How to install Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 11

Learn how to install Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 11 with ease and enjoy the best applications of both worlds.

Microsoft announced Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) back in 2016. Since then, the project went through several major updates and improvements. The latest versions of Windows 10 come with WSL 2.0, and it is relatively easy to set up. With Windows 11, Microsoft makes installing WSL even simpler. You can now install Windows Subsystem for Linux with a couple of clicks and one command in Windows Terminal. Here is how to do that. Continue reading "How to install Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 11"

How to Disable Automatic App Updates in Windows 11

You can disable automatic app updates in Windows 11 using the new Store app. In Windows 11, Microsoft introduced a brand-new marketplace for your games, apps, movies, browser extensions, and other kinds of content. Apart from a radically new design, the new Microsoft Store brings several new policies for developers. Those changes are already sparking a wave of interest from popular third-party developers, such as Zoom, Adobe, OBS, etc. More developers turn to the Microsoft Store; thus, more users enjoy popular apps. Continue reading "How to Disable Automatic App Updates in Windows 11"

Windows 11 will try to predict how long it will take to install updates

During the Windows 11 unveil event, Microsoft briefly mentioned improvements coming to Windows Update with the next version of the operating system. According to Microsoft, in Windows 11, updates will be 40% smaller compared to Windows 10. What Microsoft did not tell us about updates in Windows 11 is that the system will try to predict how long it will take to install pending updates. Continue reading "Windows 11 will try to predict how long it will take to install updates"

How to Disable a Network Adapter in Windows 11

You can quickly disable a network adapter in Windows 11 using one of the following methods reviewed in this post. The easiest one is the Settings app, but you can also use the device manager, Command Prompt, PowerShell, and the classic Network Connections folder.

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Enable Dynamic Refresh Rate in Windows 11 (DRR)

You can enable Dynamic Refresh Rate (DRR) on Windows 11 in order to allow the OS to switch between a lower refresh rate and a higher refresh rate based on your activity. This allows Windows to lower the display refresh rate for text and other simple tasks. For gaming, it will raise to say 120Hz if display supports that.

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How to Install New Microsoft Store for Windows 11

Here's how to install the new Microsoft Store for Windows 11 if your preview setup doesn't include the updated app. Alongside Windows 11, on June 24, 2021, Microsoft announced a brand-new marketplace. Apart from fresh and significantly better design and Android apps support, the new Microsoft Store brings tons of new policies for developers that make publishing and maintaining apps much easier. Developers can use their own content delivery network and payment systems without sharing fees with Microsoft. Also, Microsoft Store now accepts virtually any app. Continue reading "How to Install New Microsoft Store for Windows 11"

How to Change Touch Keyboard Size and Theme in Windows 11

In Windows 11, you can change the touch keyboard size and theme. Microsoft significantly reworked the touch keyboard in the latest OS. It now comes with a new design and a bunch of customization options. You can change its size and create custom themes similar to how keyboards work on Android and iOS. Here is how to change touch keyboard size and create custom themes in Windows 11. Continue reading "How to Change Touch Keyboard Size and Theme in Windows 11"

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