Surface Laptop Go / source: Microsoft

Weekly Digest: Windows 10 update, Surface Laptop Go, tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 10 gets a bunch of updates, Surface Laptop Go releases, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: As part of the Patch Tuesday for October 2020, Microsoft released another batch of updates for Windows 10 version 2004 and older versions, and the company even pushed a quality update for version 20H2 to address several issues.

Windows 10 build 20236 was released in the Dev Channel with improvements for search, and it enables the refresh rate option in the Settings app.

Microsoft is now testing automatic installation of Office web apps (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) on the latest insider preview of Windows 10.

Surface Laptop Go is finally available for order in the Microsoft Store and other retailers, and the based model starts at $549.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: What Next 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 reset the settings of the built-in backup tool to its defaults.

We looked into the steps to reset the Windows Search app using PowerShell to fix common issues, and the steps to disable the recent searches list when opening the search box from the Start menu or taskbar.

You now know the steps to take screenshots of web pages using the new Web capture feature on Microsoft Edge.

As part of the Dev Channel development of Windows 10, you learned the steps to enable the upcoming Spotlight feature to show dynamic desktop background with images provided by Bing.

In addition, we looked into the steps to change the size of a partition using Disk Management, Command Prompt, PowerShell, and Manage Disks and Volumes settings on Windows 10.

If you still have a device running Windows 7, these are all the steps to upgrade to Windows 10.

Finally, you can use this guide to track the history of Windows 10 Insider Preview builds, including build number, release date, changelogs, and more.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.