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  1. Security System In case you run Windows 10 home and device...

    In case you run Windows 10 home and device encryption is not supported, you may still use a trick to use Bitlocker. The only real requirement is to have a TPM module. See my article How to use...
  2. Thread: TPM for W10 users by Comport Colin
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 8 Views 555

    You may run Bitlocker on Home using this method...

    You may run Bitlocker on Home using this method in my article:
    How to use Bitlocker on Windows 10 Home | Experts Exchange
  3. Thread: TPM for W10 users by Comport Colin
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
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    "Would it be a good idea to add firmware TPM to a...

    "Would it be a good idea to add firmware TPM to a W10 pc?" - Sure. 6th generation of intel processors and their mainboards usually have the option to enable Intel PTT (Intels fTPM) in the Bios, which...
  4. Thread: BitLocker on (Locked) on data partition - How safe to upgrade os? by Comport Colin
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 10 Views 557

    You may download the ISO on another site. Please...

    You may download the ISO on another site. Please note that this is easier and still, the download comes from Microsoft servers:
    TechBench by WZT (v4.1.1) (rg-adguard.net)
  5. Thread: BitLocker on (Locked) on data partition - How safe to upgrade os? by Comport Colin
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 10 Views 557

    You don't need a bootable stick, since for...

    You don't need a bootable stick, since for upgrading, you cannot boot from it, only for new installations will a stick work when booted!
    So save the ISO to the stick, double click it, start setup...
  6. Thread: BitLocker on (Locked) on data partition - How safe to upgrade os? by Comport Colin
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 10 Views 557

    "If I take the offline upgrade route is all I...

    "If I take the offline upgrade route is all I need a Windows 10 iso?"
    Yes. You need a backup anyway, so not only when you upgrade or update windows.
  7. Thread: BitLocker on (Locked) on data partition - How safe to upgrade os? by Comport Colin
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 10 Views 557

    If you fear that the windows upgrade process is...

    If you fear that the windows upgrade process is malicious, you shouldn't use windows or at least do all updates offline. Any windows update as well as feature upgrade (as in 1709->21H1) is possible...
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    Security System Shawn, what if it doesn't turn off? Let me quote...

    Shawn, what if it doesn't turn off? Let me quote my question on How to disable Windows 10 Credential Guard? | Experts Exchange
    ----
    On win10 1909, I tested credential guard (activated the feature...
  9. Thread: Bitlocker password 256 characters breaks unlocking by Comport Colin
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 6 Views 5,262

    Yes, this comes years later... It should be...

    Yes, this comes years later...
    It should be pointed out, that the preboot-authentication assumes a US-english keyboard layout.
    Example: you don't have a EN-US keyboard, but a german keyboard, and...
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    Hu!

    Hu!
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    Look, what I shared about funny numbers was at...

    Look, what I shared about funny numbers was at the time, MS praised win8's record high, that was in (see my link) 2014. I'll show you the pictures with numbers as well:
    105884
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    It was a joke. See, this thread should not even...

    It was a joke.
    See, this thread should not even exist. The statistical data they supply is for the trash. They had unexplainable bumps in their graphs for xp and for win8.1 at the same time, by...
  13. Replies 32 Views 6,138

    "Unless and until Microsoft gets its house in...

    "Unless and until Microsoft gets its house in order it will continue to see its market share, now below 90% in the PC market, continue to slide" - you mean rise, continue to rise. See...
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    NM's statistics are not very good. Some time ago,...

    NM's statistics are not very good. Some time ago, their numbers showed a rise of xp users by +40% (relatively) to the month before. Go figure. I don't know who is supervising these statistics, but...
  15. Replies 44 Views 97,205

    Installation & Upgrade Cerberus, some years ago, I investigated about...

    Cerberus, some years ago, I investigated about this matter and found this:...
  16. Replies 44 Views 97,205

    Installation & Upgrade Matthew, even if you asked Microsoft, you would...

    Matthew, even if you asked Microsoft, you would get ten different answers if you asked ten different specialists. Licensing+MS=Horror. Ever since. I can only assure you, that in the EU, MS has lost...
  17. Replies 44 Views 97,205

    Installation & Upgrade I know that document. You will however find other...

    I know that document. You will however find other info (also again by Microsoft themselves) and find that other regulations apply to different OS'.
    Please consult a lawyer that knows his stuff.
  18. Replies 44 Views 97,205

    Installation & Upgrade I cannot speak for all regions, I am not a...

    I cannot speak for all regions, I am not a lawyer. You may want to search the internet for info on that.
  19. Replies 44 Views 97,205

    Installation & Upgrade At least in Europe: yes.

    At least in Europe: yes.
  20. Replies 44 Views 97,205

    Installation & Upgrade Look, this is a tutorial, not a discussion about...

    Look, this is a tutorial, not a discussion about legal aspects of certain license types :-)
    This discussion and all the info is on the net, tons of it. You may transfer a license anytime as long as...
  21. Replies 44 Views 97,205

    Installation & Upgrade No hardware tie. You may transfer the license to...

    No hardware tie. You may transfer the license to different hardware, that is why MS has added this activation troubleshooter option. It is just for that: transfer to a partly different hardware. I am...
  22. Replies 44 Views 97,205

    Installation & Upgrade " In anyy case, this violates the EULA." - what...

    " In anyy case, this violates the EULA." - what makes you think like that? There is no hardware tie anymore. Inside the EU, there never was.
  23. Replies 44 Views 97,205

    Installation & Upgrade No, there's no option to activate by phone as...

    No, there's no option to activate by phone as this was a free upgrade. Free upgrades may not be phone activated (MS support statement), only internet activation. (by the way: sorry for not coming...
  24. Replies 44 Views 97,205

    Installation & Upgrade What is the difference of cloning to a different...

    What is the difference of cloning to a different hardware (and abandoning the original installation afterwards of course) and exchanging the mainboard? Of course the cloned hardware is completely...
  25. Replies 44 Views 97,205

    Installation & Upgrade I see. I thought this was at least a way to...

    I see.
    I thought this was at least a way to reactivate on the same device after hardware changes like new hdd/ssd or mainboard? I thought I could simulate that by cloning the activated one to...
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