Windows 10 build 17074 in the Weekly Digest

Weekly Digest: Alexa on Windows 10, Meltdown and Spectre, tech tips

In case you missed it: Alexa is coming to Windows 10, Microsoft pushes new Redstone 4 preview, Meltdown-Spectre performance impact get revealed, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Amazon challenges Cortana bringing Alexa to Windows 10 devices.

Microsoft is forced to halt the rollout of its emergency update to mitigate latest security vulnerability with modern processors on AMD-based computers due to Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) problems. The company also publishes details with the performance impact for PCs after installing the updates to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre flaws on microprocessors.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) becomes broadly available for consumers as well as for enterprise customers.

As part of the next feature update for Windows 10, Microsoft released build 17074 in the Fast ring for testers. This new Redstone 4 update delivers a slew of new features and enhancements over the previous build.

CES 2018 happened these week and PC manufacturers like Dell and Acer unveiled a number of new Windows 10 devices, including the Swift 7 (the world’s thinnest laptop), the first XPS 15 2-in-1, and the XPS 13 with new colors.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Lakeside Vistas to refresh your desktop.

Tech tips

This week, you also learn new ways to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to terminate apps that are not responding, and the instructions to determine if you’re indeed running the Fall Creators Update.

If you’re having any tech problems, remember that you can submit your questions in the Pureinfotech forums.