Microsoft released October 2021 optional C-Updates for Windows 10

In addition to regular monthly cumulative updates Microsoft releases every second Tuesday of a month, the company often pushes additional patches (also known as C-updates) with non-security updates. Today is that day. Optional C-updates are now available for all supported Windows 10 versions. Here is what is new.

Windows 10 now installs the PC Health Check tool automatically

A couple of months ago, Microsoft released an updated version of the PC Health Check tool that lets you check whether your computer is Windows 11-compatible. The utility compares your hardware with the Windows 11 requirements and checks software configuration (SecureBoot, UEFI, and TPM). If PC Health Check finds issues with your computer, it displays recommendations and tips that might help you fix compatibility conflicts, for example, update BIOS settings.

How to Install WSA in Windows 11 Dev or Stable Builds

Here is how to install Windows Subsystem for Android in Windows 11 Dev or stable and run Android applications on it. Earlier this month, Microsoft launched Windows Subsystem for Android on Beta versions of Windows 11, allowing users to install and run Android apps on PCs. For some reason, Windows Subsystem for Android is not available in the Dev channel, where Microsoft tests new features before shipping them to the public. Still, enthusiasts managed to find a way to install Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 Dev or Stable builds.

Windows 10 November 2021 Update is now available in Release Preview

Microsoft is almost finished development of Windows 10 November 2021 Update (Windows 10, version 21H2). The company is polishing the final bits, and names Build 19044.1288 as the final build for the OS. That build is now available in the Release Preview channel, with the official ISOs released to Insiders.

Microsoft now shows Windows 11 upgrade offer right in Windows 10 setup

Windows 11 is now available for users, and Microsoft wants as many people to know about its latest operating system as possible. To let you know that your device supports (or does not) Windows 11, Microsoft uses a dedicated banner in Windows Update. Also, the company now tries to convince users to upgrade to Windows 11 during the Windows 10 setup experience or OOBE (out-of-box experience). Users on Reddit report spotting the offer when setting up their Windows 10 computers after reset or clean installation.