The update of Windows 11 2022 is available to the public starting today as the first major update since Microsoft introduced its Windows 11 last year. The update is also known as Windows 11 version 22H2 and is available for both Windows 11 and Windows 11 devices. those currently running Windows 10. Although Microsoft says the update will have a gradual rollout, Windows users should be able to start looking for the downloadable update right away.
Getting the latest version of Windows 11 system should be easy as you will be able to easily check within your Settings to see if your device is ready to upgrade. Microsoft has pointed out that the only thing that is likely to prevent users from being able to download and install the version 22H2 update is the quality safeguards it has put in place, such as application incompatibility. In such cases, Microsoft might restrict or prohibit an update until the problem is fixed. You can learn more about how app incompatibility can affect your ability to install the Windows 11 2022 Update at Windows version status website.
Upgrading to Windows 11 version 22H2 is fairly easy if you’re coming from a previous version of Windows 11. If your device hasn’t notified you of a new system update, you can check for the update in Settings by following the instructions below.
Step 1: Open Windows Update settings by going to Setting > Windows Update.
Step 2: Select Search for updates.
Step 3: If the update is available, click download now. The download will start and you will be able to continue using your PC until it is finished. When the download is complete, you will be prompted to restart your PC. When you’re done, Windows 11 has been installed!
Upgrading to Windows 11 version 22H2 from Windows 10 may take a bit more work because you’ll need to make sure your device meets the minimum system requirements to run Windows 11.
You can do it using the PC Health Check application, which you can find by searching for “PC Health Check” on the taskbar and selecting it from the list of results. This app will help determine your device’s eligibility for the Windows 11 version 22H2 update and the next steps you can take if your device is not eligible.
It should be noted that Windows 11 eligibility requirements have not changed in the update.
If your PC meets the requirements, follow the same instructions as listed above.
With the release of Windows 11 last year, Microsoft has said it will now release annual updates, which will feature a culmination of what the brand has been building over the last 12 months. Some new features in this update include live subtitles, an updated File Explorer, and a more customizable Start menu.
Still on Windows 10? Well, it will continue to receive its own annual updates, which will be released in November. Microsoft said it will continue to support the older operating system through 2025.