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How to Install XPS Viewer on Windows 11

On Windows 11, you can install XPS Viewer using the Optional Features module. Once installed, the XPS Viewer lets you open and print XPS documents with just a couple of clicks. The good thing is, the built-in XPS viewer is pretty feature rich and has several useful features like zoom in and out, search, print, etc.

While XPS (XML Paper Specification) is a popular file format these days, if you are someone who needs to view or print XPS documents, the built-in Windows 11 XPS Viewer definitely helps you.

So, without further ado, let me show you how to install XPS Viewer on Windows 11.

Install XPS Viewer on Windows 11

Follow the below steps to quickly install and add XPS Viewer to Windows 11:

Step 1: Open the Windows 11 Settings

Right-click on the Start menu icon and select the Settings option to open the Windows 11 Settings app. You can also click the Settings icon (gear-shaped icon) in the Quick Settings panel.

Step 2: Navigate to Optional Features

In the Windows Settings, click on “Apps” from the left-hand side menu and then select “Optional Features” from the right pane. This is where you can view and manage all the Windows optional features.

Windows 11 optional features

Step 3: Click on the View Features button

On the Optional Features page, click on the View Features button in the “Add an optional feature” section. This option allows you to add optional features to Windows 11.

click view features button

Step 4: Locate and Install XPS Viewer

The above action will open the Add an Optional Feature window. Here, scroll through the list of optional features until you find “XPS Viewer.” Check the box next to it and click the “Next” button.

select xps viewer checkbox to install xps viewer on Windows 11

This action will download and install the XPS Viewer on Windows 11. Once installed, you can open any XPS document by double-clicking on it.

That is all. It is that simple to add and enable XPS Viewer on Windows 11.

I hope this simple and easy Windows how-to guide helped you.

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