How to upgrade to Windows 11 22H2 with Installation Assistant

If you don't see the option to install Windows 11 22H2, you can use the Installation Assistant, and here's how.

Windows 11 22H2 upgrade with Update Assistant
Windows 11 22H2 upgrade with Update Assistant

If you already have the original release of Windows 11 or the latest version of Windows 10, you can use the “Installation Assistant” to upgrade to Windows 11 22H2 if your computer isn’t getting the update through Windows Update.

The tool was designed to update devices to the new version of Windows 11 when they aren’t automatically receiving the feature update because of problems with the Windows Update or another unknown reason, but when the hardware and software configuration is compatible. However, anyone can use the “Installation Assistant” to force (in this case) the Windows 11 2022 Update installation.

Windows 11 22H2 Installation Assistant

It is never a good idea to upgrade a computer during the early days of the rollout or when the computer doesn’t receive the notification to upgrade manually through Windows Update because it might indicate that the hardware isn’t fully compatible. However, if you cannot wait, you can use the steps below to upgrade:

  1. Download the Installation Assistant from the “Windows 11 Installation Assistant” section by clicking the “Download Now” button from the Microsoft software support download page.

  2. Double-click the Windows11InstallationAssistant.exe file to launch the tool.

  3. Click the “Accept and install” button to begin the installation.

    Windows 11 Update Assistant

  4. Once the tool confirms that the hardware and software configuration are compatible, the Windows 11 22H2 files will download to the computer. Then click the Restart button to complete the installation.

The Installation Assistant should take less than an hour to complete the process on your computer.

Also, before proceeding, use this guide to avoid problems and errors during the upgrade process. In addition, while the tool offers a non-destructive installation process, creating a full backup before making system changes is recommended.

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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].