Windows 11 new Spotlight dashboard

Weekly Digest: Windows 11 Moments, Xbox Elite 2 Core, tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 11 Moment updates spotted, Xbox Elite 2 Core controller unveiled, new preview rolls out to Insiders, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: the first reference of the first and second “Moment” updates has already been spotted in the latest Insider preview build of Windows 11.

Microsoft introduced a more affordable Xbox Elite 2 Core controller that costs $129.99, which is $50 cheaper than the Xbox Elite 2 controller. It doesn’t come with interchangeable components, but you can buy them for $59.99. You can preorder the new Xbox controller at the Microsoft Store.

Windows 11 build 25197 was released in the Dev Channel with the reintroduction of the tablet-optimized Taskbar. This preview also updates the System Tray with new effects and brings animated icons for the Settings app.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to prepare for the Windows 11 2022 Update, including the steps to fix wireless connection problems with version 22H2.

We looked into the steps to download the Windows 11 22H2 ISO file directly from the Microsoft servers without the Media Creation Tool. In addition, you can use these steps to create a USB install media to bypass the installation restrictions of the new version of Windows.

Since version 22H2 will be based on the original release of Windows 11, the next feature update will have the same system requirements, plus some new restrictions. Here’s all you need to know about the updated system requirements.

If you plan to upgrade to Windows 11 22H2 as soon as it becomes available, you can use these tips to avoid problems during the installation. Technically, you can upgrade to the Windows 11 2022 Update now with these instructions. These steps will help you download the latest official ISO file for version 22H2.

Finally, you can check this guide with all the new features and changes for the updated version of File Explorer on version 22H2.

On the current version of Windows 11, we looked at the steps to extract text from images with a new feature recently available on PowerToys. You also learned the steps to change the account type to administrator, change the screen resolution with Command Prompt, and remove the Widgets icon from the Taskbar to avoid unwanted distractions.

The latest preview of Windows 11 in the Dev Channel also includes a hidden preview of the new Spotlight dashboard, and you can use these instructions to enable the feature on your computer.

On Windows 10, we looked at the steps to install updates through PowerShell, fix problems with your account PIN, and enable Bluetooth Swift Pair.







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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.