Intel has recently announced its 13th Generation Core processors codenamed “Raptor Lake“. The new CPUs were released the 20th of October 2022 and we have included their specifications into EatYourBytes’s database.
How to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10
We saw in a previous tutorial how to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11. In this tutorial we are going to see, step by step, how to downgrade to Windows 10 in case you need to.
How to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11
Windows 11 was launched by Microsoft in October 2021 as a free upgrade to Windows 10. I had recently purchased a second hand Acer PC with Windows 10 and I had upgraded some of its components (RAM and SSD). I was curious about Windows 11 so I decided to perform an upgrade from Windows 10 Home on this computer and I have documented the steps in this tutorial in case you want to do something similar.
How to enable TPM 2.0 in the motherboard UEFI BIOS
Windows 11 has introduced new system requirement for compatible devices. One of them is that TPM 2.0 has to be enabled. TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module) is an international standard designed to secure hardware and it is used by Windows 11 to improve the security against firmware and ransomware attacks. It is often disabled by default in the motherboard UEFI settings even when the computer supports it. We are going to see in this tutorial how I enabled it in order to allow my computer to pass Microsoft PC Health Check Windows 11 compatibility test.
Check Windows 11 compatibility with Microsoft PC Health Check
Microsoft released Windows 11 in October 2021 as a free upgrade to Windows 10. It has higher hardware requirements than its predecessor in order to improve the security of compatible devices. You can quickly check if your device is compatible with Windows 11 by using Microsoft PC Health Check. In this tutorial we are going to see, step by step, how to download, to install and to use this program in order to check Windows 11 compatiblity.
AMD has announced the new Ryzen 7000 CPUs
AMD unveiled its new generation of CPUs last August 29th, 2022: the Ryzen 7000 processors that are based on the new Zen 4 architecture and are made using the TSMC 5 nm FinFET lithography process.
How to replace the motherboard of a computer
The computer I bought during the pandemic in 2020 had an entry level motherboard: an ASRock A320M-HDV R4.0 with limited tuning options in the UEFI BIOS. There was nothing wrong with it (after I updated its BIOS to solve some random video games issues), but I had always wanted to replace it with a model with more tuning options. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, so I ended purchasing a refurbished Gigabyte B450M DS3H motherboard (36€). In this tutorial I have documented, step by step, how I replaced the original motherboard of the computer by the new one in case you need to do something similar.
Updated versions of Windows 11 supported processors lists (May 12th, 2022)
Windows 11, Microsoft’s new operating system, was released last October 2021. It requires the CPU and the motherboard to include some hardware-enforced attack protections in order to improve the OS security. As a consequence, Microsoft regularly updates a list of Windows 11 supported processors on its website and it was last updated May 12th, 2022.
How to uninstall Kaspersky Internet Security
I have used Kaspersky Internet Security without any issues for years, but the recent announcements by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the German Office for Information Security (BSI) have driven me to uninstall this software and to use an other antivirus and firewall. I have created a small tutorial describing, step by step, how to do it.