game. Or, they are just outright broken for some people. The latter of those seems to be the case for some Windows 11 users... Read more...
In its efforts to make Windows more user friendly and unify the look of various menus and control panels, Microsoft has simplified or even removed a plethora of options in its various versions of Windows. Enthusiasts and power users, however, have long known about a hidden God Mode, which can be enabled using a simple... Read more...
We're roughly half way into April and you know what that means—it's time to patch Windows with this month's Patch Tuesday update (KB5012599 for Windows 10 and KB5012592 for Windows 11), which is doled out on the second Tuesday of every month. This particular one happens to be cram-packed with fixes for over 100... Read more...
If you are missing some of the key features of Windows 10 on Windows 11, Microsoft says you are going to have to be patient. In one case, the company is saying you may be out of luck for good. Microsoft launched Windows 11 as being the most secure and best desktop OS for users. However, the touted operating system... Read more...
Do you remember when Microsoft said Windows 10 is "...the last Windows?" We sure do. It is obvious now that the Redmond software giant has walked back on that claim, as it has since released Windows 11. And apparently, for Windows 11, yet another OS installation could be in your future. According to a recent post... Read more...
Valve is very close to officially supporting Windows 11 on its Steam Deck handheld game console. Future SteamOS and BIOS updates will enable installing Microsoft's latest operating system on Steam Deck, if that's the direction you want to go, though you don't have to wait for a stable release. They're actually... Read more...
Ads in Windows 11 File Explorer? Not on our watch! Ads mistakenly appeared inside Windows 11 File Explorer and have since been disabled. Twitter user Florian B was testing out Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22572 when they noticed an ad inside File Explorer. The ad was for Microsoft Editor and prompted the user to... Read more...
As you navigate the information superhighway known as the world wide web, do you ever think the tabs in your browser might be a nice feature to have elsewhere? Your file browser, perhaps? File Explorer on Windows 11 is finally getting just that feature. As is often the case, Microsoft is taking a page out of the... Read more...
AMD believes it has found the root cause of intermittent performance stutters that some Ryzen PC owners have been experiencing, saying that certain configurations are susceptible a quirk that shows up when the Firmware Trusted Platform Module (fTPM) option is enabled in the BIOS. The company is working on a fix... Read more...
While Microsoft already released Windows 11 back in October and has since been rolling it out to eligible devices, the “Windows as a service” model means that, like Windows 10, Windows 11 will continue to receive relatively frequent updates with substantial changes and new features. These updates first appear in... Read more...
Introduced with Windows 95, the 27-year history of the Windows Start Menu has been rife with tweaks and changes. Take the incorporation of Search, for example, which started with  Windows Vista or Windows 8, when Microsoft tried to eliminate the Start Menu altogether. Today the Start Menu, though no longer labeled... Read more...
Earlier today, we reported on a circumstance in which NVMe SSDs can lose your data, which is a bad situation when you need to preserve said data. However, it turns out that both Windows 11 and 10 have the opposite problem. Sometimes you do want your data to disappear, as when wiping a device clean, but it appears... Read more...
Microsoft first unveiled Windows 11 in June of last year, but the announcement was quickly met with criticism in response to some of the operating system's strict requirements. The requirements make Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0 mandatory even though Microsoft didn’t publish its reference implementation... Read more...
Windows is pretty much ubiquitous with Microsoft. The massive operating system has been part of its ecosystem for more than 35 years. Windows has had its ups and downs, such as a few antitrust suits throughout the US and Europe. For some Windows Pro users, an upcoming update is not much of an upgrade. In a recent... Read more...
A new Insider Preview Build for Windows 11 reveals new features, such as touch gestures and a revamped task manager. Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22557 was released to the Dev Channel yesterday, February 16th. Since Windows 11 released to the public, more and more people have begun adopting it and leaving... Read more...
Windows 11 and Alder Lake are supposed to go pair well like cheese and wine or peanut butter and jelly. And they do, thanks to efforts by both Intel and Microsoft to ensure Alder Lake's hybrid architecture and Thread Director feature are fully utilized in the OS. But guess what? A recent update to the Linux kernel... Read more...
With Google's surprise launch of its Android 13 developer preview last week, developers are already uncovering some very cool features. One noted developer has found that it is possible to run Windows 11 on a Google Pixel 6. While Google may have surprised everyone with its release of the Android 13 developer... Read more...
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