Windows 11 build 22000.526 was made available in the Beta and Release Preview Channels with new Taskbar features and support for Windows Hello for Business Cloud Trust. As part of the February 2022 update, Windows 11 received the update KB5010386 with security fixes and new features like “Your Microsoft Account” and “HelpWith” for the Settings app and auto-brightness improvement for low light scenarios. Windows 10 received the update KB5010342 for versions 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2 with a slew of fixes and improvements. Older versions of Windows 10 also received new cumulative updates. This week, the new Microsoft Defender app became available as a preview to manage the security for all your devices from a centralized dashboard, including for Windows 11, Windows 10, Android, and macOS.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the best of Windows, including the different ways to fix missing settings to add Bluetooth devices to Windows 11. We looked into the steps to change or remove the Windows Hello PIN from an account. Since Windows 11 is getting a new Widgets icon with weather information, you can now use these steps to disable the feature from the Taskbar. You now know the steps to enable the battery saver mode to prolong battery life on your laptop and the steps to disconnect a monitor without unplugging the signal cable. If you use a third-party antivirus, you can use these steps to enable “periodic scanning” from Defender Antivirus to add another layer of defense against malware. We looked into the steps to determine the version of Windows 11 installed on your computer and how to view the history of all the updates installed on the device. If you want to upgrade to Windows 11, you use these steps if coming from Windows 8.1 or these instructions if you have Windows 7 computer. 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.