urn:uuid:21ed8707-ddda-585e-9e65-22883b57479a Topic: Microsoft Windows – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2022 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2022-03-24T01:42:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:b9f3c26b-36f8-4f6c-ac47-8e2ace31df73 2022-03-24T01:42:00Z 2022-03-24T01:42:00Z How to run Windows 11 in GNOME Boxes (with UEFI and TPM2 emulation) Windows 11 needs some extra config to run as a virtual machine in GNOME Boxes. Get it setup with UEFI secure boot, TPM 2.0 emulation, and accelerated drivers. <p>My old tutorial for installing Windows 10 in GNOME Boxes doesn’t work with Windows 11. Here’s how to install Windows 11 as a virtual machine (VM) inside GNOME Boxes. (Some configuration file changes required.)</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/how-to-win11-in-gnome-boxes.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:216946f0-6b6f-47b4-97ed-5f62e81afcb0 2022-02-14T16:48:00Z 2022-02-14T16:48:00Z 2-clicks to install Windows 11/10 without the third-party bloatware You can block bloatware/partner/advertisement apps from cluttering up your fresh Windows installation by changing just one setting during the installation. <p>When you install Windows 11 (or 10), Microsoft will preinstall additional third-party bloatware such as Candy Crush, Netflix, Spotify, and others based on your region (“inbox apps”). All you need to skip installing the bloatware is to, temporarily, choose an unrecognized region during the installation.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/windows-ooberegion-bloatware.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:e031bb88-23c8-40e8-b48c-089b09628cad 2022-01-17T14:21:00Z 2022-01-17T14:21:00Z GNOME Boxes review: no-frills and no-thrills desktop virtualization Easy-to-use settings-free virtualization works great when it works! Not so much if you’re running an unsupported operating system, e.g. a modern Windows version. <p>GNOME Boxes is an easy-to-use graphical virtual machine (VM) installer and launcher. It’s not a VM manager and offers practically no settings for micromanaging your VM. However, its easy-to-use design philosophy can also prevent its users from getting any use out of it.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/review-gnome-boxes.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:00fa764c-b337-464b-bfd3-baef40d664aa 2021-12-01T09:15:00Z 2021-12-01T09:15:00Z Why Windows failed to display Microsoft and Xbox sign-in dialogs Windows 10 just didn’t open the Microsoft Account (or Xbox) login dialogs. No logs or errors. Legacy program compatibility can be both a blessing and a curse. <p>For about a year, I couldn’t use any Windows 10 apps or Xbox games that required me to sign in with a Microsoft Account. I also couldn’t add any email or other online accounts to my Windows account. For whatever reason, all the Microsoft Accounts Control and Windows Web Account Provider dialog windows refused to open.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/missing-msaccounts-control-dialogs.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:cba509bc-0230-4930-b93d-c582db705cb4 2021-11-11T10:11:00Z 2021-12-13T14:09:00Z Windows now blocks Edge browser competitors from opening links Microsoft doubles-down on its user-choice hostile web browser behavior; blocks competitors from opening links from many Windows apps and web experiences. <p>Something changed between Windows 11 builds 22483 and 22494 (both Windows Insider Preview builds.) The build changelog makes a few mentions of changes to the protocol and file associations/default apps system. However, it omitted the headline news: You can no longer bypass Microsoft Edge using apps like EdgeDeflector.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/microsoft-edge-protocol-competition.html">Read more …</a></p>