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Weekly Digest: Windows 10 updates, Microsoft Pluton, tech tips

In case you missed it, Kerberos problem gets fixed on Windows 10, Microsoft announced its Pluton security chip, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

The week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft released an out-of-band update (KB4594440) to address Kerberos problems with authentication and renewals for Windows 10 20H2 and version 2004. In addition, the company made available a preview of the next Patch Tuesday update for Windows 10 version 1909, 1903, and 1809 which includes a slew of fixes and improvements.

Furthermore, the software giant released the update KB4589212 as a standalone update with a microcode patch to address the Platypus attack vulnerability on Intel processors. And Windows 10 build 20262 became available in the Dev Channel with a long list of bug fixes and improvements.

Microsoft also announced its Pluton security chip, which is expected to come built into future processors from AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm. The new architecture promises to improve the security of devices running Windows 10, and it will replace the current Trusted Platform Module (TPM).

This week a new documentation page was published revealing details of the lifecycle of Surface devices, including information about firmware and driver support.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Dogs and Cats 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 disable or enable device drivers and the full screen mode for Start menu.

We looked into the instructions to upgrade to WSL2 from WSL, including converting existing distro to the new architecture. In addition, you now know the steps to mount a Linux file system on Windows 10 using the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2.

Also, we looked into the steps to install PowerShell 7.1 on Windows 10, and to install Group Policy templates to control settings for Microsoft Edge.

If you’re looking to purchase a new internal or external hard drive, you can use this guide to understand the difference between 5400 and 7200 RPM drives.