This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft released the first official preview of Windows 11 (build 22000.51) for devices in the Dev Channel, introducing a lot of changes, including overhauled user experience with a new Start menu and taskbar, updated File Explorer, new Microsoft Store app, new features like Dynamic Refresh Rate, and lot more.
The company also recently published a new documentation page highlighting all the features that have been removed from Windows 11.
Windows 11 will run Android apps natively, but the implementation is not as easy as it seems. Microsoft is partnering with Intel and Amazon to bring this feature, and it’s said that apps will work whether you have a device featuring an Intel, AMD, or ARM processor.
Windows 10 received an out-of-band update to address a specific issue working with PDF documents on versions 21H1, 20H2, and 2004.
In case you missed it, you can now download the default wallpapers that Microsoft has picked to ship with Windows 11. Also, the company announced the next four games that Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass members will be getting for free during the month of July 2021 through the Games with Gold program.
Tech tips roundup
This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most of Windows 11, including the steps to bypass the TPM and Secure Boot requirements to install the new OS. In addition to the PC Health Check app, you can now also download a third-party tool known as WhyNotWin11 to understand exactly why Windows 11 won’t install on your device.
We looked into the new process to shut down and restart a device running Windows 11. If you plan to test early builds of the new OS, but you don’t have a computer that meets the minimum requirements, you can use these steps to install preview builds on unsupported hardware.
You now know the steps to align the Windows 11 taskbar to the left if you prefer the classic orientation. Also, the next version of Windows will come with a feature known as Dynamic Refresh Rate, and here’s what it is and how you can enable it.
If the Snap layouts and Snap groups features are not for you, it’s possible to disable (or re-enable) them using the new Settings app. You can also use these steps to enable or disable the new settings to allow Windows 11 to remember the windows locations based on the monitor connection.
If you want to run Linux distros alongside Windows 11, you can use these instructions to install, set up, and update WSL.
Windows 11 comes with an improved version of its Settings app, which now lets you disable and enable network adapters, rename WiFi and Ethernet adapters, and view the network card status without having to open Control Panel.
If you encounter any problems using wireless connectivity, Windows 11 includes a feature to reset all the network adapters to fix the most common issues.
Finally, we looked at the steps to remove the accent color pixel around the windows borders of Windows 11.