Windows 10 new emoji picker and touch keyboard

Weekly Digest: Windows 10 20H2, Patch Tuesday preview, and tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 10 September update outs as preview, PCs with Intel CPUs get microcode update, Windows Insider Preview releases with new features, and more time to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft made available a preview of the KB4571744 update for devices running Windows 10 version 2004, ahead of the September 2020 Patch Tuesday rollout.

The KB4558130 update released with microcode to patch vulnerabilities with devices featuring Intel processors. 

Windows Terminal version 1.3 released with a bunch of new features, including command search, tab switcher, color for tabs, and new commands.

Windows 10 build 20206 became available for testers with a new Emoji Picker that combines the clipboard history, brings support for animated GIFs images, and introduces a new modern interface. (If you have a device enrolled in the Dev Channel and the new feature are not active, you can use these steps to enable them.)

Microsoft extended the support for the Enterprise, Education, and IoT Core editions of Windows 10 version 1803 for six more months — until May 11, 2021.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Modern Art to refresh your desktop. In addition, you can now start downloading the first two Xbox games as part of the Games with Gold program for September 2020.

Also, during this long Labor Day weekend, many retailers like the Microsoft Store, Dell, HP, and Lenovo are offering significant discount on Surface and Windows 10 devices, and to help you navigate the slew of bargains, this guide includes the best deals around.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of new tips to get ready for the next version of Windows 10, including the steps to perform a clean installation of version 20H2 and the instructions to upgrade an older version using the Media Creation Tool or Windows Update.

If you have a laptop or desktop that uses a Wi-Fi connection, you can use these steps to fix virtually any problem after installing Windows 10 20H2.

You now know the steps to uninstall version 20H2 using Windows Update or Recovery feature if it’s acting up or you’re not ready for the latest version of Windows 10.

We also looked at the steps to install the Miracast Connect app, since Windows 10 removed the feature and made it an optional install, and the steps to enable password monitor on Microsoft Edge.

Finally, you can check all the new features and changes coming with Windows 10 20H2 in this guide, and in this other guide, you can learn more about all the features that Microsoft has been working on in the Dev Channel for Windows 10 21H1.

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