Windows 95 app in this Weekly Digest

Weekly Digest: Windows 10 version 1809, Nvidia RTX GPUs, tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 10 Redstone 5 previews outs to Insiders, Windows 95 is now an app, Nvidia unveils RTX GPUs, ads coming to Netflix, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft made available three test previews for Windows 10 version 1809 (Redstone 5), including build 17746 and build 17744 for devices enrolled in the Fast ring, and build 17738 for computers in the Slow ring. Although these releases don’t introduce new features and significant changes, they include a number of fixes to stabilize the operating system for the final release in the coming weeks.

The software giant also released several standalone updates to continue mitigating security vulnerabilities with Intel processors on devices running the latest and previous versions of Windows 10.

Microsoft announced that will be retiring its apps store for Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x soon.

If you want to relive the good old days of Windows 95, someone created an app out of the operating system, which anyone can download and run alongside Windows 10, macOS, and Linux.

After a long time of waiting, Nvidia finally introduced its new generation of graphics cards, the GeForce RTX 20 series, which feature three new cards, including the RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, and RTX 2070 with support for ray-tracing and artificial intelligence technologies.

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

This week’s deal recommendations include a Toshiba 50-inch 4K LED TV with HDR support for $400.

Tech Tips

This week, you also learned a number of new tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to fix issues when setting up OneDrive new folder protection feature.

We looked at the steps to disable Microsoft Edge opening automatically every time you install an upgrade of Windows 10 to display a welcome message.

If you’re having problems booting Windows 10, this guide will help you to troubleshoot and fix problems with the Master Boot Record (MBR).

And if you’re looking into building your very own VPN server, these instructions will walk you through every steps on having to use a third-party software on Windows 10.

In preparation for the Windows 10 Redstone 5 update, version 1809, we outlined a number of tips to help you avoid problems when installing the upgrade. Additionally, we looked into what “Redstone 5” means, and the reasons you should upgrade.

Also, you now know the steps to check the battery level on your Bluetooth devices using the Settings app.

Finally, Netflix is currently testing new ads in its video stream service, and these steps will help you to disable them for an ad-free experience.

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