This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft released another preview of Windows 11 (build 22579) in the Dev Channel with improvements for the Start menu, refreshed UI for the Print dialog, and many other changes and fixes.
Microsoft is also making available the ISO file for build 22579 for those who want to test the latest preview of Windows 11 with a clean install. You can also watch the hands-on video at the Pureinfotech YouTube channel.
Oracle has fixed a compatibility issue with VirtualBox. As a result, users running the virtualization platform can now safely upgrade to Windows 11.
Windows 11 build 22000.588 (KB5011563) released as a preview in the Beta and Release Preview Channels with a slew of fixes and new features expected to roll out in the stable channel during the next Patch Tuesday update.
As it turns out, you can install Windows 11 on a Surface Duo device alongside Android, but this is purely experimental since nothing works after the installation.
Recent preview builds indicate that Windows 11 may start showing ads in File Explorer. Microsoft said that Insiders should not have seen that, and it won’t happen. However, the banner in the app shows that the company is capable and it has thought about it.
Microsoft has also released the update KB5011543 for Windows 10 21H2 in the Release Preview Channel. The update bumps the version number to build 19044.1618 and prepares the system for the upcoming search highlights update.
Tech tips roundup
This week, you also learned many new tips to get the most out of Windows, including the steps to bring back the classic Start menu to Windows 11 using a third-party tool.
You now know the steps to manage Credential Manager with Command Prompt whether you use Windows 11 or Windows 10.
On Windows 11, you can share files with other users in the network in at least three ways using File Explorer basic or advanced settings. You can share files without a password prompt. And you can share files using OneDrive.
We looked into the steps open Command Prompt always as admin from File Explorer on Windows 11. Also, on Windows 11, you learned the easy steps to reinstall the OS without the need for the Media Creation Tool or USB flash drive. Furthermore, you can use these instructions to create a virtual machine on VMWare Workstation that meets the Windows 11 requirements.
On Windows 10, you now know the different ways to create a bootable USB drive, including using the Rufus tool. Also, you can use these steps to perform a clean install of Windows 10.
We looked into the steps to disable the new search highlight on Windows 10. In addition, you learned the steps to switch from a static to a dynamic IP address configuration, view the installed apps using PowerShell, and the steps to upgrade from XP or Vista to Windows 10.