Windows 11 2022 Update

Weekly Digest: Windows 11 2022 Update, Settings animations, tech tips

In case you missed it, Microsoft may plan to name it the Windows 11 2022 Update, the Settings app gets animated icons and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech, the Get started app reveals that Microsoft may be planning to name the next feature update the “Windows 11 2022 Update,” dropping the month as part of the name. Also, the rumor is that version 22H2 will initially ship without tabs for File Explorer or Suggested Actions because the company plans to roll out these features through its new “moments” updates.

The latest preview of the upcoming Outlook app for Windows 11 has been spotted with support for personal accounts. However, you can only use a Microsoft account. Support for Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, and others will come at a later time.

As part of version 22H2, this week, the update KB5016695 became available in the Release Preview Channel with updated features for Defender for Endpoint, SMB compression, and usage history for various apps. Windows 11 builds 22621.586 and 22622.586 (KB5016701) were released in the Beta Channel with a bunch of new fixes and improvements. Also, Windows 11 build 25188 rolled out in the Dev Channel with new touch keyboard settings, Windows Terminal as the new default system experience, and Microsoft Store received an update to test ads in search results.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows, including the steps to enable and configure Hibernate on Windows 11. 

We looked into the steps to enable Bluetooth, the new animation for the Settings app icons, the Remote Desktop, and the dark system mode on Windows 11.

If you are just starting out with Windows 11, you can use these instructions to show extensions for known files in File Explorer.

You can start a computer in Safe Mode to troubleshoot and fix Windows 11 problems, and in these instructions, you will learn how from the Start menu, Settings app, Command Prompt, and MSConfig.

On Windows 11, you now also know the steps to determine whether you have an integrated or discrete graphics card, how to change the computer name through Settings, Control Panel, Command Prompt, and PowerShell, and how to take screenshots with the Snipping Tool app. Furthermore, we also looked at the instructions to bulk uninstall apps and change the settings of the winget command.

On Windows 10, you learned tips like changing the screen resolution with commands, resolving printer spooler problems, disabling the Microsoft Defender Firewall to troubleshoot connection problems, and more.

Finally, on Android, we looked into the steps to find the password of any Wi-Fi connection and how to disable the dual-line clock on the lock screen.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.