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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You may now buy Windows 11 licenses directly from Microsoft (but shouldn't)

You may purchase Windows 11 Home and Windows 11 Pro licenses directly from Microsoft. While that may sound like the logical path to grab licenses, it is not the best deal that […]

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Next Windows 11 delays brute force attacks by default

Microsoft plans to roll out new default settings in the next major Windows 11 release that delay brute force attacks against accounts on the system. Brute-force attacks are commonly used by threat […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25163

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25163 brings a new Taskbar Overflow, improvements to nearby sharing, OneDrive and the Microsoft Store

Microsoft has released the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25163 for users on the Dev Channel. It introduces a new Taskbar Overflow, improvements to nearby sharing, OneDrive and the Microsoft Store. What's […]

Microsoft releases two new builds to the Windows 11 Insider Preview Beta channel

Meet Windows 11: Microsoft's new educational video series is now available

Using an operating system such as Windows 11 is not exactly rocket science, but if you are new to Windows in general or could use a few tips, then Microsoft's new Meet […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25158 introduces a large Search the Web shortcut on the Taskbar

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25158 introduces a large Search the Web shortcut on the Taskbar

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25158 has been released for testers who have opted in to the Developer Channel of the Insider Program. It introduces a couple of controversial changes to the […]

Microsoft releases two new builds to the Windows 11 Insider Preview Beta channel

Rumor: Microsoft plans to release new major Windows versions every three years

The following information needs to be taken with a grain of salt, as it has not been confirmed by Microsoft at this point. According to Windows Central,  Microsoft plans to move from […]

Microsoft releases a redesigned Camera app for Windows 11

Microsoft releases a redesigned Camera app for Insiders, and adds CD Ripping to Media Player

Microsoft has released a new version of the Windows Camera app with more options for users in the Developer Channel of the Windows Insider Program. The new Media Player app has gained […]

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Twinkle Tray: control brightness of multiple monitors on Windows

Twinkle Tray: Brightness Slider is a free Microsoft Store application for Windows devices that allows you to control the brightness of all connected monitors individually. While designed with multiple monitors in mind, […]

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Linux is performing better than Windows 11 according to this benchmark test

When it comes to benchmarks, most computer users are probably interested in performance comparisons of hardware and software running on the same operating system. Is this or that graphics card better for […]

Microsoft releases two new builds to the Windows 11 Insider Preview Beta channel

Microsoft releases two new builds to the Windows 11 Insider Preview Beta channel

Microsoft has released not 1, but  two new builds to the Windows 11 Insider Preview Beta channel. Some users will get Build 22621, while others may get Build 22622. Why has Microsoft […]

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Report: Microsoft wants SSD boot drives in Windows PCs

Microsoft appears to be pushing manufacturers of Windows PCs to ship Windows 11 devices with Solid State Drives (SSD), according to a report by storage industry analyst Trendfocus. Windows 11 PC manufacturer […]

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Microsoft is testing a new "Open With" prompt in latest Windows 11 build

Microsoft released Windows 11 build 25151 this week. The development build includes some features that may be integrated in the 2023 feature update for Windows 11. One of the changes in the […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25151

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25151 fixes some crash issues, printing from UWP apps

Users in the Developer Channel can now update to Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25151. This version is another bug fix release, which is not surprising as Microsoft appears to be focusing […]

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WhyNotWin11 update readies the program for Windows 11 version 22H2

WhyNotWin11 is a third-party program that enables you to find out if your Windows device is compatible with Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system. The latest version includes updated processor lists that ready […]

Windows Defender is reportedly affecting the performance of Intel CPUs, but there's a fix

Windows Defender is reportedly affecting the performance of Intel CPUs, but there's a fix

Kevin Glynn, the developer of popular tools like ThrottleStop and RealTemp has discovered a bug in Windows Defender that was causing it to consume more system resources than was required. He has […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25145 adds OneDrive management to the Settings app

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25145 adds OneDrive management to the Settings app

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25145 to the Dev Channel. The update introduces a faster way to manage your OneDrive subscription. What's new in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build […]

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Windows June 2022 updates break Wi-Fi Hotspot feature and Microsoft services on ARM

Microsoft released security updates for all of its products on the June 2022 Patch Day. The released patches, among them KB5014699 for Windows 10 and KB5014697 for Windows 11, introduce new issues […]

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Microsoft Store: no astronomical pricing and paid open source or free copycat applications anymore

Microsoft updated the Microsoft Store policies on June 16, 2022. One of the changes prohibits publishers from charging fees for software that is open source or generally available for free. Another that […]

What's new in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25140

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25140

Microsoft has released a new version of Windows 11 to the Dev Channel of the Insider Preview Program. You can now update to Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25140. What's new in […]

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File Explorer Tabs in Windows 11 version 22H2

Microsoft released a new update for Windows 11 Insider devices today that brings the version of the operating system to 22621.160. The update is a smaller bug fix one, which is expected, […]

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Microsoft is experimenting with a search widget on Windows 11's taskbar

Microsoft runs several experiments in the latest Windows 11 version 23H2 build that place widgets in different locations on the taskbar for some setups. One of the latest experiments places a search […]

Windows 11: Microsoft improves File Explorer sidebar significantly

Windows 11 version 22H2 includes a new Explorer sidebar design and layout, that gives users more control over the links that are displayed in the File Explorer sidebar. Microsoft released a new […]

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Microsoft makes File Explorer Tabs official in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25136

It's finally here, File Explorer Tabs are official in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25136. The update is currently available for the Dev Channel. What's new in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build […]

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A preview of Windows 11 version 22H2 is now available

Microsoft released a preview of Windows 11 version 22H2, the upcoming feature update of the company's Windows 11 operating system, on June 7, 2022. Windows 11 version 22H2 will be the first […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25131

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25131 improves the performance of the Microsoft Store app and fixes a few bugs

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25131 to the Dev Channel. There are no new features in this update, it focuses on fixing bugs. Fixes in Windows 11 Insider Preview […]

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Microsoft Store is getting a much needed boost (and ads)

During Build 2022, Microsoft highlighted some of the improvements that it plans to roll out to the virtual Microsoft Store. The Store, which the company introduced in Windows 8 and refined in […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25126

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25126 allows users to access perpetual Microsoft Office products from the Settings app

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25126 has been released to the Dev Channel. It brings a revamped Accounts page to allow users to access all supported Microsoft Office products from one place. […]

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Microsoft: Windows 11's product satisfaction and adoption is highest ever

Chief Product Officer at Microsoft, Panos Panay, held a keynote at Computex 2022, in which he revealed that Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system has the highest product satisfaction of all Windows operating […]

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Here is why Microsoft continues to add unpopular features to Windows

Microsoft plans to release two feature updates for its Windows operating systems later this year. Work on future feature updates continues unhindered as well, and the first builds of the 2023 feature […]

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Windows 11 now available for all compatible devices according to Microsoft

The release version of Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system is now available for all compatible devices according to Microsoft. The designation for broad deployment is an important milestone, as it is used […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25120 introduces a search bar on the desktop

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25120 introduces a search bar on the desktop

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25120 to users in the Dev Channel. It introduces a search bar on the desktop What's new in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25120 […]

Microsoft's replaces bundled Quick Assist app with Microsoft Store version

Quick Assist is a remote assistance application that is part of Microsoft's Windows 10 and 11 operating systems. Up until now, Quick Assist was available to all users to get remote assistance, […]

We take a closer look at Suggested Actions in Windows 11

We take a closer look at Suggested Actions in Windows 11, and show you how to disable it

Microsoft released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25115 to the Dev Channel. It introduced a new feature called Suggested Actions. Microsoft showcased it with two screenshots. We take a closer look at […]

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First Windows 11 version 23H2 build released with Suggested Actions feature

Microsoft released two new Insider builds for the company's Windows 11 operating system this week. The first, Windows 11 build 25115, marks the beginning of the development of the 2023 feature update […]

Microsoft releases a new Sound Recorder app for Windows 11 Insiders

Microsoft releases a new Sound Recorder app for Windows 11 Insiders

Microsoft has announced a new Sound Recorder app for users in the Dev Channel of the Windows 11 Insider Preview Program. It replaces the Voice Recorder app, and brings a revamped design […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22616 released

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22616 brings a Controller bar and restores the option to rearrange icons in the System Tray

Microsoft has rolled out Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22616 to the Dev and Beta Channels. The latest build ships with a new way to launch games quickly, and fixes an annoying […]

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KB5012643 for Windows 11 may crash some .Net apps

Microsoft released the preview update KB5012643 for Windows 11 on April 25, 2022. Preview updates are not installed automatically via Windows Update; Microsoft uses the previews to test the updates and fix […]

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Microsoft is giving Windows 11 admins more control in latest Insider update

Microsoft released a new Insider build for its Windows 11 operating system. Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22610 introduces new group policies for IT administrators, that modify the default functionality of the […]

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Windows 11's usage share marked time in April 2022 according to AdDuplex

Last month, usage share growth of Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system slowed down to a crawl according to the monthly stats that AdDuplex releases. At 19.4% of all observed systems, Windows 11's […]

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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" […]


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