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  1. @Smuel Dekel It is not recommended to change the memory allocation to the graphics processor. The chance that this will lead to problems in the future is greater than the theoretical benefit, and it is not even certain that in such a case you will remember that you changed it while trying to locate and resolve the problem. If you need more RAM that 6GB is not enough, the more reliable solution is to buy another 8GB module and not play with the system's allocation and memory management variables.
  2. CSM means backward compatibility mode for an old BIOS. In other words: MBR and not GPT. Not UEFI mode. This is why the system does not boot. The appropriate disk partition is missing. There is a built-in tool in Windows that allows you to convert but there is a certain risk of information loss. Before you begin it is advisable to create an Image of the disk with software like Macrium Reflect so that it can be restored if something goes wrong. Instructions for converting disk partitions here. Refer to the second chapter which explains how to do it from the desktop. The alternative option is to reinstall the system after turning off CSM mode in UEFI (which will lead to it being installed in UEFI mode).
  3. Here's a Windows 11 compatibility check script that shows more details and the reason or reasons for the incompatibility compared to the official Microsoft tool that only reported whether the system was compatible or not and did not bother to specify why not (and has since stopped working and been removed from the network). The script uses the official information published by Microsoft so that it should not be taken as Torah from Sinai because things may change (and it is expected to be updated accordingly), but can help at this point understand a little more why a particular system is not suitable and if it can be made suitable (fTPM / PTT enabled , Beyond installing the system in UEFI mode [which can also be done without reinstalling the system] and so on) without replacing hardware.
  4. I agree. Hardware wheelbarrow software; It is not the software that is responsible for supporting hardware. Once artificial or semi-artificial restrictions are applied, it is a sign of disrupting priorities and / or depriving users of liberty. Unfortunately, that's where the world goes but it's a separate discussion topic in itself. However, you should wait close to the official launch date. Then there will be more information on the matter, including the actual limitations that at least at first glance seem quite arbitrary. Maybe they will stay the way they are and maybe there will be changes / exceptions. You have to wait until the smoke dissipates.
  5. There are reasons why theoretically this is necessary. And if one decides that it is necessary one has to someday decide where the line passes. But practical? This adds another point of failure and does not really improve security for the average user. Even more puzzling is the decision to draw the line two years back in what appears on the face of it to be a completely arbitrary decision given the fact that TPM has been supported on all processors for the past 5 years (and I think one or two generations earlier but I'm not closed on that). The latter that really did not lead to the abandonment of five- or six-year-old systems (and the global chip shortage at the time). But it remains to be seen what the actual meanings are. Need to wait closer to launch. However, as you said Microsoft seems a bit carried away with their inspiration from Apple. exactly!
  6. In my opinion yes, but the more immediate reason is probably the fear of rootkits and other attacks that change the system before the system goes up. They lock the system that way, this of course also gives them more control and is also harmless in the aspect that it may make it more difficult for the average user to install another operating system. In my opinion in a home / small office system it does not really add to the security but it may increase the probability that users will encounter problems. I came across quite a few home users / home office Omctan who encrypted a drive (including backup drives) because everyone says it should, but did not take care to back up the encryption key and when it was necessary to access the backup ... Security, probably based on cryptography, is not just a switch in the system. One has to appreciate it. Do not know how reliable TPM is in this regard and what is the probability that users will one day find themselves locked out of the system without the ability to upload it due to a BIOS update or other malfunction.
  7. I would say that the rabbi is still hidden from the visible. The requirement for a TPM makes sense (an attempt to prevent the system from going up if malicious changes were made to the firmware and components outside the operating system itself; also contributes to disk encryption security) 7 at the same time quite draconian. Indeed a page from Apple's book. There are some issues here in my opinion. First of all the echo niche support. Although the firmware-level chip imaging mentioned by Moon-Mage (called fTPM on AMD and PTT on Intel's side) is supported in my opinion by all Intel processors from the last decade (and probably the last five years) and the first generation of Raisens, the option does not always exist in the BIOS because Matters of market segmentation. This is something that a BIOS update can solve but the question is whether the board manufacturers will release such an update. Probably for boards that are a few years to a few good years old. I don't really have statistics on the rate of boards in any generation that supports it in recent editions (starting with 6th and 7th generation Intel and first generation Reisen). TPM simulation in firmware is also not as secure as a dedicated chip, and there are applications for which it is not enough, but in my opinion Microsoft will not make it so difficult and in truth it is also irrelevant to the average home or office user. There is another problem with TPM. Strengthening system security through encryption keys and locking it to changes adds more failure points and more difficulties that the average user may encounter through no fault of their own. Especially those who deal with a little more exotic things like Dual Boot or will try to install another system that has no voltage for Secure Boot. There is a reason why by default on most boards / laptops (whether there is a chip or simulation in the firmware) this option is disabled. There may eventually be ways to install TPMs as well, along with warnings that the system is "not secure", but at the moment it is factually impossible to install the leaked version without TPM and Secure Boot mode. Need to wait for more mature versions. Processors in my opinion will not really limit, but Microsoft can impose an artificial limitation. Ochi is more of a warning to spur board manufacturers to include it as a standard so that by 2025 there will be no systems on the market without it. But all guesses at the moment. One has to wait for more mature versions. It would be quite ironic even if in a time of global shortage of chips leading to price increases and stock shortages, and given that the jump in processor performance over a 4-5 year period is not so significant that their power is still in the hips of even "old" systems, Microsoft will decide it is timing It is good to apply these restrictions. Actually not ironic at all. Will continue the pattern of one good system, followed by a problematic system problem with lots of birth cords.
  8. It is important to note two hardware limitations. First, support for processors only from the eighth generation of Intel (processors from the last three years) and largely from the third generation (excluding individual from the second generation) of the Raisins. The second requirement is to have a TPM chip on the board (and it is also important to run it in the BIOS because it is usually disabled) and it seems that it will also be mandatory to move the BIOS to Secure Boot mode. On the face of it, without these requirements being met no upgrade will be offered automatically nor will it be possible to proactively install directly on the hardware (but it will be possible to install in a virtual machine). I believe the processor will not really limit in the end because as far as we know there is no special command set that exists in new and not old processors or any other significant difference that will prevent the system from running even on a 10 year old processor and I have a hard time seeing Microsoft restrict installation on four and five There are lots in the market because it will not serve its interests (although the option exists then have to wait and wait for the official beta versions), although it may require proactive installation on 6th, 7th generation processors on Intel's and first generation second and second generation upgrades automatic. However, it seems that the requirement to chip in a TPM on the board (and do not think it really matters if version 1.2 or 2.0) may be a more significant limitation. In laptops from recent years (I want to say 4 plus minus) this is less of a problem because most of them have a TPM chip (Microsoft required manufacturers who wanted to sell a computer that includes Windows 10 to install a chip). In motherboards for stationary the situation is more complex. Some boards only have a connector and you need to buy the appropriate chip separately, and some boards do not. Since the announcement, the prices of TPM chips have said that people are trying to make money from the panic that followed the announcement. From a few dozen shekels (70 to 100 NIS on average) the price jumped to a few hundred. At the moment it seems better to wait closer to the launch date (but in the meantime find out for the sake of good order in the motherboard booklet if there is a TPM chip connector on the board) and the weeks / months that follow to wait for things to clear up and make an informed decision. For example: Because of the relative difficulty with supporting TPM chips that are still a niche even in the latest generation hardware, there may be a change in policy, such as requiring only Secure Boot, and in particular home versions of the system.
  9. Assuming the quadrature is running and the computer is connected to it by cable or wireless (preferably by cable), it will open line 6 Code Start <CMD or 'Command line' in Hebrew (I think). In the window that opens, type ipconfig and press Enter. A list of all kinds of data will be displayed. Look for the Default Gateway line and copy the IP address. For example: Default Gateway ....... 192.168.1.1 Enter this address in your browser and you will get to the management interface of the router. If an IP address does not appear, a sign that something is not connected properly.
  10. Support for Windows 7 ended a year and a half ago. This means that the system has reached the end of its service life. This does not mean that it will stop working on existing hardware (even though there are no security updates), but it does mean that there are no hardware drivers that came out after the official support and that the system itself has no out-of-the-box support in a large part of the new chips. If you are locked into an outdated operating system (and there are no security updates, for business I would less recommend running an expired operating system) you are limiting yourself to a particular generation of hardware. You can gamble, buy new hardware and see what works and what doesn't, and if the majority do not (and keep in mind this is the more likely scenario) switch to Windows 10. Some of Microsoft's 'spyware' mechanisms have been re-implemented in Windows 7, 8 through updates in five The last few years, so if this is a concern Windows 7 gives more of a false sense of security than some protection. Beyond that the systems are very similar in routine work. Same desktop and same form of work. You can also always install something like Classic Shell or Open Shell and restore the classic look even more. There is no magic solution here. You need to choose the latest bio hardware and the latest operating system for an outdated operating system (and without security updates) and older hardware accordingly.
  11. This is not exactly the definition of volunteering. Regardless, in my opinion this is posting a paid service and it may be against the rules of the forum. Even if not, this post is really not of interest in my opinion. You bought yourself equipment, you will renew. But to come and ask the community to fund you with the new toy already raises a taste for flaw.
  12. The laptop itself is just fine but the screen is suitable for design in Photoshop and 2D software and not for image processing because it is not high quality enough in terms of color accuracy. Because the mobile will not be connected to an external monitor, it is not suitable for the task. It will be better Lenovo Yoga 7-15ITL 82BJ0044IV (SKU 121109 at the store you linked to).
  13. You can settle for an uninterruptible power supply of 850VA, which will also ensure that there will be no fan. If you are still going for 1200VA, it is better to have Aviam / Advice because as far as I know this power Eaton has a fan. In any case, you should find out about the fan before buying. All of these models will be fine. I do not know this Advice from the inside, but in my experience it is easier to replace batteries in Abiam compared to the Eaton if it is something you are thinking of doing in the future (should be replaced every two years or so). I would call or send an email to Advice and ask if the model. This one is built for battery replacement.
  14. Resume. Amazon is another story (I didn't know they went back to selling Office 365). The Microsoft store itself has more trouble buying from Israel at US prices. At least in my experience (Xbox and such for the kids).
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