The March 2021 Update became available for Xbox consoles with new FPS Boost and Auto HDR settings for games, subscription management settings, and support for the new Xbox Wireless Headset. Surface devices, including Surface Laptop 3, Laptop 2, Laptop 1, Laptop Go, Surface Duo, Surface Pro 4, Surface Go 2, and Go 1, received updates to improve stability and fix several problems. Microsoft also rolled out a new Patch Tuesday for Windows 10 version 20H2, 2004, and older versions to patch security vulnerabilities. The same update also became available for version 21H1 in the Beta Channel ahead of its official release. Windows 10 build 21332 was made available in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program with changes to the clean installation process, tweaks, and improvements. (In Dev Channel, you can now also download the ISO file for build 21286.) The rumor has it that the software giant will be introducing the Surface Laptop 4 this spring, and the device is expected to ship with new processors from AMD and Intel. Windows 10 20H2 will soon start downloading automatically on devices nearing the end of service to keep them supported. In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Scenic Europe 2 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 steps to perform a clean install of Windows 10 with version 21H1 and download the ISO file for the latest preview. We looked into the details of why you should not install version 21H1 on your primary machine right now. And you now know the minimum system requirements for Windows 10 21H1. Also, we outlined the instructions to uninstall apps on Windows 10 using all the different methods, including Settings, Start menu, Optional features, Windows Package Manager, Control Panel, PowerShell, and Command Prompt. If you have to install an older release of Windows 10, you can use these steps to download the ISO file for older versions and create a USB bootable media using Command Prompt. In addition, if you are having problems with a hard drive, you now know the steps to resolve the most common issues and export and import VPN connection settings on Windows 10. Finally, if you are new to the Xbox Game Pass subscription, this week, we showed you a tip to get up to 36 months for only $5 per month. 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.