Posts Tagged ‘Win 11’

Recently one of my computers had an issue with the Windows Explorer. It was crashing constantly when I try to click, right click or hover on a Zip file. When the Windows Explorer crashes, it will log an event as below.

After bit of checking, found this was due to BIB.DLL which is located by default in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Drive CS4. The way to stop this from occurring is by removing all CS4 Drive Context Menu entries from Registry.

If you do not want Adobe CS4 you can uninstall that, otherwise you need to remove some CS4 related entries from registry.

I searched for the GUID “C95FFEAE-A32E-4122-A5C4-49B5BFB69795” of Adobe Drive ADFS Menu using RegEdit and deleting the below 3 context menu entries fixed the issue for me.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{C95FFEAE-A32E-4122-A5C4-49B5BFB69795}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{C95FFEAE-A32E-4122-A5C4-49B5BFB69795}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{C95FFEAE-A32E-4122-A5C4-49B5BFB69795}

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Recently I encountered an error while trying to install a fresh copy of Windows 11 64 bit on a virtual machine running on a Windows 11 host machine. 

Even though the Virtual Machine (VM) is meeting all the requirements Windows setup was complaining that PC is not meeting the minimum requirements as below.

This is happening because TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is not enabled when you created VMs in VMWare Player. I managed to make it work by changing the VMX file which stores the VMs configuration information.

Follow below steps,

1. Turn off the Virtual PC (VPC).
2. Browse to the location where the VPC files are stored.

    You can find the location by opening the VPC settings as seen below.

3. In that location you will see a file named “VM Name.vmx”, in mine it was “Windows 10.vmx”. Open this file using NotePad.

4. Add the below line to the file.

¬† ¬†¬†managedVM.autoAddVTPM = “software”

5. Save the file and start the VPC. Now you should be able to continue with the installation.

Visit Microsoft to find full Windows 11 requirements.