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Weekly Digest: Windows 11 22H2, end of IE, tech tips

In case you missed it, Microsoft finally killed IE, File Explorer gets tabs, Windows 11 and 10 received updates, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech, after 27 years, Internet Explorer has reached the end of support on June 15, and now, Microsoft will begin the slow transition to Edge for Windows 10 users.

As part of the June Patch Tuesday update, the update KB5014697 was released for the original release of Windows 11 with several fixes and the Windows Spotlight feature. In addition, the update KB5014668 also became available as a non-security preview with fixes and improvements that the company plans to ship during the next cumulative update.

On Windows 10, the update KB5014699 rolled out for versions 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2 with a slew of bug fixes.

In the Dev Channel this week, Microsoft rolled out the Windows 11 build 25140 with several fixes but no new features. Furthermore, in the Beta Channel, the build 22621.160 for Windows 11 22H2 became available with support for tabs and redesigned navigation for File Explorer.

The Microsoft Defender app launched as a new perk for Microsoft 365 subscribers. The app basically offers a unified dashboard to manage protection for all your devices, including Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.

In other news, the Notepad app has been updated with native support for ARM-based devices, and a new Xbox TV app is in the works to allow people to play games without a console.

Windows 11 22H2 will launch soon, and in preparation for the feature update, we looked into the release date and other details you need to know about this major refresh. In this guide, you can check virtually every feature and improvement coming to version 22H2.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows, including the steps to delete files older than X days on Windows 11.

We looked into the steps to run a full virus scan with the Microsoft Defender Antivirus available and how to disable the Lock screen on Windows 11.

In preparation for the Windows 11 22H2, you now know the steps to enable and test tabs and redesigned navigation pane for File Explorer.

If you are still on Windows 10, you can use these instructions to upgrade directly to version 22H2, and these steps will help you download the ISO file to create an installation media.

We also looked into the different ways that you can fix Wi-Fi problems when upgrading to version 22H2 and how to enable the new Do not disturb feature to silence notifications on your computer.

The latest preview of Windows 11 in the Dev Channel comes with a hidden search feature for the Taskbar, and here’s how to enable it on your device.

On Windows 10, we looked into the steps to analyze the hard drive space using the WinDirstat application, backup and restore the Registry, set up network file sharing, and configure a static IP configuration.

Finally, if you use Google Chrome, you can use these instructions to add or remove autofill entries on your computer.