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

Mark Allums mark at allums.email
Fri Jun 25 08:45:24 BST 2021

AMD CPUs compatible with win 11:

Windows Processor Requirements Windows 11 Supported AMD Processors | 
Microsoft Docs 

Again, older stuff that is compatible with 10 is getting cut.

Mark A.

On 6/25/2021 1:40 AM, Mark Allums wrote:
> 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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