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Explaining the Windows Insider Program channels for Windows 11 betas

Microsoft launched the Windows Insider Program on October 1st, 2014, after it had announced Windows 10 the day before. Back then, Windows 10 Insider Previews were called Windows 10 Technical Previews. We only had two rings -- Fast and Slow; Release Preview was added later on, partly as a way for Windows Phone users to...

Windows 11 build 22616 is out for Insiders with fixes

Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22616 to the Dev and Beta channels. Unfortunately, there really isn't anything of note that's new. It contains some fixes, but that's about it. The big thing to talk about is that if you're on the Dev channel, it's still time to reconsider your channels. At some...

How to install new languages on your Windows 11 PC

Windows 11 - like previous versions of Windows before it - is available in a wide range of languages to cater to people all over the world. And while your PC will likely come in the language you already speak, sometimes you may want to check out other languages for one reason or another. For...

PowerToys 0.58 update prepares native ARM64 version and brings more improvements

Microsoft has once again updated the PowerToys suite of tools for Windows, bringing it to version 0.58. This new update doesn't add any new user-facing features per se, but it does make some important under-the-hood changes, including preparing for an upcoming ARM64 version of the app. Currently, PowerToys is only designed for x64 processors, meaning...

New Windows 11 preview removes the watermark as new update preps for RTM

It's that time again. A new Windows 11 Insider Preview build is out, and this time, it's hitting an important milestone. The watermark that identifies the build as a preview has been removed. Specifically, it's Windows 11 build 22610. What it means when the preview watermark goes away This is something that happens with every release cycle....

How to free up space on your PC after upgrading to Windows 11

Windows 11 has been available for a few months now, and it's a free upgrade that we definitely recommend in our Windows 11 review. But if you recently upgraded to Windows 11 from Windows 10, or if you install a big update for Windows 11 in the future, you might notice that there's quite a...

April updates to Microsoft 365 include easier account switching and new accessibility features

As we're nearing the end of April, Microsoft is once again highlighting the updates made to Microsoft 365 products and services over the past month. This includes some previously-announced features, like tabs in the Windows 11 File Explorer (which aren't actually available yet), as well as new AI-powered calling features that are also on the...

How to turn off Start menu recommended content in Windows 11

Windows 11 introduced many new things, some of which we like, and some that we don't. Everyone will no doubt have different opinions about different parts of the operating systems, but one of the components you may not like is the new Start menu. Windows 11 has replaced live tiles with simple icons, but perhaps...

Microsoft Edge gets more Windows 11 UI elements for Insiders

Microsoft is working on some additional UI enhancements for its Edge browser on Windows 11, bringing it more in line with the rest of the OS. If you're running the Edge Canary channel on your Windows 11 PC right now, you have the option to use the translucent Mica material as well as rounded tabs....

Qualcomm’s custom Arm processors for Windows PCs are coming late next year

Back in January 2021, Qualcomm acquired Nuvia, a company that was set to bolster its efforts in making custom Arm processors. Right out of the gate, Qualcomm was pretty straightforward about its plans. It was going to use these chips to compete against Apple's M1 processors, and the first ones would begin sampling to OEMs...

The new Task Manager in Windows 11 will soon use your theme color

Microsoft is making the new Windows 11 Task Manager a bit more colorful with a future update, making it so that the app uses your chosen theme color in more areas. The update was announced during this month's Windows Insider webcast, and it's another step in bringing the Task Manager more in line with the...

How to create and set up a child account in Windows 11

Windows has allowed you to create different accounts for multiple users for a very long time, and it's a great way to ensure family members can use the same computer without risking losing data. Each user gets their own space, so everyone can feel like they have their own PC. In Windows 11 (as well...