This post shows students and new users steps to update Windows 11 so that they can get the latest updates to keep their devices running smoothly and securely. When you update Windows 11, you’ll get the latest fixes and security improvements, helping your device run efficiently and stay protected.
Windows 11 comes with Windows Updates enabled and will update your computer automatically when connected to the internet. In most cases, you don’t do anything to get updates for your computer. You can also decide when and how to get the latest updates to keep your device running smoothly and securely.
To manage your options and see available updates, select the Start button, and then go to Settings > Windows Update. There, you can check for updates and install the latest update, or choose a time that works best for you to download the update.
In most cases, you’ll need to restart your computer to complete the update, so make sure your device is plugged in when you know updates will be installed.
To get started with updating Windows 11, follow the steps below:
How to manually update Windows 11
Windows 11 is designed and built to update itself automatically out of the box. When Windows Updates is working, new updates that are released will be downloaded in the background and prompt you to install when ready.
However, there are some updates known are future updates that are not automatically downloaded and installed. For these, you will have to go to the Windows Updates settings pane, and manually download and install them.
If you would like to install the new release, Go to the Start menu and select Settings as highlighted below.
On the Settings pane, select Windows Updates on the left menu item, then make sure you don’t have pending updates. It’s good to click the Check for updates button to make sure all updates that are installed automatically are done.
If a feature update appears, you can simply select Download and install to get started.
Optional updates are also available for you to download. In the Windows Updates settings pane, click the Advanced option. From there, select Optional updates to view updates that are also not automatically downloaded and installed.
Once the download is complete and the update is ready to install, we’ll notify you so that you can pick the right time to finish the installation and reboot your device, ensuring that the update does not disrupt your activities.
That should do it!
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