By default, Windows 11 allows a computer to receive updates from Microsoft servers and other sources, such as other PCs on a local network or PCs on the internet that are downloading the same files. Similarly, your PC can also send updates and apps to other PCs on your local network or PCs on the internet, if your PC allows.
This feature speeds up the Windows updates process. It also introduces some security issues, especially if your computer is downloading updates from other PCs on the internet or sending updates to unknown computers.
If you want to disable ‘Windows Update Delivery Optimization’ due to privacy or security reasons, this gearupwindows article will help you. Once you disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization, your computer will only download updates from Microsoft’s server. That means it will never send or receive updates to/from other PCs on your local network or internet.
How to Enable or Disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization in Windows 11?
As cited above, when “Windows Update Delivery Optimization” is enabled, your PC may download Windows Updates from other sources in addition to Microsoft. If you don’t want your PC to send or receive updates to/from other PCs on your local network or internet, you need to turn off Windows Update Delivery Optimization. For that, use the following recommended steps:-
Step 1. Very first, open the Settings app by hitting
Step 2. Then, select
Step 3. After that, click the
Step 4. Next, select the
Step 5. Finally, on the Delivery Optimization settings page, turn the toggle to Off position beside “Allow downloads from other PCs.”
If you wish to enable “Update Delivery Optimization” in Windows 11, then repeat the above steps and in step 5 above, turn the toggle to On position beside “Allow downloads from other PCs.”