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Weekly Digest: Windows 11 22H2 bugs, October update, tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 11 October update outs to testers, Microsoft expands rollout of version 22H2, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech, Microsoft released the first preview of the October update for Windows 11 22H2 with the tabs for File Explorer, Suggested Actions, Taskbar Overflow menu, and the share to more devices feature.

In addition, the company began expanding the availability of version 22H2 to more compatible devices through the Windows Update settings despite the increase in issues that users have been reporting, such as printer driver bugs, problems with file copying, issues with Remote Desktop connections, and package previsioning.

Windows 11 build 25217 rolled out in the Dev Channel with support for third-party Widgets, cloud suggestions in Simplified Chinese IME, and updated versions of the Microsoft Store app and Chat experience.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows, including the steps to optimize the gaming experience on Windows 11.

We looked into the steps to restore the legacy Taskbar to regain access to features like changing location and bringing back the classic Start menu. 

You now know the different ways to activate Windows 11, enable or disable the title bar window shake feature, find the model and the serial number of a printer, and view the history of installed updates. Furthermore, we looked into the steps to install a wireless printer, show file extensions in File Explorer, and disable startup apps on Windows 11.

If you use the Windows Terminal, you can use these instructions to change the color scheme to personalize the experience.

As part of the upcoming release of Windows 10 22H2, we looked into the different ways to upgrade to version 22H2, perform a clean installation, upgrade with the Update Assistant, or uninstall the update if it causes problems. You also now know the steps to download the Windows 10 22H2 ISO file directly or through the Media Creation Tool. If you are unsure whether to upgrade as soon as the new version becomes available, you can read this guide to decide.

Finally, we looked into the different ways to map a network drive on Windows 10.

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.