This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft Edge based on the Chromium engine finally released for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, and macOS as a manual download for those who want to switch immediately. Microsoft is also planning to rollout the new browser as a cumulative update, but this will happen in the next couple of months.
On January 14, Windows 7 reached its end of life, meaning that the company no longer supports the operating system, and no more updates of any kind will be available. If you’re still running the decade-old operating system, it’s time to upgrade to Windows 10.
Windows 10 build 19546 released this week in the Fast ring with several fixes and a preview of an upcoming update for the Calculator app that includes a new graphic feature to explore linear algebra.
As part of the January 2020 Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft rolled out updates for virtually every version of Windows 10 to address an important security vulnerability. In addition, Windows 10 build 19041.21 was made available in the Slow ring as a cumulative update to address the same vulnerability.
Windows Terminal app version 0.8 is now available with changes for search, new CRT retro theme, option to resize tabs, and a bunch of settings updates.
Microsoft announced its Xbox Console Streaming (preview) system is now available in all supported regions, and anyone can sign up to test drive the new system.
In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Day On The Farm to refresh your desktop.
Tech tips roundup
This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to troubleshoot and fix problems with Windows Search, and the instructions to completely remove a printer driver.
The steps to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 using a clean installation or in-place upgrade, including the steps to create a full backup of a Windows 7 device before the upgrade process.
If you’re still on Windows 7, you may still be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Here’s the info you need to know.
As part of the new version of Microsoft Edge, this week, you learned the steps to download and install the new browser on Windows 10 and older versions of the operating system.
In addition, you know the steps to install Chrome extensions on Microsoft Edge. The instructions to configure tracking prevention to block online tracker from collecting information about you. The steps to view saved passwords. The instructions to use Edge in IE Mode, and more:
- How to disable hardware acceleration on Microsoft Edge
- How to disable tracking prevention on Microsoft Edge
- How to change developer tools panel theme color on Microsoft Edge
- How to clear cache and cookies on Microsoft Edge
If you’re having any tech problems, remember that you can submit your questions in the Pureinfotech forums.