Microsoft is internally testing a new “Fix problems using Windows Update” feature in Windows 11 build 25284 that allows users to reinstall the currently installed build without installation media.
To fix issues users require Windows 11 installation media or ISO image to perform in-place or repair upgrade in Windows 11. Apart from this, users have to manually run the setup and perform all the steps. The process could be difficult for users who don’t have much knowledge doing this.
With the availability of the same feature in Windows 11, the process of performing repairs or in-place upgrade of Windows 11 will automate the process. All you have to do is to click on the button assigned to same feature.
Enable “Fix problems using Windows Update” option in Windows 11 Settings
Right now, the “Fix Problems using the Windows Update” option feature is under development and hidden in Windows 11 build 25284. In case, you find this feature interesting and would like to give it a try, then you can enable it manually using vivetool. Let’s learn how to do that:
Download and set up ViveTool on your Windows 11 PC.
Launch the Command prompt with admin rights. For that, click on the Search icon and type CMD, when it Command prompt appears in the search results click to open it.
Here, you need to copy-paste this command:
c:\vivetool\vivetool.exe /enable /id:42550315 and hit enter.
Once you get the message successfully set feature configuration, you need to reboot your computer to apply the changes.
After doing this, if you navigate to Settings > System > Recovery. On the right side, you will find the new entry “Fix problems using Windows Update” with a button labeled Reinstall now.
Clicking on it will start reinstalling the current build of Windows 11 installed on the PC. As discussed above, the feature is under development and it shows the message “This option is currently unavailable“
Currently, there’s no information on when this option will be rolled out to all users. Whenever we can get more updates on this, we will update the article.
In the meantime, what is your opinion about the “Fix problems using Windows Update” feature in Windows 11? Are you going to try this? Let us know your opinion in the comments.
Thanks, PhantomOcean3 for discovering this.