Although Windows 11 will be offered as a free upgrade, the company also revealed that the system requirements are changing, which means that not every Windows 10 computer will be eligible to get it. In the next version, devices will need to have a specific processor from Intel, AMD, or Qualcomm, and now a trusted platform module (TPM) version 2 will be a prerequisite. As part of the Windows 10 maintenance, the update KB5003690 was released for versions 21H1, 20H2, and 2004 to fix blurry text with news and interests, problems with gaming, wireless, BitLocker, and more. In addition, the Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3920.0 rolled out for Windows 10 version 21H1 and 20H2 as update KB5004393 to fix an issue with the touch keyboard experience. In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Community Showcase Natural Landscapes 3 to refresh your desktop.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned several tips to get the most out of Windows 10 and Windows 11, including the steps to enable the TPM feature on Hyper-V to install Windows 11 in a virtual machine. We looked into the steps to check whether your computer will be compatible with the next version of the OS. You now know the steps to remove the Widgets button from the taskbar or disable the startup sound on Windows 11. In addition, you can now watch this YouTube video showcasing the upgrade process from Windows 10 to Windows 11 and this other video demonstrating the process from Windows 7 to Windows 11. On Windows 10, we looked into the steps to review the Check Disk scan results after a reboot. If you are running out of space, you can use these steps to remove temporary files on Windows 10. In addition, for those who use Microsoft Edge as their browser of choice, you can use these steps to send tabs to other devices, and you can now get the Microsoft Outlook extension to access your inbox, calendar, contacts, and tasks without leaving the tab you are viewing. 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.