This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft blocks the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903, on devices using USB flash drives or SD cards to prevent problems during the installation.
The company increases the minimum storage requirement to install Windows 10 version 1903 to 32GB from the previous 20GB requirement.
Update KB4497093 for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update releases to fix several issues, including a blocking bug that was previously preventing users from installing 20H1 previews.
Microsoft confirms that the legacy version of the Paint app will stay (for now) in Windows 10 even after the company deprecated the app.
Also, the company no longer recommends to use the policy to expire passwords as there’s almost zero value starting with Windows 10 version 1903, May 2019 Update.
Windows 10 build 18885 releases to testers as part of the 20H1 development with a few improvements, including a new version of the Your Phone app, which now introduces the ability to sync notifications from your Android phone to your PC, and the screen mirroring feature expands to more handsets.
Windows 10 version 1803 and older versions receive a new quality update to address a ton of issues.
Also, the software giant revealed this week that Sets (the feature to use tabs on File Explorer, apps, and websites) is no longer happening on Windows 10.
In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Best Of Bing 2018 Exclusive to refresh your desktop.
Tech tips roundup
This week, you also learned a number of tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to enable or disable Remote Desktop with firewall ports using Command Prompt. In addition, we outlined the steps to enable the remote desktop protocol using the Settings app.
You now know the steps to enable the dark mode for File Explorer on Windows 10.
We looked into the steps to determine if the network traffic is using the DNS servers that you configured.
If you ever delete files accidentally on a hard drive, USB flash drive, or SD card, you can use these steps to recover them using Recuva on Windows 10.
In addition, you now know the steps to set a static IP configuration on your computer.
If you’re not ready to install the latest version of Windows 10, you can use these steps to download the ISO file and create a USB bootable media to install virtually any of the old versions of Windows 10.
Although Windows 10 includes its own partition manager, if you’re planning to resize a drive to create a dual-boot setup, expand an existing partition, create or delete a partition, you can also use GParted tool based on Linux, which offers more tools and options compared to Disk Management.
Last but not least, Google recently release version 74 of its Chrome browser with a new dark mode experience, but it’s rolling out the feature gradually, and you need to enable the new dark scheme manually.
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