I had recently replaced my PC’s motherboard with a newer model with more tuning options. The previous motherboard had no issues so i kept it in its box in case i needed it later. I also had an old computer that had been collecting dust in a corner during the last few years. I realised that I had additional spare parts from other PCs and that I could maybe use them to build a PC compatible with Windows 11. Finally the new PC cost me less than 40 US dollars and we will see how I did it in this tutorial.
We saw in the previous tutorial how to back up your iPhone with your Mac. It is something very easy to do, it’s free and it is often faster than iCloud. These backups can slowly start to occupy a lot of space on the disk if you back up multiple Apple devices with your Mac. It can therefore be a good idea to store these backups on an external disk drive if you want to free some space on your Mac internal disk. We are going to see in this tutorial, step by step, how to configure your Mac for that purpose.
When a Mac works properly, we don’t care too much about the state of its components. There are nonetheless situations in which it is important to check that everything is in good working order. Thankfully, Apple provides a tool that will allow you to quickly detect if your Mac has a hardware issue. It is called the Apple Diagnostics tool (formerly known as the Apple Hardware Test) and we are going to see, step by step, how to use it in this tutorial.
Intel released the “Sapphire Rapids” workstation processors series last February 15, 2023. These CPUs are based on the “Golden Cove” performance cores introduced with the “Alder Lake” processors and also used by the “Raptor Lake” CPUs. Intel claims that these new processors provide almost 30% performance boost per core when compared with those of the previous generation using the Ice Lake architecture.
The latest edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place in Las Vegas on Jan. 5-8, 2023 and it was the opportunity for many manufacturers to present their new products. This was the case for AMD and Intel who both announced new processors.
Windows 11 offers multiple tools to manage the disks and volumes. Some of them were introduced many years ago like the “diskpart” command line and the “Disk Management” system utility. While these tools are still available and can be used, Windows 11 has now new settings to manage the disks and volumes.
Windows 11 was launched by Microsoft in October 2021 and it is slowly being adopted by the users. The user interface has been slightly redesigned and the new OS (Operating System) has some additional hardware requirements (you can quickly check the compatibility of your computer using Microsoft Health Check). One of the most noticeable user interface change is the new location of the taskbar including the Start menu. By default the taskbar is now centered at the bottom of the screen. We are going to see in this small tutorial how to move it back to the location it had with Windows 10.
Microsoft Windows 11 was released in October 2021 as a free upgrade to Windows 10. Due to security considerations, the new operating system has higher hardware requirements than its predecessor. For your convenience, we have included a list of processors that meet the minimum system requirements for Windows 11 in the following tables: