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8 hours ago, mobilenvidia said:


already used for a few days.


WDDM 3.0[edit]

WDDM 3.0 appeared on Windows 10 Insider Preview "Cobalt" build 21301.[72] WDDM 3.0 improves graphics architecture in Windows Subsystem for Linux[73] adding:

  • User mode driver compiled for Linux in the WSL package.
  • Host driver mounted in Linux
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The registry still reads Windows 10, probably for compatibility reasons 💩

reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /f ProductName >C:\version.txt

systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" >>C:\version.txt

wmic os get name  >>C:\version.txt


1 hour ago, maur0 said:

wddm 3.0?


9h2.png hwm.png





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9 hours ago, maur0 said:

wddm 3.0?

Yup me too


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Preparing for Insider Preview Builds of Windows 11

Written By publishedJune 24, 2021

Today, we unveiled Windows 11 to the world, and we know Windows Insiders are super excited to get their hands on it! As Panos mentions here, we plan to release the first Insider Preview build for Windows 11 next week. However ahead of that release – we wanted to let Insiders know of a few changes we are making to how they will receive Windows 11 Insider Preview builds going forward.

Since launching Windows 10 six years ago, a lot of hardware innovation has happened in the PC space. For Windows to move forward and take better advantage of the latest innovations, we need to update the baseline system requirements for modern PCs. As a result, Windows 11 has updated hardware requirements which will be reflected in the Windows Insider Program. This blog post will outline what this means for Insiders new to flighting as well as Insiders who have already been flighting Insider Preview builds.




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System requirements

These are the basic requirements for installing Windows 11 on a PC. If your device does not meet these requirements, you may not be able to install Windows 11 on your device and might want to consider purchasing a new PC. If you are unsure whether your PC meets these requirements, you can check with your PC Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or, if your device is already running Windows 10, you can use the PC Health Check app to assess compatibility.



1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)


4 gigabyte (GB)


64 GB or larger storage device

Note: See below under “More information on storage space to keep Windows 11 up-to-date” for more details.

System firmware:

UEFI, Secure Boot capable


Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0

Graphics card:

Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver


High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per colour channel

Internet connection and Microsoft accounts: 

Windows 11 Home edition requires internet connectivity and a Microsoft account to complete device setup on first use.

Switching a device out of Windows 11 Home in S mode also requires internet connectivity. Learn more about S mode here.

For all Windows 11 editions, internet access is required to perform updates and to download and take advantage of some features. A Microsoft account is required for some features.

There may be additional requirements over time for updates, as well as requirements to turn on specific features within the OS.

Feature-specific requirements for Windows 11

Some features in Windows 11 have increased requirements beyond those listed above in the minimum requirements section. Below are some additional details regarding requirements for key features:

  • 5G support requires 5G capable modem.
  • Auto HDR requires an HDR monitor.
  • BitLocker to Go requires a USB flash drive (available in Windows Pro and above editions).
  • Client Hyper-V requires a processor with second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities (available in Windows Pro and above editions).
  • Cortana requires a microphone and speaker and is currently available on Windows 11 for Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.
  • DirectStorage requires an NVMe SSD to store and run games that use the "Standard NVM Express Controller" driver and a DirectX12 GPU with Shader Model 6.0 support.
  • DirectX 12 Ultimate is available with supported games and graphics chips.
  • Presence requires sensor that can detect human distance from device or intent to interact with device.
  • Intelligent Video Conferencing requires video camera, microphone and speaker (audio output).
  • Multiple Voice Assistant (MVA) requires a microphone and speaker.
  • Snap three-column layouts require a screen that is 1920 effective pixels or greater in width.
  • Mute/Unmute from Taskbar requires video camera, microphone and speaker (audio output). App must be compatible with feature to enable global mute/unmute.
  • Spatial Sound requires supporting hardware and software.
  • Teams requires video camera, microphone and speaker (audio output).
  • Touch requires a screen or monitor that supports multi-touch.
  • Two-factor Authentication requires use of PIN, biometric (fingerprint reader or illuminated infrared camera), or a phone with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth capabilities.
  • Voice Typing requires a PC with a microphone.
  • Wake on Voice requires Modern Standby power model and microphone.
  • Wi-Fi 6E requires new WLAN IHV hardware and driver and a Wi-Fi 6E capable AP/router.
  • Windows Hello requires a camera configured for near infrared (IR) imaging or fingerprint reader for biometric authentication. Devices without biometric sensors can use Windows Hello with a PIN or portable Microsoft compatible security key.
  • Windows Projection requires a display adapter which supports Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.0 and a Wi-Fi adapter that supports Wi-Fi Direct.
  • Xbox (app) requires an Xbox Live account, which is not available in all regions. See Xbox Live Countries and Regions for the most up-to-date information on availability. Some features in the Xbox app will require an active Xbox Game Pass subscription. Learn more about the pass.

Feature deprecation and removal

When upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 or when installing an update to Windows 11, some features may be deprecated or removed. Please see below for information regarding some of the key features impacted:

  • Cortana will no longer be included in the first boot experience or pinned to the Taskbar.
  • Desktop wallpaper cannot be roamed to or from device when signed in with a Microsoft account.
  • Internet Explorer is disabled. Microsoft Edge is the recommended replacement and includes IE Mode which may be useful in certain scenarios.
  • Math Input Panel is removed. Math Recognizer will install on demand and includes the maths input control and recogniser. Maths inking in apps like OneNote are not impacted by this change.
  • News & Interests has evolved. New functionality has been added which can be found by clicking the Widgets icon on the Taskbar.
  • Quick Status from the Lockscreen and associated settings are removed.
  • S Mode is only available now for Windows 11 Home edition.
  • Snipping Tool continues to be available but the old design and functionality in the Windows 10 version has been replaced with those of the app previously known as Snip & Sketch.
  • Start is significantly changed in Windows 11 including the following key deprecations and removals:
    • Named groups and folders of apps are no longer supported and the layout is not currently resizable.
    • Pinned apps and sites will not migrate when upgrading from Windows 10.
    • Live Tiles are no longer available. For glanceable, dynamic content, see the new Widgets feature.
  • Tablet Mode is removed and new functionality and capability is included for keyboard attach and detach postures.
  • Taskbar functionality is changed including:
    • People is no longer present on the Taskbar.
    • Some icons may no longer appear in the System Tray (systray) for upgraded devices including previous customisations.
    • Alignment to the bottom of the screen is the only location allowed.
    • Apps can no longer customise areas of the Taskbar.
  • Timeline is removed. Some similar functionality is available in Microsoft Edge.
  • Touch Keyboard will no longer dock and undock keyboard layouts on screen sizes 18 inches and larger.
  • Wallet is removed.
The following apps will not be removed on upgrade but will no longer be installed on new devices or when clean-installing Windows 11. They are available for download from the Store:
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Bypass TPM / secure boot check

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


via DeskModder

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Since the official test tool is quite obscure, s.o. made WhyNotWin11 (open source, so it should be safe).
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Seems a little odd that Kaby Lake CPU is on the brink of passing vs Coffee Lake not 
Skylake to Coffee lake pretty well same CPU's with little tweaks


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Actually KBLwas the first generation without Win7/8 support. I have sth. very exclusive 💩

There is already a discussion at Intel - i can't wait for Monday when Intel's experts will recommend to call Microsoft support...

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Yes will be interesting, going to be a flood of disgruntled Kaby Lakers
Have a looksy in my post in 'Projects' you can upgrade Sky/Kaby Lake to Coffee Lake, not sure if it works with Laptop CPU's would need to check if 6th to 9th Gen CPU's run the same socket

I was looking at putting in a Kaby Lake CPU in that computer after Windows Update upated the BIOS which only updated the Microcode and Coffee Lake with Kaby Lake microcode didn't work well

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Intel isn't isn't doing to well due to rehashing the same CPU, so now after 6 generations things are coming to head
How do you fix lack of revenue, make the OS not support CPU's that are older but no less capable than their siblings
But AMD are doing well and innovate, do the Kaby Lakers move to AMD platforms
Oh to be Intel in 2021
Windows 11 will probably have to hold of till CPUs are back in full production if the need to upgrade arises 

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Here is comes wonder if Secure Boot will rear its head for me:


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Now what, 6 more years till Win12 ? 🙂

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Default drivers, intel driver keeps on going way back, update every update back to that driver



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6 hours ago, StefanG3D said:

My Secure boot lack of wasn't mentioned at install
I suppose retail version may have restrictions...who knows...WIndows 10 will be our last WIndows, was touted about too

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7 hours ago, StefanG3D said:

Not had one of either lately
I do occasionally when coming out of sleep

I am annoyed this laptop is not very friendly with Developer mode and drivers
On my Dell it would grab unreleased drivers but my Acer just goes back to a 2019 Intel driver and what ever driver was installed for NV
Miss having very latest drivers, including Wifi/BT

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