This week on Pureinfotech, Microsoft rolled out the fifth Patch Tuesday update for the original release of Windows 11 and the supported versions of Windows 10.
The company also made available a new preview of Windows 11 22H2 (build 22621) in the Beta Channel and a different preview (build 25115) in the new active development branch of Windows 11 in the Dev Channel with a brand-new feature known as Suggestions Actions and tweaks for the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE).
In addition, Microsoft quietly started selling physical copies of Windows 11 through third-party retail stores like Best Buy, ended support for Windows 10 20H2 on May 10, and released an updated version of the Voice Recorder app as the Sound Recorder app with a redesigned interface.
Tech tips roundup
This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows, including the steps to move the Taskbar to a second monitor.
In preparation for the release of version 22H2, we looked into the steps to perform a clean installation in a new system or start fresh with a clean copy of the OS and the instructions to uninstall the feature update if it causes problems or you are not ready for the new version.
You now know the steps to check if Windows 11 22H2 is already installed on your computer, enable optimizations for windowed games, and disable recent search history in the Taskbar and Start menu.
If you are still on Windows 10, you now know the steps to download version 21H2 with the Media Creation Tool and how to use the Credential Manager tool. You can also check this guide to help you decide whether you should install Windows 10 Pro or Home.