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Windows 11 Task Manager will get NPU support from AMD

In the near future the Task Manager in Windows 11 will receive support for neural processors (Neural Processing Unit, NPU) from AMD. Such a unit is included in the latest processors from Intel, AMD and Qualcomm. The hardware component will speed up the processing of artificial intelligence tasks.

Microsoft is now testing new Sticky Notes for Windows 11

Microsoft has initiated public testing of the new Sticky Notes application for Windows as part of the OneNote service. While currently accessible only through a button in the OneNote app, it is expected to be integrated into the Start menu and eventually replace the existing Sticky Notes app.

Windows 11 Build 22635.3209 (Beta) allows quickly editing images from smartphone

A new Beta channel release, Windows 11 Build 22635.3209, has become available to Insiders. It brings with it the ability to instantly access to new photos and screenshots on your smartphone. Once you capture one, you can edit it on your computer. Besides, there are a good set of fixes.

Windows 11 24H2 now clearly states that you need a CPU with POPCNT support

The setup program for the latest test build of Windows 11 24H2 (Build 26058, Dev/Canary), introduces a special check for the PopCnt instruction in processor requirements that is visible to the user. If the instruction is missing in the CPU, Windows Setup breaks with a message that it is a mandatory requirement.

Here’s how to enable navigation pane in Widgets on Windows 11

Recently, Microsoft released Windows 11 build 26058 to Insiders in the Dev and Canary channel. One of the new features in this update is new Widgets pane. It now supports tabs (navigation pane), and provides more room for hosting widgets. Only a small number of users see this change due to a gradual roll-out, but you can enable it right now.

The Release Preview Insider channel receives new Windows 11 and 10 builds

Microsoft has updated the Release Preview channel with new builds for both Windows 11 and Windows 10 users. Windows 11 is getting KB5034848, Build 22621.3227 (22H2) and 22631.3227 (23H2). Windows 10 is getting Build 19045.4116 (22H2, KB5034843).

Windows 11 Build 26058 (Dev/Can) improves File Explorer, Ease of Access, Widgets, and more

Microsoft has released a new preview of Windows 11, Build 26058, to Insiders in the Dev and Canary channels. Insiders on the Canary channel will receive build 26058.1000, while the Dev channel has been released build 26058.1100 (KB5036078). The features are completely identical for both updates, Microsoft is just testing different distribution methods of the OS. Finally, the ISO images are also available.

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