How to upgrade to Windows 10 22H2 with Update Assistant

The Update Assistant can help you install Windows 10 22H2, and here's how to get it.

Windows 10 22H2 Update Assistant
Windows 10 22H2 Update Assistant

Microsoft is expected to release a new version of the Update Assistant tool to upgrade computers to Windows 10 22H2 for devices not seeing the feature update through Windows update.

The tool has been designed to update devices to the new version of Windows 10 when they are not receiving the update automatically because of issues with Windows Update or another unknown reason, but as long as the hardware and software configuration is compatible with the new version.

The Update Assistant is similar to the Media Creation Tool, but you can only perform in-place upgrades to the most up-to-date version available.

If you already have version 21H2, 21H1, or 20H2, it’s not recommended to use this method because a complete reinstallation will be performed. Instead, you should upgrade using the Windows Update settings since the installation will quickly be a monthly cumulative update

Important: These steps are meant to help you upgrade once the new version becomes available, not before. You have been warned.

Windows 10 22H2 Update Assistant

It’s never recommended to upgrade a device during the early days of the rollout or when the device doesn’t receive the notification to upgrade manually because it might indicate that your hardware configuration is still not yet compatible. However, if you cannot wait, you can use the steps below to upgrade to version 22H2:

To install Windows 10 21H2 with the Update Assistant, use these steps:

  1. Open the Microsoft download page.

  2. Click the Update Now button.

  3. Double-click the Windows10Upgrade9252.exe file to launch the setup.

  4. Click the Update Now button.

    Update Assistant May 2021 Update

  5. Click the Restart Now button.

Once you complete the steps, the Windows 10 22H2 files will download, and the update process will begin preserving your files, apps, and settings. The update process should take less than an hour to complete.

You should only consider using the upgrade tool to install the new version on a computer running Windows 10 version 1909 (November 2019 Update) or an earlier release.

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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].