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Weekly Digest: Windows 10 21H1, Microsoft Edge, tech tips

In case you missed it, Microsoft fixed printing issues on Windows PCs (twice), the Xbox Wireless Headset is out for $99, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft quickly released an update on March 15 to fix a print issue after applying the March 9 update for Windows 10. Then the company soon made available a follow-up update on March 17 to address several other print problems caused by the March 15 update.

In another Windows 10 news, version 21H1 became available for commercial customers to validate their apps and test the new feature update ahead of the official release.

Windows 10 build 21337 rolled out in the Dev Channel with several improvements and new features, including Auto HDR for gaming, tweaks for the Virtual Desktops and File Explorer, a new version of Notepad, and changes for the app experience. (You can also check the new changes in this hands-on video.)

Also, recent builds of Windows 10 available in the Dev Channel revealed that the next version might include new changes in the Settings app, including a new Device usage page, more customization settings in the Touchpad page, and a new Windows Spotlight feature to use Bing images for desktop backgrounds.

As part of the version 21H1 development, Windows 10 build 19043.899 was released in the Beta Channel with some new improvements and a slew of fixes.

Microsoft announced that it is changing Edge’s release schedule to four weeks to align with the new release schedule of Google Chrome.

If you play games on Xbox One, Xbox Series X or S, or on Windows 10, you can now pick up the new Xbox Wireless Headset at the Microsoft Store for $99.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Shamrocks 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 uninstall version 21H1 if your device stops booting correctly after the upgrade.

We looked into the steps to map a network drive using Command Prompt and PowerShell. In addition, you now know the steps to map a network drive assigning a drive letter automatically.

If you have multiple Linux distros on Windows 10, you can use these WSL 2 commands to set the preferred one as the new default.

Although a Windows Hello PIN is a more secure method to authenticate on Windows 10, you can use these instructions to remove the PIN if you prefer another authentication type.

As part of Windows 10 21H2 development, we looked into the steps to enable the new File Explorer compact mode since the app includes a new layout that may not be a style that everyone wants. And you now know the steps to enable or disable the new Auto HDR feature.

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