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Windows 11 Receives New Configuration Updates

Microsoft’s Windows configuration updates for Windows 11 bring more feature fixes to the platform for Windows 11 22H2 or later.


says that it is testing a new type of update for that will bring more features and fixes to the operating system. The company calls these releases “Windows configuration updates” and they are different from the regular monthly security updates.

According to an official Microsoft support document, Windows configuration updates will deliver non-security updates, fixes, and improvements to Windows 11 devices through various servicing technologies. For example, some of these updates may enable new features such as search bar support in Task Manager or an “End Task” button for the taskbar.

Windows configuration updates will be available for Windows 11 version 22H2 or later, which is the latest version of the operating system that was released in September 2022. To receive these updates, users will have to enable a new feature called “Get the latest updates as soon as they're available” in settings.

Changing the Windows 11 Update Landscape

This move is a part of Microsoft's wider plans to change how updates are delivered to the Windows platform. In March, the company announced a new schedule for its Windows preview updates. This is a change from the previous method of sending out monthly Windows 10 and Windows 11 updates for testing new features.

Since March 2023, Microsoft has been rolling out a single monthly update during the second week of the month. This essentially switches Windows updates to only once per month instead of two or three. According to Microsoft, this change is intended to simplify the update experience for Windows 11 users and reduce confusion about which updates are available and when.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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