Windows 11 is here, and well… It’s okay

Scottie's Windows 11 ReviewIf you’ve read my earlier article, Will Windows 11 run on your PC? November 2021 Update, you probably decided you don’t want Windows 11 after all.

Well, I just upgraded my main puter to a new 12th gen Intel Core i5-12600K processor… And I REALLY needed to do a clean install. It’s been awhile.

So, I decided to take The Windows 11 Plunge!

Surprisingly enough, if it runs on your machine, Win 11 is not bad. It’s really not that great, either.

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Will Windows 11 run on your PC? November 2021 Update

Windows 11 - This Changes NothingYou might have heard that Windows 11 officially launched a month ago.

You might also be wondering (still) if Win 11 will actually run on your puter. Well, you’re not alone!

Things are pretty much as murky as before.

In fact, they’re so confused that even though Windows 11 is officially out, you probably won’t get it until next year… Which means it’s not really out.

SIGH…

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Will Windows 11 run on your PC? YES!!

Will Windows 11 work on your PC?Microsoft can’t seem to get Windows 10 right, and maybe now we know the reason: because they just announced Windows 11!

Coming sometime around the end of this year, Windows 11 promises to be everything Win 10 is not.

There’s only one problem: Everyone is claiming (including MS) that you’ll need a super-modern puter to run it. In this vid, I take a look at Windows 11 and its system requirements. I also review past Windows releases, and how each time, the same thing happened.

In short, YES, your computer will run Windows 11 just fine! Nothing to see here…

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Windows won’t update? Fix it fast!

Fix Windows can't updateThese days, you might not want too many Windows 10 updates given all the problems they tend to cause.

But the fact remains that if you can’t update Windows at all due to some cryptic error message, you’re still in trouble.

You’re missing out on security and reliability updates that you obviously need!

What to do when Windows Update keeps giving you the dreaded ‘Retry’ button along with an obscure error message that it can’t update??

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Windows 10 20H2: A very minor update

Windows 10 20H2Yet another new ‘version’ of Windows 10!

This time, they’re calling it 20H2 (as in 2nd half of 2020) instead of 2010 (as in October 2020).

I guess the old numbering scheme was getting a bit tiresome since 2004 and 2010 make it sound like the new Windows 10 is already over a decade old…

As with Win 10 1909, 20H2 isn’t really a “Feature Update” – it’s just a regular large update that doesn’t require a long ‘upgrade install’.

Just reboot, and you’re done.

So what’s new??

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Windows 10 2004 Update: More new stuff, and more of the same

Windows 10 2004 UpgradeWindows 10 2004, called the Windows 10 May Update, was released eons ago.

Despite the fact that this version was tested for ages, it still managed to cause various headaches for many users.

That’s why you probably don’t have it yet – but you will soon!

So, what’s new?  What about all the Usual Stuff?

Let’s take a look…

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Fix Windows 10 won’t boot – Stop Error 0xc000021a

Windows 10 Stop Error 0xc000021aSo there you are, minding your own business.

You try to restart your Windows 10 puter, and you end up with the new Sad Face Blue Screen of Death!

At the bottom of the screen, you see:

Stop Code: 0xc000021a

No matter what you do (like the automatic Startup Repair), you appear to be sunk… Windows just won’t boot up anymore.

What to do?

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Windows 10 1909 Update: What’s new this time?

Windows 10 1909 UpdateYet another new version of Windows 10!

A new update to Windows 10 was released just a few days ago, and once again the rollout was quite smooth.

The difference this time was that 1909 isn’t really a “Feature Update”.

It installs very quickly and changes… well, pretty much nothing!

Let’s take a quick look.

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Resize images in Windows 10 the super-easy way

ImageResizerYou may have read my 2013 post entitled How to Easily Resize Images in Windows.

Thanks to a comment from a reader the other day (you rock, Nick!), you don’t need Windows Live Photo Gallery anymore.

There’s a free tool available from a Microsoft engineer that you can grab and make your life WAAAY easier.

You can even resize multiple images at once anywhere on your puter – in just a few clicks and without firing up any application!

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Windows 10 1903 Update: What’s New?

Another new version of Windows 10!

A new update to Windows 10 was released a few weeks back, and this time the roll-out seemed to be way smoother than the last version – which is nice.

I got the update fairly quickly this time around, which almost never happens.

The update went off without a hitch. Naturally, I immediately started poking around to see what changed.

Well, not much… But as usual, there are a few things to re-tweak!

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