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Re: Windows 11 needs TPM
Jun 28, 2021, 10:16
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Re: Windows 11 needs TPM Jun 28, 2021, 10:16
Jun 28, 2021, 10:16
 
Sheesh, a quick run of the Windows 11 check thing on my three windows 10 comps, only the newest can run windows 11 apparently. Linux it is then for everything but the latest gaming desktop.
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Re: Windows 11 needs TPM
Jun 27, 2021, 13:25
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Re: Windows 11 needs TPM Jun 27, 2021, 13:25
Jun 27, 2021, 13:25
 
Genesys wrote on Jun 27, 2021, 10:51:
From what I've read, Windows doesn't require a physical TPM module if there CPU support for a secure environment via "PTT" or "fTPM" (Intel's and AMD's names). See https://www.tomshardware.com/news/windows-11-tpm-enable-bios-uefi , for example.
Yup, this was all I needed to do. The Windows 11 system requirements checker was remarkably unhelpful in telling me why my system was initially incompatible, but a bit of searching online quickly pointed me right.

I'm sure scalpers will make some money from flipping TPM chips but I'd imagine it's pretty small potatoes, especially when the chips themselves were already hard to come by. And the sooner people get the message that they probably don't even need a TPM chip, and can just use PTT / fTPM, the better.
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
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Re: Micro center
Jun 27, 2021, 13:08
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Re: Micro center Jun 27, 2021, 13:08
Jun 27, 2021, 13:08
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RedEye9 wrote on Jun 26, 2021, 14:16:
I don’t think micro center is center, looks to me like they’re leaning towards Nvidia
Typically, AMD graphics cards are more affordable but can require some modification or regular maintenance to keep working as intended. On the other hand, NVIDIA graphics cards function much like video game consoles and essentially work in a plug in play fashion.
The only differences I know is that you have to flush the electrons, replace the solder and repack the bearings every 3 months on AMD GPUs whereas Nvidia uses sealed bearings and permanent electrons/solder.

I try to flush my electrons one a month, and positrons once a year.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jun 27, 2021, 10:58
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 27, 2021, 10:58
Jun 27, 2021, 10:58
 
I would not sweat this until more information, guides and workarounds have been released.

In the meantime don't hesitate to try linux.
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces." Carl Sagan
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Re: Windows 11 needs TPM
Jun 27, 2021, 10:51
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Re: Windows 11 needs TPM Jun 27, 2021, 10:51
Jun 27, 2021, 10:51
 
From what I've read, Windows doesn't require a physical TPM module if there's CPU support for a secure environment via "PTT" or "fTPM" (Intel's and AMD's names). See https://www.tomshardware.com/news/windows-11-tpm-enable-bios-uefi , for example.

Edit: I've got an i5-8400, and after enabling PTT in my BIOS, tpm.msc says I have TPM 2.0 capabilities, and the windows 11 health check said I was okay. ark.intel.com doesn't even list my CPU as having Trusted Execution Technology, which is what I thought PTT used, so it's worth checking to see what your BIOS options are.

This comment was edited on Jun 27, 2021, 15:34.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jun 27, 2021, 10:48
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Jun 27, 2021, 10:48
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jun 27, 2021, 10:29:
This TPM situation is nuts. The $400 board I bought in 2018 doesn't have one (need to get the addon), so I can't upgrade to win11? I'm not sure I care about upgrading, but I think it's crazy MS thinks they can impose this.

That really sucks, I assume you already checked your BIOS. Anything 6 years old or so and younger was supposed to have TPM on it, although some are probably TPM 1.0 or something.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jun 27, 2021, 10:29
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 27, 2021, 10:29
Jun 27, 2021, 10:29
 
This TPM situation is nuts. The $400 board I bought in 2018 doesn't have one (need to get the addon), so I can't upgrade to win11? I'm not sure I care about upgrading, but I think it's crazy MS thinks they can impose this.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jun 26, 2021, 18:34
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 26, 2021, 18:34
Jun 26, 2021, 18:34
 
Thanks to scalpers, $PRODUCT is bought out.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jun 26, 2021, 17:03
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 26, 2021, 17:03
Jun 26, 2021, 17:03
 
Bent wrote on Jun 26, 2021, 14:19:
VLC link should be


Thanks. Those aren't easy to find.

I'm getting reluctant to update. VLC has been getting buggier and more unstable with each update for a while. If it weren't for security updates, I wouldn't update at all any more. It was great up until a year or so ago.

Right now, I wish they'd work on the more pressing bugs rather than fancy new additions.
My favorite feature of VLC is that you can download SKINS from in-the-app, but then there is no file anywhere in the application folder for it and it doesn't even find it's own downloaded SKINS ..
Instead it is here AppData\Roaming\vlc\skins2 when it should be here VLC\skins

As in, it is not just saving it in the wrong place, it is saving it in a folder that is WRONGLY NAMED so it can't find it's own downloaded, again, IN-APP, skins.
Mindblowing
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jun 26, 2021, 17:03
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 26, 2021, 17:03
Jun 26, 2021, 17:03
 
Haven’t seen a bug or stability issue in VLC it works great. I’m just hoping 4.0 really ships this year because the UI is just so dated looking.
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Re: Micro center
Jun 26, 2021, 16:48
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Re: Micro center Jun 26, 2021, 16:48
Jun 26, 2021, 16:48
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 26, 2021, 14:16:
I don’t think micro center is center, looks to me like they’re leaning towards Nvidia
Typically, AMD graphics cards are more affordable but can require some modification or regular maintenance to keep working as intended. On the other hand, NVIDIA graphics cards function much like video game consoles and essentially work in a plug in play fashion.
The only differences I know is that you have to flush the electrons, replace the solder and repack the bearings every 3 months on AMD GPUs whereas Nvidia uses sealed bearings and permanent electrons/solder.

They must have hired the writer of CPU reviews from UserBenchmarks
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jun 26, 2021, 14:19
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 26, 2021, 14:19
Jun 26, 2021, 14:19
 
VLC link should be


Thanks. Those aren't easy to find.

I'm getting reluctant to update. VLC has been getting buggier and more unstable with each update for a while. If it weren't for security updates, I wouldn't update at all any more. It was great up until a year or so ago.

Right now, I wish they'd work on the more pressing bugs rather than fancy new additions.
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Micro center
Jun 26, 2021, 14:16
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Micro center Jun 26, 2021, 14:16
Jun 26, 2021, 14:16
 
I don’t think micro center is center, looks to me like they’re leaning towards Nvidia
Typically, AMD graphics cards are more affordable but can require some modification or regular maintenance to keep working as intended. On the other hand, NVIDIA graphics cards function much like video game consoles and essentially work in a plug in play fashion.
The only differences I know is that you have to flush the electrons, replace the solder and repack the bearings every 3 months on AMD GPUs whereas Nvidia uses sealed bearings and permanent electrons/solder.
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces." Carl Sagan
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jun 26, 2021, 12:20
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