How to enable new automatic update preview option on Windows 11

Here are the steps to try an early preview of the new setting to receive new features faster on Windows 11.

Windows 11 new update option
Windows 11 new update option

UPDATED 3/31/2023: On Windows 11 build 23424, you can enable an early preview of a new Windows Update option that allows you to choose to receive “moment” and other preview updates before they’re available to everyone.

The option is known as “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re ready for your PC,” and according to @phantomofearth3 (who spotted the feature), it is an option you can enable to receive “moment” updates (enablement packages) before they roll out to compatible devices.

If the feature isn’t already available, you can use a third-party tool called “ViveTool,” created by Rafael Rivera and Lucas on GitHub, to enable the option on your computer.

This guide will teach you the steps to turn on this new feature on Windows 11.

Enable new automatic update preview option on Windows 11

To enable the new option to download and install update previews automatically on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open GitHub website.

  2. Download the ViveTool-vx.x.x.zip file to enable the new preview updates option.

  3. Double-click the zip folder to open it with File Explorer.

  4. Click the Extract all button.

    Extract ViveTool files

  5. Click the Extract button.

  6. Copy the path to the folder.

  7. Open Start.

  8. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  9. Type the following command to navigate to the ViveTool folder and press Enter:

    cd c:\folder\path\ViveTool-v0.x.x

    In the command, remember to change the path to the folder with your path.

  10. Type the following command to enable the new preview updates automatically option and press Enter:

    vivetool /enable /id:43669963
  11. Restart the computer.

Once you complete the steps, the “Windows Update” settings page will include a new “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re ready for your PC” option that you can turn on to receive feature drops as soon as they are ready for your computer.

If you cannot see the option on Settings > Windows Update, you may need to create the “IsContinuousInnovationOptedIn” DWORD (32-bit) Value on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings using the Registry.

If you change your mind, you can revert the changes with the same instructions, but on step 10, make sure to use the vivetool /disable /id:43669963 command and then restart the computer.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.