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Y'all speaking about Windows 11 and bitching about MS antics, meanwhile there's Windows 11 EE (Edible Edition, not to be confused with Intel's Emergency Edition):

I wonder if it's yummy. Anyone wants to buy some?
 
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Actually I find Windows 11 quite palatable.
 

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Here's my start menu and task bar, notice small task bar. i use startisback to do it, been using it for ages.
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wasn't there patch to come "mid november" to fix the denuvo crap with alder lake?
i still can't play AC Valhalla and MSIs launch bios is not able to disable E Core. (not that this would be a viable solution to circumvent this pos software)
 

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Check your updates... 22000.348 is available now....
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"Microsoft has patched an issue that affects Blue audio devices when you try to adjust the volume from the taskbar."

Oh, this might be why my yeti volume spazzed sometimes
 
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Anyone had any issues with file explorer crashing trying to access network drives?
 
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I did not have that particular problem.
Might be some internal gladiatorial match between windows and Debian going on inside my network. I haven't tested it in the last few days as I'm only running pfsense till my ram upgrade comes, will find out after she gets her boost whether windows hates samba
 

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Anyone had any issues with file explorer crashing trying to access network drives?
Mine can be slow, but that's likely just the mech drive at the far end waking up. Single folder with a few thousand loose files, so it's a good worst case.
(Win 11 at both ends)
 
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is it worth encrypting the windows 11 drive or should i just leave the drive as is
 
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is it worth encrypting the windows 11 drive or should i just leave the drive as is
Depends on your security style, personally I don't bother but I'm behind a pretty rock solid firewall and do most of my browsing and downloads on a disposable VM.
 

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is it worth encrypting the windows 11 drive or should i just leave the drive as is
Are you important, have all important data in offsite backups and willing to lose all that local data if hardware fails?

Then yes.
 
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In my personal opinion this is only to keep noobs out.
"Professionals" would be able to unlock anyway.
AFAIK in the US software companies are required to provide a "master key" to authorities.
So data security is nothing but an illusion, especially when using cloud services.

A backup is highly recommended in case of drive failure!
 
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is it worth encrypting the windows 11 drive or should i just leave the drive as is
I'll echo what the others have stated, but don't use microsoft's built-in bit-locker. It has a known backdoor. Use something like Veracrypt. It's rock solid and has no known vulnerabilities.

Full disc encryption carries the benefit of guaranteeing that what you have on your drive will remain unseen by anyone who does not have the password. So if you have something worth protecting, or you need to protect, by all means encrypt your drives.

But if you don't, don't worry about it and just make sure you have backups.

AFAIK in the US software companies are required to provide a "master key" to authorities.
No, they are not. Total myth.

So data security is nothing but an illusion, especially when using cloud services.
Please stop giving people bad advice. You have no idea what you're talking about.
 
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People don't use cloud backups because they are just as likely to have issues as you are! Those of us who have data we need backups of generally keep external hard drives as keeping backups on a powered system isn't really a backup unless it's data that need to be accessed routinely which we keep on some sort of raid but even that we tend to take an external backup of.

The myth about people not keeping data on the cloud due to security, is just that a myth. We don't tend to use it because we can do it ourselves, better and without an inflated monthly subscription.
 
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From a Europeans point of view such cloud storage is as safe as your f...book data!
 
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thanks for all the replies I don't think I need to encrypt my drive after all Don't have anything to hide but I make lots of backups
 
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thanks for all the replies I don't think I need to encrypt my drive after all Don't have anything to hide but I make lots of backups
There you go. Should you ever have a need to safe-guard your data, whether for professional reasons or personal, chime in and one of us can help you figure out what might work best for you.
 
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AFAIK in the US software companies are required to provide a "master key" to authorities.
No, they are not, though there have been pushes for this batshit insane idea.
 
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No, they are not, though there have been pushes for this batshit insane idea.
Yeah they can ask for a warrant to have the manufacturer/software vendor unlock specific device/account. If that fails Federales can always hire 3rd party to hack into it.
 
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Yeah they can ask for a warrant to have the manufacturer/software vendor unlock specific device/account. If that fails Federales can always hire 3rd party to hack into it.
That is the status quo. Note nowehere in your statement or in that article is a "master key" backdoor mandated.

Of course they are legally required to assist. But if it's real encryption (no backdoor), there is no real assistance they can provide beyond "what is the password?"
 
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