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Windows 11 now available to Windows Insiders – can your computer run it?

Windows 11 is now available for download to Windows Insiders as a preview build, giving selected users the first real look at Microsoft’s successor operating system to Windows 10.

Announced on Monday afternoon via Microsoft’s official Windows Blog, the release isn’t a surprise – the company had said it would be available this week – but it’s still earlier than most were expecting. 

In a message to participants in the Windows Insider program, the company said: “As we finalize the product over the coming months, we will work with you to validate the experience. You will get to try

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How to Increase Computer Maximum Volume Beyond 100% in Windows

Our computers are no longer used for work only. They are an entertainment source as well, whether it is listening to music or watching movies. Companies work hard to provide users with better graphics and better screens to ensure a quality entertainment experience. However, sometimes your computer or laptop may not have good speakers. As a result, you probably looked towards external speakers to enhance the experience. Luckily, there are ways to have a better sound experience without the help of external devices. In this tutorial, I will show you how to increase computer maximum volume beyond 100% in Windows

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Upgrading your PC’s hardware for Windows 11

I’m both a cheap geek and a realistic one. There are some hardware upgrades that I will gladly do — upgrades such as ensuring that all hard drives in any computer I have are SSDs rather than IDE hard drives. Especially with Windows 10, it’s a no-brainer: an SSD makes any wheezy computer snappier.

I’ve even upgraded a server to include a TPM module. Typically the hard part is finding the right part that you need and then finding a picture (or ideally a video) showing exactly where the TPM module is plugged into the motherboard.

But upgrading a processor? 

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How to Set up Dual Monitors on a Windows PC or Mac

  • To set up dual monitors on your computer, you’ll need to connect all your monitors with HDMI or VGA cables.
  • Once you’ve connected the dual monitors to your computer, open your PC or Mac’s “Displays” menu.
  • You can set up your dual monitors to display the same image, or work separately.
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In an office, it’s common to see people using multiple monitors at the same computer. It’s a great way to expand your workspace and use lots of different apps at once.

Luckily, dual monitors aren’t just for professionals. You can set

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Microsoft shares mitigations for Windows PrintNightmare zero-day bug

Microsoft has provided mitigation guidance to block attacks on systems vulnerable to exploits targeting the Windows Print Spooler zero-day vulnerability known as PrintNightmare.

This remote code execution (RCE) bug—now tracked as CVE-2021-34527—impacts all versions of Windows per Microsoft, with the company still investigating if the vulnerability is exploitable on all of them.

CVE-2021-34527 allows attackers to take over affected servers via remote code execution with SYSTEM privileges as it enables them to install programs, view, change, or delete data, and create new accounts with full user rights.

Under active exploitation

The company added in a newly released security advisory that

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The Great Windows 11 Computer Extinction Experiment

There was a time when a new version of Windows was a really big deal, such the launch of Windows 95 for which the tones of the Rolling Stones’ Start me up could be heard across all manner of media outlets. Gradually over years this excitement has petered out, finally leaving us with Windows 10 that would, we were told, be the last ever version of the popular operating system and thence only receive continuous updates

But here we are in 2021, and a new Windows has been announced. Windows 11 will be the next latest and greatest

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