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Windows 11 is the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system, which is now available on many PCs. Below, you’ll find the latest news and discussion about Windows 11, along with helpful how-to guides compatibility information, and upgrade advice.

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Ranking all 12 versions of Windows, from worst to best

Microsoft has been making Windows operating systems for almost 40 years, and though they've improved, there have been some wins and duds. We rank them here.
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Windows 11 review: the new era evolves

The new Start Menu in Windows 11, 22H2

How to get Windows 11 for free

A mini-ITX PC setup with the SSUPD Meshlicious case.

How to reset graphics drivers in Windows 11

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How to take a screenshot on Windows 11

Android Apps on Windows 11

How to install Android apps on Windows 11

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Windows 11 vs. Windows 10: Finally time to upgrade?

Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 feature that makes the OS photos app compatible with Apple's iClould.

Windows 11 will now work more seamlessly with Apple iCloud

Person sitting and using an HP computer with Windows 11.

Update Windows now — Microsoft just fixed several dangerous exploits

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How to install Windows 11 or Windows 10 on the Steam Deck

Windows 11 22H2 Tablet Taskbar YouTube screenshot

Microsoft just teased its next big Windows 11 update

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Are Windows 11 security features killing your gaming performance? You might be surprised

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Did Microsoft accidentally leak the next version of Windows?

Did Microsoft accidentally leak the next version of Windows?

There was a Windows desktop with a floating taskbar along the bottom and a toolbar along the top, and a floating search box in the center of the screen. 
Person using a gaming monitor.

Microsoft’s DirectStorage may improve loading times by 200%, but don’t get too excited

Microsoft’s DirectStorage may improve loading times by 200%, but don’t get too excited

Microsoft has introduced GPU decompression to DirectStorage 1.1, resulting in up to three times faster loading in games. There's a catch, though.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 vs. Surface Laptop 4: Is the upgrade worth it?

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 vs. Surface Laptop 4: Is the upgrade worth it?

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 has finally been unveiled, but is it a good upgrade from the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4?
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Can’t get the Windows 11 22H2 update? There could be a good reason why

Can’t get the Windows 11 22H2 update? There could be a good reason why

If you notice one of your computers got the Windows 11 22H2 update and the other didn't, it might be because Microsoft is protecting you from a sign-in problem.
An Alienware + Windows 11 PC gaming setup.

Microsoft says disabling these two Windows 11 features will boost gaming performance

Microsoft says disabling these two Windows 11 features will boost gaming performance

Microsoft has just announced that some of the settings in Windows 11 can slow down gaming performance. Here's how to disable them.
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Windows 11 adoption among PC gamers almost hits 25%

Windows 11 adoption among PC gamers almost hits 25%

The latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey is suggesting that an increasing number of Steam gamers are using Windows 11.
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The Windows 11 2022 Update could slow down file transfers by 40%

The Windows 11 2022 Update could slow down file transfers by 40%

Microsoft has acknowledged a new issue regarding computers running the Windows 11 2022 Update (or version 22H2).
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This new Windows 11 feature will help you protect your passwords

This new Windows 11 feature will help you protect your passwords

The latest Windows 11 update comes with a new feature that will help you make sure your Windows password is protected. Here's how it works.
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Why gamers should avoid the Windows 11 2022 update

Why gamers should avoid the Windows 11 2022 update

Gamers on Nvidia graphics cards who upgraded to the Windows 11 22H2 update are seeing major drops in gaming performance -- and there’s no fix in sight.
Android Apps on Windows 11

Windows 11 2022 Update: the best new features to try out today

Microsoft has launched the first major update to Windows 11 since launch, and there are lots of interesting features to try out.
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Windows 11’s new update cadence finally makes sense

Microsoft will keep Windows 11 on an annual update cadence, but will also squeeze in smaller feature rollouts throughout the year.
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The Windows 11 2022 Update has officially launched — here’s how to install it

The Windows 11 2022 Update has officially launched — here’s how to install it

Here's how to know if your device is eligible for the Windows 11 version 22H2 update and how to install the software for your Windows 11 or Windows 10 devices.
A man sits, using a laptop running the Windows 11 operating system.

The Windows 11 2022 update is what we should have seen from the start

Windows 11 is getting its first major update, and it finally makes the operating system feel like the tool it should've been at launch.
Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25201 includes a new expanded view for widgets feature.

Windows 11 explores an expanded, full-sized widget board

Windows 11 explores an expanded, full-sized widget board

The latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Build for developers showcases how to widen the size of widgets board for easier viewing.
A pop-up asking if the user would like to turn on sticky keys on Windows 11.

How to turn off Sticky Keys in Windows 11

How to turn off Sticky Keys in Windows 11

Sticky Keys is an accessibility feature that lets you activate multiple keys by pressing them one at a time. Here's how to disable Sticky Keys in Windows 11.
An Alienware + Windows 11 PC gaming setup.

How to optimize Windows 11 and Windows 10 for gaming

How to optimize Windows 11 and Windows 10 for gaming

Windows is the place to be for PC gamers, but it's not perfect for gaming out of the box. Here's how to optimize your Windows 11 laptop or desktop for gaming.
Xbox Game Pass games on Windows 11.

Which games support Windows 11 auto HDR?

Which games support Windows 11 auto HDR?

We've dug through a mountain of gaming titles to find out which games support Windows 11 auto HDR so you don't have to.
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Parallels Desktop 18 makes Mac gaming better than ever

Parallels Desktop 18 makes Mac gaming better than ever

Parallels, the popular way to virtualize Windows on Mac, has been updated to Parallels 18. It brings controller and gaming improvements to Macs.
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After 10 years of headaches, I’m finally a believer in Windows on ARM

It's been a 10-year-long journey, but Windows on ARM is finally almost ready for prime time. But there's still work for Microsoft to do.
The Higole mini PC in someone's pocket.

This throwback mini computer puts a Windows 11 PC in your pocket

This throwback mini computer puts a Windows 11 PC in your pocket

The Gole Higole PC is an entire desktop PC that fits in your pocket.
The Type Cover and Surface Slim Pen 2 attached to the Surface Pro 8.

4 simple reasons I’ll never give up Windows for good

From windows management to gaming to the Edge browser, Windows 11 is a powerhouse and nothing Mac offers can keep me from going back.
HP Pavilion x360 convertible on a white background displaying Windows 11.

Windows 11 is getting a major Mac feature soon

Windows 11 is getting a major Mac feature soon

Microsoft's latest Windows 11 developer preview is testing a feature that takes inspiration from a popular MacOS function.