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About Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Windows 11 Builds 22621.1020/22623.1020 (Beta) finally bring with it the Windows Spotlight theme

Microsoft has released new preview builds of Windows 11 (version 22H2) 22621.1020 and 22623.1020 (KB5020035) to Insiders on the Beta channel. Build 22623.1020 supports new features, such as new Braille displays in Narrator. Both builds include Windows Spotlight with Themes, Microsoft OneDrive subscription options in Settings, and more. Continue reading

Windows 11 Build 25252 (Dev) adds VPN tray icon overlay, new search styles, and more

Microsoft has released a new preview build of Windows 11 25252 to Windows Insider program participants using the Dev channel. It now shows the VPN connection status overlay icon in the system tray over network icon for the recognized VPN profile. The taskbar includes various options for displaying search on the taskbar. Besides, there are fixes and general improvements. Continue reading

November Updates may cause Windows Server hang and restart

After installing the November Updates for Windows Server, a memory leak may occur in the LSASS service, which can eventually cause domain controllers to hang and reboot. The LSASS service (short for Local Security Authority Subsystem Service) is responsible for enforcing security policies, handling token creation, password changes, and user authorization in the system.
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Microsoft has confirmed the bug with UDP in RDP on Windows 11 22H2

As you could remember, several users reported a bug in Remote Desktop Protocol in Windows 11 version 22H2. It causes freezes and disconnections. Sometimes RDP simply fails to connect to the remote computer. Microsoft has officially confirmed the bug, but doesn't provide any new workaround besides the disabling UDP for RDP, that affected users already use. Continue reading

Windows Subsystem for Linux is generally available in Microsoft Store

The Windows Subsystem for Linux in the Microsoft Store is now generally available on Windows 10 and 11. Microsoft has announced the availability in the official blog, noting that it is now longer has a Preview tag. So, Windows 10 and Windows 11 can install the first stable release of the tool right from the Store. Continue reading

Windows 11 Settings now includes a new “Trade-in or recycle your PC” section

The recently released build Windows 11 Build 25247 contains plenty of hidden gems. There is a new VPN overlay icon, Search Suggested Action with Google Chrome support, updated pages in the Settings app, and more. There is also a small update to the System > Display > About page that now lists links useful when you sell your PC. Continue reading

Search Suggested Action in Windows 11 supports Chrome, here’s how to enable it

With Windows 11 Build 25247, Microsoft introduced a new Suggestion Action that allows you to search online for a selected text. The feature is limited to those who lives in the US, and is locked down to Edge. But it was quickly discovered that it may work with any browser, and has several other options. All of them are hidden, but you can enable them with ViveTool. Continue reading