As part of the Redstone 3 update, Windows 10 build 16179 rolled to testers delivering a new power throttling feature, and now allows Windows 10 Pro users to disable the Lock screen. Microsoft announced that is targeting March and September of every year to release new feature updates of Windows 10, which also indicates that the upcoming Redstone 3 update will roll out to users sometime in September. Surface Studio received an audio driver update enabling users to use Cortana to wake up the machine, and Surface Pro 3 gets new firmware update to improve the power related performance. Also, the Microsoft Authenticator app got updated this week with a new option to sign in to your Microsoft account without needing a password. Microsoft To-Do released this week in preview, and it’s a new task management system app that will eventually replace the popular Wunderlist app. Although we’re expecting the software giant to launch a new low-cost PC running Windows 10 Cloud, this week some documents leaked onto the internet revealing the minimum hardware specification required to run the new OS. In addition, Microsoft made an early announcement of the four free games Xbox owners will be getting in May 2017, as part of the Games with Gold program.

Help & How-To

This week you also learned a few new tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to manually upgrade to the Creators Update. You learned the steps to configure Windows 10’s spatial sound to get a better audio experience using headphones or watching movies using a home theater. In addition, you now know how to use Windows Defender Antivirus offline scan to remove those high-persistent malware and other type of malicious software from your computer. A number of users have been reporting problems using the new Night light feature included with the Creators Update, as such I published a guide to help you troubleshoot and fix this problem. If you’re running the new version of Windows 10 on your laptop, now it’s possible to manually add new Wi-Fi networks without having to connect first, and in this guide, you can learn how to do it. Finally, if you don’t find the Lock screen useful on Windows 10, you can use these steps starting to the experience starting with the Redstone 3 update.

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