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I just did an upgrade from Windows 10 to 11. One thing I like to do is organize my Start Menu with folders so that I can organize my programs. This used to be quite easy in Win 10. I'd right click on a program and click on More and then click on Open File Location. From here you can make all the edits you want. You can create folders, delete them and move stuff around as you see fit. This doesn't seem to be the case in Win 11 unless I am missing something. Those options are there, but when I go to look for my newly created folders under All Apps on the Win 11 Start Menu, it's not there. Yet, when I navigate to it, it is. Does anyone else have this issue? I know this is beta software, but is this a bug? Has anyone else run into something like this before? If so, were you able to fix it? I am pulling out what little hair I have left trying to fix this.
By Abhay V
Windows 11 build 22463 for the Dev channel fixes misaligned Taskbar icons and more
by Abhay V
Though Microsoft held a packed event that brought a bunch of device announcements, the firm isn't missing its Wednesday build release schedule. Dev channel Windows 11 users are being treated to build 22463 that brings a ton of bug fixes and a few small improvements to UI elements. The company admits that there is still time for bigger features and changes to show up. Nevertheless, bug fixes are always welcome.
The firm also reiterates that changes and improvements made as part of these Dev channel releases are not tied to any specific Windows releases. They are in-development improvements and will show up in "future Windows releases when they’re ready". However, the company has said that some bug fixes made in the Dev channel builds will roll out in the form of servicing updates to the Windows 11 version that releases next month.
As for today's build, the highlights include a fix for the bug that causes the Taskbar icons to be misaligned. The build, however, will not go to PCs that are managed through MDM due to a blocking bug. The issue is expected to be rectified in the next build that releases to the Dev channel.
Here is the complete list of changes and improvements:
And here are all the fixes made as part of the build:
As usual, there are a few known issues plaguing build 22463 that users must be aware of. Here is the complete list:
In addition to the build announcement, the Redmond company has also noted that PowerToys is now available in the Microsoft Store. The listing was spotted last week and brings an alternative way to install the suite of tools. However, the Microsoft Store version is not a conventional app as it pulls in an installer for the tools instead of installing the tools themselves. You can check out the app in the store on Windows 11 here.
If you upgrade to Windows 11 on an unsupported PC, you will have to sign a waiver first
by Sayan Sen
While we now know that Microsoft will only provide support for the new OS to the processors from both Intel and AMD that are in its list of supported CPUs, the company also stated that users on unsupported systems could still go ahead with an install using ISOs if they are interested. But this in return would leave their systems in an unsupported state.
It has been reported that this unsupported state may even mean that such PCs won't also receive critical security updates. So when a user does want to upgrade to Windows 11 from such existing systems, the following formal agreement, or something similar, would be popping up.
Essentially, in the terms, Microsoft seemingly has clarified that such unsupported systems being upgraded to Windows 11 are not eligible for further updates, stating these PCs "will no longer be supported and won't be entitled to receive updates". It still isn't clear though whether this would also include crucial security-related updates too.
It has been a bumpy ride as far as messaging about unsupported hardware goes, in fact the minimum hardware requirements changed again at the end of August, so it is still possible that the messaging and waiver could still change before or after the release of Windows 11.
For those wondering if their systems are Windows 11-ready or not, the firm launched an updated PC Health Check app version 3.0.210914001 a couple of days ago that will let users know. You can read more about it here.
Source and image: The Verge
Microsoft may be planning to launch a new Surface Pro X with Windows 11 tomorrow
by Anmol Mehrotra
Microsoft is holding its annual Surface event tomorrow where the company is expected to announce new Surface hardware, including the Surface Pro 8.
Now, a new leak suggests that the Redmond giant is planning to launch a refreshed Surface Pro X as well. First spotted by Windows Latest, the new Surface Pro X recently received the Energy Star certifications which also confirmed the specs. According to the listing, the device will come with up to 16GB RAM and will support Windows 11. While the listing includes Microsoft SQ2 processor, we expect the device to come with a refreshed ARM based Microsoft SoC.
The new Surface Pro X has been certified in: United States, Switzerland, Taiwan, Japan, and Canada.
Earlier this month, a device with the same model number received FCC approval in the USA. The device is also rumoured to carry a 120Hz display with 3:2 aspect ratio that is now standard for all Surface devices.
At tomorrow's event, we expect Microsoft to launch the refreshed Surface Pro 8, Surface Duo 2, Surface Go 3 and more. While Surface Pro 8 will come with Thunderbolt support for the first time, it will be interesting to see if Microsoft adds Thunderbolt support to other Surface products as well.
By Steven P.
Microsoft restores PC Health Check app for Windows 11 compatibility
by Steven Parker
It has been around three months since Microsoft last offered an update on the PC Health Check app, which was subsequently pulled due to varying and incorrect results. Now, (via: Windows Latest) Microsoft has restored the app, which is still called a preview version, and it can once again be downloaded from the official page at Microsoft. However, in order to download it, you must be signed into a Microsoft ID and registered as a Windows Insider.
The new version, 3.0.210914001 does not come with a changelog, so it's not possible to see what has changed, and Microsoft has seemingly decided to launch it quietly, without announcing it in a blog post.
When running the app, you can now get a detailed view of what is compliant or not. Microsoft has attempted to clarify the minimum hardware specifications for Windows 11 a number of times since the announcement in June, the latest guidelines added some seventh-gen Intel CPUs at the end of August, but those were limited to mainly non consumer SKUs, namely:
Microsoft later clarified that if people went ahead and installed Windows 11 on unsupported systems, they would be blocked from receiving updates. Ahead of general availability on October 5, Microsoft has already begun blocking Virtual Machines without access to a TPM from updating Windows 11 builds. Physical unsupported machines will continue to receive new builds and updates until October 5, after which they will be rolled back to Windows 10.
If you still need to check if your device is eligible for the free Windows 11 upgrade, you can grab the PC Health Check app from here, but as previously mentioned, you will have to be signed into a Microsoft ID and be registered as a Windows Insider. You can also view the detailed minimum requirements here.
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