Windows 10 build 17677 in this Weekly Digest

Weekly Digest: Windows 10 updates, Variant 4, tech tips

In case you missed it, Microsoft fixes problem with Intel and Toshiba SSDs for Windows 10 version 1803, Variant 4 CPU flaw disclosed, Redstone 5 preview rolls out to testers, and more tech tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft released another patch for its latest Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) to address issues with Toshiba and Intel SSDs. In addition, the Fall Creators Update received a new update to fix a slew of issues.

Intel, Google, and Microsoft disclosed a new CPU vulnerability called Variant 4 (Speculative Store Bypass), but even though, it’s not as severe as Meltdown and Spectre, the update to mitigate the vulnerability will significantly affect performance.

Windows 10 build 17677 is now available for testers with a bunch of new tweaks for Microsoft Edge, improvements for Sets, and more.

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

If you’re looking for a new PC, Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo, and HP are offering huge discounts throughout the Memorial Day weekend in the United States.

Tech tips

This week, you also learned a number of tips to get the most out of Windows 10 and Microsoft Launcher, including the steps to set a custom wallpaper or slideshow in the Lock screen of your Android phone using Microsoft Launcher.

We looked at the steps to fix the problem that prevents apps from accessing the microphone and camera after upgrading to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

You now know the instructions to keep tabs of the location of your children using a new feature in the latest version of Microsoft Launcher.

After an upgrade, Windows 10 deletes the option to rollback to a previous version after 10 days, but starting with April 2018 Update, you can now extend this period up to 60 days to give more time to uninstall an upgrade, and this guide explains how you can do it.

If your computer is syncing the wrong Windows 10 settings across devices, you don’t want Microsoft to keep a copy of your settings, or you want to start over with a clean set of preferences, it’s possible to delete the settings uploaded to the Microsoft servers. Here’s how to do it.

Finally, if you’re using the Mail app, you can check out this guide to create a custom signature, instead of sending the “Sent from Mail for Windows 10” on every message.

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