Subject: General Tech | July 7, 2017 - 12:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: fat32, ntfs, ReFS, onedrive, microsoft, Win 10, win 8.1
NTFS or get out seems to be Microsoft's new OneDrive policy as if you try to upload files from disks formatted with their FAT32 or ReFS file systems you will be greeted with an error. This restriction has existed on Windows 8.1 for a while but it is a new twist now offered on the current Win 10 Insiders Edition, which does mean there is hope that it will be removed. This will have an effect on those who use ultramobile devices which depend on SD cards to extend their storage as well as those who have adopted Microsoft's new Resilient File System. You could try a non-destructive format of your drive, or move it to an NTFS disk to be able to then upload it. For more suggestions and a link to a place to vent your spleen you can visit The Register.
"Microsoft discovered a warning message that should have existed was missing when a user attempted to store their OneDrive folder on a non-NTFS filesystem – which was immediately remedied. Nothing has changed in terms of official support and all OneDrive folders will continue to need to be located on a drive with the NTFS filesystem."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- WikiLeaks Unveils CIA Implants That Steal SSH Credentials From Windows, Linux PCs @ Slashdot
- Feelin' safe and snug on Linux while the Windows world burns? Stop that @ The Register
- Your pupil is about to become the master: Google Glass is coming back @ The Inquirer
- Acer Predator 21x review - the £9,000 gaming laptop! @ Kitguru
- Qualcomm seeks US sales ban on Intel-powered iPhones @ The Inquirer
- Intel, Qualcomm to compete fiercely in AR/VR and AI sectors @ DigiTimes
Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2017 - 03:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: microsoft, Win 10, enterprise
Microsoft is continuing with their policy of self inflicted hurdles for Enterprise adoption of Windows 10. We have known for a while that Group Policy no longer works as expected on the new version of Windows and today The Inquirer posted more exact information this particular issue. A security researcher locked down a machine using Group Policy settings and found that even with policies in place to prevent certain protocols and services, the machine continued to attempt connections. The most damning proof of all was on a machine set to extreme security, with all but connections to Microsoft Update blocked, that still happily attempted to connect to advertising servers. The marketshare of Win 10 devices in the workplace does not look to be on the rise any time soon.
"On Monday, we revealed that a security researcher had used a packet sniffer to show that many settings designed to prevent access to the internet were being ignored with connections to a range of third party servers including advertising hubs."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Microsoft's new Surface Pro arrives with Kaby Lake CPU, 13.5-hour battery life @ The Inquirer
- Phison still eyeing stake in Toshiba chip unit @ DigiTimes
- Windows Server's footprint shrunk to reduce Azure bills @ The Register
- Netgear 'fixes' router by adding phone-home features that record your IP and MAC address @ The Register
- Vertagear Triigger 275 Gaming Chair @ techPowerUp
- Vertagear Triigger 275 and 350 Gaming Series Chairs @ Kitguru
- PAPAGO! GoSafe 30G 1080p Dash Camera Review @ NikKTech
- CyberMedia Competition – Win a Colourful iGame Z270 Ymir-X Motherboard @ eTeknix
Subject: Graphics Cards | July 8, 2015 - 05:52 PM | Josh Walrath
Tagged: Win 10, whql, drivers, catalyst, amd, 15.7, 15.20
Sadly, it is not every month that we see a new AMD WHQL driver release. Several years back AMD made the promise that they would release WHQL drivers on a monthly basis, and for quite a while they kept to that promise. Engineering cuts, new architectures, and more challenges than ever with new technologies have essentially ended the monthly model. AMD does their best by putting out beta drivers when major titles are released, but it has been quite some time since we last saw a full WHQL.
Today we finally see the release of the very latest branch of the Catalyst drivers. Last month we saw the 15.15 drivers that were released with the AMD FuryX. We also had a fair share of beta drivers to keep users updated on the latest game profiles. The version that has been released today is based on the 15.20 code path and is officially known as Catalyst 15.7.
There are a lot of new features and support in this driver, which makes it a pretty big deal. I am guessing that it seems like such a big deal because major updates have been few and far between. This is AMD's first driver to support the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
The next set of features is very exciting for anyone who has any GCN based card, no matter the age. Virtual Super Resolution is enabled for all GCN 1.0 cards and above. The same goes for Frame Rate Target Control. AMD has included new CrossFire Profile Enhancements for many of the latest games and top sellers. The only new feature that does not support all GCN cards is that of AMD FreeSync with CrossFire support. As readers may remember, FreeSync did not previously work in a CrossFire solution. FreeSync itself is relegated to the newer members of the GCN family. The only other potential disappointment (and not new news at all) is still the lack of CrossFire support (much less FreeSync with CrossFire support) in DX9 titles.
AMD promises performance improvements as compared to the previous Omega drivers released last year. This is fairly typical, but people are already reporting some better performance and CPU usage in WinX previews based on the latest build. It is great to see AMD releasing a new set of drivers, but just like any addict... we can't wait for our next hit and what new features and performance they may bring.