This week on Pureinfotech, Microsoft began the staged rollout of the Windows 11 2022 Update (version 22H2) for compatible devices already running the original version of the operating system or Windows 10 on September 20. The upgrade is available as an optional install through the Windows Update settings. However, you can always perform an in-place upgrade with the Installation Assistant or ISO file. Or you can use the Media Creation Tool to create a USB bootable media to perform a clean installation. Alternatively, you can use the Rufus tool to download the files and create an installation media for devices with supported or unsupported hardware.
If you’re still wondering whether you should upgrade to version 22H2, this article will help you decide. Microsoft also listed a few known issues to consider before doing the upgrade.
Although many users were waiting for the Windows 11 2022 Update to get tabs for File Explorer, they quickly realized that this particular feature was missing from the update, and this is because the company will bring this and a few other features in October with the first “moment” update. The company is even expected to roll out a new version of the Photos app with a completely redesigned experience for organizing and editing images. (If you want to enable an early preview of tabs, you can use these instructions.)
We also looked at the steps to download the ISO file for Windows 11 21H2 after version 22H2 becomes available since the downloads are replaced with the new version from the Microsoft websites.
Windows 11 22H2 also comes with various new features, including Live Captions, which shows live captions on the screen from videos, audios, and microphones, and Voice Access which enables anyone to control their computer with their voice. If you are a gamer, you can turn on a feature to optimize windowed games. Also, the Start menu now comes with support for creating folders, and these are the steps to complete the task.
If you have questions about version 22H2, check this article with the most common questions and answers that everyone should know.
The software giant also began testing the first cumulative update for version 22H2. The update is known as KB5017389, it’s available in the Release Preview Channel and includes a slew of non-security fixes and improvements. Also, the update KB5017384 was released as a preview in the Beta Channel with some minor fixes.
In the Dev Channel, devices received the Windows 11 build 25206 preview that includes improvements to SMB, enables the new Open With dialog for everyone, and adds DRR support for external monitors.
Also, the original release of Windows 11 received a preview of the next cumulative update that will bring new features, fixes, and improvements.
Furthermore, Windows 10 received a preview of the next system update that introduces non-security fixes and improvements. In addition, Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 22H2 will arrive in October.
Finally, the software company announced its Surface hardware event for October, which may include a new Surface Pro 9, Surface Studio 3, and Surface Laptop 5.