Windows 10 22H2 (2022 Update) began rolling out on October 18 for devices running version 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2. The release is a small update with maintenance components but without new features since the focus moving forward is Windows 11. The original release of Windows 11 received the update KB5020387 as an out-of-band release to address some specific networking issues. Windows 10 also received this fix, but as update KB5020387 for versions 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2. In the stable channel, the company began the rollout of the update KB5018496 as a preview for Windows 11 22H2 with the Task Manager option in the Taskbar context menu, changes for the Microsoft Account settings, and visual tweaks for search. In the Release Preview Channel, Microsoft rolled out the update KB5018483 for Windows 11 21H2 with fixes and improvements coming in the next month’s maintenance update, including the option to open the “Task Manager” from the Taskbar right-context menu. In the Beta Channel, the update KB5018499 was released for Windows 11 22H2 with the option to open the Task Manager from the Taskbar context menu, changes for Narrator, updates for Windows Hello, and more. Also, in the Dev Channel, Microsoft has also made available the Windows 11 build 25227 with minor visual changes to the Start menu and a new navigation pane for the Widgets board. And Windows 10 received update KB5018482 as a preview for version 21H2 with various fixes and improvements. On gaming, the Xbox Series consoles received the October 2022 update with new volume controls, the option to mute startup sounds, and tweaks in the settings and mobile app. Also, the Windows Subsystem for Android got a new update with fixes and changes to help improve Android apps on Windows 11. Finally, Microsoft seems to be working on a new “PC Manager” app for Windows 11 that offers recommendations to boost system performance and improve security. The app is in a public preview, and anyone can download it.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows, including the steps to enable the new Widgets board navigation and the new customization settings on build 25227. We looked into the different methods you can use to resolve virtually any printing problem on Windows 11. In addition, you can use these steps to change the default printer when you have multiple devices installed on your computer. You now know the steps to disable the animation effects to make Windows 11 feel faster and save battery life. In addition, we looked into the steps to disable startup programs, enable Hyper-V to run virtual machines, the different ways to create a local account or an administrator account, disable built-in, USB, and network cameras, and set a static IP configuration 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.