Yesterday was Patch Tuesday, and as such Microsoft released updates to fix a batch of problems with Windows 10.
There are fixes for security issues as well as other niggles, including addressing the PrintNightmare vulnerability. KB5004237 is available for Windows 10 versions 2004, 20H2 and 21H1, while KB5004245 is just for version 1909.
Four-hundred-forty-six in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on the Microsoft Store in the past seven days.
Microsoft plans to release Windows 11 and Windows 10 version 21H2 later this year. If you intend to stay on Windows 10 for the time being, check out Sofia's article on the changes in the new Windows 10 feature update.
We may not have an exact release date for Windows 10 21H2 -- and interest may be focused on Windows 11 at the moment -- but details about what we can expect from the update are starting to creep out.
When the Windows 10 October 2021 Update rolls out in a few months' time, it introduces a number of new features that will be of interest to anyone who is sticking with Windows 10 rather than jumping to Windows 11 -- whether through choice or necessity. Information about just what there is to look forward to has been spotted on Microsoft's own support pages.
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Many PCs have failed the Windows 11 system compatibility check. Check out Nick's guide on making your PC compatible.
People with iPhones or Android handsets are used to the idea of discounted apps in their respective app stores. While the same concept exists in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 apps, it is something that tends to get rather less attention.
But at the moment, there is an interesting PDF tool available completely free of charge. You will have to move quickly if you want to get PDF Manager for free though; this special offer is over in just a few days.
Microsoft has released an out-of-band update for Windows 10 that remedies a PDF opening issue.
Available for Windows 10 version 2004, 20H2 and 21H1, the KB5004760 update may not seem like particularly important one, but Microsoft deemed it of enough import to release it off schedule. You will, however, have to go out of your way to find it if you need it.
Microsoft has pushed out two new PowerToys builds in very quick succession, fixing lots of issues, making numerous improvements, and adding a brand new utility.
The bulk of the changes came in PowerToys v0.41.2, but this was followed mere hours later by PowerToys v0.41.3 because of a compatibility issue with BitDefender. The latest build is interesting not just because of the number of changes it includes, but also the arrival of the new tool called Awake.
The big reveal has been made: Windows 11 is coming later in the year, and it’ll be a free upgrade. So if you’ve been putting off the move to Windows 10, relax: you can buy or upgrade now, then upgrade again when the new OS becomes available.
Windows 11 offers more than a simple facelift over Windows 10 -- although at first glance you might think that many of the features announced yesterday amount to little more than windows dressing.
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Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 this week. The next version of Windows will be released later this year, and it will include new features such as support for Android apps, performance improvements, usability improvements, and Teams integration.
Of course, as they say, a picture paints a thousand words, and a video is even better when it comes to conveying information.
Microsoft took the wraps off Windows 11 officially today, and as well as revealing the new OS will be a free upgrade from Windows 10, it also announced that it will be issuing the first test builds to Windows Insiders shortly.
If you’re already a Windows Insider that’s great news (if you’re not you can sign up here), but Windows 11 has updated hardware requirements and there may be other roadblocks that prevent you from testing out the new OS.
Although some people will view the newly announced Windows 11 as Windows 10.5, the truth is it’s a big change for Microsoft’s operating system.
Although Windows 11 will debut lots of new features, including widgets, Teams Chat and Android app support, some of the features and functionality you’re used to in Windows 10 may well be coming to an end. These are the key features that will be impacted.
Although the Windows 11 announcement introduced lots of new and exciting features coming to the new OS later in the year, perhaps the most jaw dropping was native support for Android apps.
Users will be able to find and download Android apps directly through the new and improved Microsoft Store, but you won’t be able to grab your favorites through Google Play as it isn’t supported.
Today Microsoft took the wraps off what we can expect from its new operating system and it’s a lot. You can see what’s coming here.
The first builds of the new Windows 11 will begin making their way to Windows Insiders from next week, although it will be a while until we see the makings of a finished OS as general availability isn't expected until the end of the year. What we also learned from the announcement is the cost of the OS and the upgrade options.
The new operating system is based on the now cancelled Windows 10x design, but it’s much more than that. As you’ve have seen from the leaked screenshots, it has a centered taskbar and Start menu, rounded corners across the design, no live tiles, and web widgets for creators.