Surface Duo in this Weekly Digest (source: Microsoft)

Weekly Digest: Windows 11 September 20 launch, Android 13, tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 11 22H2 launched on Sept. 20, Taskbar Widgets updated, Android 13 was released, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech, Microsoft is rumored to launch Windows 11 22H2 on September 20 for compatible devices. The feature update is expected to continue updating the desktop interface, bringing back previously removed functionalities, and introducing new features and enhancements.

The company also began rolling out an update for the Widgets icon in the Taskbar to show dynamic content for sports, finance, and news, in addition to weather. If you don’t want this feature on Windows 11, you can only turn it off entirely with these steps.

Windows 11 build 22000.917 became available in the Release Preview Channel with a bunch of non-security fixes and improvements the company plans to roll out to everyone during the next Patch Tuesday. In addition, Windows 10 build 19044.1947 (preview) was made available with the non-security improvements expected to arrive during the next maintenance update.

In the Dev Channel, Windows 11 build 25182 began to roll out to Insiders with fixes and a small scope of improvements, including updates for the Camera and Microsoft Store apps. Furthermore, the first and second generations of Surface Duo devices received updates to address security issues and improve stability.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows, including the steps to use the Cobian app to create file backups on Windows 11.

We looked into the DiskUsage command tool’s steps to analyze the storage usage on a drive and check folder sizes with Command Prompt. If you need to free up a license or any of the apps in the suite is causing issues, you can use these instructions to uninstall Microsoft Office on Windows 11. (Use these instructions on Windows 10.)

You now know the steps to edit the “hosts” file, determine the GPU installed on your computer, enable the dark system mode, and change a standard user account to an administrator account on Windows 11. If you use the Windows Package Manager (winget), this week, you learned the steps to export and import apps and how to uninstall an app through Command Prompt.

Finally, this week, Google announced the availability of Android 13, and if you have a Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6, or another compatible phone, you can use these steps to upgrade to the new version of the mobile operating system.