Ace Windows 10 detective ferrets out a redirect registry key to push Windows 10 users from Control Panel to Settings in the latest Dev Channel release (Build 20211). Other such changes can’t be too far off.
An interesting and appealing rumor surfaces that MS will switch to once-yearly Feature Upgrades for Windows 10 in 2021. My reaction: it’s about darn time they did so. If true: hurrah! If not, they should make that switch indeed.
When Dev Channel Insider Build 20201 appeared earlier this week, it came bearing a new Archive Apps function within Settings/Apps. Keep reading to learn more about this nifty new feature…
When I read that the new Microsoft Store icon is everywhere, I’m amused to see it in both Start Menu and on the app itself in Insider Previews, but to see the old icon in the Start Menu with the new one on the app in Version 2004. Sigh.
After upgrading to Dev Channel Build 20185, I am unable to RDP into one my two Dev Channel test machines. A quick trip through my RDP repair checklist, and all is (eventually set to rights). After the last checklist step, of course!
After using DISM Add-Package to install a Cumulative Update from a CAB file, I find the update is not shown in Settings/Update & Security/Show update history. It does show up in Programs and Features/View installed updates, though.
The new Reset-AppxPackage cmdlet (available in Windows 10 builds 20175 and higher only) makes it dead simple to reset any Windows Store app using its Package Name. I explain (and show) how it’s done.
There’s a new (hidden) capability for managing disks and volumes in the Settings app in Build 20175, but I can’t seem to make it work on my Dev Channel test PCs. I’m forked, so to speak (as I explain in detail in this story).
Over the years, I’ve noticed Windows 10 upgrades and updates leaving some folders and files behind that automated clean-up tools don’t get rid of. Here’s my best list of such things in table form. Enjoy!
With the release of Build 20170 to the Dev Channel, the Settings icon gets a new look in Windows 10. The lead-in graphic comes straight from the 20170 announcement blog post, and shows dark and light versions of the new icon.