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Weekly Digest: Windows 11, Xbox gets xCloud, tech tips

In case you missed it, xCloud is coming to Xbox consoles, Halo-themed consoles revealed, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft announced that it’s bringing Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) streaming platform to Xbox Series X, S, and Xbox One consoles before the end of 2021.

In addition, the company revealed the Xbox Series X Halo Infinite Limited Edition console. It’ll be available on November 15 for $549.99, and preorders are available now at the Microsoft Store.

As part of the Games with Gold program, Microsoft unveiled the next four games that subscribers will get at no extra cost during September.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned several tips to get the most out of your computer, including the steps to create a custom partition to install Windows 10.

In addition, we looked into the steps to configure Previous Versions on Windows 10 to recover previous versions or delete files.

You now know the steps to upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.

If your laptop no longer starts correctly after upgrading to Windows 11, you can use these steps to remove the OS and roll back to the previous version quickly.

We also looked at the steps to install Windows 11 using a local account instead of a Microsoft account and the instructions to reinstall the OS using the built-in recovery settings.

Furthermore, on Windows 11, you now know the steps to enable mono audio and configure the Enhanced audio settings for a better sound experience.

If you use the Xbox app on Windows 11 (or 10), you can use these steps to prevent the app from launching automatically during startup.

Finally, if you’re trying to decide between a 5400 RPM and a 7200 RPM hard drive, this guide will explain the difference between the two and when you should get each one.