How to Turn On/Off Update Delivery Optimization in Windows 11?

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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 using Settings?

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 Windows + I keys on the keyboard.

Step 2. Then, select Windows Update in the left sidebar.

Step 3. After that, click the Advanced options in the right sidebar.

Step 4. Next, select the Delivery Optimization tile on the “Additional options” section.

Step 5. Finally, on the Delivery Optimization settings page, turn the toggle to the Off position beside “Allow downloads from other PCs.”

If you wish to enable “Update Delivery Optimization” in Windows 11, repeat the above steps. In step 5 above, turn the toggle to the On position beside “Allow downloads from other PCs.”

How to Turn On or Off Windows Update Delivery Optimization in Windows 11 using Registry Editor?

To enable or disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization in Windows 11 through Registry Editor, use these steps:-

Step 1. First, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. When Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following key in the left sidebar:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc

Step 3. On the opposite side of the DoSvc key, double-click on the Start REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” to 4 to disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization.

Step 4. Click OK.

Step 5. At last, reboot your computer to apply the changes.

If you want to enable the Windows Update Delivery Optimization in Windows 11, repeat the above steps, and in step 3 above, change the “Value data” from 4 to 2.

That’s it.

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