This week on 10Alert: Microsoft pushed yet another preview of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to testers through the Fast ring. This time around the company released Windows 10 build 16257 bringing Fluent Design improvements to Microsoft Edge, and it also introduces Eye Control, a new feature that allows you to control the OS only with your eyes. (You can also check the video review of Windows 10 build 16257.)
Update KB4032188 released for devices running the Windows 10 Creators Update addressing a slew of problems, including memory leaks, USB and file system problems, and a lot more.
Surface Pro 4 receives a new firmware update to fix a problem that caused Windows Hello to stop working.
If you want to try out Windows 10 S, Microsoft is now making available a quick installer to get the OS installed on any computer running Windows 10 Pro.
Microsoft introduces Surface Plus, a new program that allows consumers and businesses to finance the purchase of Surface devices and the ability to upgrade to the latest model after 18 months.
You can now start downloading the free Xbox titles through the Xbox Games with Gold program for August.
Also, this week, I published a new guide highlighting the best features coming with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Check it out and let me know your thoughts about this new version.
Help & How-To
This week, you also learned a few new tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to edit the hosts file when you need to manually map hostnames to IP addresses.
We also looked at the steps to get back to Microsoft Edge after using the new repair options on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
On Windows 10, you can use “update history” to see a list of updates installed on your device when you need to check if a new update was installed successfully (or failed), and here are the steps on how to do it.
When upgrading to a new version of Windows 10 is possible to come across a number of errors, including errors beginning with 0xC1900101, and here are a few things you can do to troubleshoot and fix these errors.
Finally, we looked into the steps to optimize the battery life of your laptop or tablet for video quality on Windows 10.