Microsoft Windows 11 update: How to make it work after Oct 5 - Explained | How-to

Microsoft Windows 11 update: How to make it work after Oct 5 - Explained

Microsoft Windows 11 update: Importantly, barring a few things, it will be Microsoft Windows 11 that will be doing most of the work that users were doing earlier to download the update.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 20:48 IST
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Microsoft Windows 11 update: Microsoft is all set to bring big changes with its latest Windows 11 update. From seamless updates to smaller downloads, here’s what you need to know about updates on Windows 11.

Windows 11 update is just around the corner, with a redesigned interface and powerful new features coming to the operating system when it is released on October 5. The company's biggest upgrades to Windows since it launched the previous version (Windows 10) back in 2015 will not be available to all users, thanks to stringent new hardware requirements. For users that do have compatible hardware, Microsoft is promising useful new features like seamless updates with Windows 11. Now, the company has explained how to make them all work after users update to the new operating system.

Windows 11 download turns seamless: One of the biggest challenges while using a desktop or laptop computer running Windows 10 or Windows 8 is posed by Windows updates, as they take a lot of time to install. So, to make it work, the user just has to click on a few tabs. Earlier, installing updates and rebooting a PC was a confusing and time-consuming task. Now, Microsoft has added seamless updates to Windows 11, which means that the updates will be installed on the system in the background, and the user will only have to restart the computer when the download is done without a single “installing” screen, as Windows Latest reports. Google also introduced a similar system for Android a few years ago that enables manufacturers to use the same technique to enable seamless updates.

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Windows 11 - size and speed: Similarly, the company is also changing how updates are delivered, by reducing the size of updates. Instead of compressing updates, the company will check the packages a user has installed and only download the updated components, which reduces the download size and makes updates a lot faster than before. This is something like Linux desktop operating systems like Fedora and Red Hat Linux have offered for years, in the form of Delta RPMs which also download portions of the update that are required by the system.

Not just that, Microsoft will be switching to an annual feature update model. Earlier, Microsoft brought this major update twice a year.

Windows 11 download: Microsoft is also going to reduce the stress of updates by downloading updates and installing them in the background only when a user isn't using their PC. However, it is currently unclear exactly what will happen to users who manually install Windows 11 on an unsupported PC -- Microsoft has previously informed users that they will not be eligible to receive Windows updates on unsupported PCs and laptops, when Windows 11 arrives.

Windows 11 download when released - How to

1. Go to the system settings

2. Look for new update. When update becomes available it can be seen.

3. Click on install.

4. Reboot

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First Published Date: 27 Sep, 11:34 IST