Welcome back to our Windows news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.
Microsoft updates Windows 11 minimum specs, confirms upgrade will be possible on unsupported PCs
The minimum specs required for Windows 11 have been updated to allow for more PCs running Intel 7th Gen processors to be supported, having acknowledged that they identified "a set of PC models that meet the principles while running on Intel 7th Gen processors that we did not originally include in our minimum system requirements". In addition, Microsoft has now confirmed that users with unsupported PCs will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 using ISO files, but will not be offered the upgrade via Windows Update.
Microsoft starts rolling out 64-bit version of OneDrive sync client for Windows
A 64-bit version of the OneDrive sync client for Windows has begun rolling out. The new version should provide enhanced reliability and performance on Windows 10 PCs running a 64-bit version of Windows 10.
— Brandon LeBlanc (@brandonleblanc) August 27, 2021
Recent Windows 11 survey shows people warming up to the change
According to a recent survey, people might be warming up to Windows 11, despite initial skepticism. The survey showed that 53 percent surveyed believe Windows 11 "looks amazing. Can't wait to install it." Take a look at the full survey results here.
Hackers leverage Razer mice driver updates to access Windows PCs
An exploit has been discovered that allows hackers to essentially take control of a Windows PC, potentially on a long-term basis if installation completes successfully, by making use of Razer mice driver updates. Razer has acknowledged the flaw and is working on a fix.
Need local admin and have physical access?
- Plug a Razer mouse (or the dongle)
- Windows Update will download and execute RazerInstaller as SYSTEM
- Abuse elevated Explorer to open Powershell with Shift+Right click
— jonhat (@j0nh4t) August 21, 2021
That's it for this week. We'll be back next week with more Windows news.