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Is there a safe and simple tool to set windows 11 transparency with a slider for windows and taskbar?

Like you could do in windows Vista.
 
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I made a shortcut to "This PC" for the taskbar, but it's icon is a folder.

Does anyone know what the path is to the "This PC" icon??
 
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Yesterday I did a motherboard BIOS update, when after a while back in windows I was greeted with a message that windows was no longer activated because of a change in hardware or something....:wtf:

I didn't replace any hardware , just a BIOS update.

Anyway I was able to activate it again luckily with the same key I bought... (I paid 140 EUROS for it)

It seems I wasn't the only one: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...e/0f57a891-dd68-4aad-b18e-2009cee13b43?page=1


This was a first time for me that a BIOS update deactivated my windows license.

Did it happen to anyone else here before?
 
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Yesterday I did a motherboard BIOS update, when after a while back in windows I was greeted with a message that windows was no longer activated because of a change in hardware or something....:wtf:

I didn't replace any hardware , just a BIOS update.

Anyway I was able to activate it again luckily with the same key I bought... (I paid 140 EUROS for it)

It seems I wasn't the only one: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...e/0f57a891-dd68-4aad-b18e-2009cee13b43?page=1


This was a first time for me that a BIOS update deactivated my windows license.

Did it happen to anyone else here before?
I've seen it a lot with Windows 11, especially on MSI mobos.
 
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Yesterday I did a motherboard BIOS update, when after a while back in windows I was greeted with a message that windows was no longer activated because of a change in hardware or something....:wtf:

I didn't replace any hardware , just a BIOS update.

Anyway I was able to activate it again luckily with the same key I bought... (I paid 140 EUROS for it)

It seems I wasn't the only one: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...e/0f57a891-dd68-4aad-b18e-2009cee13b43?page=1


This was a first time for me that a BIOS update deactivated my windows license.

Did it happen to anyone else here before?
This happens a lot. It's really very stupid. Yet another example of why DRM is unacceptable and idiotic.
 
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Hello, thanks @lexluthermiester for referring me.

So far I kind of like Windows 11.

My only issue has been some games show a black screen for a few seconds when tabbing in or out of them.
 
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Hello, thanks @lexluthermiester for referring me.
Yeah, welcome!
So far I kind of like Windows 11.
Last I was skeptical at first, but the refinements resonate with me.
My only issue has been some games show a black screen for a few seconds when tabbing in or out of them.
That seems like a driver/monitor resynch thing. When this happens, is your resolution changing? If so, that momentary black screen is normal and nothing to be worried about. It's a very common.
 
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Yeah, welcome!

Last I was skeptical at first, but the refinements resonate with me.

That seems like a driver/monitor resynch thing. When this happens, is your resolution changing? If so, that momentary black screen is normal and nothing to be worried about. It's a very common.
No, currently I'm running a GTX 1060 3GB.

It may be due to my DisplayPort cable using DSC because the HDMI port on the GPU cannot support 4k@120FPS.

Overall, I welcome the changes done to task manager, file explorer, and others.
 
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No, currently I'm running a GTX 1060 3GB.

It may be due to my DisplayPort cable using DSC because the HDMI port on the GPU cannot support 4k@120FPS.
That could be it too. It's possible with any adjustment to the display output configuration.

And now for something completely different...
@CyberCPU Tech
Over on YouTube we were discussing using Windows 11 on a HDD. Here is the screen shot I mentioned.
Windows11-HDD-DiskUsege.jpg

This is on an old Dell T3500 with a Xeon W3680 CPU. As you can see, that system has 3 HDD's and disk usage is not pegged at 100% on any of them. The laptop I mentioned is dual core i3-2310 and it's running a laptop HDD. While boot up times on a HDD are longer than an SSD(naturally), it's only longer by about 25 seconds and once on the desktop, you barely notice the difference.

Please don't take offense to my objections, I'm not trying to attack you. It just that there is this silly myth floating around that using an HDD as a primary drive is a horendus experience. It isn't. It's fine and with any HDD made in the last few years, performance is good and completely usable. So telling people that they need to use an SSD or they will have laggy performance is just not true.
 
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@lexluthermiester 100% agree with the HDD statement, the amount of FUD that is spread simply because people cannot maintain/configure their system correctly is infuriating.
 
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I mean, SSDs are more forgiving to the end user by not requiring much maintenance for optimal performance, but otherwise in agreement. HDDs are of course slower, but that's kind of "water is wet" territory.
 

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This is off the wall (update my windows 11 installs work great with no mods)

but as someone with 3 4k displays I wont lie keeping up with wallpapers can be a pain in the dick. So I usually just set everything to dark mode and forget about it. I recently came across the "Pantone color of the year 2022" theme from MS in the store however and I love the purple/blue hue.

 
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This is on an old Dell T3500 with a Xeon W3680 CPU. As you can see, that system has 3 HDD's and disk usage is not pegged at 100% on any of them. The laptop I mentioned is dual core i3-2310 and it's running a laptop HDD. While boot up times on a HDD are longer than an SSD(naturally), it's only longer by about 25 seconds and once on the desktop, you barely notice the difference.

Please don't take offense to my objections, I'm not trying to attack you. It just that there is this silly myth floating around that using an HDD as a primary drive is a horendus experience. It isn't. It's fine and with any HDD made in the last few years, performance is good and completely usable. So telling people that they need to use an SSD or they will have laggy performance is just not true.

I think the myth spread from insane responsiveness gained when moving from those incredibly slow and low performing 5400 RPM laptop 2.5" drives that handled Windows 10 poorly to any form of SSD storage.

In addition, if Windows decided to do anything disk intensive like downloading updates/updating, indexing, engaging Superfetch, or Malware/Virus scanning using Defender, those drives would grind to a halt.

On the desktop front, your average HDD is 7200 RPM and has much better responsiveness, thus it makes sense that it would handle Windows better.

So in short, i think it's not so much a myth on the laptop front, since laptop spinners do not have the performance metrics that their desktop spinners enjoy.
 

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That disk usage in 11 looks pretty good honestly, I thought it would have been much worse.
 
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I think the myth spread from insane responsiveness gained when moving from those incredibly slow and low performing 5400 RPM laptop 2.5" drives that handled Windows 10 poorly to any form of SSD storage.
Didn't even have to be 5400RPM. SSD swapped a whole bunch of computers in the past that used 7200RPM drives; any 2.5" will perform like crap in my experience.
 
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Didn't even have to be 5400RPM. SSD swapped a whole bunch of computers in the past that used 7200RPM drives; any 2.5" will perform like crap in my experience.
I think laptop drives (modern ones anyways) going shingled hasn't helped as well.
 
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I think the myth spread from insane responsiveness gained when moving from those incredibly slow and low performing 5400 RPM laptop 2.5" drives that handled Windows 10 poorly to any form of SSD storage.

In addition, if Windows decided to do anything disk intensive like downloading updates/updating, indexing, engaging Superfetch, or Malware/Virus scanning using Defender, those drives would grind to a halt.
Very likely.

Didn't even have to be 5400RPM. SSD swapped a whole bunch of computers in the past that used 7200RPM drives; any 2.5" will perform like crap in my experience.
The laptop mentioned above runs a 7200rpm, it runs fine.
 
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