Items tagged with windows 11

Among the requirements for installing Windows 11 are two security features: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0 and Secure Boot. As we’ve documented before, it’s possible to sidestep these requirements and force a Windows 11 install or upgrade anyway. Microsoft even published a registry hack to give users this... Read more...
Microsoft has been getting cozy with Android ever since the company ditched its own mobile OS plans. Not only does Microsoft make a line of Android phones, but it has also Android built into Windows itself. Now, the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) is getting a big update to the latest version of the OS, Android... Read more...
As you already know, it's important to keep your Windows PC updated and patched to protect against the latest security threats, as well as to ensure you have access to the latest features and capabilities. And as you probably also know, Microsoft's updates sometimes inadvertently cause more problems than they solve... Read more...
It looks like there is now a solution for Windows users who have been seeing too much of the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) recently. If you are a Windows 10 or Windows 11 user, and your system uses one of the popular modern Intel wireless adapter hardware solutions for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a new driver is... Read more...
Juggling a bunch of windows can be a pain, even with the UX enhancements in Windows 11. Microsoft is helping to reduce the clutter with the recently released tabbed file explorer, and now it appears another core app is getting tabs. According to a now-deleted Tweet, Microsoft is on the verge of releasing a version of... Read more...
Microsoft often has a hiccup or two after some initial releases of its ubiquitous operating system. The 2022 update to Windows 11, labeled 22H2, is no different. Unfortunately for some consumers, the issues are with gaming performance, but Microsoft is aware of the issue and working on it. Microsoft, however, was... Read more...
Microsoft teased the next version of DirectStorage technology back in mid-October, saying that it was "coming soon." Well, the developers weren't kidding around, because it's barely three weeks later and DirectStorage 1.1 is now available and ready to use. Despite the small version number increment, DirectStorage 1.1... Read more...
AMD has issued an advisory regarding reported Windows 11 versus Windows 10 performance deltas in certain games with its newly minted Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors. While the company has not observed any usual performance characteristics so far (and neither have we, for that matter), it is looking claims by... Read more...
One of the biggest features of the Windows 11 2022 Update was the addition of Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA). This unlocked the capability of using Android apps somewhat natively on Windows 11 devices, very much like Windows Subsystem for Linux. Microsoft seems to be going all in on Android, because Android 13 is... Read more...
Microsoft rolled out the latest major update to Windows 11 with the 2022 update in September. On October 18th, the Redmond giant unlocked a number of highly anticipated features for those who have already installed it. Quite possibly the most anticipated feature now unlocked is File Explorer tabs. The feature is... Read more...
Microsoft likes to claim that every new edition of Windows is the best Windows ever. With numerous added features and improvements, we can't say they're always wrong, but we can also say performance sometimes takes a hit. After all, tacking on more features will use up more hardware resources, but it's possible not... Read more...
According to user reports, the most recent 22H2 update to Windows 11 seems to be breaking remote desktop features. This is rather unfortunate considering many system administrators and organizations rely on the remote desktop software for application access or server management. The reports state that the remote... Read more...
The first major update to Windows 11 (version 22H2) brought with it some nifty new features and security upgrades, but unfortunately it also caused major headaches for some GeForce owners. Complaints included dropped framerates, game stuttering, broken G-Sync functionality, and other annoying issues. Fortunately... Read more...
Microsoft has begun rolling out its first major update for Windows 11 (taking it to version 22H2), and as you might have guessed, it's causing issues on some PCs. In particular, gamers with GeForce graphics cards have logged a spattering of complaints ranging from unstable framerates and significantly degraded... Read more...
Windows 11 has definitely had its ups and downs since its release almost a year ago. Certain features like easier descriptions of privacy settings were definitely a step up, though things like making it more difficult to select your default web browser, mail client, or other default apps were absolutely a step down... Read more...
Windows 11 is gaining steam among gamers, or more specifically, is adding more Steam gamers to its ranks. That's according to Valve's latest Steam survey data, which contains a wealth of statistics for the digital distribution platform. The recently updated figures show that Windows 11 adoption on the platform grew by... Read more...
Windows 11 has some great features to it. As the latest in Microsoft's operating system repertoire, it is also getting a whole host of awesome features with patches regularly. However, the Redmond software giant has regularly emphasized that they really want you to use a Microsoft account with your... Read more...
If you feel like you're serving as a tech guinea pig for the rest of us, running with Windows 11 as your daily OS driver, well, good on you. The officially-released OS does come with a few nice renovations, like the mostly-unified Settings applet, DirectStorage support, and under-the-hood improvements for Intel's... Read more...
Do you ever find yourself running way too many apps on your Windows computer? We sure do, with our writing, our browsers, our image editors, calculator, chat applications, music apps, and the list goes on. It is pretty easy to watch the taskbar real estate slowly start to disappear over time. Fortunately, Windows 11... Read more...
Microsoft has released a preview of its KB5015882 update for Windows 11. This update is part of the new monthly ‘C’ updates, which arrive around this time every month, previewing feature updates which will be rolled into the following month’s Patch Tuesday release. This month, the update might be eagerly acquired by users, as it includes a Read more...
Windows 11 has been a contentious launch for Microsoft. Historically speaking, when users are dissatisfied with the latest Windows release (Windows 95, Windows ME, Windows Vista), the next release is usually met with relative enthusiasm. Yet, while Windows 10 isn't exactly beloved by most users, Windows 11 isn't... Read more...
An annoying Outlook bug has seemingly crawled out of the woodwork again, after having pestered users around this same time last year. In a recently posted support document, Microsoft said it is investigating an issue that is preventing Outlook Desktop on Windows 11 from displaying recent emails in search results. The... Read more...
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