Microsoft Improves Windows Update Process on Windows 11 and 10 PCs

Windows 10

Microsoft has released an updated version of Windows Update Health Tools for Windows 11 and Windows 10. The company detailed in a support document that the new update is designed to improve the reliability of the Windows update process.

Specifically, the new KB4023057 intends to address issues that could prevent the installation of critical updates on Windows 11 and 10 PCs. It’s available for PCs running Windows 11 versions 21H2 and 22H2 as well as Windows 10 versions 21H2 and 22H2.

According to Microsoft, the new update will be delivered automatically to consumer devices through Windows Update. Alternatively, it’s also possible to manually download Update Health Tools from the Microsoft Download Center.

“This update should automatically install if your device is connected to Windows Updates services and allows automatic updates. If your device isn’t regularly receiving quality updates, because of low disk space or have low activity, this may prevent the device from installing the Update Health Tools. If you currently don’t have the client installed, you can then try triggering a normal Windows Update scan,” Microsoft explained.

How to deploy Update Health Tools via Windows Update for Business (WUfB)

Microsoft recommends IT admins to deploy the update in enterprise environments via Windows Update for Business (WUfB). However, the update will not be offered to devices that are managed via Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Microsoft Improves Windows Update Process on Windows 11 and 10 PCs

Microsoft notes that commercial customers can confirm the installation of Microsoft Update Health Tools by checking the contents of the following folder: C:\Programme\Microsoft Update Health Tools. As shown in the screenshot, enterprise customers can also verify if the service is running on their machines. Did you receive the KB4023057 update on your Windows 10 or 11 machines? Let us know in the comments section below.