Windows 11 Users Charge Changes to TPM, Taskbar, and More | Applications and Software

O Windows 11 will bring new features, such as the renewed look with the new Start menu. Still, the changes aren’t to everyone’s liking: in an area of ​​software feedbacks, OS users are charging for the Microsoft changes to the taskbar. Another question revolves around the requirement of the TPM module.


New start menu and taskbar centered on Windows 11 (Image: Playback/Microsoft Design)

Requests start from a compiled by BleepingComputer this Sunday (8) with the most popular orders. Most of the requests are concentrated in the taskbar, which is centralized by default. This is the case of returning the option to move the area to the top or sides of the screen, as in previous versions.

Another request is about accessing the Task Manager by right-clicking on the area. In previous versions, the user has an alternative to open the resource directly from the taskbar, without always having to resort to the keyboard shortcut. But in Windows 11, the alternative was moved elsewhere.

“You can right-click the Start menu button to quickly open Task Manager,” Microsoft said in response to the request. “In addition, you can also press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager directly”.

Context menu when right-clicking on Windows 11 taskbar (Image: Playback/BleepingComputer)

Context menu when right-clicking on Windows 11 taskbar (Image: Playback/BleepingComputer)

The list also has other requests related to the taskbar. Among them is the return of the setting that prevents the combination of application windows into a single icon in this area, as well as the possibility to drag and drop files onto the app’s bookmarks to open or transfer them. Users also ask for an option to disable the “Recommended” section of the Start menu.

Another request reported by the specialized website focuses on the return of viewing events in the Windows 11 calendar’s folding menu, which now appears in the widgets. “The PC Health Check app should list specific requirements that have not been met if it says my PC is not eligible for Windows 11,” says another request. Requirements are available on the Feedback Hub.

TPM Module (Image: Leandro Kovacs/Tecnoblog)

TPM Module (Image: Leandro Kovacs/Tecnoblog)

Windows 11: users question TPM requirement

The TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is a module designed to provide more security and privacy. With the arrival of the operating system, Microsoft announced that the presence of the component on computers will be mandatory for Windows 11 to be installed. But this isn’t the only requirement that revolves around the chip.

There are other requirements besides the presence of the module. For Windows 11, Microsoft also asks for the component to be version 2.0, which is usually found on newer hardware. In other words: if the computer has the part at version 1.2 or earlier, the update will still not be released.

No wonder the measure has become the target of criticism since the announcement of Windows 11 in late June. This is the case for those who have a PC capable of running the successor to Windows 10, but who will not be able to update it due to the absence of the component. “Remove the TPM requirement to determine Windows 11 eligibility,” says the request. On Sunday (8), the request had 6,690 votes in the feedback center.

In response, Microsoft thanked users for participating, but did not say whether it will ease the requirement. The company also left a link to its blog, where it lists information about the reasons for the change. According to the publication (microsoft.com), the obligation comes to offer more security to Windows 11 users.

With information: BleepingComputer

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