Windows 11

Microsoft urged to extend support for Windows 10 beyond 2025

Microsoft is urged to continue to support Windows 10 and provide security updates for this OS beyond 2025. The petition was prepared by the Canadian-American organization PIRG (Public Interest Research Group), writes Express. Representatives of the group argue that discontinuing support for this operating system will lead to massive e-waste, ... Read more

Microsoft releases new update for Windows 11 with Copilot

Microsoft has released a new update for Windows 11, version 23H2, which adds support for Copilot artificial intelligence and other AI-related improvements. The most important thing here is Copilot, which will now be integrated into the system and users will be able to access it at any time. In addition, ... Read more

Windows 11 has built-in support for the RAR format

Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 test build, KB5031455, which adds the previously announced built-in support for reading new archive file formats, reports TechSpot. The company used the open-source libarchive project, which added support for the following formats to the operating system: .tar, .tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .tar.zst, .tar.xz, .tgz, .tbz2, ... Read more

Microsoft allowed to write in any input field of Windows 11

Microsoft is expanding the Windows Ink experience in Windows 11, allowing users to write wherever they can type. This update, which has been available in the Insider Preview channel for several months, is now rolling out to all Windows 11 users. The update is KB5031455, which is a non-security update ... Read more

Windows 11 passes 400 million users mark

Windows 11 is already used by more than 400 million users worldwide, and the operating system is likely to reach half a billion users in early 2024, reports Windows Central. The system reached this number of active devices two years after its release in October 2021. For comparison, Windows 10 ... Read more

Microsoft has closed the possibility of activating Windows 11 with keys from Windows 7 and 8

Users will no longer be able to activate new installations of Windows 11 with keys from Windows 7 and 8, writes The ability to activate Windows 10 and 11 using valid keys for Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 appeared in 2015, when Microsoft offered users a free upgrade from ... Read more

A major Windows 11 update has been released. What’s new?

Microsoft has released the Moment 4 update for Windows 11 22H2, which brings many new features and improvements. One of the biggest additions is Windows Copilot, an AI-powered digital assistant that integrates into various parts of the Windows 11 desktop. Copilot is the successor to Cortana, offering users the ability ... Read more

Microsoft announces major Windows 11 update with AI assistant Copilot

At a special event in New York, Microsoft also announced another major update to Windows 11, which will be available in the near future. The company also specifically noted that this is not 23H2, but an update of 22H2. The update contains more than 150 new features and is mainly ... Read more

Microsoft will allow you to remove backgrounds in Paint on Windows 11, the tool is already being tested

Microsoft is testing a tool for removing backgrounds in Paint, which is built into Windows 11, writes Bleeping Computer. The feature allows you to remove the background from any image with just one click. It is now available for Windows insiders on the Dev and Canary channels. To use the ... Read more

Microsoft will no longer force Windows 11 users to use Edge browser in EU countries

As you know, Windows 11 ignores the system’s default browser settings when it comes to opening links in the Windows widget bar or search results. In this case, Edge is launched and the page opens in it, regardless of which browser is set as the default browser in the system. ... Read more

Microsoft sends malware-like pop-ups to Chrome users

Microsoft is sending pop-ups to some users suggesting that they replace Google’s default search engine with Microsoft Bing in the Chrome browser, writes The Verge. According to the author of the publication, he became one of these users. His main computer is running Windows 11. A pop-up window appeared after ... Read more

Windows 11 will add a Settings home page and other features

Microsoft will soon release a revamped Settings home page for Windows 11 designed to improve the user experience. The update, which is currently available to Windows Insiders in beta, introduces “interactive cards” that offer quick access to a variety of settings. The new Settings home page will feature interactive cards ... Read more

More default programs can now be uninstalled in Windows 11

Windows 11 now allows you to uninstall more default applications, writes TechRadar. This was noticed by users of the test build of the operating system number 25931. According to it, the Photos, People, and Remote Desktop Client (MSTSC) applications can be removed from Windows 11. Earlier, Microsoft allowed users to ... Read more

Microsoft accidentally leaked StagingTool, an internal utility for unlocking hidden Windows 11 features

Twitter user XenoPanther recently discovered that Microsoft had published (and quickly removed) the StagingTool utility. It’s an internal tool used by company employees to enable “secret” features in Windows 11 developer builds that are present in the system but not yet explicitly offered to testers. It is very similar in ... Read more

Goodbye Cortana: Microsoft ditches voice assistant in Windows 11 in favor of Bing chatbot

Microsoft has officially discontinued its Cortana voice assistant for Windows 11, marking the end of an era when the tech giant tried to create a competitor to Apple’s Siri. The latest update to Cortana in the Microsoft Store caused the app to stop working on Windows 11, a message about ... Read more

Windows 11 will receive significant improvements to work with screens with a high refresh rate

Microsoft continues to actively improve support for high-refresh-rate displays in its Windows 11 operating system, aiming to provide a smoother and more energy-efficient experience for users with high-refresh-rate and variable-rate (VRR) displays. The latest pre-build of Windows 11 from the Canary Channel includes two significant changes: support for multiple screens ... Read more

You can try the Windows Copilot chatbot in action in the Windows 11 test build

Microsoft’s intention to add the Windows Copilot chatbot to Windows 11 also became known in May – according to the company’s plan, artificial intelligence should become a personal user assistant that can perform various tasks: for example, launch a certain program, change settings, or even turn on the desired playlist ... Read more

Microsoft aims to move Windows completely to the cloud

Microsoft has been gradually moving Windows to the cloud for commercial use through Windows 365, and now the tech giant plans to extend that strategy to consumers. An internal Microsoft presentation from June 2022 reveals the company’s intention to use Windows 365 “to enable a full Windows operating system streamed ... Read more

Microsoft Teams communities are now available for Windows 11, followed by Windows 10 and macOS

Microsoft is improving the free version of Microsoft Teams for Windows 11. The built-in app now includes support for Microsoft Teams communities, the company’s answer to Facebook and the Discord platform. This is reported by The Verge. The company launched Microsoft Teams communities in December for families, friends and small ... Read more

Windows 11 has received useful widgets for monitoring CPU, GPU and memory

The Windows Widgets function has received several useful additions that will allow you to monitor the use of memory, central (CPU) and graphics (GPU) processors. This is reported by The Verge. New widgets for the Windows 11 operating system have appeared in Microsoft’s new Dev Home app, which was announced ... Read more

Microsoft is increasing the number of Android apps available on Windows 11

Microsoft has given early access to the Amazon Appstore on Windows 11 in February, but at that time only about 50 specially selected applications were available to users. After that, the company increased their number to 20 thousand, but still a significant part of the assortment of this store remained ... Read more

Microsoft will make the Windows Copilot chatbot part of Windows 11

Microsoft does not plan to stop there and will continue to integrate AI tools into its products. A new addition will be the Windows Copilot chatbot, which will be integrated into Windows 11 operating system. According to Microsoft, this move will make Windows the first PC platform to provide users ... Read more

iPhone synchronization with Windows 11 is now available to all users

The ability to synchronize iPhone with Windows 11 was first announced in February this year — then Microsoft presented the Insider Preview version of the Phone Link application with support for smartphones from Apple. Initially, the company gave access to the new functionality to only a small number of testers, ... Read more

Photos in Windows 11 will get a slideshow mode and image retouching

Microsoft continues to improve the Photos system app in Windows 11 — for example, last year it got integration with iCloud, and now the company introduced the new Photos features in Windows 11 test builds, which are available in the Canary and Developer channels. First up is the slideshow mode, ... Read more

How to speed up Windows 11 and optimize its performance?

Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system has many great benefits for PC users like a new interface, improved performance, and many more, but its main problem is that it can sometimes run slower depending on what you are doing on your device. What to do in such a situation to optimize ... Read more