The feature, which is currently hidden in the Dev channel of Windows 11, would allow users to perform an in-place upgrade to fix and repair issues with their current Windows install. This troubleshooting mechanism is likely going to be quite useful as most of the issues on Windows are often resolved by reinstallation.
To use the feature, users would need to open the Settings app and go to the Windows Update section. Under the Recovery tab, there would be a new option called Repair your computer. Clicking on this option would start the repair process, which would download and install a new version of Windows 11 over the existing installation.
Neowin reports the feature is currently being tested by a limited number of Windows Insiders, but it is likely to be rolled out to more users in the future. If you are experiencing problems with your Windows 11 installation, the new repair and recovery feature could be a helpful way to fix the problem. However, it is important to
The Windows 11 repair and recovery feature is part of Microsoft's efforts to make Windows more resilient and easier to troubleshoot. The feature is similar to the one available in Windows 10, but with some improvements such as faster download speeds, smaller file sizes, and better compatibility with different hardware configurations.
Other Recent Windows 11 News
Microsoft announced that the boot attestation reporting for Windows 11 clients will be transitioned to the Microsoft Azure Attestation (MAA) service for Client Attestation Reporting, starting in mid-August 2023. The transition to the Azure Attestation service only affects Windows 11 clients. Windows 10 clients will continue to use the existing Windows Device Health Attestation (DHA) service endpoint for device health attestation reporting.
Windows 11 is also getting improved screen casting through preview build 23516. Users can now easily access the feature when they are multitasking on their PC, as Windows will suggest casting to another device, such as a PC, TV, or external monitor. It is now possible to setup a PC from the Cast flyout in Quick Settings, without having to enter a PIN code or go to Settings. Additionally, the Cast flyout will show useful information such as the battery level and signal strength of the connected device, and allow users to disconnect or change the device.
Earlier today, I reported Microsoft is looking to tighten Windows 11 requirements by blocking installations on unsupported hardware. Microsoft has made some changes to the installation file, which is responsible for checking the system compatibility during the installation process. It seems this change – which is hidden on the Insider – could mean that users with unsupported hardware will not be able to upgrade to the new operating system, or receive security updates if they have already installed it.