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.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Steam Survey: Windows 11 is rising, Windows 10 still dominating

Microsoft has not revealed any information on how well its Windows 11 operating system is doing. While Microsoft did speed up the delivery of the new version of Windows recently, it has […]

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Windows 11 will soon remind you if your PC does not meet the requirements

Microsoft is testing a new feature in its Windows 11 operating system currently that will remind users of the device if system requirements are not met. Microsoft made a cut when it […]

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Microsoft will use Feature, Online and Web Experience Packs to deliver Windows features

Microsoft revealed this week how it plans to deliver content to Windows devices outside of the regular feature update and cumulative update process. Microsoft's Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems will […]

Windows 11 Insiders will soon be able to switch from the Dev Channel to the Beta Channel directly

Windows 11 Insider Preview Program will soon allow users to switch from the Dev Channel to the Beta Channel directly

Microsoft has announced a couple of  changes to the Windows Insider Program. We take a look at what users can expect in the coming weeks. Windows 11 Insiders will soon be able […]

Disabling the Chat and Widgets icons in Windows 11 saves system resources

Disabling the Chat and Widgets icons in Windows 11 actually saves system resources

There has been a lot of debate about the usefulness of the stock apps in Windows 11, specifically the Widgets and Chat apps. The latter has been criticized as an unwanted variant […]

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Windows 11 is on 16% of all PCs according to AdDuplex

Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system market share grew to over 16% in January 2022, according to AdDuplex. The company monitors "around 60,000" Windows 10 and Windows 11 PCs and publishes frequent reports […]

Microsoft explains why Windows PCs are not updated to the most recent version

Not all Windows PCs have the latest updates installed. Microsoft decided to analyze why Windows 10 or 11 devices are lagging behind in updates and published the conclusion of its findings on […]

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22543 brings Natural voices for the Narrator, volume level indicator to the flyout

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22543 is now available in the Dev Channel. Microsoft has been steadily improving the accessibility features in Windows 11. Build 22538 brought some new options for Voice […]

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Windows 11 will be offered to all eligible PCs ahead of schedule

Microsoft changed the rollout status of its Windows 11 operating system to broad deployment on January 26, 2022; the new status means that Windows 11 will be offered to all eligible devices […]

Microsoft to roll out Android apps preview for Windows 11 next month

Microsoft to roll out Android apps preview for Windows 11 next month along with Taskbar improvements, new Media Player and Notepad apps

Windows 11 is set to bring some improvements to the user experience such as the Taskbar, a new Media Player and a Notepad app next month. The company is also set to […]

KB5008353 Update for Windows 11 fixes File Explorer lag

KB5008353 Update for Windows 11 fixes File Explorer lag and SSD performance issues

Microsoft is rolling out the KB5008353 Update for Windows 11. This is a preview update that addresses several problems that were reported by users. In December 2021, many users reported poor SSD […]

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Microsoft does not want you to set 25 Windows Update policies anymore

Microsoft's Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems have different sets of policies that administrators may configure. Some policies should not be set anymore according to Microsoft because "they have become irrelevant […]

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Windows 11 has a new Task Manager with a fluent design, here's how you can try it in the Insider Program

Yesterday, Microsoft released Build 22538 for testers in the Dev Channel, which brought a couple of minor changes to the UI. But it included something else which the announcement did not mention, […]

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Google launches Android Games for Windows PCs in limited beta

Shortly after Microsoft announced that Windows 11 will run Android apps natively, Google revealed its own plans to bring Google Play Games for Windows. The platform has now been soft-launched in 3 […]

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22538 brings some improvements to Voice Access and the UI experience

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22538 is now available in the Dev Channel. This release focuses on improvements to Voice Access, Voice Typing, a couple of changes to the interface and fixes […]

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Third-party Windows 11 Widgets are coming

When Microsoft revealed the Widgets feature of its upcoming Windows 11 operating system, it hinted at the possibility that third-party widgets could become a thing in the future. Widgets, for those who […]


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