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Weekly Digest: Windows 10 and 10X news and tech tips

In case you missed it, Microsoft pushes a new preview of Windows 10, Windows 10X development gets axed, Patch Tuesday rollout and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft made available another preview of Windows 10 (build 21382) in the Dev Channel for testers, and in this release, the operating system brings new HDR support for color-managed apps, Device Manager tweaks, and a new Start menu behavior. (You can watch this video tutorial highlighting all the new changes.)

According to the health dashboard website, Windows 10 20H2 and version 2004 no longer have any update blocks, which means that it’s now safe to upgrade systems to one of the latest versions.

Also, this week, Windows 10 21H1, 20H2, 2004, and older versions received the May 2021 Patch Tuesday update to patch security vulnerabilities.

Sources familiar with the project revealed that Microsoft is dropping the Windows 10X development. Instead, the company plans to bring the Windows 10X features to the desktop version of Windows 10.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Sri Lanka Beaches 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 different ways to install and uninstall quality updates, show or hide quality updates to prevent installing buggy releases, and view a list of updates installed on your computer.

We looked into the steps to install MySQL with the Windows Package Manager command-line tool.

You now know the steps to install XAMPP with the standalone installer or Windows Package Manager.

In addition, we looked into the steps to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10, fix spooler printing problems, and the different ways to access the Advanced startup options on Windows 10.

If you use the Windows Terminal, you now know the steps to change the default launch window size of the app.