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Tech Recap: Windows 10 updates, IFA 2017, How-To guides

In case you missed: Windows 10's Fall Creators Update release date announced, IFA 2017 unveils new devices with Intel's eighth-generation processors, and tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on PUREinfoTech: Microsoft officially announces that the release date for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be October 17.

No one, no two, no three, but four new Windows Insider Preview builds rolled out this week, including Windows 10 build 16278 and build 16281 in the Fast ring for testers with PCs enrolled in the Fast ring with only bug fixes, no new feature or big improvements, and now build 16278 is also available through the Slow ring.

Windows 10 build 16353 also rolled out this week, which is the first preview Microsoft is making available with changes for the Redstone 4 update due in 2018.

Update KB4039396 also released this week with fixes and improvements for devices still on the Anniversary Update.

In addition, Surface Pro 4 received a new firmware update to improve its camera system. Though, Microsoft has yet to officially publish the release notes.

Europe’s largest consumer electronics show, IFA 2017, happened this week, and many computer manufacturers, such as Asus, Acer, and Lenovo unveiled a wide range of new devices featuring Intel’s eighth-generation processors, new designs, and more memory than ever before.

Asus announced the new ZenBook Flip 14, ZenBook Flip 15, ZenBook 13, VivoBook Flip 14, VivoBook S14, and the brand-new Republic of Gamers (ROG) Chimera gaming laptop.

Acer unveiled the new Switch 7 tablet, Predator Orion 9000 gaming laptop, Swift 5 laptop, Spin 5 convertible, and Aspire S24 all-in-one desktop computer.

Lenovo introduced the new Yoga 920 and Yoga 720 convertible laptops, and MiiX 520 tablet Surface challenger.

Alongside the new devices running Windows 10, companies like Asus and Lenovo also announced their new Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

You can now start downloading the Xbox titles for September 2017 as part of the Games with Gold program, and if you’re looking for a good deal on Groove Music, Microsoft is currently offering seven months subscription for the price of one month.

Finally, during the Labor Day weekend in the United States and Canada, Microsoft is having a big sale with substantial discounts on laptops and desktops from the most popular brands, including Dell, Asus, Lenovo, HP, and others.

How-To Guides

This week, you also learned a few new tips to get the most out of your device, including the steps to tell whether your computer is using BIOS or UEFI, and the steps to read an Intel processor name to tell exactly the generation and type of chip is included on your device.

We also looked at the steps to manually set different backgrounds on a multi-monitor setup.

In addition, you’ve learned the steps to quickly extra .tar.gz (.tgz and .gz) compressed files using native Linux commands on Windows 10.

In preparation for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, we looked at the steps everyone should know to avoid problems during the upgrade process to the new version of the OS.

And if you missed it, don’t forget to download the Sailing Away theme to refresh your Windows 10 desktop with new backgrounds.

If you have any technical problems with Windows 10 or other platforms, remember that you can use the PUREinfoTech forums to get answers, and to share any technical tips with the community.