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Weekly Digest: Windows 11, xCloud on Xbox app, tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 11 gets new apps, August Patch Tuesday released, xCloud arrived on the Xbox app, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Windows 11 build 22000.132 became available in the Dev and Beta Channels, and while this update didn’t bring new features or significant improvements, Microsoft introduced several updates for many of its built-in apps including a new version of the Snipping Tool. (You can watch the video review of this flight here.)

In addition, Microsoft said that it plans to merge the two OneNote apps into a single experience, and it’ll update the interface with new visuals.

As part of the Patch Tuesday update for August 2021, the software giant made available the update KB5005033 to continue addressing the PrintNightmare issue with Windows 10 21H1, 20H2, 2004, and older versions.

Microsoft also announced the first preview of the Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) experience through the Xbox app on Windows 11 and Windows 10.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned several tips to get the most out of Windows 11, including the steps to create a local account in three different ways.

You now know the steps to use the new Snipping Tool app to take screenshots on Windows 11.

If you plan to upgrade to Windows 11, and something goes wrong, or you realized you are not ready, you can use these steps to downgrade to Windows 10.

We also looked at the different methods to perform a clean install of Windows 11 from USB, using the Media Creation Tool, using the Reset this PC feature, through the Advanced startup option, and using the ISO file.

In the case that you enrolled your computer in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program to test previews of Windows 11, you can use these steps to switch to the Beta Channel without reinstallation to test the most stable previews of the new OS.

You now know the steps to disable the startup sound, change the account picture, enable Night light, and change the color of the Start menu and Taskbar on Windows 11.

Finally, we also looked into the instructions to create a bootable USB install media of Windows 11, and you now know the steps to enable DNS over HTTPS to improve internet privacy and security.