This week on 10Alert: Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 14951 as part of another test preview of the Redstone 2 update. The new update brings minor improvements and features including, a few new enhancements for Windows Ink and the ability to use inking on the Photos app. The touchpad settings page gets a few new options, the Camera app gets updated with new user interface and features, and more.
Microsoft announced new changes that will allow you to use your Skype name to sign in to different Microsoft services starting next week.
In addition, this week I also updated the list of Xbox 360 games compatible with Xbox One.
Help & How To
One of the most common questions I get is: “Why I can’t sign in to Windows 10?” And often the issue is a confusion using PIN and password, as such I wrote a new article detailing the difference between the two and how to use it properly on Windows 10.
Additionally, if you’re ready to stop using your long and complex password, I have also added the steps to create PIN to quickly and securely sign in to Windows 10.
If you’re bored seeing the same picture on your account, you also learned the steps to change your account picture on Windows 10.
In addition, I have added a guide to configure Windows 10 to lock your PC automatically after a certain amount of time to improve security and keep prying eyes out of your work.
Windows 10 sometimes requires to reboot your computer to apply an update, but it also requires you to sign in again after reboot to complete the installation. However, if you want to skip the sign in step, there is an option you can enable to let the operating system automatically sign in to finish installing updates.
This week, I’m also including a guide to help you safely backup and restore the Registry on Windows 10. And you also learned to hide the app list in the Start menu on the Windows 10 Redstone 2 update.
If you missed any of the new stories, you can catch up with everything that happened this week and past articles here.