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Author Archives: Gordon Mah Ung

Mandatory Microsoft accounts for Windows 11 Home might be a good thing

Are you still typing in all-caps BECAUSE WINDOWS 11 HOME WILL FORCE USERS TO HAVE A MICROSOFT ACCOUNT? Lighten up.I, like you, detest being forced to have an account just to use every new Microsoft product. It feels like a […]

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Why Windows 11 is leaving so many PCs behind (it’s not just TPM)

If you’re still wondering just why your relatively recent computer may get abandoned by Windows 11, it’s likely because your CPU’s performance would take a nose dive when all of the security features in the new operating system are enabled.Microsoft […]

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What is a TPM and why isn’t mine working?

If you’re like most people, you didn’t think about whether your PC had a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) until Microsoft made it part of its system requirements to run Windows 11, the upcoming new version of its operating system. We’ll […]

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Intel: You don’t need to disable Hyper-Threading to protect against the ZombieLoad CPU exploit

If you’re in a panic to figure out how to turn off Intel’s Hyper-Threading feature to prevent ZombieLoad, the latest Spectre-like CPU security exploit, then take a deep breath—Intel’s official guidance does not actually recommend that. The bad news? None of […]

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