Alongside the build 17604, the software giant also released Windows 10 build 17101 to testers without big changes as Microsoft is now beginning to stabilize the update for the March or April release. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update received its February Patch Tuesday (KB4074588) to fix a slew of issues with version 1709. In addition, previous releases, including version 1703, 1607, 1511, and 1507 also were updated. Surface Pro and Surface Book devices received new firmware updates bringing improved system and battery stability. Microsoft officially announced that is creating a preview program for apps, this way participants of the Windows Insider Preview can test app updates without having to switch to the Skip Ahead option. In celebration of the President’s Day holiday in the United States, the Microsoft Store is having a sale with big discounts on new PCs, and it’s also discounting its Surface Pro by $200. In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Mountain Dwellings to refresh your desktop.

Tech tips

This week, you also learned a number of tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to set up your PC to start receiving Redstone 5 updates using the Skip Ahead option. In preparation to the Windows 10 version 1803 release, this week, we looked into the steps to change the default GPU on apps on computers with multiple graphics processors. You also learned the steps to delete Windows 10 telemetry data that Microsoft collects on your device. Storage sense on version 1803 is getting updated, and in the new settings, you can now schedule when Windows 10 should free up space on your computer. You know now the steps to block apps access to all your files on Windows 10 using the new File System settings. Additionally, we looked into the steps to disable the OneDrive sync status icon in the navigation pane in File Explorer, and how to use the new clutter-free printing option on Microsoft Edge to print web pages without extra elements or advertisements. 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.