Windows 11 laptop on desk

Windows 11 22H2 bug breaks package provisioning

A new problem found on Windows 11 22H2 prevents provisioning packages from working as expected. Home and office users unlike to experience issues.

  • Windows 11 2022 Update setup may not finish correctly with package provisioning.
  • Microsoft is investigating the issue and recommends provisioning a device before upgrading.
  • This problem is unlikely to affect home and small office users.

Microsoft has confirmed a new bug affecting provisioning packages on Windows 11 22H2. According to the company, provisioning packages may work as expected, meaning that the operating system installation may only be “partially configured, and the Out Of Box Experience might not finish or restart unexpectedly.”

This problem only affects devices in an organization or school network since provisioning packages are “.PPKG” files to help configure new computers during the initial setup. If you are a home user or someone with a Windows 11 device in a small office, you’re unlikely to be affected by this bug. Furthermore, Microsoft says that provisioning using Windows Autopilot is not affected.

As part of the workaround, the company suggests provisioning the computer before upgrading to Windows 11 22H2 to bypass the problem. Microsoft is also working on a permanent fix, but there is no specific time at the time of this writing.

In addition to this problem, the operating system has some other issues that may prevent users from upgrading. Soon after the launch of version 22H2 on September 20, Microsoft confirmed at least two driver problems affecting audio and printers, degradation of file copy speeds, issues with Remote Desktop connections, and others.

Although this issue is unlikely to affect Windows 11 Home and Pro editions for home and office users, version 22H2 has other problems you should consider before upgrading. If you still don’t have the Windows 11 2022 Update, holding off the installation for at least three or four cumulative updates is a good idea to give the company time to resolve most issues.

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].