The Windows 10 October 2019 Update received a new cumulative update in January with a slew of fixes, including problems with Microsoft Edge crashing, compatibility with AMD processors, and more. Microsoft confirms defeat in the digital assistant market as Cortana and Search now split into two separate features with the April 2019 Update coming in a few months. Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Go LTE get a new firmware update to improve stability and overall performance of the devices. In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Seeing Red to refresh your desktop.

Tech tips

This week, you also learn several new tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to create separate partitions to install Windows 10 during setup. You now know the different ways to create a local account on Windows 10. We looked at the reasons why solid-state drives (SSDs) encounter performance issues over time. You can now (unofficially) install the ARM version of Windows 10 onto your discontinued Microsoft Lumia 950, and these are the steps to do it. In addition, this week, you also learned the steps delete files automatically older than x number of days using a few commands and Task Scheduler. You know now how to check if your drive uses a GPT or MBR partition style on Windows 10. If you’re new to the Mail and Calendar built-in apps on Windows 10, this guide will help you to switch to the dark mode. Also, we looked at the steps to change your local account password using Command Prompt or PowerShell, and the steps to set the default GPU an app should use on Windows 10. Finally, you now know the steps set up your new Bluetooth Microsoft Modern Keyboard or Microsoft Surface keyboard on your device. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.