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How to Download & Install Optional Updates in Windows 11

A couple of years ago, Microsoft introduced its latest desktop OS, dubbed Windows 11. In comparison with Windows 10, Windows 11 introduced more features and choices. Additionally, Windows 11 has a more sophisticated design than the previous Windows 10.

How to Download & Install Optional Updates in Windows 11

The most exciting thing is that Microsoft has changed the way updates are delivered to your device. For instance, In Windows 11, you get an option separate from the Update page, referred to as “Optional Updates’.

The optional Updates section contains a variety of software drivers that work with the devices installed on your device. Additionally, it contains packages for updates to third-party software and much many more. These updates were moved into the Optional updates as they weren’t required for your system.

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Download and Install Updates Optional on Windows 11

However, if any reason, any device becomes unresponsive or fails to perform as expected, you may install these updates on your own.

In this post, we’ll provide step-by-step instructions on downloading and installing optional updates in Windows 11. Let’s find out.

How to Download & Install Optional Updates in Windows 11

1. The first step is to select first the Windows Start button and then select Settings…

2. On the settings page, select Windows Update. Windows Update option.

3. Choose to open the Advanced option in the left pane, as illustrated in the screenshot below.

4. Then, select Optional Updates. Optional updates option.

5. Choose the update you wish to download and install.

6. After selecting, click the Download and Install button, as shown below.

7. After installing the optional updates press the Restart Now button to restart the computer.

This is it! You are done. This is how to download and install any updates you want to install on Windows 11.

This guide will help you download and install Optional updates on Windows 11. I hope this guide has helped you! Please pass it on to your friends as well. In case you’ve got any concerns about this, inform us via the comment section below.

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