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Weekly Digest: Windows 11, Surface event, tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 11 releases on October 5, Windows Subsystem for Android shows up at the Store, Microsoft announces Surface event, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft revealed that plans to start the slow rollout of Windows 11 on October 5, but it’ll take months until the new version becomes available to all compatible devices. If you are a commercial customer, the new OS is now available as a preview to validate apps and learn more about the new features and improvements.

One of the biggest features coming to Windows 11 was the support for Android apps, but according to the company, the integration still needs works. As such, it won’t ship in the initial release of the OS. However, the Windows Subsystem for Android solution appears in the Microsoft Store, suggesting the first preview may arrive soon to testers.

The software giant also revealed that unsupported computers will be allowed to install Windows 11, but only using an in-place upgrade or clean installation using the ISO file or Media Creation Tool. The only caveat is that the OS will install in an unsupported state.

The update KB5005101 was released as an optional install for Windows 10 21H2, 21H1, 20H2, and 2004 to address problems with the Windows Update settings page.

Windows Terminal version 1.11 becomes available as a preview with a slew of improvements, including the ability to enable the acrylic material for the title bar.

Windows 11 build 22449 was released in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program as the first preview of the active development branch with new features and improvements that are now not tied to any specific release of the OS. You can also download the ISO file for this flight using UUP Dump tool. In addition, build 22000.176 showed up in the Beta Channel with minor enhancements ahead of the official release.

Microsoft started removing devices that do not meet the minimum system requirements to run Windows 11 from the Windows Insider Program.

The company also announced the next Surface hardware event, but without sharing any details about the devices that will be introducing. This will be an online event, and it’s likely that it’ll be streamed through the Microsoft official website.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you learned several tips to get the most out of Windows 11, including the steps to fix the Start menu and Taskbar as installing the latest preview from the Windows Insider Program.

We looked into the steps to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware. You now know the steps to use the Robocopy multi-threaded feature to speed up the process of file copying on Windows 10.

Finally, if you have a folder with a lot of files, you can use these steps to delete all the contents extremely fast.