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Weekly Digest: Windows 11 22H2, Search Highlights, tech tips

In case you missed it, you can now test a preview of Windows 11 22H2 in the Beta and Dev Channels and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft released a nearly complete version of Windows 11 22H2 in the Beta and Release Preview Channels. While we are months away from the official release, you can check all the new features and changes in this guide. Also, these are the best features coming to version 22H2 thus far.

A new optional update for Windows 10 (build 19044.1620) was made available in the stable channel, introducing a new feature called Search Highlights and a slew of fixes and improvements.

As part of the next commutative update, Microsoft may start showing a watermark warning on devices using unsupported hardware.

Finally, Windows 11 and Windows 10 are getting the DirectStorage feature. This new technology allows games assets to load faster to the graphics card from NVMEs drives without bugging down the processor for decompression tasks.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows, including the steps to download the ISO file for Windows 11 22H2 to perform an in-place upgrade or clean installation.

You now know the steps to check the battery level for Bluetooth devices on Windows 11.

We also looked into the steps to stop web notifications in the major web browsers, including Chrome, Edge, and Firefox.

If you can connect to a remote computer with the correct credentials, it’s probably the Microsoft account, and if this case, you can use these instructions to fix the problem.

You now know the steps to install Windows 11 on a virtual machine using VirtualBox.

We also looked into the steps to stop sharing a folder in the network and disable updates for apps.

Finally, on Windows 10, you now know the steps to remove the login password when security isn’t a concern on the device, change the DNS server addresses of your computer to use Google, Cloudflare, or OpenDNS, and prevent your device from waking up at random times.