TPM vs Secure Boot

TPM vs Secure Boot

TPM & Secure Boot both do similar jobs. They protect your system against malware attack and give an added level of protection to your data. The way that they do these jobs are different. The main difference is that TPM runs with the computer, whereas Secure Boot prevents the computer from even starting if an unsigned, untrustworthy application attempts to …

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Use PowerShell To Check TPM Ready For Windows 11

On June 24th 2021, Microsoft officially announce the release of Windows 11. With the announcement, also came the controversial confirmation that computers that are missing the TPM module, would not be able to install Windows 11. What Is TPM? TPM stands for Trusted Platform Module. It has many uses and comes in many forms. Some are on-chip, some are separate …

Windows 11 Leaked?

Windows 11 Leaked Before Being Announced

At the time of writing this article, there is no official word from Microsoft that Windows 11 is on the way. However all the signs are in place ahead of a big announcement on June 24th 2021. Is The Leaked Version Real? There is a leaked version of the ISO (the installation file) doing the rounds on the internet. There …

How To Backup Windows Registry

How To Backup Registry in Windows 10

The system registry in Windows is a complex database of instructions and binary code. If the registry becomes corrupt, the computer will fail to operate. It’s as simple as that. (Video instructions for this article are available further down this page). If It’s Not Broken – Leave It Alone There are thousands of help files on the internet that contain …

NET Framework Enable in Windows 10

Install .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 in Windows 10

If you are running some older software applications on Windows 10, you may be prompted to “Download & Install .NET Framework”. Some software programs might insist that a particular version of .NET Framework is installed. However, when you attempt to download and install the older .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 versions, Windows cannot install because a “newer version is …

Cursor Freezing HP Laptop

HP 15 Cursor Sticking After Windows Update

This support article relates to the problem of the touchpad or mouse appearing to freeze and stick following a Windows Update. Problem Description This problem has been seen to occur on HP 15 laptops. Models such as the 15-g259sa and similar. Following a Windows Update, the cursor hangs and sticks either using a mouse or the touchpad. Other issues may …

Windows 10 21H1 Update

Windows 21H1 Update Is Out

Microsoft have released the Windows 10 21H1 update. The significant change is that there is… no significant change to how your system will look or feel. In fact most users will notice no changes whatsoever to their system on the other side of this update. Microsoft release 2 major updates every year to the operating system. One in springtime and …

Fix "You Dont Have Permission" on HP Windows Pro

Fix: “You Don’t Have Permission To Access” USB Device On HP

Here is an issue that we have encountered a few times on HP laptops running Windows 10 Pro… The Problem When connecting USB devices such as USB memory drives or inserting SD memory cards, you are met with the following message: You don’t currently have permission to access this folder. Click continue to permanently get access to this folder. If …

Create A Digital Signature Image File

Create A Digital Signature On Windows

Having a copy of your signature stored on your computer or laptop as an image, can be incredibly useful for signing PDF documents and some online forms. There are various methods of getting your signature on to your computer without the need of signing paper forms and scanning the completed form back in to your computer to send back. You …

How To Display The Old Control Panel System Info Window

Since the October 2020 update (20H2) on Windows 10, Microsoft removed the old style System window that displayed a summary of system information, Windows version, as well as shortcuts to Device Manager & System Protection. Of course, the new version of this window displays all of the same information. The settings window is called “About”. However some people like familiarity …