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Windows 11 build 22000.766 is in Release Preview with search highlights

Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 build 22000.766 to the Release Preview channel of the Windows Insider Program. It's basically a preview of a preview update, with the one that non-Insiders get being available later on this month. KB5014668 also contains quite a bit. The key new feature is called search highlights. Insiders in other channels...

The Xbox app now tells you if games will run well on your PC

Microsoft has updated the Xbox app for PC for the month of June, and it comes with a couple of UI updates. Most notably, the app can now tell you whether a given game will run well on your PC by checking its specs and comparing the performance of that game on similarly-specced PCs. Developers often...

Windows 11 version 22H2: Everything that’s new in the upcoming update

It's been about a year since Windows 11 was first introduced to the public, with a full release happening on October 5th, 2021. One year later, while Windows 11 has already evolved in many ways for general users, it's about to change a whole lot more. Microsoft is preparing to release Windows 11 version 22H2,...

Can the MacBook Air (2022) run Windows? Yes, but it takes some work

Apple recently introduced the second generation of Apple Silicon, starting with the Apple M2 chip. This new processor is debuting inside the all-new MacBook Air, and it delivers some big performance improvements over the previous generation. But Apple Silicon is still relatively new, and there's a lot that's different with this Arm-based architecture. So, you...

Microsoft releases Windows 11 build 25140 in the Dev channel with fixes

Microsoft is rolling out a new build of Windows 11 for Insiders enrolled in the Dev channel, bringing the build number up to 25140. After last week's build introduced tabs in File Explorer, this update is far tamer, focusing on fixes for various issues. There is a more visible improvement, and it has to do with...

Visual Studio 2022 preview now runs natively on Windows 11 Arm devices

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2022 17.3 Preview 2 today, and it's the first version of Visual Studio to run natively on Arm devices running Windows 11. Microsoft announced an Arm version of Visual Studio at Build last month, and now, curious developers can try it for themselves. This is a big step in enabling...

Microsoft releases Windows 11 build 22000.739 with Windows Spotlight

It's the second Tuesday of the month, and that makes it Patch Tuesday. Every month on Patch Tuesday, every supported Microsoft product gets updated, usually with security fixes and the like. Lately though, the Windows 11 update has been adding the odd new feature. With this month's update, it's adding Windows Spotlight. This is something that...

Windows 11 22H2 gets its first update since RTM in the Beta channel

It's been over a month since Windows Insiders have seen any action in the Beta channel. Back in May, Microsoft released Windows 11 build 22621, and that ended up being the RTM build for Windows 11 version 22H2. Now, that build is getting its first cumulative update, bringing it to build 22621.160. Although build 22160...

Windows 11 build 25136 brings tabs to File Explorer

Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview build 25136 to the Dev channel. This time, it actually comes with a couple of key new features. Most notably, it comes with tabs in the File Explorer. This is a feature that leaked in an earlier build, and then Microsoft announced later on. Now, it's finally going...

Windows 11 Notepad gets native Arm64 support and improved performance for Insiders

Microsoft is rolling out a couple of app updates for Windows Insiders in all channels, as well as some specific improvements in the Dev channel. Specifically, the Notepad app in Windows 11 is receiving an update with native support for Arm64 devices like the Surface Pro X, in addition to other improvements. The Media Player...

Some Insiders with unsupported CPUs are getting upgrade prompts for Windows 11

When Microsoft first introduced Windows 11, people were surprised by the fact that for the first time in well over a decade, the Redmond firm had significantly increased system requirements. While the new requirement for TPM 2.0 made a lot of headlines, the most significant roadblock for installing the new OS was that it required...

Microsoft PowerToys suite goes native ARM with the latest update

Microsoft has released a new stable version of its PowerToys software suite. Version 0.59 marks the first official build of PowerToys designed to run natively on ARM computers. Every module of the PowerToys package, including the installer, has been recompiled for the ARM64 architecture, which brings better performance and improved efficiency while using less memory. Notably,...