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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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 […]

Windows Insider Preview Build 22538

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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Windows 11 gets a new Volume Slider, Brightness slider in the latest Insider Preview Build

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22533 is now available for testers who have opted into the Developer Channel. This release introduces a couple of new features, the first of which replaces […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22526

Windows 11 Build 22526 released to the Insider Preview Dev Channel

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Build 22526 to the Developer Channel. Let's see what the first Insider Preview of 2022 brings. The announcement article mentions that the company is testing a windowed […]

Photos app update for Windows 11 rolls out with a new interface and editing options

Photos app update for Windows 11 rolls out with a new interface and editing options

The Photos app in Windows 10 and 11 is not exactly a fan-favorite. Many users prefer the good old Photo Viewer, for its speed,  simplicity and overall usefulness. That could change, because […]

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Here's how to install the new Media Player in the Windows 11 stable channel

Microsoft began rolling out a new Media Player for Windows 11 in November last year. But it was limited to users in the Insider Preview Program. When we tried installing the app […]

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MSEdgeRedirect tool to redirect Microsoft Edge links has been updated

MSEdgeRedirect 0.6.0.0 is an open source tool to redirect Microsoft Edge specific links on Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices to other browsers. Microsoft decided to lock certain web links in its […]

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The first major Windows 11 Update may be released in Summer 2022

When Microsoft released Windows 11 in late 2021, it revealed plans to release one feature update per year for the operating system and increase the support lifecycle of each version. Previously, the […]

Restore drag and drop to the Taskbar in Windows 11 with this open-source program

Restore drag and drop to the Taskbar in Windows 11 with this open-source program

One feature that users found useful in Windows was the ability to drag and drop files onto the taskbar, to open them in the pinned program. For instance, you could drag a […]

Install and manage Android apps in Windows 11 easily with WSA Pacman

Install and manage Android apps in Windows 11 easily with WSA Pacman

Microsoft surprised its audience when it announced that Windows 11 will support Android apps. Finally, users could access their mobile apps and games without a third-party emulator. After the initial oohs and […]

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Microsoft confirms new Windows 11 issue: some Apps may render Colors Incorrectly

Microsoft confirmed another known Windows 11 issue in December 2021 that affects the rendering of colors in certain applications on systems that run the operating system. Windows 11 was released in October […]

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Latest Intel Graphics driver includes stability improvements

Intel released a new graphics driver for Microsoft's Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems that include important stability improvements among other improvements. The driver may be installed automatically on some systems […]

6 Years after release, Microsoft is still working on migrating the Windows Control Panel

When Microsoft released Windows 10 in 2015, it launched the operating system with a new Settings application, which it designed as a modern replacement for the Control Panel. The company moved some […]

Command Prompt in Windows 11 to be replaced by Windows Terminal in 2022

Command Prompt in Windows 11 to be replaced by Windows Terminal as the default experience

Windows Terminal was unveiled in 2019, and after a year in preview phase, it was released as an open source tool in 2020. Microsoft has announced that the Command Prompt in Windows […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22523

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22523 changes some Control Panel options

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22523 is now available for users in the Developer Channel. It makes some changes to some options in the Control Panel, Alt + Tab and Task View. […]

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Here are the Top Feature Requests of Windows 11 users

Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system has been out for less than two months. The operating system is running on millions of devices, and it is clear that some of the users who […]

Google Play Games is coming to Windows 10 and 11

Windows 11 can run Android apps and games, and we showed you how to install them by side-loading the WSA and APKs. But, as it turns out, Google has something different planned […]

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22518 brings Spotlight wallpapers for desktop, Voice Access commands

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22518 is now available for participants in the Developer Channel. It brings a couple of new features, and fixes quite a few issues. What's new in Windows […]

Notepad update brings Dark Mode, multi-level undo and some interface changes for Windows 11 Insiders

Notepad has been updated for users in the Developer Channel of the Windows 11 Insider Preview Program. It brings a couple of much requested features including support for Dark Mode and multi-level […]

Windows 11 is reportedly slowing down some SSDs

Windows 11 is reportedly slowing down some SSDs

It has been two months since Windows 11 was released to users, but the operating system has had its fair share of bad publicity, especially when it comes to the performance. And […]

Run Windows 11 Fixer to make a few usability adjustments quickly

Windows 11 Fixer is an open source program for Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system that users may run to make several usability adjustments quickly. Microsoft launched Windows 11 this year with quite […]

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Customize the Windows 11 taskbar, transform it into a dock with RoundedTB

There have been a handful of updates since Windows 11 was released, but Microsoft hasn't offered more ways to customize the centered Taskbar. You can, of course, align the taskbar icons to […]

Microsoft is reintroducing options to set a default web browser on Windows 11

A recently released build to the Windows 11 Dev channel includes a much requested feature that Microsoft removed from the launch version of Windows 11: the ability to set a default web […]

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Windows 11 Build 22509.1000 rolls out to the Insider Preview Developer Channel with improvements to the Start Menu

Windows 11 Build 22509.1100 is now available for participants in the Insider Preview Program's Developer Channel. It improves the Start Menu What's new in Windows 11 Build 22509.1100 Start Menu When Windows […]

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Paint app update for Windows 11 Insiders brings new dialog boxes for Edit Colors, Resize and Skew

Microsoft is rolling out a Paint app update for Windows 11 Insiders in the Developer Channel. It brings some changes to the core functionality of the built-in drawing tool. In case you […]

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Windows 11 Enterprise Virtual Machine images downloads

Windows 11 Enterprise virtual machine images are now available. You can download the images for several popular virtualization applications directly from Microsoft's Developer website. Note that the virtual images include more than […]

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Windows Update KB5007262 Preview for Windows 11 brings a ton of fixes and Fluent 2D Emoji style

Microsoft is rolling out Windows Update KB5007262 for Windows 11 users. This is a preview update for the stable version of the operating system, you don't need to be in the Insider […]

Windows 11 Build 22504

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22504 released to the Developer Channel

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22504 is now available for participants in the Developer Channel. This version contains a ton of fixes, with a few minor changes to the overall experience. Notable […]

New Media Player for Windows 11 released for Insiders on the Dev Channel

New Media Player for Windows 11 released for Insiders on the Dev Channel

Microsoft has released a new Media Player for Windows 11. The app is currently exclusive to the Windows Insider Program, more specifically, to the Dev Channel Builds. Despite its name, the app […]

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Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2021: here are the major changes

Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2021 is now available. windows-10-enterprise-ltsc-2021 The new Long Term Servicing Channel version of Windows 10 is not available as a retail version. The new release "builds on Windows […]

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WhatsApp Beta for Windows 10 and 11 is now available on the Microsoft Store

WhatsApp has effectively replaced texting/SMS in many countries around the World. But when it comes to the competition, the Facebook-owned instant messaging platform's desktop experience is sub-par, when you compare it with […]

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Microsoft blocks other browsers from opening Edge links

When Microsoft launched Windows 10, one of the things that the company did introduce was the classic version of Edge. Edge would replace the aging Internet Explorer browser along the way. To […]

Xbox app will soon let you choose where to install your games

Xbox app will soon let you choose where to install your games on your PC and allow you to mod them

The Xbox app on PC is getting some important options in the near future. Gamepass PC subscribers may be aware of the limitations of the app. When you install a game, Windows […]

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Bug prevents some apps and Settings pages from opening on Windows 11

Some applications and even some Settings page may not start anymore on Windows 11 devices after recent application updates. The updates for applications such as the Snipping Tool, caused the issue on […]

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Windows 11 creates lots of empty folders in a System32 directory

Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system creates lots of empty folders in a System32 directory, just like the Windows 10 operating system. When you check the folder, you may notice empty tmp folders […]

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How to install the new Microsoft Store on Windows 10 right now

When Microsoft unveiled the new Microsoft Store on Windows 11, it let everyone know that the new store would also come to Windows 10. Today, Microsoft started to push the new Microsoft […]

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Microsoft is pushing its PC Health Check App to Windows 10 systems. Here is how you uninstall it

Microsoft started the roll out of the PC Health Check application to Windows 10 PCs running Windows 10 version 2004 or newer. The application is installed automatically on devices as part of […]


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