Windows 11 Not Showing Up In Windows Update [2024]

Written By Steven Arends

Windows 11 is the most anticipated OS worldwide. But those users who don’t meet the system requirements struggle to update their PCs to Windows 11.

That’s why many users face problems such as Windows 11 update not showing on Windows update settings. It creates frustration among Windows users.

For that reason, Microsoft developers create a Windows update bypassing option for their consumers.

But before jumping into the bypassing system, if you fulfilled the system requirements, you can fix the update issue with the help of some modifications in the Windows configuration.

When I found this Windows 11 update error, I researched it and found some working solutions that can help you to update your Windows to Windows 11.

Let’s begin!windows-11-not-showing-up-in-windows-update

Read more on how to Fix Windows Update Error 0x80240023

Why is Windows 11 Update Not Showing On Your PC?

If you don’t meet the system requirement, have conflicting temporary files, are not running on Windows 10, or use an older version of Windows like 7, or 8, you can face the Windows 11 update not appearing problem. Also, this issue can occur when the Windows update service is off.

Here are the reasons for Windows 11 update not appearing:

Don’t Meet the System Requirement

When your system is incompatible with the required system requirement, you will not get any Windows 11 update option. So check the table below to learn about system requirements.

Here are the system requirements for Windows 11:

Processor1 GHz or more powerful processor, 64 Bit, 2 or more cores.
RAMMinimum 4 GB
StorageMinimum 64 GB
System firmwareUEFI, Secure Boot capable
TPMTrusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 version
Graphics cardDirectX 12 or more update versions with WDDM 2.0 driver
DisplayHD 720p, Minimum 8 Bits per color channel

Broken Temporary Files

When you tried to update Windows 11 but failed, the broken files still are in the system. Those Previous Windows 11 setup files can create the update problem on Windows 11.

Older Versions of Windows

You will only get the option for Windows 11 update when you use a Windows 10 version from 2004 or later. But if you use Windows 7 or 8, you must upgrade your Windows to Windows 10.

Disabled the Windows Update Settings

Sometimes, when we modify the Registry editor or other admin-permitted apps, we unintentionally turn off our Windows update services. That Shutdown service settings can be the reason for Windows 11 update not showing.

Also read, Windows 11: An Error Occurred While Creating the Directory

Check Your PC Health

System requirement is essential for your Windows 11 update. So if you don’t know about your system configuration and want to check your status, you can download the PC Health Check app. This app can tell you whether you meet the system requirement or not.

But you can also find the system requirement in the table given above. In that table, I gave all the system configurations needed for your PC to update to Windows 11.

Here are the steps to check your PC health on the PC health checker:

  • Download the PC Health Check app.
  • Install the app and open it.
  • Click on the Check now option.pc-health-checker
  • See your PC requirement status.

Now you know about your PC status, and if your PC supports the requirement but still Windows 11 update does not appear, follow the next heading.

Yet, if you get a message like This PC doesn’t currently meet Windows 11 system requirements, you can follow the underneath heading about Windows 11 update on the unsupported PC.

You may also like to read: 13 Best Windows 11 Settings You Should Change Right Away

How To Fix Windows 11 Update Not Showing Up On Unsupported PC

Microsoft provided a workaround for the users who didn’t meet the system requirement for Windows 11. With the help of this method, you can successfully bypass the system and update your PC to Windows 11.

Here are the steps to update your PC to Windows 11 via ISO files:

1. Modify Registry Editor

Before the Windows 11 update, you need to modify your registry editor. Follow the below steps to modify the registry.

Here are the methods to modify the registry editor:

  • Move to the Search bar, type Registry editor, and press Enter.
  • Copy Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\MoSetup.
  • Navigate to the free space and Right-click.
  • Move to the New option and select the DWORD (32-bit) value
  • Name this file AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU and save it. value-data-1
  • Double click this file, set the Value data to 1, press the OK option, and close the registry editor.

Now your registry editor is all set to update to Windows 11. I hope this fixes the issue once and for all. Yet, if the issue persists, I suggest you go through the remaining ones.

Check out our separate post: Windows 11 Remote Desktop Authentication Error

2. Download the Windows 11 ISO files From Microsoft

Microsoft offers a workaround to the users who don’t meet the system requirement. Read the below methods to know about those workarounds.

Here are the steps to download the Windows 11 ISO files:

  • Go to the Microsoft Windows 11 download website.
  • Scroll down the Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) option.
  • Select the Windows 11 (multi-edition ISO)
  • Click the Download option.
  • Select the product language.
  • Hit the Confirm button, and the file will be 5.1 GB.

The Windows 11 ISO files will start downloading. Follow the next step to mount it.

Also related: Delete Windows 11 File Explorer Address Bar History

3. Mount and Run the Windows 11 File

It will take some time to download the ISO file. When it finishes, you must follow the steps below to install it.

Here are the methods to install the Windows 11 ISO files:

  • Move to the Downloaded ISO file and double-click it.
  • Select the setup file and run it.
  • Finish your Windows 11 updating process.

By this method, you can successfully update your PC to Windows 11. However, if you don’t want to bypass the system, track down the following methods.

How To Fix Windows 11 Update Not Showing On Supported PC

Suppose you meet the System requirement but don’t get any Windows 11 update option. Then you can modify your system to some extent and see if this alteration changes your update option or not. You can track down the methods below to solve your problem.

Here are the steps to fix the Windows 11 update not showing in settings:

1. Check Windows Update Settings.

Probably you turned off your Windows update services but forgot about it. This turning off can cause Windows 11 update messages not to appear. So check your Windows update driver before moving into more complicated fixes.

2. Turn On VPN

Occasionally, you can miss some updates due to location settings, so if you use a VPN, connect it and check for Windows 11 updates.

3. Restart Your PC

A simple restart sometimes can resolve your problem, so give it a try to fix your Windows update issue.

Check out our separate post on how to Speed Up Windows 11 Performance by Tweaking Settings

4. Change Registry Editor

If your Windows 11 update issue is still not fixed, you need to modify the related registry keys to solve your problem. So trace the steps given below to change your registry keys.

Here are the steps to change the registry editor:

  • Press the Win+R keys to open the Run program.
  • Type regedit and hit the Enter key to open the Registry editor.
  • Locate Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\Applicability.
  • Change the following three values:
    • BranchName (Type REG_SZ) = Beta
    • ContentType (Type REG_SZ) = Mainline
    • Ring (Type REG_SZ) = External


Note that this method may not be available to some users but don’t worry; the following method can be the one for you.

Also read, Schedule Windows 11 to Wake from Sleep Automatically

5. Modify the Telemetry Settings

If you use the Windows 10 Pro version, you can use this method to change your telemetry and fix your Windows 11 update with the help of the local group policy editor.

But on the Windows 10 home version, this editor is not available. Follow the below steps to modify the telemetry settings.

Here are the methods to modify the telemetry settings:

  • Type Win+R to open the Run program.
  • Write gpedit.msc and press the Enter key.
  • Navigate to the Computer configuration > Administrative templates > Windows components > Datacollection and Preview Builds. dataconnection-and-preview-build
  • Enable as many telemetry keys as possible. enable-telemetry-key

Check if this method works for you or not.

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6. Windows Update Troubleshooter

Windows update troubleshooter can solve your Windows 11 update problem. So follow the methods given below.

Here are the steps to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter:

  • Move to Start > Settings > Update & security > Troubleshoot.
  • Click on the Additional troubleshooter option.
  • Select the Windows update option.
  • Click the Run the troubleshooter box.
  • Finish the Troubleshooter process.

If there are any bugs and glitches on your System, this troubleshooting process can eliminate them and fix your Update issue.


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Can you force Windows 11 to upgrade?

 Yes, you can update Windows 10 to Windows 11 with the help of the Microsoft workaround system. Just download the ISO files and modify the registry editor, and install the ISO files.

Can I download Windows 11 free?

Yes, Windows 11 is still free for Windows 10 users, and you can also activate Windows 11 with the help of the Windows 10 activation key.

Does Windows 11 upgrade automatically?

Yes, if your PC meets the system requirement, Windows will automatically show you a Windows 11 update message.


Several users possess PCs that don’t meet the system requirement. For their aid, Microsoft created an alternative solution. You just need to download and install the ISO files; the process is described above in the article.

There are, to be exact, 7 methods mentioned in the content. When you read and follow them correctly, you can resolve your Windows 11 update not appearing issue all by yourself.

As usual, Let me know your take on this article in the comment below.

Until then, bye!

About The Author
Steven Arends is a computer science graduate and tech enthusiast with over 10 years of experience in the field. He has a vast collection of computer hardware and loves exploring the latest advancements. As a contributing author to 10Scopes, Steven shares his expertise to make the world of technology more accessible and easier to understand for all readers.

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