How to install Moment 5 update on Windows 11

The last "Moment" update is now available as an optional update, and here's how to get it now on Windows 11.

Windows 11 Moment 5 update preview
Windows 11 Moment 5 update preview / Image: Mauro Huculak
  • To get the Windows 11 Moment 5 update (KB5035942), open Settings > Windows Update, turn on the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” toggle switch, click “Check for updates,” and click the “Download & install” button. 

UPDATED 3/27/2024: On Windows 11, the “Moment 5” update is now available as an optional installation for computers running version 23H2 or 22H2, and in this guide, I’ll show you how to get it. The Moment 5 update is available on March 26, 2024, as an optional install for compatible devices in the Stable Channel. Since the update doesn’t require reinstallation and only includes a small scope of changes, it doesn’t have an official name. It’s simply known as update KB5035942 and introduces various new features and improvements.

For example, the update rolls out changes for Copilot, including a new right-side alignment, plugins, and skills to change system settings. Snap Layouts now show app suggestions. The Lock screen is getting several new weather widgets. You can turn off the news feed on the Widgets board. The company is also updating the sharing experience, adding shortcuts for Voice Access, more AI features for the Photos and Clipchamp apps, and more.

It’s important to note that since Microsoft uses a controlled rollout, even after installing the update, you may or may not be able to access all the enhancements immediately.

In this guide, I’ll outline the steps to install the final “Moment” update on Windows 11.

Install Windows 11 Moment 5 update (final)

To install the Moment 5 update on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on Windows Update.

  3. Turn on the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” toggle switch.

  4. Click the “Check for updates” button (if applicable).

    Windows 11 install latest update

  5. Click the “Download & install” button.

  6. Click the Restart button.

After you complete the steps, the computer will download and install the Moment 5 update, unlocking the new features, improvements, and fixes.

You can always confirm if the update was installed correctly because the “About” settings page should read “22631.3374” in the “OS Build” information, and on Settings > Windows Update > Update history, the installation of the KB5035942 package should appear as “Successfully installed.”

If some of the features aren’t available, you may be able to force-enable them by running the vivetool /enable /id:44470355 command using the ViveTool after installing the update.

Update apps through Microsoft Store

The improvements for the Photos, Clipchamp, and others that are part of the Moment 5 release will be gradually rolling out through the Microsoft Store. However, you can check for updates manually with these instructions:

  1. Open Microsoft Store.

  2. Click on Library from the bottom-left navigation pane.

  3. Click the Get updates button.

    Windows 11 update apps

Once you complete the steps, updates will be downloaded and installed for your apps.

Check out my video review highlighting the most important changes coming in this update:

Update March 27, 2024: This guide has been updated to ensure accuracy and reflect changes to the installation process and release details.

About the author

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 Email him at [email protected].