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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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 […]

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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" […]

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 […]

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 […]


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