The be quiet! ultimate screwdriver is a must have tool for any PC builder. Designed for hard to reach mounting screws on air coolers. Available for $90 USD. For a limited time, includes the Dark Rock Pro 4 air cooler for free (requires a big ass case).
NOTE: This short video is a parody ad. When you buy the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 air cooler, the screwdriver is included. Considering how useful the screwdriver is after installing the air cooler, it’s more valuable than the air cooler itself.
WhyNotWin11 is a detection script to help identify why your PC isn’t Windows 11 compatible. A detailed alternative to the Microsoft PC Health Check Windows 11 app. Since the script is unsigned, Windows 10 makes it very hard to download and run the script. Once the script is running, you can see at a glance what area of your PC isn’t Windows 11 ready. In this short video, I’ll go through the steps of downloading and running the script.
When Microsoft released the PC Health Check app for users to check if their PC can run the forthcoming Windows 11, it wasn’t very informative about which system requirement had failed to pass. Microsoft updated the app to display an informative message when something fails. In this short video, I have the screens and the solutions for TPM 2.0 NOT ENABLED and PROCESSOR NOT SUPPORTED.
A new requirement for the forthcoming Microsoft Windows 11 is the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. Most prebuilt PCs and laptop have this feature enabled already. PC builders have two choices for enabling this feature: a hard-to-find component to plug into their motherboard or the TPM setting (AMD fTPM or Intel PTT) in the BIOS. This short video demonstrates the PC Health Check app and how to enable the AMD fTPM in the BIOS for Windows 11 combability.
NOTE: Different motherboard companies have different locations and names in the BIOS to enable the AMD fTPM. The example presented here is for the Asrock AMD AM4 motherboards.
UPDATE 6/25/2021: Microsoft updated the PC Health Check app to provide a detailed message for why a system isn’t Windows 11 compatible. Download and run the updated version.
I recently updated my Windows 10 PC and discovered that the taskbar had a new widget called News and Interests. Needless to say, I didn’t need or want the weather forecast in my taskbar. Here are the steps to remove the widget from the taskbar.
The Be Quiet Silent Loop 2 All-In-One liquid cooler recently went on sale. I found that out when I saw the announcement on their Instagram account. But all the prices and availability were for the European Union. Where were the prices and availability for the United States? The bad news is that the Silent Loop 2 AIO won’t be coming to America.
M.2 NVME/SSD drives are small cards that can easily get lost in a junk box. Protect unused cards by storing them in a M.2 anti-shock storage case that holds four 2280 or smaller cards. A rubber seal keeps out water. Small enough to carry in a pocket. M.2 drives not included. Available on Amazon for $10 USD each.