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As we have seen in recent years, Microsoft’s plan of twice yearly Windows 10 updates is not without issues. Most notably, each major update comes with bugs, despite Microsoft supplementing releases with monthly patches. With Windows 10 21H2 expected to be a major upgrade with a lot of new features, the chance of big bugs causing release problems is high.

Microsoft knows the problem and has been working to ensure the Windows 10 21H2 rollout goes as smoothly as possible.

Starting from next week (May 17), Microsoft will be working directly with members of the Windows Insider Program. Specifically, the company is resurrecting the Windows 10 Insider Bug Bash to avoid technical issues for the next update.

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The idea behind the Bug Bash is to allow Insiders to test bug situations through scheduled scenarios. Users report findings to Microsoft in the hope of discovering bugs. For this bash, the focus will be on test preview builds of Windows 10 21H2.

Microsoft has set up 18 quests for Insiders to follow, including checking disk management, and making the text bigger.

If you want to know more, check out the Windows 10 Feedback Hub here.

Big Update

Microsoft last month confirmed the Windows 10 May 2021 Update for release next month. We reported on a surprising lack of features for this major upgrade.

As we missed out on many new features in the May 2021 Update, we are glad Microsoft is being more ambitious with Windows 10 21H2. Other changes coming to the Sun Valley release include a new design and some floating widgets.

Tip of the day:

To prevent attackers from capturing your password, Secure Sign-in asks the user to perform a physical action that activates the sign-in screen. In some cases, this is a dedicated “Windows Security” button, but the most common case in Windows 10 is the Ctrl+Alt Del hotkey. In our tutorial, we show you how to activate this feature.

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