If you care about support (why would you though?) just get windows 10 LTSC.I recommend Windows 11 over Windows 10 because Windows 11 should be supported longer than Windows 10 will.
I'm currently using Windows 11 Build 22000 and realized that older WC3 tools like MPQ Master and Jasscraft were unsupported due to the 32-Bit DLLs.For me it seemed pretty pointless, to be honest. Windows has been hassling me to upgrade for a while and I did not bother.
They made the right click menu worse, as I understand it, so the first thing you want to do on Windows 11 is to hack the registry and put back the working right-click menu from Windows 10 using an online guide.
Other than that, it requires a TPM device. If you're into conspiracy theories, I'll just say that one of my dudes believes that the TPM is not there because you want it as the consumer, but rather is there to take advantage of you (hence why it is required). What does it even do? Is my dude wrong? Maybe someone else can elaborate.
Make sure your UEFI is up to date. You will then likely have to enable the virtual TPM within the UEFI as that used to default to off. The instructions to do this vary between motherboard and CPU vendor and use different terminology. This is assuming your CPU model is 3 years old so supports TPM 2.0 and not that you brought a 7 year old CPU and motherboard 3 years ago which does not support TPM 2.0.I'm currently using Windows 11 Build 22000 and realized that older WC3 tools like MPQ Master and Jasscraft were unsupported due to the 32-Bit DLLs.
Also, my computer doesn't support the TPM device, despite I upgraded the whole hardware 3 years ago. This is the main reason games such as Valorant isn't playable.
Other than that, it requires a TPM device. If you're into conspiracy theories, I'll just say that one of my dudes believes that the TPM is not there because you want it as the consumer, but rather is there to take advantage of you (hence why it is required).
At first I wanted to avoid ranting about Windows 11's requirements, specifically TPM and its friends. Funny that Ravager mentioned Valorant's rootkit anti-cheat actually requiring TPM 2.0 and everything else that goes along with it.
Underlining is mine.
What is UEFI Secure Boot NOT?(1) UEFI Secure Boot is not an attempt by Microsoft to lock Linux out of the PC market here; SB is a security measure to protect against malware during early system boot. Microsoft act as a Certification Authority (CA) for SB, and they will sign programs on behalf of other trusted organisations so that their programs will also run. (2) There are certain identification requirements that organisations have to meet here, and code has to be audited for safety. But these are not too difficult to achieve.
(3) SB is also not meant to lock users out of controlling their own systems. Users can enrol extra keys into the system, allowing them to sign programs for their own systems. Many SB-enabled systems also allow users to remove the platform-provided keys altogether, forcing the firmware to only trust user-signed binaries.
He's totally right, this is what it comes down to. That the software can demand the system to be compliant with all these security (lockdown) features. If you modify your system, this software will refuse to run. This is the perfect setup for an anti-cheat: to prevent the user modifying how the game works. Now that you're not permitted to modify the system (even if owner and administrator), that means someone's software is the gatekeeper. The only decision you are allowed to make is to (un)install the software, nothing else.Valorant is likely using anti-cheat that requires the TPM. The TPM can be used to verify code as well as execute some code securely, features that can improve the effectiveness of the anti-cheat solution. Windows 10 does not require a TPM so on such platforms the use is likely optional. Windows 11 does so in theory all users should have one meaning the use of TPM can be enforced.
There needs not be any logic for the copyright holders to demand certain restrictions. For example, Google's Widevine DRM has different "levels". The lowest level is software-only and will permit you to watch 480p/720p on most services. Higher levels, that work only with compatible hardware, will enable you 1080p/4K content.I do not see the point... People can still setup a camera and video their display running the restricted content.
Exactly what I predicted above without even researching the issue More host-side restrictions is simply the next logical step from my point of view. And Microsoft is here to pave the way with their iron fist. The formal requirement is what will dictate how users' configurations are handled by support, see Valorant's anti-cheat. You use Windows 11 without TPM/what have you? "Unsupported, please enable all these features."I moved some TVs and Roku boxes around in my house and then couldn't view most HDCP-protected content from my Roku on this old 4K TV that I have that does not have any HDCP-compatible HDMI ports. Sending the signal through this box solved the problem for me. Now I can use this TV in a bedroom instead of having to buy a new HDCP 4K TV. Sweet.
Rent a new projector and be happy.I purchased videos in good faith from Netflix Disney and Apple TV for single use and without having any intent to duplicate/copy them only to have them not play through my older projector due to not being HDCP compliant. It's definately an unfair situation.
Assuming you want to watch 4k and HDR... Getting 1080p content is difficult enough with services like BBC Iplayer still stuck offering 740p at best. I do not even own a 4k and HDR compatible television...
Part of the blame lies with the cheaters and hackers who develop cheats. No game developer wants to use anti cheat solutions as that makes their games less available and in the case of third party solutions even costs them quite a lot of money. However you also cannot run a competitive game with people cheating, everyone can agree with this since playing against or even with cheaters is not fun.Exactly what I predicted above without even researching the issue More host-side restrictions is simply the next logical step from my point of view. And Microsoft is here to pave the way with their iron fist. The formal requirement is what will dictate how users' configurations are handled by support, see Valorant's anti-cheat. You use Windows 11 without TPM/what have you? "Unsupported, please enable all these features."