Why am I not getting Direct X12?

Problem:

I am using Windows 10.Direct X12 comes with Windows 10 but when I am using dxdiag command I am finding 11.2. What’s wrong?

Resolution:

To get DirectX12 you also need a DirectX12 compliant graphic card. DirectX 12 needs to be supported by your  graphic card, too. If it’s not, you’ll see an older version of DirectX installed.

DX12 API Ready ATI Graphic Cards:

  • AMD Radeon R9 Series graphics
  • AMD Radeon R7 Series graphics
  • AMD Radeon R5 240 graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series graphics for OEM systems (HD 8570 and up)
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000M Series graphics for notebooks
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series graphics (HD 7730 and up)
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000M Series graphics for notebooks (HD 7730M and up)
  • AMD A4/A6/A8/A10-7000 Series APUs (codenamed “Kaveri”)
  • AMD A6/A8/A10 PRO-7000 Series APUs (codenamed “Kaveri”)
  • AMD E1/A4/A10 Micro-6000 Series APUs (codenamed “Mullins”)
  • AMD E1/E2/A4/A6/A8-6000 Series APUs (codenamed “Beema”)

 

Nvidia:

GeForce 600-, 700-, and 900-series graphics cards, GTX Titan series

“Connect to the Internet to activate Windows” Error in Windows 10

Problem:

I have upgraded from Windows 8.1 Professional to Windows 10 Professional. But I am unable to activate OS as it says:

Connect to the Internet to activate Windows -though you are connected to the internet.

Resolution:

This is a fault from Microsoft’s end. It is an activation service issue. Microsoft is working on the issue with their  service and your PC will automatically activate once the  service issue is addressed. So be patient.

How To Configure Windows Update in Windows 10

Problem:

It is my understanding that you will not be able to change update settings if this is the case I will not be updating to windows 10 as I believe you should have control over your own computer because some updates may damage the system so that is what I think.

Resolution:

Scenario 1: Via Group Policy Editor:

1.Type in gpedit.msc in Start Search menu and hit the Enter Key.

2.Navigate to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update.

3.Double click on “Configure Automatic Updates” option.

4.Choose ‘Enable’ option and then choose “Allow local admin to choose setting”.

Scenario 2: Microsoft has published a KB Article:

How to hide or block Windows Updates or driver updates in Windows 10 Insider Preview

Pen Remoting Feature Added To Windows 10

The new pen remoting feature available in the Remote Desktop Connection client (mstsc.exe) when connecting from a Windows 10 (or Windows Server 2016) client to a host system running Windows 10 (or Windows Server 2016).

In Windows 10, the pen is now a first class input method, at the same level as your mouse, keyboard and touch.

Source

Pre-release product keys for Windows 10 Insider Preview won’t work

Microsoft has deactivated all pre-release product keys published earlier for builds of Windows 10 Insider Preview and they won’t work on any Preview builds, including Build 10240. Microsoft is not supporting clean installs of Windows 10240. So for the insiders only upgrade from earlier version will work.

Build 10240 now available for Windows Insiders in Fast and Slow rings

Microsoft has released new build 10240 to both the Fast and Slow rings. You’ll notice with this build that the desktop watermark is no longer there.

On Monday Microsoft announced that builds from here on will only be available through Windows Update, so to get this one you can either wait and it will be installed automatically or go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates. Remember that you’ll need to be logged in with your Microsoft Account in order to receive the build.

Changes made in this build:

In this build, Microsoft Edge is even better and is beating Chrome and Safari on their own JavaScript benchmarks:

  • On WebKit Sunspider, Edge is 112% faster than Chrome
  • On Google Octane, Edge is 11% faster than Chrome
  • On Apple JetStream, Edge is 37% faster than Chrome