Windows 10 upgrade free activation in this Weekly Digest

Weekly Digest: Windows 10 previews, Surface Laptop 3, tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 10 20H1 preview ships with new update options, Surface Laptop 3 15-inch variant, free Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft pushes Windows 10 build 18985 to testers with new “Optional updates” settings to bring better control for drivers, feature updates, and other non-critical updates. (You can check all the changes that the company has added so far for the May 2020 Update in this guide.)

Surface Studio first and second generation received a new firmware update, and on a related note, Surface Laptop 3 is rumored to have a 15-inch variant.

In preparation to the Windows 10 fall update, in this guide, you’ll have a better understanding about version 1909, including release date information, installation, reasons to upgrade, and recommendations to block the update (if needed).

If you’re still using Windows 7, and planning to upgrade to Windows 10, you should read this to save money during the upgrade process.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Japanese Landscapes 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 set up File History to backup your files to an external drive.

In preparation to Windows 10 version 1909, you learned the steps to uninstall the update when it’s causing problems.

We also looked at the steps to enable the new global media controls in Google Chrome. The steps to enable dark mode for the Outlook app as well as the steps to backup your accounts using the Microsoft Authenticator app.

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