Windows Update Enable or Disable Get Latest Updates as soon as available in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off "Get the latest updates as soon as they are available" in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22621.1635, Microsoft added a new "Get the latest updates as soon as they are available" toggle under Settings > Windows Update.

When you turn it on, Microsoft will prioritize your device to get the latest non-security updates and enhancements when they are available for your device.

Some of these updates may also be available in Optional updates to manually install if not available to automatically download and install from Windows Update.

References:


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off "Get the latest updates as soon as they are available" in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off "Get the latest updates as soon as they are available" using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off "Get the latest updates as soon as they are available" in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Windows Update on the left side. (see screenshot below)


3 Turn On or Off (default) Get the latest updates as soon as they're available for what you want. (see screenshot below)

4 You can now close Settings if you like.

Get_latest_updates_as_soon_as_they_are_available.png





Option Two

Turn On or Off "Get the latest updates as soon as they are available" using REG file


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.

2 Turn On "Get the latest updates as soon as they're available"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_ON_Get_latest_updates_as_soon_as_they_are_available.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings]
"IsContinuousInnovationOptedIn"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off "Get the latest updates as soon as they're available"

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_OFF_Get_latest_updates_as_soon_as_they_are_available.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings]
"IsContinuousInnovationOptedIn"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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hi Brink,

to me the toggle to enable this option is grayed out due to my organization's policy.
I did try to enable it through the REG file (I have admin rights), but still it didn't work.
is there any other option I could try, or any setting I could change in the registry editor?
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
hi Brink,

to me the toggle to enable this option is grayed out due to my organization's policy.
I did try to enable it through the REG file (I have admin rights), but still it didn't work.
is there any other option I could try, or any setting I could change in the registry editor?
Hello ChaJam, and welcome. :alien:

If you are joined to a work or school domain with them enforcing this policy, then there's nothing you can do to enable it unless they change their policy settings.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
i can use for stable build ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro insiders
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Screen Resolution
    Full HD
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Chromium Canary
    Antivirus
    Eset Smart Security Premium

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Sorry this might be a dumb question, but are these updates that come by enabling this setting some "beta" updates or are they final builds that have been tested, but i just get them early?

Makes me just wonder what is the point of this setting since we get the updates either way every 2 weeks right?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 5700X
    Motherboard
    ASUS Crosshair VII Hero
    Memory
    32GB 3600MHZ CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX3070TI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG27GP850-B
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    PSU
    Corsair RM750x
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify 2
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15s
    Keyboard
    ASUS Strix Flare
    Mouse
    Glorious Model D- Wireless
    Browser
    MS Edge
Sorry this might be a dumb question, but are these updates that come by enabling this setting some "beta" updates or are they final builds that have been tested, but i just get them early?

Makes me just wonder what is the point of this setting since we get the updates either way every 2 weeks right?

Hello, :alien:

The link below can give you more details on this, but:

Whether you set the toggle to Off or On, you'll still get the regular security updates as usual. The toggle determines how quickly you get the additional non-security updates, fixes, feature updates, and improvements.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Hello, :alien:

The link below can give you more details on this, but:

Whether you set the toggle to Off or On, you'll still get the regular security updates as usual. The toggle determines how quickly you get the additional non-security updates, fixes, feature updates, and improvements.

I think that toggle is for the 'Preview updates' without 'seeking'
Correct me if I am wrong.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Latest Retail Build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Assembled Intel 12th Gen based Desktop PC
    CPU
    i5-125400
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF GAMING B660 Wifi D4
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 32 GB [16GB x2 Dual Channel] @3200Mhz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X OC Edition
    Sound Card
    Motherboard Realtek UDA DTS Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 24 Inch LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD: NVME M.2 2280 Gen3x4 WD Blue SN570 250GB
    2. HDD: Seagate 2TB @5400
    PSU
    Cooler Master Extreme 600W
    Case
    Gigabyte C200
    Cooling
    6 Arctic Chassis Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K295 Wireless M&K Combo
    Mouse
    Logitech Gaming G102 LightSync
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps Fiber Broadband
    Browser
    Chrome+Firefox (Latest always)
    Antivirus
    Eset Internet Security (Latest always)
    Other Info
    MyDesk
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro Latest Build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Assembled Intel 13th Gen based Desktop PC
    CPU
    Intel 13th Gen i5-13600KF
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG B760 Tomahawk WIFI D4
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix DDR4 32GB [16GB x2 Dual Channel] @3600 CL16
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC
    Sound Card
    Motherboard Realtek UDA DTS Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hisense 43" 4K TV
    Screen Resolution
    4096 * 2160 (4K)
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD1: NVME PCI-e Gen4x4 Kingstone KC3000 [500 GB]
    2. SSD2: NVME PCI-e Gen4x4 Adata XPG S70 Blade [1 TB]
    3. HDD 1: Seagate 4 TB
    4. HDD 2: WD BLUE 1TB
    PSU
    Cooler Master MWE V2 650W Gold Fully Modular
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterBox MB540 ARGB
    Cooling
    Deepcool AK400 Zero Dark Edition (with 5 Arctic 120mm & 240mm Case Fans)
    Mouse
    Logitech G304 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps Optical Fiber Broadband
    Browser
    Google+Firefox (Latest)
    Antivirus
    Eset Internet Security (Latest)
    Other Info
    MyDesk-Gaming
Hello ChaJam, and welcome. :alien:

If you are joined to a work or school domain with them enforcing this policy, then there's nothing you can do to enable it unless they change their policy settings.

I have this same issue, while I ain't logged into any Org MSFT email id (account), & using my personal MSFT Outlook email ID in 22624.1635, this option is still greyed out for me, showing the same as @ChaJam posted earlier here,

I tried the reg setting that @Brink added here & rebooted but still the same so commenting.

If @ChaJam or anyone found any solution (workaround), kindly let me (us) know.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Latest Retail Build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Assembled Intel 12th Gen based Desktop PC
    CPU
    i5-125400
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF GAMING B660 Wifi D4
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 32 GB [16GB x2 Dual Channel] @3200Mhz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X OC Edition
    Sound Card
    Motherboard Realtek UDA DTS Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 24 Inch LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD: NVME M.2 2280 Gen3x4 WD Blue SN570 250GB
    2. HDD: Seagate 2TB @5400
    PSU
    Cooler Master Extreme 600W
    Case
    Gigabyte C200
    Cooling
    6 Arctic Chassis Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K295 Wireless M&K Combo
    Mouse
    Logitech Gaming G102 LightSync
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps Fiber Broadband
    Browser
    Chrome+Firefox (Latest always)
    Antivirus
    Eset Internet Security (Latest always)
    Other Info
    MyDesk
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro Latest Build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Assembled Intel 13th Gen based Desktop PC
    CPU
    Intel 13th Gen i5-13600KF
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG B760 Tomahawk WIFI D4
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix DDR4 32GB [16GB x2 Dual Channel] @3600 CL16
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC
    Sound Card
    Motherboard Realtek UDA DTS Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hisense 43" 4K TV
    Screen Resolution
    4096 * 2160 (4K)
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD1: NVME PCI-e Gen4x4 Kingstone KC3000 [500 GB]
    2. SSD2: NVME PCI-e Gen4x4 Adata XPG S70 Blade [1 TB]
    3. HDD 1: Seagate 4 TB
    4. HDD 2: WD BLUE 1TB
    PSU
    Cooler Master MWE V2 650W Gold Fully Modular
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterBox MB540 ARGB
    Cooling
    Deepcool AK400 Zero Dark Edition (with 5 Arctic 120mm & 240mm Case Fans)
    Mouse
    Logitech G304 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps Optical Fiber Broadband
    Browser
    Google+Firefox (Latest)
    Antivirus
    Eset Internet Security (Latest)
    Other Info
    MyDesk-Gaming
I think that toggle is for the 'Preview updates' without 'seeking'
Correct me if I am wrong.

Normally, it should be available in the public builds starting with Windows 11 build 22621.1635.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
to me the toggle to enable this option is grayed out due to my organization's policy.
I did try to enable it through the REG file (I have admin rights), but still it didn't work.
is there any other option I could try, or any setting I could change in the registry editor?
I had it greyed out in one on my machines too, but not for any of the others the others.

Turned out that the 'organisation's policy' that was blocking it was a Target Release Version that I had set while it still had Windows 10, and remained in place when I later upgraded it to Windows 11.

Check in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate and if present delete ProductVersion, TargetReleaseVersion, and TargetReleaseVersionInfo. After that it was no longer greyed out for me. See Option Three in @Brink's tutorial here:

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, and the Insider Canary build as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Win11 Pro Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.


    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
I had it greyed out in one on my machines too, but not for any of the others the others.

Turned out that the 'organisation's policy' that was blocking it was a Target Release Version that I had set while it still had Windows 10, and remained in place when I later upgraded it to Windows 11.

Check in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate and if present delete ProductVersion, TargetReleaseVersion, and TargetReleaseVersionInfo. After that it was no longer greyed out for me. See Option Three in @Brink's tutorial here:

deleted those & now the toggle is active. So, what does this mean? Does this toggle clash with the target release options? Any simplification (explanation) of this matter?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Latest Retail Build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Assembled Intel 12th Gen based Desktop PC
    CPU
    i5-125400
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF GAMING B660 Wifi D4
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 32 GB [16GB x2 Dual Channel] @3200Mhz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X OC Edition
    Sound Card
    Motherboard Realtek UDA DTS Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 24 Inch LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD: NVME M.2 2280 Gen3x4 WD Blue SN570 250GB
    2. HDD: Seagate 2TB @5400
    PSU
    Cooler Master Extreme 600W
    Case
    Gigabyte C200
    Cooling
    6 Arctic Chassis Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K295 Wireless M&K Combo
    Mouse
    Logitech Gaming G102 LightSync
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps Fiber Broadband
    Browser
    Chrome+Firefox (Latest always)
    Antivirus
    Eset Internet Security (Latest always)
    Other Info
    MyDesk
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro Latest Build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Assembled Intel 13th Gen based Desktop PC
    CPU
    Intel 13th Gen i5-13600KF
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG B760 Tomahawk WIFI D4
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix DDR4 32GB [16GB x2 Dual Channel] @3600 CL16
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC
    Sound Card
    Motherboard Realtek UDA DTS Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hisense 43" 4K TV
    Screen Resolution
    4096 * 2160 (4K)
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD1: NVME PCI-e Gen4x4 Kingstone KC3000 [500 GB]
    2. SSD2: NVME PCI-e Gen4x4 Adata XPG S70 Blade [1 TB]
    3. HDD 1: Seagate 4 TB
    4. HDD 2: WD BLUE 1TB
    PSU
    Cooler Master MWE V2 650W Gold Fully Modular
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterBox MB540 ARGB
    Cooling
    Deepcool AK400 Zero Dark Edition (with 5 Arctic 120mm & 240mm Case Fans)
    Mouse
    Logitech G304 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps Optical Fiber Broadband
    Browser
    Google+Firefox (Latest)
    Antivirus
    Eset Internet Security (Latest)
    Other Info
    MyDesk-Gaming
deleted those & now the toggle is active. So, what does this mean? Does this toggle clash with the target release options? Any simplification (explanation) of this matter?
Simply that you can't set both 'Get the latest updates as soon they're available' and specify a a target release you don't want to go beyond. The two are mutually contradictory and one of them has to give.

In this case it's the target release version policy that wins out and disables the 'get the latest...' option in Windows Update.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, and the Insider Canary build as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Win11 Pro Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.


    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
Simply that you can't set both 'Get the latest updates as soon they're available' and specify a a target release you don't want to go beyond. The two are mutually contradictory and one of them has to give.

In this case it's the target release version policy that wins out and disables the 'get the latest...' option in Windows Update.
wonder if it's only a few of us or for all? Bcz not all are facing this same issue.

I did the following for my workaround /solution

1. Deleted these reg keys first

1.png

2. And then modify this reg value "IsContinuousInnovationOptedIn"
2.png

3. Formed the .REG file & added in Windows POST setup & it worked. The toggle is active since the 1st boot of Win installation by this method.

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
"TargetReleaseVersion"=-
"TargetReleaseVersionInfo"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings]
"IsContinuousInnovationOptedIn"=dword:00000001
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Latest Retail Build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Assembled Intel 12th Gen based Desktop PC
    CPU
    i5-125400
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF GAMING B660 Wifi D4
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 32 GB [16GB x2 Dual Channel] @3200Mhz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X OC Edition
    Sound Card
    Motherboard Realtek UDA DTS Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 24 Inch LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD: NVME M.2 2280 Gen3x4 WD Blue SN570 250GB
    2. HDD: Seagate 2TB @5400
    PSU
    Cooler Master Extreme 600W
    Case
    Gigabyte C200
    Cooling
    6 Arctic Chassis Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K295 Wireless M&K Combo
    Mouse
    Logitech Gaming G102 LightSync
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps Fiber Broadband
    Browser
    Chrome+Firefox (Latest always)
    Antivirus
    Eset Internet Security (Latest always)
    Other Info
    MyDesk
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro Latest Build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Assembled Intel 13th Gen based Desktop PC
    CPU
    Intel 13th Gen i5-13600KF
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG B760 Tomahawk WIFI D4
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix DDR4 32GB [16GB x2 Dual Channel] @3600 CL16
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC
    Sound Card
    Motherboard Realtek UDA DTS Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hisense 43" 4K TV
    Screen Resolution
    4096 * 2160 (4K)
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD1: NVME PCI-e Gen4x4 Kingstone KC3000 [500 GB]
    2. SSD2: NVME PCI-e Gen4x4 Adata XPG S70 Blade [1 TB]
    3. HDD 1: Seagate 4 TB
    4. HDD 2: WD BLUE 1TB
    PSU
    Cooler Master MWE V2 650W Gold Fully Modular
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterBox MB540 ARGB
    Cooling
    Deepcool AK400 Zero Dark Edition (with 5 Arctic 120mm & 240mm Case Fans)
    Mouse
    Logitech G304 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps Optical Fiber Broadband
    Browser
    Google+Firefox (Latest)
    Antivirus
    Eset Internet Security (Latest)
    Other Info
    MyDesk-Gaming
The toggle and option is missing completely for me still on 22621.1702. I have tried the REG file with no luck.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 5800X3D
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime B450-PLUS
    Memory
    Corsair VENGEANCE 2x16GB DDR4 3600MHz C18
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Dual RTX 4070
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
Simply that you can't set both 'Get the latest updates as soon they're available' and specify a a target release you don't want to go beyond. The two are mutually contradictory and one of them has to give.

In this case it's the target release version policy that wins out and disables the 'get the latest...' option in Windows Update.
I just did what you and SMO3 suggested and it gave me a CU and bumped me up to 22621.1778 from 22621.1702.. Strange.
 

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  • OS
    Win 11 Pro 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Digital Storm Velox
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-10940X
    Motherboard
    MSI X299 PRO (Intel X299 Chipset) (Up to 4x PCI-E Devices)
    Memory
    128 GB DDR4 3200 MHz Corsair Vengance LPX
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Black
    Sound Card
    Integrated Motherboard Audio-Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    CORSAIR XENEON 32QHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    2 Samsung 980 Pro NVME 2TB
    1x Storage (6TB Western Digital
    PSU
    Corsair / EVGA / Thermaltake (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
    Case
    VELOX
    Cooling
    H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Dual Fan) (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
    Keyboard
    Corsair K63 Wireless
    Mouse
    Corsair M65 Pro
    Internet Speed
    1000Gb's Down-20 Up
    Browser
    Firefox 123.0
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Cyber power CP1350AVRLCD -UPS
    NVIDIA 551.52 Driver
  • Operating System
    Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Intel NUC13ANHi3
    CPU
    Intel Core i3 1315u
    Motherboard
    NUC13AN
    Memory
    64GB GSKILL DDR4 3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel On Board
    Sound Card
    Intel on Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 2419HGCF
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Crucial M2NVME
    PSU
    External 90 Watt
    Case
    NUC Tall
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Razer
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    1GB
    Browser
    Slimjet 43.0.1.0
    Other Info
    quiet & fast
I just did what you and SMO3 suggested and it gave me a CU and bumped me up to 22621.1778 from 22621.1702.. Strange.
Not that strange if you think about it. 22621.1778 is the Preview CU KB5026446. Normally you'd find these optional CUs listed in Windows Update > Advanced options > Optional updates, where you could choose to install it (or not) as you see fit. But you have asked to 'Get the latest updates as soon as they're available'. This one was available so Windows Update installed it automatically.


So did I, and I got it installed automatically too.

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, and the Insider Canary build as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Win11 Pro Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.


    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

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