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Weekly Digest: Windows 11 upcoming features and tech tips

In case you missed it, Microsoft tests new features on Windows 11, Chrome OS Flex for older hardware, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Build 22567 for Windows 11 released in the Dev Channel for testers with new visual changes, eco-friendly tweaks for Windows Update, and a new Smart App Control feature.

Also, in recent previews, enthusiasts discovered a new Bluetooth interface in Quick Settings to improve wireless devices management and the new Smart Clipboard feature. Furthermore, the Stickers feature for desktop wallpapers can already be found in the latest preview of Windows 11.

As part of the Games with Gold program, Microsoft announced the next four games that Xbox Live Gold and Games Pass members will receive in March 2022.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows, including the steps to speed up file copying over the network with the help of SMB compression on Windows 11.

You now know the steps to reset a computer to the factory settings from boot when Windows 11 won’t boot.

We looked into the different ways to set a static TCP/IP configuration on Windows 11. In addition, you now know the different ways to access the Advanced Startup environment to troubleshoot and fix problems on Windows 11.

If elements on the screen are too small, you can use these steps to configure a custom scale size to make text, elements, and apps bigger on the screen.

The Xbox app now lets you install games on any folder you want, and these are the instructions to complete this task.

Also, on Windows 11, we looked at how to disable the Lock Screen to start on the Sign-in screen directly, factory reset a computer deleting everything, and the steps to see the files taking the most space on the hard drive.

On Windows 10, you now know the steps to enable “Previous Version” to recover files, the different methods to enable Remote Desktop, including using PowerShell, and how to check battery level for Bluetooth devices.

Also, we looked into the instructions to uninstall a driver from boot when Windows 10 is not starting correctly and how to completely uninstall the Microsoft 365 version of Office.

Finally, Google has a new variant of its desktop operating system called “Chrome OS Flex,” and these are the steps to install it on a Windows computer with older hardware.

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.