Microsoft rolls out a new preview of the Windows 10 Redstone 5 update (build 17741), and while it doesn’t introduce new features, it’s the preview that officially shows Windows 10 as “version 1809.” The company also released Windows 10 build 17738 days earlier, but the preview didn’t include any interesting changes, just bug fixes. Also, the software giant made available Windows 10 build 18219 as part of the 19H1 developments with minor improvements. Windows 10 version 1803, 1709, 1703, and earlier versions got updated this week to address a number of issues with the supported releases of the operating system, including high processor usage on AMD chips and vulnerability with Intel processors. In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Artistic Endeavors to refresh your desktop.

Tech tips

This week you also learned a number of new tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to configure your device to block the “Redstone 5” update when it releases in September or October. In preparation for the Windows 10 version 1809, you learned the steps to enable the dark theme for File Explorer, and the steps to set the Print Screen key to quickly take screenshots with the Screen Sketch app. We also looked at the steps to enable the dark theme for Microsoft Edge in the latest public release of Windows 10. If you’re looking to perform a clean installation of Windows 10, you now know the instructions to create a USB bootable media using Command Prompt. The OneDrive client for Windows 10 received an update that allows to sync known folders, including Documents, Pictures, and Desktop, and these steps show you how to configure the feature on your device. Google Chrome now supports showing notifications in Action Center, and these are the steps to enable or disable the integration on Windows 10. Finally, Google is building a new feature in Chrome known as lazy loading to speed up web pages loading times, and you can try this feature now using these steps. 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.