Windows 11 new Task Manager design

Weekly Digest: New Task Manager, Android games on Windows, tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 11 gets a new Task Manager, Google brings Android games to Windows, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft rolled out a new preview of Windows 11 (build 22538) with subtle changes and an early build of the new Task Manager design that includes dark mode support.

Also, the software giant released a rare out-of-band update (KB5010795) to address a VPN connection problem on Windows 11. The same fix was also made available with a different KB number for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2022.

Google launched the “Google Play Games” app as a limited beta that brings support for Android games on Windows 11 and 10 with its own virtualization technology instead of the Windows Subsystem for Android.

The Skype team introduced TwinCam, a new feature that lets you add a second camera (from your phone, tablet, or another laptop) to video calls.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned several tips to get the most out of Windows, including the steps to insert symbols on Windows 11.

Microsoft is working on a new Task Manager app for Windows 11, and if you have the build 22538 installed on your computer, you can use these steps to enable and try the new Task Manager experience.

We looked into the steps to connect any Bluetooth peripheral on Windows 11.

If you have a reason, you can use these steps to disable the Microsoft Defender Firewall on your computer. If you have it enabled, use these instructions to allow apps through the firewall on Windows 11.

As part of the Windows Subsystem for Linux platform, you now know the steps to backup and restore Linux distros using the “wsl.exe” command-line tool and how to uninstall WSL from Windows 11.

If you have a computer that doesn’t meet the minimum system requirements, you can still install Windows 11, but you must use these instructions.

Now, in the case you upgraded to Windows 11 but the computer no longer starts, use these steps to uninstall and revert to Windows 10. If you still have access to the desktop, use these instructions to downgrade to Windows 10. Or these instructions to downgrade a new computer that came pre-installed with Windows 11.

On Windows 10, we looked into the steps to hide buggy updates from downloading and installing automatically.

You now know the steps to download ISO files for older versions of Windows 10. If the Registry gets corrupted or misconfigured, use this guide to restore it with the system’s secret backup. However, for this method to work, you must enable the automatic Registry backups on your computer.

Finally, we looked into the steps to create a local account, enable the hidden Administrator account, and create a bootable USB flash drive on Windows 10.