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Weekly digest: Windows 10 updates, Nvidia FreeSync, tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 10 October 2018 Update now available automatically, Cortana and Search officially split up, Nvidia G-Sync works on FreeSync monitors, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft quietly reveals that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now (finally) rolling out to devices automatically through Windows Update.

Windows 10 build 18317 released as part of the 19H1 development with new improvements and starting with this flight Microsoft officially splits Cortana and Search into two difference experiences. (You can watch the video review of build 18317 here.)

Nvidia made available a new version of its video driver, which brings its adaptive sync technology (G-Sync) support to FreeSync monitors. However, only a select number of monitors will have the feature.

Older versions of Windows 10 received a new cumulative update this week addressing problems with version 1803, 1709, and 1703.

Windows 10 version 1903 is expected to arrive sometime in April 2019, and this week, you can also check the updated guide that includes everything that the Windows team has been working on in the past 19 previews.

If you own a Xbox One console, you can view all the games available through backward compatibility here.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Opposite Day to refresh your desktop.

Tech tips

This week, you also learned several new tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to enable Night light to reduce eye strain and improve quality sleep when you spend many hours in front of a computer.

You now know the steps to enable G-Sync on FreeSync monitors with Nvidia driver version 417.71.

If you’re having problems printing on Windows 10, you can use these steps to fix issues with the print spooler.

In preparation for the Windows 10 version 1903, we looked at the steps to reduce the space used by Reserved Storage, and you now know the steps to disable the feature if you have a device with limited storage.

On the next version of Windows 10, you’ll be able to change the mouse pointer size using the Settings app, and in this guide, you’ll learn to choose between the new 15 different sizes.

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