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Weekly Digest: Windows 11 first Patch Tuesday and tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 11 gets its first update, support for Android apps on Windows leaked onto the web, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Windows 11 received its first cumulative update to address networking-related issues with Intel software. However, shortly after the update became available, reports began to surface, revealing that the update made an existing performance bug with AMD processors even worse. Fortunately, Microsoft is already testing another update that fixes this and many other problems. (You can follow the history of every update in this guide.)

As part of the active development branch, the software giant released Windows 11 build 22478 in the Dev Channel with a preview of the newly redesigned emoji system and several fixes.

This week, Windows 10 21H1, 20H2, and version 2004 also received the October 2021 Patch Tuesday day to address some app problems and a few other fixes.

While we are still waiting for Microsoft to bring Android app support to Windows 11, a pair of images leaked onto the web showcasing the integration in action, signaling that a public beta may not be far behind.

Microsoft has also published the known issues found in the initial rollout of Windows 11, and it’s placing a temporary block to affected devices. Also, the company converted the Windows Subsystem for Linux into an app, and it’s now available through the Microsoft Store.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows, including the different methods to upgrade a computer with unsupported hardware to Windows 11.

If you plan to perform an in-place upgrade or clean installation, you can use these steps to use Rufus to create a USB bootable media for supported and unsupported devices.

We looked into the steps to boot your computer in Safe Mode on Windows 11 to troubleshoot and fix software and hardware-related problems.

You now know the steps to enable Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling to reduce latency and improve graphics performance on Windows 11.

If the new modern context menu isn’t for you, it’s possible to use this Registry tweak to bring back the Windows 10-style context menu to Windows 11.

In addition, we also looked into the different methods to uninstall updates from Windows 11 using Settings, Command Prompt, PowerShell, Advanced option, and even with Safe Mode.

In the case that you have a compatible computer running Windows 7, you can use these steps to upgrade to Windows 11.

Finally, if you are overwhelmed and confused about the release of Windows 11, you can check this guide to know all the ways you can download the new version.

Lastly, we looked into the steps to hide updates to prevent them from downloading and installing automatically on Windows 11.

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.