How to update Windows 11 apps and games in the Microsoft Store

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As you may have noticed, the Microsoft Store has changed a lot with Windows 11. Its complete overhaul has made it faster and more visually pleasing, but any significant change brings with it some confusion. Today we’re going to help you fix that by showing you how to update apps and games in Windows 11 with the new Microsoft Store.

Before we get started, it’s worth noting that, by default, the Microsoft Store updates apps automatically. However, it usually doesn’t do this as soon as an update is available, instead waiting for what it thinks is the right time. This isn’t always ideal, as your app may have a critical bug and multiplayer games usually need to be on the latest version to play with others.


Therefore, we will focus on how to manually update apps and games to bring them to the latest bug-free version. Just follow the steps below to get started:

How to Update Apps on Windows 11

Whether you have a Windows 11 game update or an app update, the installation process is the same. Indeed, you can install all your updates with a single click in the Microsoft Store:

  1. Open the Microsoft Store

    hurry To start up and type “Microsoft Store” in the search bar. Click on the best result.

    Windows 11 - Open the Microsoft Store

  2. Tap the books icon in the sidebar and tap “Get updates”

    That’s all we can say about it. Each of your Microsoft game patches and apps will be installed, one by one. You can cancel individual updates in the step below if you don’t want them.

    Windows 11 - Microsoft Store - Library - Get update

  3. Cancel updates you don’t want

    If you see a particular update that you don’t want, you can just tap the three dots on its right side and tap “Cancel Download”.

    Windows 11 - Microsoft Store - Library - Get update - 3 dots - Cancel

Now that your Windows 11 apps are up to date, you might want to learn how to perform other basic tasks on Microsoft’s new operating system, such as modifying startup programs.

Windows 11 - Task Manager - Startup - Choose Item - Disable

While you’re here, you might also want to learn how to reduce the taskbar size in Windows 11 to match its Windows 10 size. Just follow the linked guide to do so.

Windows 11 - Regedit - Advanced Registry Key - New - DWORD - Taskbar If - Change Value Data - Accept


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