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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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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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Downloading ffmpeg for use with my Media tools – Updated Guide

Downloading ffmpeg for use with my Media tools – Updated Guide

Hi everyone, In this post, I’ll detail the steps to download and use ffmpeg with my tools that supports it. Tools that makes use of it are the following: Audio MD5 Checker Exhale GUI MP3 GUI Opus GUI rav1e GUI SVT-AV1 GUI Ffmpeg allows these tools to work with a variety of formats. For example, on Exhale and Opus GUI, it allows a number of formats to be encoded into .opus and xHE-AAC formats. On rav1e and SVT-AV1 GUI, it…

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Downloading ffmpeg for Exhale GUI

Downloading ffmpeg for Exhale GUI

Note: This guide is obsolete. Please refer to the new guide to download ffmpeg by clicking here. Hi everyone, In this post, I’ll guide you through the steps to download ffmpeg and use it in Exhale GUI. This is needed if you want to encode files in formats other than WAV. To download ffmpeg, follow these easy steps: Go to https://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/: We will leave everything as is and press the Download Build button: Once downloaded, click on the file:: Navigate…

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Opus GUI v1.16 released

Opus GUI v1.16 released

Hi everyone, Today, I have released Opus GUI v1.16: This release adds a new text file called audioformats.txt. In this file, you can specify the file extensions that the GUI will process: You can add new extensions as long as ffmpeg supports it, and they will be processed only if ffmpeg is present. Otherwise, only WAV files will be processed. This version also has some bug fixes and improvements and updates the Google APIs to their latest version. You can…

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