How to turn off Delivery Optimization on Windows 11

Windows 11 continuously update new features to improve its performance and facilitate users. This time, we are going to walk you through a new feature called Delivery Optimization.

Delivery Optimization is a feature that allows users to download a Windows update from different devices on the same network. This peer-to-peer assistance sometimes lowers bandwidth issues during updates but could also generate a concern if you have data caps.

What is Delivery Optimization?

Delivery Optimization is a peer-to-peer option that lets users download updates from other devices. Plus, it will update all the applications users have already installed on your Windows 11 PC so that it’s available for other users on another device.

The concept behind Delivery Optimization is to enhance the process of getting Windows Updates and Microsoft Store apps. The claim is that it gets your apps and updates more quickly and efficiently.

Turn Off Delivery Optimization from the Settings App

The most straightforward way to turn off Delivery Optimization is through Windows Settings. All you need is to click Windows Start and search for Settings, or you can use the keyboard shortcut “Windows+i” to launch Windows Settings quickly. Once you get to the Windows Settings, select “Windows Updates” from the bottom left-hand pane.

Click “Advanced Options” on the next screen under the More Options group.

Scroll down a bit, click “Delivery Optimization” under the “Additional Options” group

Turn the slider off next to the “Allow Downloads From Other PCs” on the next screen.

That’s all. Delivery Optimization is now disabled on your Windows 11 device.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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