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How to download Windows 11 22H2 ISO file

You have at least three methods to download the official ISO file of Windows 11 22H2.

Windows 11 22H2 ISO download

You can download the final Windows 11 22H2 ISO file in multiple ways, including using the direct download option from the Microsoft support website. You can download the ISO file using the Media Creation Tool. Or you can use third-party tools like Rufus, which also lets you download the ISO file for virtually any version of Windows 11, Windows 10, and older versions.

An ISO file is a container that encapsulates the installation files that otherwise would have to be available on physical media, such as a disc or USB flash drive. The ability to download the ISO file can come in handy to install Windows 11 22H2 on a virtual machine, create a bootable media to upgrade other devices, or you can also mount it in File Explorer to launch the upgrade setup.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to download the Windows 11 22H2 ISO file in three different ways.

Important: These instructions are meant to download the ISO file after the feature update is officially available, not before.

Download Windows 11 22H2 ISO file using Microsoft website

To direct download the ISO file of Windows 11 22H2, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Support website.

  2. Under the “Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO)” section, select the Windows 11 option.

    Windows 11 ISO download

  3. Click the Download button.

  4. Select the installation language.

    Select ISO file language

  5. Click the Confirm button.

  6. Click the Download button to save the Windows 11 22H2 ISO file on the computer.

    Windows 11 x64 ISO download

Once you complete the steps, the image will download, and you can use it to create a bootable media or install the operating system on a virtual machine.

Download Windows 11 22H2 ISO file using Media Creation Tool

To download the Windows 11 ISO file with the Media Creation Tool, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft support website.

  2. Under the “Create Windows 11 installation media” section, click the Download tool now button.

  3. Double-click the MediaCrationToolW11.exe file to launch the tool.

  4. Click the Accept button.

  5. Click the Next button.

    Media Creation Tool language settings

  6. Select the ISO file option.

    Create Windows 11 ISO file

  7. Click the Next button.

  8. Select the location to save the ISO file.

  9. Confirm the ISO file name – for example, Windows_11_ISO.

  10. Click the Save button.

  11. Click the Finish button.

After you complete the steps, the app will download the contents and create an ISO file.

Download Windows 11 22H2 ISO file using Rufus

To use Rufus to download any version of the Windows 11 ISO file, use these steps:

  1. Open Rufus website.

  2. Under the “Download” section, click the link to download the latest version.

  3. Double-click the executable to launch the tool.

  4. Click the Settings button (third button from the left) a the bottom of the page.

    Rufus settings

  5. Under the “Settings” section, use the “Check for updates” drop-down menu and select the Daily option.

    Rufus enable updates

  6. Click the Close button.

  7. Click the Close button again.

  8. Open Rufus again.

  9. (Optional) Under the “Device” section, use the drop-down menu and select the USB drive to create the installation media.

  10. Under the “Boot selection” section, use the drop-down menu and select the Disk or ISO image option.

  11. Click the down-arrow button (on the right side) and select the Download option.

    Rufus ISO download option

  12. Click the Download button.

  13. Select the Windows 11 option.

    Rufus Windows 11 22H2 ISO download

  14. Click the Continue button.

  15. Under the “Release” section, select the Windows 11 ISO you want to download. For example, select the 22H2 (Build 22621.xxx – 2022.xx) option to download the version 22H2 ISO file.

  16. Click the Continue button.

  17. Select the Windows 11 Home/Pro/Edu option.

  18. Click the Continue button.

  19. Select the installation language of Windows 11.

  20. Click the Continue button.

  21. Select the x64 option for the OS architecture.

  22. Click the Download button.

  23. Select the location to save the Windows 11 22H2 ISO file automatically.

Once you complete the steps, the ISO file for the version of Windows 11 you specified will download on the device.