How to get the Windows 11 security protections on an existing PC

Windows 11 will turn on hardware security by default but only on new PCs or if you re-image from scratch. But there is a workaround.

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Security is only one of the reasons for the hardware requirements for Windows 11; it’s also about reliability, compatibility and performance. But the hardware security features in the CPUs that Windows 11 will run on reduce malware and ransomware attacks significantly. 

SEE: Windows 10: Lists of vocal commands for speech recognition and dictation (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

Speaking at a virtual “Ask Me Anything” event about Windows 11, David Weston, partner director of enterprise and OS security at Microsoft, talked about leveraging hardware to “raise the security baseline to a level much higher than Windows 10 or any other previous version of Windows.”

“We started by…

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