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Weekly Digest: Windows 11 optimization details and tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 11 will make PCs faster, a new Photos app unveiled, two new Insider builds are now available in the Dev and Beta Channels, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft revealed that Windows 11 includes new optimizations to memory management, sleep mode, and Windows Hello to make devices run faster.

Windows 11 build 22454 was released in the Dev Channel with minor visual changes and a slew of fixes. In addition, the company also made available build 22000.184 as update KB5005642 for computers enrolled in the Beta Channel with a couple of fixes and several known issues.

Microsoft announced a new Photos app for Windows 11, which introduces a new interface, but it’s virtually the same as the old version.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows 11, including recommendations to avoid problems installing the new OS.

You now know the steps to disable and change webcams and network cameras settings on Windows 11. In addition, we looked into the steps to view the update history and re-enable Aero Shake on Windows 11.

If you plan to upgrade to Windows 11 sometime after October 5, you should read this post to understand how the rollout will happen and what you should do.

Also, we looked into the steps to enable HDR for apps using ICC profiles, configure SMB compression for faster network file transfers, content-adaptive brightness control (CABC) for a better color experience, and compact view for Windows 11 File Explorer.

As part of the Windows 10 experience this week, you learned the steps to use the Robocopy command-line tool to speed up file transfers over the network and how to install CAB files for updates and drivers.

If you use PowerShell, you can use these instructions to delete files older than X days automatically.

Finally, we looked into the steps to perform a clean install of Windows 10, whether reinstalling the OS or setting up a new device.

You now know the steps to fix a USB drive when it’s not accessible, or you cannot format it in File Explorer.

If you ever wondered, you can find out why Solid-State Drives (SSDs) perform slower as they fill up in this post.

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.