How to check if your PC is compatible with Windows 11 22H2

The Registry can tell you if your Windows 11 or 10 computer is compatible with version 22H2.

Windows 11 22H2 Registry check
Windows 11 22H2 Registry check

You can now check a few Registry strings to determine if your computer running Windows 11 or 10 is compatible with version 22H2 (via @panusaukko on Twitter and Neowin) instead of using the Health Check app or waiting for an error message during the upgrade process to the Windows 11 2022 Update.

The system requirements for version 22H2 haven’t changed, which means that if your computer is already on Windows 11, it’s likely that the device will be compatible with the next version when it releases on September 20. However, if you are unsure or have a Windows 10 device, you can check some Registry strings to confirm whether the next feature update will be available for your computer.

This guide will teach you the steps to find out if your device will support the installation of Windows 11 22H2.

Check if your PC will run Windows 11 22H2

To determine if your computer is compatible with Windows 11 22H2, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for regedit and click the top result to open the Registry.

  3. Navigate to the following path:

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\TargetVersionUpgradeExperienceIndicators\NI22H2
  4. Check that the DestBuildNum is set to 22621 to confirm the device is compatible with version 22H2.

  5. Confirm the UpEx and UpExU strings are set to Green. If they are set to Red, the computer isn’t compatible with version 22H2.

  6. Check the RedReason to learn why the device isn’t compatible. For example, missing TPM and Secure Boot features. If it reads None, then the device can be upgraded to the latest version.

    Registry check: Compatible
    Registry check: Compatible
    Registry check: Not compatible
    Registry check: Not compatible

Once you complete the steps, you will know if your Windows 11 or 10 computer is compatible with version 22H2.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].