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Microsoft Windows / Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Last post by humbert on September 05, 2021, 08:38 PM »
Note that Windows 7 was finally updated with the latest updates. Maybe quite a few users are still using it on the forum even if some, like humbert, left this OS a long time ago for newer versions or for Linux.

Let's see something. A question for all users on the forum: How many of you are still on Windows 7? Please raise your hands.

Me running Linux? I wish! I'd love nothing more than to unshackle from Micro$haft. Sadly that's not possible. The reason is clear: lack of support. There are many examples. If all I did was surf the web and check email, then any distro of Linux would do fine. I do much more than that.
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Microsoft Windows / Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Last post by scarface on September 04, 2021, 09:41 PM »
Note that Windows 7 was finally updated with the latest updates. Maybe quite a few users are still using it on the forum even if some, like humbert, left this OS a long time ago for newer versions or for Linux.
You can find it here: https://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3350.msg36198#msg36198



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZVxfqstjtM
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Chit Chat / Re: best clips
« Last post by scarface on September 04, 2021, 08:56 PM »
Tonight, new videos are available on the forum.


Goldeneye – casino scene.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2pCZFpq9aA



Maher, shadow.97 and humbert have certainly never seen this. This is a caillette ardéchoise (pronunciation: ky-yet)
Caillette is a large meatballs made of ground pork meat, pork liver, Swiss chard, spinach, pig’s blood, and herbs, wrapped in caul fat, that lacy piece of fat that surrounds the stomach in pigs, keeping the caillette moist. This dish comes from southern France and dates back to the 16th century. Caillette is a regional specialty that has been around for centuries; in the 1700s it was known as “petit pâté.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0SNd0SkDvg



Mo-Do - Megamix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzyISp-1dcE


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Microsoft Windows / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by humbert on September 04, 2021, 08:43 PM »
That's really an odd issue with flash drive not booting with Win 11.

M$oft has been saying for quite a while that W11 will run only if TPM 2.0 and secure boot are enabled. So far this is easy to disable. I just googled it and found at least 3 ways. The question now becomes whether or not M$oft will close these loopholes by the time the official release is out. With M$ it's more important to listen to what they're NOT saying. They keep insisting about mandatory secure boot with no mention of closing loopholes -- at least not as of this writing.

Here's what I don't understand. As I see it the whole idea behind secure boot is to lock out OS's other than the one registered in the BIOS. The question now becomes: suppose your OS is damaged to a point where it won't boot and the only solution is to restore from an image backup file. This requires booting from a flashdrive. How do you do that when all other OS's are locked out? Could you go into the BIOS, disable secure boot, then re-enable it to boot your primary OS? If so then what kind of security is this when to boot another OS you can simply disable secure boot in the BIOS?

Is all this correct or am I wrong somewhere?
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Microsoft Windows / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by Vasudev on September 04, 2021, 09:20 AM »
It seems the only thing to do is wait until October 5 -- not to install W11 but rather to see what M$ decided to do and to what extent hackers were able to disable these "features". In the mean time everything is nothing more than speculation. This is especially true when M$ keeps making changes and changes and changes.

Just like the rest of you, I intend to install 11 when all these questions are answered AND I can boot from flashdrive when Windows doesn't boot and requires a full restore. No matter how much I googled it, I can't find an answer to my question about booting from flashdrive when W11 refuses to boot.
That's really an odd issue with flash drive not booting with Win 11.
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Microsoft Windows / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by humbert on September 02, 2021, 08:51 PM »
It seems the only thing to do is wait until October 5 -- not to install W11 but rather to see what M$ decided to do and to what extent hackers were able to disable these "features". In the mean time everything is nothing more than speculation. This is especially true when M$ keeps making changes and changes and changes.

Just like the rest of you, I intend to install 11 when all these questions are answered AND I can boot from flashdrive when Windows doesn't boot and requires a full restore. No matter how much I googled it, I can't find an answer to my question about booting from flashdrive when W11 refuses to boot.
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Microsoft Windows / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by Vasudev on September 02, 2021, 10:20 AM »
It seems Skylake and 1st gen Ryzen are denied entries on based on some virtualisation features slowing it down.

Does that mean they won't run at full potential or what? The article basically says if it runs on W10 it'll run on W11. Now I read someplace that if it's an old CPU M$ won't provide security updates. So far the problem with W11 is you don't know what lie to believe. Be that as it may, it's still way too early to really give any of this serious consideration.

Do I remember correctly or did M$ say W10 would be the last major upgrade?
They won't support it officially and updates are disabled for unsupported hardware due to lack of security features besides TPMs. Some features are HVCI or something that can run apps under virtualization w/o taking a severe perf. hit. MSft just added Surface Studio 2 to compatible list since it has necessary hardware.
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Microsoft Windows / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by humbert on September 01, 2021, 08:50 PM »
As most of you know by now, W11 is scheduled for launch on October 5, 2021. There's a great deal of talk about Windows 11 enforcing TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot. For now it can be disabled with a registry hack, although it's believed M$ might close that loophole.

Here's where I'm confused. Supposedly the whole idea of secure boot is to prevent you from booting anything other than Windows or some other "authorized" operating system. Suppose something nasty happens to my copy of W11 and it refuses to boot. Fortunately I have a backup file on another drive made with Macrium Reflect by using Sergei Strelec's Windows PE. How do I boot Sergei's ISO from a flashdrive in order to restore the backup if secure boot has me locked out?
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Chit Chat / Re: best clips
« Last post by humbert on August 30, 2021, 08:50 PM »
Does 0.999 equal 1 ?

I remember posing that question to my math teacher many years ago in high school. He proved it another way: 9/9 as we know =1. However, with long division you divide 9 by 9 and get .9 - 9 x 9=81  subtract 90-81 and get 9. This repeats forever. I know this is a confusing way to say it but I don't know how to do the division so it can be understood.

Another video I saw on there is if 00 =1. This made no sense to me despite the fact that every calculator says 00 =1. It turns out this is a limit and not a true value. No need to explain further, you guys know what limits are. Truly an interesting video.
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Microsoft Windows / Re: Windows 11
« Last post by humbert on August 30, 2021, 08:21 PM »
It seems Skylake and 1st gen Ryzen are denied entries on based on some virtualisation features slowing it down.

Does that mean they won't run at full potential or what? The article basically says if it runs on W10 it'll run on W11. Now I read someplace that if it's an old CPU M$ won't provide security updates. So far the problem with W11 is you don't know what lie to believe. Be that as it may, it's still way too early to really give any of this serious consideration.

Do I remember correctly or did M$ say W10 would be the last major upgrade?
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