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.

A consumer subscription version of Windows may be just around the corner

Rumors about a consumer subscription version of Windows have been floating around for several years. It is the next logical step for Microsoft in its quest to make continuous revenue from its […]

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Windows Copilot's is showing third-party Ads to Windows users

Microsoft is about to launch Windows Copilot as part of the October 2023 cumulative update for Windows 11 version 22H2. It is already included in the preview update released at the end […]

Windows 11's Notepad is getting an auto save feature

Microsoft tricks users, blocks removal of the Windows Backup app

Windows Backup is a new application for Windows 10 and 11 devices to back up data on Windows PCs. The backup app was introduced recently on Windows 10 and 11 devices. On […]

You can now ask Paint on Windows 11 to create images for you

Microsoft is rolling out a new version of its Paint application for Windows that includes Paint Cocreator, an AI component that helps users of Paint create artwork. Paint Cocreator is based on […]

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Windows Copilot is now available, but millions of users can't use it yet

Microsoft announced the fourth Moment update for Windows 11 officially on September 26, 2023. The update comes as part of the monthly preview update for the Windows 11 operating system and will […]

Microsoft pushes Backup App to Windows 10 Enterprise devices and Admins are not happy

The September 2023 security updates for Windows 10 included the Windows Backup app. Read on to find out why Enterprise admins are furious. Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system is still the most […]

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Windows 11's Moment 4 update launches on September 26, 2023

Microsoft plans to launch the fourth Moment update for Windows 11 next week as part of the month's optional updates for the operating system. The Moments update includes a preview version of […]

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Windows' Paint App is getting layer and transparency support

Microsoft introduced support for removing backgrounds from images loaded in the default Windows image editor Paint. Today, the company has pushed out another feature to testers; this time, it is layer and […]

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Here is what you can expect from the Windows 11 version 23H2 update

Microsoft plans to release Windows 11 version 23H2, the new feature update for its Windows 11 operating system soon. As usual, Microsoft is not revealing the release date of the update, but […]

Windows 11's Photos app adds support for motion photo, background blur, search

The Photos app in Windows 11 is gaining a handful of new features. The new options include background blur, search and motion photo. Background Blur in Windows 11 Photos app As the […]

Windows 11's Snipping Tool is getting a text recognition feature called Text Actions

Windows 11's Snipping Tool is getting a text recognition feature called Text Actions

Microsoft is testing a text recognition feature in Windows 11's Snipping Tool. The new option is called Text Actions. It is basically an optical character recognition (OCR) technology. Apple's version of the […]

The latest Windows 11 build is all about File Explorer (including performance)

Microsoft published a new Windows 11 Insider build today that is focusing on improving File Explorer, the default file manager on Windows. Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23545 for the Dev Channel […]

Microsoft begins deprecation of classic troubleshooting tools in Windows 11

Microsoft announced the deprecation of classic Windows troubleshooting tools and the Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool in February 2023. Back then, the company did not provide details, only that it would deprecate the […]

Microsoft Paint is getting a background removal tool

Microsoft Paint is getting a background removal tool

Microsoft has announced that it is testing another useful feature in Paint. Windows 11's built-in image editor is getting a background removal tool. The update is live for users who are in […]

Microsoft ends printer driver installations and updates via Windows Update

Windows users who connect a printer to a PC may notice one of two things: the printer is detected automatically and usable right away, or it is not. It is then necessary […]

Windows 11 21H2 is reaching end of support and devices will be upgraded automatically

Microsoft's Windows 11 version 21H2 operating system is reaching end of support on October 10, 2023. The Windows 11 version will receive a last batch of security updates on the day before […]

Microsoft is removing WordPad from Windows

When it comes to opening text documents on Windows devices, users have the choice between the plain text editor Notepad and WordPad, a text editor that supports rich text format features. Many […]

Windows 11 Development: overview of the August 2023 changes

The month of August 2023 was a busy one for Windows 11 Insiders. Microsoft released a lot of builds in this month. Highlights include more customization options regarding Edge, Bing Search and […]

Windows 11's Notepad is getting an auto save feature

Windows 11's Notepad is getting an auto save feature

Microsoft is adding a new feature to Windows 11's Notepad. The popular text editor is getting an option to auto save documents. Notepad had been stagnating for many years, with barely any […]

In Windows 11, the line between the legitimate and adware becomes increasingly blurred

For the last two or so months, Microsoft has been running campaigns in its Windows 11 operating system to get customers to switch the default web browser in Google Chrome to Microsoft […]

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Microsoft caves in: allows use of default browser in Windows 11 for some users

When you run a search in Windows 11 or activate links in some other parts of the operating system, then you will have those links opened in the Microsoft Edge web browser. […]

Microsoft publishes mitigation instructions for Downfall vulnerability in Windows

Microsoft published a support article about the recently disclosed CVE-2022-40982 vulnerability, commonly referred to as Downfall, that affects Windows devices. The vulnerability was disclosed earlier this month. It affects several Intel processor […]

Windows 11's new Settings homepage is half promotion half pointless

Microsoft released a new Insider build to the Beta channel of the Windows 11 operating system. One of the new features of the release brings the new Settings homepage to testers. Microsoft […]

Microsoft wants to bring AI enhancements to Paint, Photos on Windows 11

Microsoft wants to bring AI enhancements to Paint, Photos on Windows 11

Windows Copilot may not be the only AI feature that we may get in Windows 11. Microsoft reportedly wants to bring AI enhancements to other apps including Paint, Photos, Snipping Tool and […]

Soon, Windows 11 users may uninstall more Microsoft Stock Apps

One of the main points of criticism leveled against Microsoft and its Windows 11 operating system is that many of the stock apps can't be uninstalled easily. Users who attempt to uninstall […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23521 brings new options to the Snipping Tool, Never Combined Mode for Taskbar

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23521 brings new options to the Snipping Tool, Never Combined Mode for Taskbar

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23521 to the Dev Channel. The latest update brings a couple of new options to the Snipping Tool, and improves the Taskbar experience. Never […]

Microsoft removes 44 Intel CPUs from Windows 11's Processor Compatibility list

Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system has different hardware requirements than Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and previous versions of Windows. A modern processor is one of the requirements; Microsoft published three lists of […]

Microsoft deprecates the Windows Cortana app

If you are one of the few Windows users who is using the Cortana standalone application for Windows, you will soon no longer be able to do so. A recent update of […]

Microsoft is disabling TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 soon in Windows

Microsoft plans to disable the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol versions 1.0 and 1.1 in Windows. The company made the announcement on its Tech Community website on August 1, 2023. The two […]

Windows 11 Development: overview of the July 2023 changes

Microsoft released several development builds of Windows 11 in July 2023. Highlights this month include a new restore option using Windows Update, integration of passwordless support, changes to File Explorer and the […]

Windows 11 KB5028254 is here, but you probably don't need it

Microsoft has released KB5028254 for Windows 11 version 22H2 today. The non-security preview update for the latest version of Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system. It fixes several dozen issues, including issues that […]

Microsoft is enhancing Windows 11's Enhanced Phishing Protection security feature

Microsoft introduced the security feature Enhanced Phishing Protection in Windows 11 version 22H2 to better protect the Windows account password. The feature is now seeing improvements in the most recent Windows 11 […]

Microsoft still desperately trying to make Windows 11 Start Menu recommendations more useful

When Microsoft launched Windows 11, it changed the Start Menu of the operating system drastically. Gone were tiles with different sizes, app folders, groups and more features. In fact, the only addition […]

Microsoft enables new Outlook for Windows and Windows Copilot for all Windows Dev Channel users

Microsoft brings new Outlook for Windows and Windows Copilot for all Windows Dev Channel users

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23506 to all users in the Dev Channel. The update enables the new Outlook for Windows and Windows Copilot for everyone. Outlook for Windows […]

Malware with faked timestamps on the rise to bypass Windows protections

Microsoft banned more 100 signed malicious Windows drivers just last week after it was informed that malicious actors had joined the company's Windows Hardware Developer Program to create signed drivers with malware. […]

Microsoft sheds light on Windows 11 version 23H2

Microsoft plans to release Windows 11 version 23H2 later this year. The update will be a smaller feature update release, which offers advantages and maybe also some disappointments for users of the […]

Microsoft warns users that this Windows 11 version is running out of support soon

Microsoft has published a new notification on the official Microsoft Lifecycle website that informs Windows 11 users and also system administrators about the upcoming end of support for the original Windows 11 […]

After months, Microsoft finally fixed an annoying Microsoft Defender Antivirus issue

Microsoft published a fix for an annoying Microsoft Defender Antivirus issue that has been plaguing Windows 11 users for months. The company confirmed the Microsoft Defender Antivirus issue in March 2023, stating […]

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"Big Head" ransomware fakes Windows Update to trick users

Security researchers at FortiGuard Labs have discovered a new type of ransomware that is targeting home computer users. Dubbed Big Head, the ransomware fakes Windows Update to avoid detection. The researchers note […]

There is not enough Windows in Windows Copilot

Microsoft announced Windows Copilot earlier this year during its Build 2023 conference in May 2023. In late June of the same year, Microsoft integrated Windows Copilot into development builds of Windows 11, […]


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