Keeping your operating system up to date is very important these days. From time to time Microsoft sends out small updates that fix certain security problems or fixes bugs found by users or developers earlier. Every six months, the company releases feature updates that bring new features to the operating system. In this article, we'll show you how to check for Windows 11 updates and manually update your computer.

Although the Windows Update service runs automatically, it is important for some users to make sure there are no updates available before starting work, and if there are, to update the computer as soon as possible and get to work. Because we all understand that receiving and installing updates during the workflow can cause a drop in overall PC performance.

To check for new updates, follow these instructions:

  1. Open Windows Settings (press these keys on your keyboard: Windows + I)

How do I open Settings in Windows 11?

In this article we show several ways to go to Windows Settings.
  1. Go to "Windows Update".
  2. Press the button "Check for updates".

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This will start checking for updates. Depending on the speed of the Internet and the number of updates available for installation, the check may take from a few seconds to a few minutes.

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If updates are found, it will start automatically downloading and installing them. If no updates are found, you will see the following message: "You're up to date" as shown in the screenshot below.

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