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Weekly Digest: Windows 10 Start menu Xbox Series S, tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 10 gets a new Start menu design, Xbox Series S may launch in August, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft introduced a new Start menu design with the release of the Windows 10 build 20161 in the Dev Channel. The new design no longer focuses on Live Tiles and changes the color of the background tiles to match the system color making it easier to scan and find apps.

The latest preview in the Dev Channel also ships with some other worthy improvements, including personalized taskbar, notifications and Settings changes, and Microsoft Edge tabs now appears in the app switcher (Alt-Tab). You can check this guide with all the changes that Microsoft is likely to include with Windows 10 21H1 arriving next year.

According to a number of rumors and leaks, it’d appear that Microsoft is gearing up to launch a second mode of its next generation console in August, and it’s expected to be known as the “Xbox Series S.”

As part of the United States Independence Day celebration, online retailers and computer manufacturers, such as Microsoft Store, Best Buy, Dell, HP, and Lenovo are having a big sale with big discounts on Windows 10 devices.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Japanese Islands to refresh your desktop. Also, you can now download the first two games as part of the Xbox Games with Gold program for July 2020.

Tech tips

This week, you also learned a number of tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to mitigate Storage Spaces parity problem that makes the feature unusable and possible data loss after upgrading to Windows 10 version 2004 or Windows Server version 2004.

You now know the steps to change the advanced settings for Windows Update, and configure the option to defer feature updates, since the feature is no longer available in the Settings app.

We looked at the steps to change the computer name and reset your account password on Windows 10.

In addition, you now know the steps to recover permanently deleted files using the Windows File Recovery app, compress files using PowerShell commands, enable password monitor on Microsoft Edge, and uninstall the version of Office bundled with Microsoft 365.

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