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Weekly Digest: Windows 10 updates and tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 10 gets updated, Microsoft drops Surface Laptop price, and more tech tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft makes the April 2018 Update for Windows 10 fully available worldwide, including for organizations.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Creators Update get new cumulative updates to address a number of issues with these older versions, including black screen and hibernation problems.

Surface Laptop now starts at $999 for the Core i5 model with 8GB of memory, which is the same price as the 4GB of memory variant.

Seagate unveils Xbox-branded Game Drive featuring up to 2000GB of Solid-State Drive (SSD) storage to expand Xbox One storage and improve performance.

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

Tech tips

This week, you also learned a number of tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to quickly find your device IP address, which can come in handy when setting up remote assistance, network troubleshooting, and more.

If Cortana isn’t for you, we also looked at the steps to disable the assistant on Windows 10. Or if you simply want to make more space, you now know the easy steps to remove Cortana from the taskbar.

In addition, we looked at the instructions to disable web search results in the Start menu, while still being able to search files and apps.

Google is gradually rolling out a new experience to send and receive text messages from your phone using the web browser, and in this guide, we’ll explain how to set it up and send texts.

If you’re having hard drive problems, in this guide, you can learn the steps to Check Disk tool on Windows 10 to scan and fix problems, including bad sectors in the drive.

In preparation for Windows 10 version 1809, this week, we looked at the steps to customize the Sets New Page tab settings, and the steps to disable apps in sets of tabs.

Also, you now know the steps to disable the new cloud-powered clipboard experience on Windows 10, if you want to stick to the old experience.