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Most Windows 11 22H2 Update Holds Removed

While there are still some known issues with the Windows 11 22H2 update, most of the ‘safeguards’ have been removed. The latest safeguard Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% has removed was manly impacting gamers using NVIDIA GeForce GPUs. This issue was resolved with KB5020044 (December Preview Update) which also fixed slow network file copying, but did cause display issues with the task manager for some users (which has now been resolved). The safeguard was removed on December 14th. “This issue was resolved in KB5020044 and the safeguard hold has been removed as of December 14, 2022,” Microsoft said on the Windows Health…

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Windows 11 22H2 Now Available for all ‘Eligible Devices’

Microsoft has launched a new deployment phase for Windows 11 2022 update (22H2). All users with eligible devices meaning  not affected by compatibility holds (Intel SST or Universal Print/ Microsoft IPP Class) or configured to defer feature updates can install the Windows 11 2022 update. Those interested in deploying the latest Windows 11 feature update can click “Check for Updates” in the Windows Update Settings dialog. An option to “Download and install” the Windows 11 2022 Update should be available if their device is ready and not impacted by safeguard holds. The Windows 11 22H2 feature update (BleepingComputer) via BleepingComputer

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Windows 11 22H2 Known Issues

This post will be updated as issues are resolved or discovered Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% Windows 11 22H2 released on September 20, 2022 was the first annual Feature Update to Windows 11. Unfortunately, the release has had some issues, some of which are preventing users from being offered the update. Here is list of major known issues associated with the Windows 11 22H2 release as of December 15, 2022: 40% Slower File Copying or Downloading from a remote server or PC. User can get around this issue using robocopy or xcopy with the /J (unbuffered IO) parameter. Remote Desktop Connectivity Issues on computers with…

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Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% is having rough week since the Windows 11 22H2 update release last week. Earlier this week was news the update was being blocked on some Intel based systems running older versions of Intel Corporation 28,69 -1,63 -5,38% Smart Sound Technology (SST) audio drivers. This incompatibility could cause users to get a dreaded BSOD. Shortly after the update was released NVIDIA Corporation 211,00 -6,09 -2,81% GeForce GPU users complained of performance issues. Adding to the list now of systems being blocked from the Windows 11 22H2 update are those with printers using Universal Print Class or Microsoft…

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Microsoft Blocking Windows 11 22H2 Update on some Intel Systems

We are now a week after from the release of Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% Microsoft Windows 11 22H2 update and now we are becoming aware of another ‘known issue’ with this update. First there were sever performance issues for those using NVIDIA NVIDIA Corporation 211,00 -6,09 -2,81% GeForce GPU’s which NVIDIA has acknowledged with a Beta Release of the GeForce Experience software suite on Monday. Now comes news Microsoft is blocking the Windows 11 22H2 update on machines with Intel Corporation 28,69 -1,63 -5,38% Intel Smart Sound Technology (SST) audio drivers. There is an issue with Windows 11 22H2…

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Intel Dropping Pentium and Celeron Names

Way back in 1993 Intel introduce the Pentium Processor which was the next version of Intel’s x86 architecture-compatible microprocessors (it was the successor to the 486 processor). Intel released future generations of its flagship processor (including Pentium II and Pentium III) in the years following.  By 2006 the ‘Intel Core’ line had become the new flagship processors for Intel. Pentium processor were still being made for low power devices and entry level desktops. Intel’s Celeron processor was introduced in 1998 based of the Pentium II processor. However, Celeron were lower end processors Celeron often with less cache or intentionally disabled…

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Intel shows off 80Gbps Thunderbolt

With the forthcoming USB 4 2.0 spec being announced earlier this month Thunderbolt users were wondering if Intel would followed suit. The answer appears to be yes  with a prototype 80Gbps Thunderbolt demo shown in Intel’s Israel facility. Intel is the key developer of Thunderbolt, which was co-developed with Apple. The I/O specification is the foundation of a small but growing ecosystem of Thunderbolt docks, which connect to a USB-C/Thunderbolt port on a PC and use the I/O bandwidth to connect to various peripherals, including displays and storage. Displays, not surprisingly, suck up the most bandwidth. The current Thunderbolt specification, known as…

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