The software giant announced that it has plans to make the Windows Terminal app the new default command-line experience on Windows 11 to replace the legacy Windows Console Host. Windows 10 2004 reached the end of support on December 14. If you are still running this version, it’s recommended to upgrade to version 21H2 to continue getting updates. Windows 11 received the last Patch Tuesday of 2021 with a bunch of fixes, including a patch to fix performance problems with NVMe drives. Also, this rollout updates the emojis to the new Fluent 2D design and enables a new Focus Assist option. In addition, Windows 10 versions 21H2, 21H1, 20H2, and 2004 received a new cumulative update to address a slew of issues. Microsoft announced a new partnership with iFixit to offer an official toolset to repair Surface devices. Finally, as part of the 20-year celebration of the Xbox console in 2021, Microsoft has published a six-part “comprehensive and authentic history” documentary of the Xbox console, Power On: The Story of Xbox.

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This week, you also learned a lot of tips to get the most out of Windows, including the steps to enable a feature to find the mouse pointer location on the screen quickly. We looked into the steps to make Windows Terminal the system default app on Windows 11. If you have a computer running Windows 11, you can use these steps to change the File Explorer settings to open directly on This PC instead of the Quick Access page. You now know the steps to set up Windows Hello facial recognition, how to prevision Wi-Fi network connections, and fix the warm displays colors problem on Windows 11. As part of the active development of the next version of Windows 11, we looked into the steps to enable Spotlight collection for the desktop and how to disable the Taskbar weather widget. If you use your computer for gaming, you can use these steps to change the default Xbox games install location on Windows 11. 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.