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. Continue reading
If you often use the good old classic WMIC tool, here is a bit of bad news. The Redmond software giant deprecated it in Windows 10 version 21H1, and even removed it from Dev versions of Windows 11. Microsoft points users to PowerShell instead of WMIC. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Today, Microsoft released a number of patches for supported Windows 10 version. The newest Windows 11 OS has also received its first cumulative update with a fix. Here are the changes.
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. Continue reading