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Discussion in 'PC' started by Lily Adler, Jun 19, 2021.

  1. Lily Adler Politically Delicious (she/her)

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    Looks like MS goes by the TPM of your computer to determine if your system can run Windows 11.

    With Windows 11, some PCs may be left behind because of TPM, and it's causing a lot of confusion | Windows Central

    TPM 1.0 is no longer listed as compatible which would mean PCs from before 2016 may no longer be compatible.

    Ugh Secure Boot isn't enabled on my PC is why I can't get the update and when I try to go into the BIOS it's null (cannot be enabled or disabled) . I heard disabling Legacy boot and enabling UEFI may correct this, but I'm not sure. Worst case is I have to restore the BIOS to factory defaults to do it.
     
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    I think thats what cool for me with this is this doesn't seem such a big change. They are changing the User Interface but it won't feel like such a big transition from Windows 10. I just got a new pc less than 12 months ago. At first I was like "ugh why now". But then its a free update. I just hope my pc gets all the requirements for the Windows 11 upgrade. If not, it doesn't seem like a big loss as this appears (from.the reactions I've seen online) more of an interface change.

    I have to make a Microsft account though which I have been avoiding to do and I always get a notification for that.everytime I open my pc.
     
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    @geetard or @DKDetective any help on my BIOS situation. This is my HP Omen Pro I used for college and work.

    Again every time I'm ready to upgrade my ****ing PC there's a shortage that jacks up the prices. I was going to do a Ryzen build over my initial Intel i5/3070 build.

    Also I've given up for now on designing my own case. Funds are not accessible right now.
     
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    Have you executed tpm.msc in Start > Run? Check if it's not already enabled before going into the BIOS.

    I looked at the HP website and TPM 1.2 is supported on your Omen Pro. Although you should be able to upgrade to Win11 since 1.2 is the minimum, the CPU is not supported. My mobo supports TPM 2.0 but my 6600K is not supported. So we're **** out of luck (for now hopefully).

    As for your BIOS situation, generally UEFI mode is recommended since it introduces some security features and has better boot times especially with an SSD. Honestly, if you use Win10 or any modern Linux distro, there's no reason to use legacy mode. Also, UEFI has a sexier user interface. :o
     
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    Did that and no Secure Boot is not enabled. Legacy is on. I'm going to disable it in BIOS and reboot and see if it allows me to enable/disable secure boot. According to MS's app, this is the only requirement I need to get the download. But I trust you more.
     
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    Disabled Legacy but somehow the SSD on my computer is legacy only and not uefi.
     
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    I think it's because your SSD is an MBR disk instead of a GPT disk.

    Open a command in admin and run: diskpart, then list disk. See if there's an asterisk under the GPT column for your SSD.

    You can convert from MBR to GPT in you want:
    Change a Master Boot Record (MBR) into a GUID partition table (GPT) disk

    Obviously, you'll lose everything so back up your files first.
     
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    At this point, I may wait for 11 to start coming out later than do this. I'm computer savvy, but I'm not confident enough in my abilities to do it. I have a back up on a 1TB hard drive and a Windows recovery tool.
     
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    Got'cha.

    There's also third-party tools like MiniTool Partition that can easily do this within 2-3 clicks if you want something more user-friendly than a command-line interface. :yay:
     
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    I've done command line and have played with multiple Linux distros and used to use a MSDOS computer when I was a kid. But a GUI any day.
     
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    So anyone else bracing themselves for Alexa replacing Cortana in Windows 11? Like MS will recommend Alexa to users through the Microsoft Store?
     
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    They've disabled the requirement for dev builds it seems. So once the full release is out, TPM requirement will be enforced.

    It's a 20-dollar module that you can install on your mobo if it's not available so I'm not too worried about that. However, the CPU requirement could quite be problematic...

    Alexa, Cortana, Siri, Bixby, Celia... Whatever the name is, I'll just disable the feature. :sly:
     
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    Oh you didn't hear the rumors? Bixby is getting replaced by Sam a VR/3D assistant.

     
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    Out of curiosity, I checked if my mobo had the TPM option and it does and it was a super cheap mobo which was already old when I bought it back in 2016. Gigabyte H110M-S2H.
    So unless one runs an antediluvian computer, it should be of no concern.
     
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    I do wonder when Steam will be added to ChromeOS.

    Ubuntu Unity is interesting to me since I'm one of the wackos who prefers it over GNOME.
     
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    For Nick fans, there's Pear OS which you can pair with a PearBook Pro (a Clevo laptop with a customized lid).

    pearOS - Official Website
     
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    Friend who wanted to try opensource video editors instead of paying for Adobe Premiere is freaking out right now. He downloaded and installed Kdenlive and WIndows is telling him it has a virus when he scans it with Windows Defender and Norton.
     

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