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Windows 11 Pro Microsoft Account Required

Microsoft Account and internet connectivity are now required for installing Windows 11 22H2 Insider builds.

Windows 11 22H2 Insider builds require a Microsoft account and the internet to be set up. In case you missed it, Microsoft also announced that having a Microsoft Account (MSA) and internet connectivity are now required for Insiders during the initial setup (OOBE) of their Windows 11 Pro edition devices, along with the release of …

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Windows 11 22H2 Quick Settings

What’s New in Windows 11 version 22H2: Quick Settings

Quick settings, which appeared in Windows 11 as a pop-up menu for frequently used options, were clearly influenced by Chrome OS’s own equivalent design. Several smaller enhancements are also being included to Windows 11 version 22H2, including the ability to control Bluetooth devices directly without having to launch the Settings app. It takes some time …

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OneDrive in File Explorer 22H2 Windows 11

What’s New in Windows 11 version 22H2: File Explorer

As part of Windows 11 version 22H2, Microsoft is enhancing File Explorer’s functionality as well as its appearance. Microsoft’s File Explorer has received an overhaul for Windows 11’s initial release, with a simplified command bar replacing the old ribbon-based interface and some new icon treatments and other cosmetic improvements to the file management application. Windows …

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22H2 do not disturb

What’s New in Windows 11 version 22H2: Do Not Disturb and Focus Sessions

Focus help is being renamed to Do not disturb in Windows 11 version 22H1, and the Focus Sessions feature getting some excellent upgrades. Microsoft introduced Focus Assist in Windows 10 as a quick-action toggle in the Action Center; when enabled, all alerts would be directed to the Action Center rather than interrupting the user’s workflow. …

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