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Windows 11 Updates Will Happen Yearly For Features

Once A Year Feature Updates And Monthly Quality Updates For Windows 11

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Overly regular updates, and the instability that often comes with them, are an often complained about feature of Windows 10. Major updates for Windows 10 have come at least twice annually and often force changes upon devices.

Thankfully Microsoft seem to have recognized this and are promising that the major updates will be a lot less frequent, though less major ‘quality’ updates should still be happening monthly. This is an approach similar to what Apple do with their OS.

The hope is that less frequent updates will also bring greater stability, as Microsoft will have longer to test and work on improving the update. Microsoft also promise that updates will be around 40% smaller than under Windows 10, meaning less time disruption waiting for a download (particularly if your internet is less than fantastic) and hopefully a quicker installation.


When Will Windows 11 Update?

Microsoft have said that their major updates will be targetted for release in the second half of each calendar year (though this is obviously quite a large period of time, and isn’t necessarily a guarantee).

Less major ‘quality’ updates will occur on a monthly basis.

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