New Windows 11 security feature requires a clean install

Gezzer

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Microsoft is following in Apple's footsteps so soon you'll only be allowed to download and install software from Microsoft's app store in the name of security. As we are seeing now Apple is being pushed for change to allow people to download and install apps that is outside of Apple's reach. If this eventually becomes a requirement, there will be a lot of programs you won't be able to use anymore.

How is this AI going to work? Will it check only 1 time or is it multiple checks a day? If you have no connection will you still be allowed to use the programs on your computer?

It's a way for Microsoft to get (push) more people to use their app store. I don't use their app store and I don't plan on using it. I remember getting a Windows phone and it turned into a paper weight not soon after.

Most people don't know that TPM 2.0 has a "feature" called remote attestation that combined with secure boot will totally lock Win 11 down just like iOS. This current "new feature" is simply M$ testing the waters to see how much they can get away with IMHO. Nadella is much cleverer than Ballmer ever was, and knows that Win 8's biggest short coming was it was way too much of a change from the previous GUI for most users. So expect M$ to lock Win 11 down in incremental stages, but yeah... it's going to happen.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Computing#REMOTE-ATTESTATION
 

BadThad

Posts: 1,033   +1,186
Most people don't know that TPM 2.0 has a "feature" called remote attestation that combined with secure boot will totally lock Win 11 down just like iOS. This current "new feature" is simply M$ testing the waters to see how much they can get away with IMHO. Nadella is much cleverer than Ballmer ever was, and knows that Win 8's biggest short coming was it was way too much of a change from the previous GUI for most users. So expect M$ to lock Win 11 down in incremental stages, but yeah... it's going to happen.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Computing#REMOTE-ATTESTATION
Thanks for that, I learned something today!