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How to run an app as an administrator on Windows 11

In Windows 11, just like previous versions of Windows before it, you can have different user accounts on the same PC. Some of these accounts can be administrator accounts, and others might just be regular accounts. That's because some apps - particularly ones that can change important system files - sometimes require administrator permission to...

Microsoft splits Dev and Beta channels with two new Windows 11 builds

Microsoft has been promising to do this for a couple of weeks now, but moving forward, the Dev and Beta channels of the Windows Insider Program are going to get different builds. Today, the Redmond firm released Windows 11 build 25115 to the Dev channel and build 22621 to the Beta channel. Why it matters to...

How to find out your RAM specs on Windows 11 PCs

Having a large enough amount of RAM is important if you want to have a smooth experience with your PC. RAM, or random access memory) is extremely fast memory that temporarily stores files you need super-fast access to, and the more of it you have, the more files it can store. That means you're able...

Windows 11 is getting a new Sound Recorder app, and Insiders can try it now

Microsoft is preparing an all-new design for the Voice Recorder app on Windows 11 - which will now be known as Sound Recorder. Like many of the bundled apps Microsoft has updated for the new OS - such as Paint, Notepad, and Clock - the new Sound Recorder features a new design language more in...

Microsoft releases Windows 11 build 22000.675 for Patch Tuesday

Today is the second Tuesday of the month, and that makes it Patch Tuesday. It also means that all supported software from Microsoft is getting updated. That includes Windows 11, of course. If you're on Windows 11, you'll get KB5013943, bringing the build number to 22000.675. You can manually download it here. As usual, there's really nothing...

Windows 11 Patch Tuesday changelog leaks ahead of release

Today is Patch Tuesday, being the second Tuesday of the month. That means that as always, every supported Microsoft update is going to get an update with a bunch of fixes. These updates arrive at 10am Pacific Time, and then the changelog gets posted about an hour later, thanks to a semi-recent change where the...

You can now buy a physical copy of Windows 11

Windows 11 has been out for over half a year at this point, but if you've been wanting to buy a physical copy of the OS, now is the time to do it. Until now, the only way to get Windows 11 was to upgrade your Windows 10 PC or buy a new PC with...

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....