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Weekly Digest: Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Amazon, tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now nearly complete, Amazon announced over a dozen new devices, and more tech tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: As we get closer to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update release, Microsoft made available build 17763 in the Fast and Slow rings of the Windows Insider Program. Although this is a minor update, it’s said that this could be the Release to Manufacturer (RTM) or final version.

If you want to test the upcoming release of Windows 10 using a clean installation, the software giant also made available the ISO files for build 17758.

As part of the Windows 10 19H1 (version 1903) development, build 18242 is now available in the Skip Ahead lane with a bunch of new fixes.

Outside of its regular Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released massive cumulative updates for Windows 10 version 1803, version 1709, version 1703, and version 1607 addressing a slew of issues. In addition, on September 17, Windows 10 version 1803 and version 1709 also received a couple of minor updates to fix Microsoft Intune and VPN problems respectively.

Alongside the new updates, this week, a new documentation page appeared in the Microsoft support website highlighting the features that the company is either removing or deprecating with the October 2018 Update. Also, the software giant announced that is ditching the legacy Disk Cleanup tool in favor of the Storage sense.

On a surprise hardware event, Amazon unveiled a bunch of new products, including new Echo Dot, Echo Input, Echo Plus, Echo Sub, Echo Show, Echo Wall Clock, Echo Link, Echo Amp Link, and Echo Auto. If that wasn’t enough, Amazon also introduced the Fire TV Recast, Amazon Smart Plug, AmazonBasics Microwave, Alexa Guard, and the Ring Stick Up Cam.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Ranch Hands to refresh your desktop.

Tech tips

This week, you also learned a number of tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps uninstall the October 2018 Update if it installs automatically and you’re not ready for the new version, or after the upgrade you’re having issues and you need to rollback.

With the October 2018 Update around the corner, this week, we also looked the reasons and steps why you should download the Windows 10 ISO file with the April 2018 Update.

You now know a workaround to force the Start menu search to use Google instead of Bing for search results.

If you’re getting a green screen while trying to play videos using Chrome, these troubleshooting steps should help you to fix the problem.

Google Chrome version 69 introduces a lot of new improvements, including the ability to customize the new tab page, and in this guide, you can learn how to set a custom background image.

If you’re a Netflix user, you can use these steps to stop autoplay for next episodes.

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