TOTAL WIPEOUT Microsoft warns new Windows update will force you to WIPE your entire PC if you want the Smart App Control feature enabled


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Well that's pretty nice of Microsoft.
They come out with another over the top, useless thing in Windows 11 and they are nice enough to make it so, if you wisely, turn it off, then you won't be able to turn it back on. I wish they would do that with a few other things in Windows 11. :D


Things like the new START Menu, the new context menus, the new File Explorer missing ribbon bar, etc.
I wish they'd give those things a perma-OFF switch too.


Seriously though... this Smart App Control is just their newest way to attempt to control 3rd party software.
If the 3rd party software devs don't pay off MS... their programs won't get "signed" (approved), by Microsoft,
and will then be blocked by Smart App Control.


They already tried something similar with Windows Defender, but people saw through that. :)



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Exactly!
That's the excuse MS is giving in order to convince us that we need this... Smart App Control. :)
 

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What a smart user would need is Macrium Reflect. Is Smart App Control in the latest Beta?

Smart App Control

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From what I have read, you only need to do a fresh install if your want to use smart app control. I expect it probably doesn't add much so no big deal. Stupid approach though in denying you a protection feature for downloading apps if you might already have vulnerable apps. Brilliant thinking.
 

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Interesting.
 

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As it’s reported in the Sun I wouldn’t believe it at all.
The official link on the site doesn’t seem to mention needing to clean install Windows.
 

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I have my own brains to decide which app is dangerous for my system and which is not. I don't want any automatic blocking of apps or drivers or whatever they might think of to stop me running Windows 11 on my unsupported PC (see 2nd system specs).
 

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As I mentioned it's old news :sleep:
 

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The official link on the site doesn’t seem to mention needing to clean install Windows.
It does if you scroll down to near the bottom of the page.....
Microsoft said:

"Why is Smart App Control turned off?"​

Smart App Control is only available on clean installs of Windows 11.....
 

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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

Bastet

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Manchester. UK.
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Windows 11 Pro 64bit
Thanks @Bree. I need stronger glasses it seems. :LOL:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PC Specialist Optimus VII V17-960 Gaming Laptop.
    CPU
    6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core processor.
    Memory
    16GB HyperX IMPACT 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 (2 x 8GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M - 2.0GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 12
    Sound Card
    Intel 2 Channel High Def. Audio + SoundBlaster™ Cinema 2 & Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Optimus Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD IPS LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
    Screen Resolution
    Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080).
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD (internal).
    1x 1TB & 1x 5TB external HDDs.
    Cooling
    STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 wireless keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M705 wireless mouse
    Internet Speed
    Upto 100Mbps
    Browser
    Edge.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender & MalwareBytes pro.

spapakons

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Athens
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Windows 11 Pro 21H2 64-bit (build 22000.282)
I usually disable and not mess with features I don't need. Especially if they compromise compatibility! I hate "legacy free" tricks, I prefer all my old devices and apps still work.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 64-bit (build 22000.282)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    This is my test laptop, not fully updated yet. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v21H2 (build 22000.675)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Asus GT620-1GD3 (nVidia GeForce GT 620 1GB DDR3)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Patriot Burst Elite 480GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Stock Intel CPU Fan, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 2.3 graphics drivers, WEI score 5.1

wabbit

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Windows 11 Pro
Just saying, I upgraded my eligible Dell laptop to Win 11 several months ago and I can't even access Smart App Control. I'm fine with it. Now for the other system still on Windows 10, it's staying there as long as the PC is still running.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3793
    CPU
    10th Gen. Intel Core(TM) i7-1065G7 @ 1.30GHz 1.50 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus Graphics with shared graphics memory
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop Display 17"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512 GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbs
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge / Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    McAfee Multi Access
    Other Info
    Upgraded from Windows 10 10-21-21
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 23-q1133w AIO
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4170T CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.20 GHz
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    HP ALL-in-One (1920x1080@60Hz) Intel HD Graphics 4400 (HP)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge / Chrome
    Antivirus
    McAfee Multi-Access
    Other Info
    Bought in late 2015. System has secure boot, but no TPM. I have no intentions on upgrading this system to Windows 11.

spapakons

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Athens
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Windows 11 Pro 21H2 64-bit (build 22000.282)
As I understand Smart App Control is not available in standard release v21H2. It will be available in v22H2 in October 2022. It is available in the Insider's Preview builds only at the moment. Nothing important for me, I don't feel like I miss it.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 64-bit (build 22000.282)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    This is my test laptop, not fully updated yet. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v21H2 (build 22000.675)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Asus GT620-1GD3 (nVidia GeForce GT 620 1GB DDR3)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Patriot Burst Elite 480GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Stock Intel CPU Fan, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 2.3 graphics drivers, WEI score 5.1
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