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Microsoft puts backup settings in standalone app in Windows 10

Microsoft puts backup settings in standalone app in Windows 10

Microsoft is building in a Backup app for Windows 10. The app can be used immediately by manually installing the Windows interim update.

Microsoft’s recently released cumulative preview update KB5029331 gives Windows 10 22H2 users a chance to test new fixes and features. This update is separate from the monthly Patch Tuesday in which new features and security updates are rolled out. Users can already test upcoming new features via the interim update available now.

Introducing Windows 10 Backup app

An important new feature in KB5029331 is the introduction of a new Windows 10 Backup app. This app offers the same features as the backup settings built into Windows 11, combined with the settings integrated into Windows 10 distributed. All this functionality is now brought together in the standalone backup app Windows Backup.

Users can use the app to generate backups of files, directories and folders to OneDrive. They can also save their saved Wi-Fi login credentials, Windows account preferences, other passwords and installed apps in the backup app.

Other new features

Other new features in the preview update for Windows 10 22H2 include a new way for Windows to detect users’ location to generate local weather reports and news alerts. Furthermore, the update brings the arrival of badges for Windows in the Start Menu, and the display of the search box.

In addition, the update provides better synchronization of settings, and users get the warning of a very old bug that causes the legacy version of Edge not to convert to the modern Microsoft Edge.

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