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Weekly Digest: Xbox Series X, Windows 10 updates, tech tips

In case you missed, Xbox Series X and S launched, Windows 10 gets a bunch of updates, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft launched the next generation of game consoles, including the Xbox Series X, and the smaller but also powerful sibling, the Xbox Series S, and you can get them now (if you can find stock) at the Microsoft Store, Amazon, and many other retailers.

The company also revealed that it’s now in the process to update devices running Windows 10 version 1903 to version 1909 automatically. Although the automatic update was expected since version 1903 is nearing the end of service, it’s uncommon to see Microsoft updating to a follow up version instead of the most recent version, which in this case is version 20H2.

As part of the November Patch Tuesday update, Windows 10 version 20H2 received its first official quality update. Also, the company pushed updates for older versions, including version 2004, 1909, 1903, 1809, and even older releases. Furthermore, Surface Duo received a firmware update to improve camera, interaction with apps, and to patch Android security vulnerabilities. 

Windows 10 build 20257 became available for testers with devices enrolled in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program as a minor update with a bunch of fixes, but no new features.

The Windows Terminal version 1.5 released as preview with new features, such as the ability to change the tab order, use the desktop background as the console background, change the launch mode, open links with your web browser, and a lot more. Also, version 1.4 begun rolling out in the stable channel.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Xbox Series X to refresh your desktop.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the details you need to know to decide whether to get and install the Pro or Home version of the operating system.

You now know the steps to install Windows 10 using an ISO file without the need of a USB flash drive.

As part of the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, we looked into the steps to reset Linux distros on Windows 10, and remove the WSL2 integration from your device when you no longer need it.

Since the Xbox Series X and Series S are now out, you can now use these steps to set a dynamic background or custom image for the home dashboard. In addition, we looked into the steps to transfer your games and settings from Xbox One to Xbox Series X or S, and you now know the steps to perform a full shutdown of the console.

If you’re having any tech problems, remember that you can submit your questions in the Pureinfotech forums.