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Installing Windows 11 Insider Preview 22471 on non-TPM Machines

Installing Windows 11 Insider Preview 22471 on non-TPM Machines

Hi everyone, In these days, I have attempted to upgrade 2 non-TPM machines from the Windows 11 build 22000.194 straight to the build 22468. The machines I was trying to update have the following CPUs: Intel i7-3610QM Intel i7-4700MQ I’ve been patching the Windows ISOs with the Win 11 Boot and Upgrade Kit. However, Unfortunately, every time I ran the Windows setup and proceeded to the installation step, I ran into the following message at 0%: I did a bit…

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Burning a Windows ISO to a DVD+R disc from PlexDisc using the Pioneer DVR-XD09 drive

Burning a Windows ISO to a DVD+R disc from PlexDisc using the Pioneer DVR-XD09 drive

So, now that we have successfully downloaded the Windows UUP files, created the ISO image, and optionally patched the Windows 11 ISO, now it’s time to burn it to a DVD. While today most people prefer to make a bootable USB drive, burning the image to a DVD have the advantage of archiving it for later use, while a USB drive may be formatted later for additional use. I always prefer to burn the images to disc because they provide…

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Fixing the Windows 11 ISO files to allow installation and upgrade on older hardware and on a Virtual Machine

Fixing the Windows 11 ISO files to allow installation and upgrade on older hardware and on a Virtual Machine

Hi everyone, Today, I’d like to show you some very simple steps to create a modified Windows 11 ISO image to allow it to install and upgrade on older hardware. As you may know by now, the official requirements for Windows 11 are a machine that has a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0, must have Secure Boot enabled, and an 8th-gen Intel CPU or 2nd-gen AMD Ryzen CPU or higher. This means it excludes older, perfectly working machines. For example,…

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Creating a Windows 10/11 ISO image from the downloaded UUP files

Creating a Windows 10/11 ISO image from the downloaded UUP files

Hi everyone, Today, we will see how to create a Windows 10 or Windows 11 ISO image using the downloaded Universal Update Platform files we downloaded on our previous post. For this, we will need to download a tool called uup-converter-wimlib. This tool is responsible for converting the UUP files into a working ISO file we can burn to a disc, use to make a bootable USB drive, or do an in-place OS upgrade. Downloading uup-converter-wimlib This tool can be…

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How to download Windows 10/11 UUP files to create a disc ISO image later

How to download Windows 10/11 UUP files to create a disc ISO image later

Hi everyone, Yesterday was Patch Tuesday and we got a Cumulative Update for Windows 10, KB5005565. This increases our Windows 10 21H1 version to build 19043.1237 and Windows 10 21H2 to build 19044.1237. Today, we also got a new Windows 11 Insider build, 22458. I have always liked to download the Windows Unified Update Platform (UUP) files as this allows me to create ISO images that I can burn later to a disc and use to manually upgrade my machines,…

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Fixing the Taskbar and File Explorer in Windows 11 build 22449

Fixing the Taskbar and File Explorer in Windows 11 build 22449

Hi everyone, If you’re like me and installed the new Windows 11 build 22449 yesterday, you may have been presented with a desktop like this: The taskbar is unresponsive and if you attempt to open a file explorer, nothing shows up and it simply does not respond. Microsoft acknowledged this issue on its Windows Insider Blog and provided some instructions to fix it. Here, we’ll see those steps. The first thing you need to do is launch the Task Manager…

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Installing Windows 11 build 21996

Installing Windows 11 build 21996

Hi everyone, In my previous post, I wrote about how to create a Windows 11 installation disc that would allow me to install this new Windows version on a PC without a Trusted Platform Module. I did this because my attempt from yesterday to install Windows 11 was not successful because of this requirement. Now, I’ll go through each step I did in order to install it on the same machine that failed yesterday, by using this new installation media….

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Creating a Working Windows 11 Installation Disc

Creating a Working Windows 11 Installation Disc

Hi everyone, In this post, we will see the steps to follow to make a working Windows 11 Installation Disc. The leaked ISO file currently only works if a machine has Secure Boot enabled and has a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 module. It seems that these requirements are not really needed, at least in this build, but the installer will not let us move forward with the installation if a machine does not satisfies these requirements. This post will make…

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Attempting to install Windows 11

Attempting to install Windows 11

Hi everyone, Today, Windows 11 build 21996 got leaked, and the Windows 10 subreddit is already full of Windows 11 posts and comments. Thanks to it, I managed to grab a copy of the .iso image. I then proceeded to burn it to a Blu-Ray Rewritable disc since the image size is 4.54GB. This is bigger than the maximum size of 4.37GB that a Single Layer DVD+RW disc can hold, and there are no Double Layer DVD+RW discs as that…

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Quick fix for Ubuntu WSL failing to update because of systemd

Quick fix for Ubuntu WSL failing to update because of systemd

Hi everyone, I’m a user of the Windows 10 WSL feature, where I run the Ubuntu distribution and always install the latest versions. I like to keep my packages up to date. Unfortunately, the latest Ubuntu release, 21.04 was not installed correctly and whenever I tried to update the system packages, it would error out when setting up systemd. The solution to this seem to be a quick one. Turns out, the file libsystemd-shared-247.so was there, in the /usr/lib/systemd folder:…

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