Windows 11 News

Windows 11 provides much better functionality and security over previous Microsoft operating systems. In this category, we’ll provide news articles that highlight all the latest news, rumors, features, and updates of the popular OS.

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Those icons on your Windows Taskbar next to Search are part of Search Highlights

Back in March 2022, Microsoft unveiled the Search Highlights feature in recent Windows 11 Insider builds. The feature brings more MSN content to the Windows desktop by adding "notable and interesting moments" […]

Microsoft starts to phase out NetBIOS and LLMNR to focus on mDNS

Microsoft's Windows operating system supports several multicast name resolution protocols, including NetBIOS and LLMNR. The state of the art protocol that is widely used today is mDNS, while the protocols NetBIOS and […]

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Microsoft will disable the SMB1 client in Windows this year

Microsoft announced plans to disable SMB1 (Server Message Block) in Windows this week. The SMB1 protocol was created in 1983 at IBM and Microsoft began to fade out support for the product […]

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Microsoft is adding new shortcuts to the Windows 11 Task Manager

Microsoft is working on a redesigned Task Manager interface for Windows 11. Most of the planned changes give the Task Manager a new paint but do not change the program's functionality. The […]

Windows Spotlight in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22598

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22598 released for Dev and Beta Channels

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22598 has been released to the Dev and Beta Channels. It adds some new features to the Media Player app, Windows Spotlight, and fixes a number of […]

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Microsoft boasts that the internal Windows 11 rollout was the smoothest ever

Microsoft published a case study on its website to highlight the smoothness of the upgrade to Windows 11 at the company. According to the publication, Microsoft rolled out Windows 11 to 190,000 […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22593 brings Home page for File Explorer

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22593 brings Home page for File Explorer, new shortcuts for Snap Layouts

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22593 is now available for users in the Dev Channel. It brings some features that were announced in the recent Windows 11 event, along with various bug […]

Microsoft unveils Tabs in File Explorer

Microsoft unveils new features for Windows 11 including Tabs in File Explorer, Folders in Start Menu, Do Not Disturb and more

Microsoft announced some important features during its Windows 11 event. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect in the near future. Tabs in File Explorer are official Tabs in File […]

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Microsoft To Do app for Windows adds support for Smart due date and reminder recognition

Microsoft To Do app for Windows adds support for Smart due date and reminder recognition

To do lists are a great way to get things done, Windows 10 and 11 come with an app to help you with this, Microsoft To Do. The latest version of the […]

Microsoft blocks the Windows 11 upgrade for IE11 users

Windows 10 devices with Internet Explorer 11 as the primary or default browser won't receive the upgrade offer to Windows 11 anymore. Microsoft added a new upgrade block for devices that match […]

Microsoft renames Your Phone Companion to Phone Link

Microsoft renames Your Phone Companion app to Phone Link, and overhauls its interface

Remember the redesigned interface that Microsoft teased for the Your Phone Companion app in November 2021? It's finally here, and with a new name, Phone Link. This is not an April Fool's […]

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AdDuplex: Windows 11's usage share rise slowed down to a crawl in March 2022

Last month, AdDuplex reported that Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system gained a sizeable chunk as its usage share rose to 19.3% of all monitored systems. This month, AdDuplex reports that growth slowed […]

Microsoft releases KB5011563 Update Preview for Windows 11

Microsoft releases KB5011563 Update Preview for Windows 11 stable channel

The KB5011563 Update for Windows 11 is now available for users in the stable channel. The patch was released a couple of weeks ago for Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview […]

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Windows Defender: Vulnerable Driver Blocklist protects against malicious or exploitable drivers

Vulnerable Driver Blocklist is a new security feature of Windows Defender on Windows 10, Windows 11 and Windows Server 2016 or newer devices that protects against malicious or exploitable drivers. Announced by […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22581 lets users switch from the Dev to Beta Channel for a limited time

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22581 lets users switch from the Dev to Beta Channel for a limited time

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22581 has been released to the Dev and Beta Channels simultaneously. If you want to switch from the Developer Channel to the Beta Channel without reinstalling Windows […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22579 lets you name folders in the Start Menu

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22579 lets you name folders in the Start Menu, adds CD Playback in Media Player

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22579 has been released for users in the Developer Channel. It lets you name folders in the Start Menu, adds CD Playback in Media Player, and more. […]

Microsoft releases DirectStorage API for Windows 10 and 11 PCs

Microsoft releases DirectStorage API for Windows 10 and 11

Microsoft has released its DirectStorage API for PC game developers. The technology debuted as part of the Xbox Velocity Architecture for the Xbox Series X and S in 2020. The Redmond-based company […]

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Microsoft is testing File Explorer ads in latest Windows 11 Insider build

Windows 11 users may soon see more ads in the system's default file browser File Explorer. The ads were spotted by Twitter user Florian (@flobo09) who published the following screenshot on the […]

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Microsoft improves Windows 11 search with even more things you may not need

This week, Microsoft introduced the new Search highlights feature in the released Insider build for its Windows 11 operating system. Search highlights extend the operating system's search functionality with "notable and interesting […]

Xbox PC app update brings a redesigned sidebar

Xbox PC app for Insiders gets a redesigned sidebar with better navigation options

The Xbox PC app has been updated for users in the Insider Program. The latest version changes the appearance of the home screen. Microsoft has moved the navigation options that were previously […]

How to enable tabs in File Explorer in Windows 11

Microsoft is adding Tabs to File Explorer, and here's how to enable the feature in the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview

Windows 11 Build 22572 was released to the Insider Preview Program yesterday. It brought a couple of additional default apps. But there was something else too, a change that went unannounced in […]

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Microsoft adding more default apps to Windows 11

Microsoft released a new Insider build for Windows 11 today and with it come two new applications that will be default apps on Windows 11 going forward on many PCs. The two […]

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22572 lets you access File Explorer's old menu directly, adds two more stock apps

Microsoft has announced Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22572 for users who have participated in the Dev Channel. It adds some new apps, changes a couple of options, and introduces a new […]

AMD acknowledges Ryzen stuttering issues on Windows 10 and 11

AMD acknowledges Ryzen stuttering issues on Windows 10 and 11 are caused by fTPM bug

Are you experiencing intermittent stutters on your AMD computer? You are not alone, the Santa Clara-based company has acknowledged that it is a known issue that affects Ryzen systems running on Windows […]

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Windows 11 version 22H2 appears to be feature complete

The first feature update for Windows 11 has been declared as feature complete. Microsoft released Windows 11 in late 2021 to the public and revealed in that year that it plans to […]

Microsoft Store gets a new web interface similar to the one on Windows 10 and 11

Microsoft Store gets a new web interface similar to the one on Windows 10 and 11

A new design for the web version of the Microsoft Store is live. It has the Preview tag at the top, which indicates it is still an experimental design. Microsoft overhauled its […]

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Microsoft promotes subscription management to top of Accounts page on Windows 11

Microsoft released a new Insider build of Windows 11 this week that makes several key changes to the operating system. One of these changes promotes subscription management regarding Microsoft 365 services to […]

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22567 brings a new Open With dialog style, Smart App Control

Windows 11 Build 22567 has been released to the Insider Program, for users who have opted into the Dev Channel. The new version changes the appearance of the Open With dialog, introduces […]

How to choose the folder your Xbox PC games get installed to

Xbox App on PC now allows you to select the folder to install games, create desktop shortcuts and mod your games

Microsoft has done a stellar job with Game Pass, by adding new games to the subscription service the same day they are released. However, the Xbox app on PC, has widely been […]

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Windows 11 usage share continued to rise in February 2022

The usage share of Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system continued its rise in February 2022 according to AdDuplex. The usage share of newest version of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 21H2, increased […]

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Microsoft confirms Reset issue that may leave data behind on Windows 10 and 11 devices

Some days ago, Microsoft MVP Rudy Ooms discovered that the latest versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11 would leave user data behind during wipe operations. Windows administrators may have several reasons […]

Windows 11 Build 22563 brings a new Taskbar style for tablets

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22563 brings a new Taskbar style for tablets, Dynamic content in Widgets and more

Windows 11 Build 22563 has been released for users who have opted into the Dev Channel of the Insider Preview Program. The new version ships with many fixes, and introduces some emojis, […]

Microsoft outlines the improvements in store for Notepad

Microsoft outlines the improvements in store for Notepad - RTF, syntax highlighting and more

Notepad has been a core app in Windows since the operating system's first version. However, unlike other features in the OS, the text editor wasn't the recipient of improvements. This changed recently, […]

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Windows 11 is getting some new buttons for Voice Typing, Emoji Panel, Clipboard Panel, and Touch Keyboard

Microsoft is testing a bunch of new buttons that have been added to the Language Switcher panel. This could be part of the new experimental features that the company said it would […]

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Windows 10 and 11 Wipe Feature leaves data behind in 21H2

Windows administrators have a number of options when it comes to resetting a system locally or remotely. The option to keep data or have it removed is provided, but a new report […]

Windows 11 optimizations for windowed games settings

Microsoft introduces optimizations for windowed games to reduce latency in Windows 11

Microsoft is working on improving the performance of games in Windows 11. It has introduced some new options, labeled Optimizations for windowed games. It's no secret that games that run in full […]

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Amazon Appstore has high requirements for running Android apps on Windows 11

The Amazon Appstore application is the official storefront to install Android applications on Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system using the Windows Subsystem for Android as the foundation. Microsoft released a preview of […]

Windows 11 Pro users will force users to login to their Microsoft account

Windows 11 Pro will require a Microsoft Account and Internet connection during setup

Windows 11 Build 22557 was released yesterday to Insiders. It brought a sneaky little change, Windows 11 Pro edition users will be prompted to sign in to their Microsoft account for future […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22557 - Do Not Disturb

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22557 brings Drag and Drop on Taskbar, Start Menu Folders and more

Microsoft has released a new build to the Developer Channel of the Windows Insider Program, after a gap of two weeks. Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22557 adds several new features that […]

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KB5010414 for Windows 11 introduces new functionality

Microsoft released the preview update KB5010414  for Windows 11 on February 15, 2022. The cumulative update is the first that introduces new features for Windows 11, including the Amazon Appstore Preview to […]


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