Windows 11 updates again, here are the news

Windows 11 updates again, here are the news

Windows 11 updates again

Microsoft recently released Windows 11 build 22000.120 Insider Preview which offers a number of small improvements, as well as fixing several bugs encountered by users. The first Windows 11 Preview Build was released in the Windows Insider Program Dev Channel on June 28th, while a build finally arrived in the Beta Channel on July 29th. Preview Build 22000.120 is the first to roll out on both branches at the same time, but some changes will first be tested by developers before hitting the beta channel.

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft said Preview Build 22000.120 has introduced a new Family widget that "allows you to see the recent activities of members of the Microsoft family group", made some small improvements to the user experience and fixed several problems affecting the taskbar, the Start menu and many other aspects of the operating system . Such changes should be available on both channels. The updated Microsoft Store, however, will initially be limited to the Dev Channel. The company said it hopes to "begin rolling out this Store update to Insider Beta Channel members if no blocking issues are discovered in the Dev Channel," but without providing a specific date.

Credit: Microsoft The update also adds automatic scrolling in the Spotlight area shown on the Microsoft Store home page, a new game details page, which allows developers to share more images with potential buyers. and a new dialog for ratings and reviews that "made it easier to provide product feedback". Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.120 is now available through the Windows Insider Program. Its distribution in both the Dev and Beta channels means that most members of the Insider program can now test this latest version of Windows 11.

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Windows 11 upgrades are about to get less confusing

Windows 11 is available in public beta right now. You can install it on your machine and test the redesign and new features. There is a huge caveat, however. Not all Windows 10 computers can run Windows 11. That’s quite a controversy that Microsoft caused when it unveiled the Windows 11 hardware requirements a few weeks ago. Some people discovered that even newer machines fail the software upgrade test that Microsoft created. We soon learned that there is a particular type of chip that Windows 10 PCs need to have enabled to run Windows 11. It’s called the TPM (Trusted Platform Module), without which Microsoft won’t let you upgrade to Windows 11. The good news is that TPM issues have a simple fix, and you might not have to do anything to apply it.

Why do I need TPM for Windows 11?

As we’ve already explained, one of the key features Microsoft focused on for Windows 11 was security. That’s why you need the TPM 2.0 chip. TPM performs hardware-based processes related to encryption. It also protects the device against attacks and secures the boot process.

Your desktop or laptop probably has TPM, but it might not be enabled. You’ll need to enable TPM functionality on your device so that it can pass the Windows 11 hardware requirements check. Microsoft already confirmed that you can’t bypass its restrictions. You can’t install the new operating system until your PC passes the health check test.

Enabling TPM on a PC is relatively easy. You’ll have to go into BIOS to do it. It might be under a strange name, like Intel PTT or AMD PSP fTPM. Or you can just wait for automatic updates.

Asus enables TPM on supported motherboards

Computer owners rocking Asus motherboards are in luck, as the company has released BIOS updates with automatic TPM support. The update applies to various chipsets, The Verge reports. That includes computers running on Intel Kaby Lake processors from 2017. It’s not just Intel, as the updates also support AMD systems.

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The updates will enable TPM on your machine, so you won’t have to do anything else. Assuming that was the issue blocking your Windows 11 upgrade, then you should be able to run the OS once the BIOS update is installed. Again, you’ll still have to pass Microsoft’s PC Health Check app after the BIOS update. If you still get error messages, then different hardware issues might be holding you back.

You can read all about the supported Asus motherboards at this link. As before, you’ll just have to look for TPM and enable it yourself — it’s actually quite simple. If your computer runs on a different motherboard, better check with the manufacturer if you encounter problems. But plenty of motherboard makers have already announced that their old designs support Windows 11 TPM requirements.

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