[LMB] OT: Damn, damn, damn!!

Mark Allums mark at allums.email
Fri Jun 25 07:40:51 BST 2021

One more requirement.  To upgrade win 10 to 11 you must be running the 
latest version of win 10.

Installing a clean install, that isn't necessary, of course.

Mark A.

On 6/25/21 00:10, Mark Allums wrote:
> I have several computers, some running windows 10, some running Debian 
> (Linux).
> One computer, running Windows 10, is an ASUS Ryzen 7-based ROG Crosshair 
> Hero VI.
> I passed the win 10 PC Health check for Win 11 by:
> 1.) signing in to a Microsoft account (including OneDrive)
> 2. Disabling the CSM option in BIOS (in effect enabling full Windows 
> UEFI boot)
> 3.) Enabled Secure Boot (if not already enabled)
> 4.) Switched TPM setting from discrete (disabled) to firmware fTPM (TPM 
> 2.0 enabled) and installing the default keys (trivial, one-time operation)
> 5.) Back up keys onto a USB Flash thumb drive.
> It is all rather silly, to my mind.  Windows Pro users must Sign In to a 
> Microsoft account to install Win 11 (but can go back to local accounts 
> after install, I'm told).
> Mark A.
> On 6/24/21 16:47, Zan Lynx wrote:
>> On 6/24/21 1:15 PM, Harvey Fishman wrote:
>>> Windows 10 tells me that my computer is not suitable for Windows 11 
>>> but it will not tell me what is wrong!!!
>> Yes, that is pretty silly of it.
>> But, from what I have gathered, the things that are tripping up most 
>> people's computers are UEFI and TPM 2.0.
>> If you have been upgrading your computer for a while, and/or copying 
>> an image of an older hard drive, then it may be using the older DOS 
>> based MBR partition layout. This would require your UEFI to use CSM 
>> and probably disables Secure Boot.
>> You would need to convert to a UEFI Secure Boot process involving a 
>> conversion from MBR to GPT and a bit of partition adjustment and 
>> install new boot files. Or reinstall Windows in UEFI mode with CSM 
>> disabled and Secure Boot enabled.
>> Another one is the TPM 2.0. Some machines only provide TPM 1.4 or 
>> don't have any TPM at all. AMD Ryzen systems all have one built into 
>> the CPU called the fTPM but the BIOS defaults it to disabled.
>> A third one only applies to very old graphics cards which cannot 
>> support DirectX 12. With how hard it has been lately to get a new GPU 
>> some of these older cards have been coming out of the closets and may 
>> cause the health check to fail.

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