How to Turn On or Off “Get me up to date” settings in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to enable or disable “Get me up to date” settings in Windows 11. By default, Windows automatically downloads the latest updates and schedule an install if everything is working normally.

Windows update get the latest fixes and security improvements, helping your device run efficiently while staying protected. When you update your Windows device, you’ll be prompted, in most cases, to restart for the updates to fully apply.

Windows Update also has a feature that allows users to get up to date as soon as possible by turning on the “Get me up to date” settings. When enabled, Windows prompts you to restart as soon as possible (even during active hours) to finish updating. This feature will also notify you 15 minutes before restarting so you can make sure your device is on an plugged in.

If you don’t want to wait for Windows Update to schedule an install, and wish to get updated as quickly as possible, then turning this feature on should help.

How to enable or disable ‘Get me up to date’ in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows Update also has a feature that allows users to get up to date as soon as possible by turning on “Get me up to date” settings.

Below is how to turn this feature On or Off.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings app. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Windows Update, and select Advanced options on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

On the Windows Update > Advanced options settings pane, toggle the button on the “Get me up to date” tile to turn it On or Off.

You can close the Windows Settings app.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable “Get me up to date” settings in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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