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Weekly Digest: Windows 11 February feature update and tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 11 is getting new features in February, Android 11 is ready for Surface Duo, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft announced that it is planning to roll out a minor feature update for Windows 11 in February with improvements to the Taskbar, a public preview of the Andriod apps for Windows 11, and redesigned Notepad and Media Player apps.

Also, Windows 11 has entered into the final phase of the rollout, which means that the OS is now fully available for eligible computers. And leaked information points out that the Windows 11 22H2 update will be considered feature-complete in March 2022.

As part of the “C” release, the non-security update KB5008353 is now available as a preview for devices running Windows 11. This optional update delivers a slew of fixes, improvements, and new features that the company plans to roll out to everyone during the February 2022 Patch Tuesday update.

Furthermore, Windows 11 build 22543 was released in the Dev Channel with some visual changes and new features planned for version 22H2. And Windows 10 21H2 is now rolling out as an automatic update for devices running version 20H2 as this release nears the end of service.

This week, Surface Duo 2 received an update with some new features and various improvements, and these are the next four games that Xbox Gold and Pass members will be getting in February.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows, including the steps to update all the apps installed on your computer quickly using the winget command on Windows 11.

We looked into the steps to delete pending updates and uninstall apps on Windows 11.

You now know the steps to shut down or remove Linux distros and check the version of WSL.

If you use VirtualBox, you can use these instructions to mount an ISO file to a virtual machine.

On Windows 10, we looked into the instructions to remove temporary files, disable the firewall, and fix the problem of deleting network folders with thumbs.db files.

You now know the steps to use Robocopy to speed up file transfers over the network on Windows 10.

We looked into the steps to format a hard drive with PowerShell command on Windows 10 and enable security mitigations features to secure Microsoft Edge.

Finally, Android 11 is now available for the first version of Surface Duo, and here are the steps to upgrade the device.