Category Archives: Windows 11

Microsoft details how Windows 11 improves performance compared to Windows 10

Microsoft plans to launch Windows 11 on October 5, 2021. The new operating system might feel like a cosmetic-only update with minor feature improvements and controversial changes. Still, there are tons of enhancements and refinements "under-the-hood." Microsoft posted a video where Steve Dispensa, VP of Enterprise Management at Microsoft, details how Windows 11 improves performance on existing hardware compared to Windows 10. Continue reading

Just a tiny ad can crash Windows 11 and make its Start menu and taskbar unusable

As you may already know, Windows 10 and Windows 11 are able to show promotional messages to the user right on the desktop. In order to promote integration of the upcoming Windows 11 with Microsoft Teams, Microsoft pushed such an ad to Insiders. But Explorer (that implements the shell of the Windows desktop) stopped responding, leaving users without a working Start menu and taskbar. That's what we wrote about on Friday. Here are some details on this issue. Continue reading

Windows 11 Join Windows Insider Dev Channel with Unsupported Device

Here is how to Join Windows Insider Dev Channel on Windows 11 with an unsupported device. Microsoft has started testing the next feature update for Windows 11, scheduled for release in fall 2022. Already, insiders on the Dev channel are receiving rs_prerelease builds with numbers 224XX and higher, which refer to either version 22H1 or 22H2. Continue reading

Fix Start and Taskbar hangs in latest Windows 11 Dev and Beta builds

Earlier, Microsoft released two new insider builds of Windows 11 for the Dev and Beta channels. Issues at the same moment, the have the build numbers 22449 (Dev) and 22000.176 (Beta). However, there was a server-side issue with the distribution of these builds, which caused many users to fail to get the new releases properly. Continue reading