Something that Windows 10 users can agree on is a sense of dread whenever major updates are rolled out, as they can break the OS and introduce serious problems (e.g., deletion of user files). These major updates are traditionally released twice a year, but for Windows 11, Microsoft has decided to switch to a yearly update model; only one major feature update will be released per year. Monthly cumulative security updates will continue to be rolled out monthly but could end up being 40 percent smaller.
It is, of course, entirely expected that Windows 11 will provide users with updates at least once a month just to maintain the latest security on the operating system. However, the curious point is that with Windows 11 transitioning itself to annual ‘major’ updates, it seems to be a far more logical decision and perhaps something of an admission from Microsoft that the system employed on Windows 10 simply didn’t work.