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How to Download and Install Optional Updates in Windows 11

Microsoft regularly updates Windows to fix bugs and improve its performance. With the release of Windows 11, users can expect ongoing updates to ensure the system runs smoothly. Windows 11 introduces the concept of optional updates. These updates are not essential for the operating system itself but can enhance the functionality of other applications and features. Optional updates often include driver updates for your computer and updates for software from other companies. In Windows 11, finding and installing these updates has become much simpler, as they now have a dedicated section within the Windows Update settings, making it easier for users to manage their installation.

How to Download and Install Optional Updates in Windows 11

How to Download and Install Optional Updates in Windows 11

Most of the time, optional updates are not required for your operating system. However, if any hardware becomes unresponsive or does not function properly, you can try installing these optional updates to resolve the issue in Windows 11. Follow the steps listed below to download and install optional updates on Windows 11:

1. Click on the Search icon and type Settings.

2. Then, click on Open.

Start menu search results for Settings. How to Download and Install Optional Updates in Windows 11

3. Click on Windows Update in the left pane.

4. Then, click on Advanced options, as depicted below.

Windows update section in the Settings app

5. Click on Optional updates under Additional options.

Optional updates options

6. Check the boxes for the available drivers and click on Download & install button.

7. Click on Restart Now to restart your PC to implement these changes.

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