Windows 11 22H2 known issues blocking upgrade

Microsoft published the known issues found in the initial rollout of Windows 11 22H2, and it's placing a temporary block on affected devices.

Windows 11 22H2 known issues
  • Microsoft lists the Windows 11 22H2 known issues.
  • The initial release includes three compatibility issues blocking the upgrade.
  • You shouldn’t try to upgrade if your PC has one of these problems.

UPDATED 9/30/2022: On September 20, Microsoft began the gradual rollout of the Windows 11 2022 Update (version 22H2), which represents the first major update in the past year that brings visual improvements and new features. Alongside the release, the company has also published a list of the current known issues affecting some devices.

The complete list of Windows 11 22H2 known issues is available on the health dashboard page, and at the time of this writing, it only includes a few problems that have been confirmed. As a result of these issues, the affected computers currently have an upgrade hold until the problem has been resolved.

Known issues affecting Windows 11 22H2

Here’s the list of confirmed known issues blocking the Windows 11 22H2 upgrade:

  • Copying files/shortcuts using Group Policy Preferences might not work as expected: Files or shortcuts might not copy or copy as zero-byte files when using Group Policy Preferences on client devices.
  • KB5012170 might fail to install, and you might receive a 0x800f0922 error: Security update for Secure Boot DBX might fail to install.

Issues resolved or mitigated:

  • Some installed printers might only allow default settings: Some printers might not have all their features available such as color, 2-sided printing, or higher resolutions.
  • Compatibility issues with Intel Smart Sound Technology drivers and Windows 11: Windows 11 devices with the affected Intel SST driver might receive an error with a blue screen.

Microsoft unconfirmed issues:

  • Nvidia GeForce Experience (GFE) causing low frame rates, stuttering, and low processor usage after upgrade: Nvidia confirm the issue with new graphics debugging tools on Windows 11 22H2 and has already released a fix.

Microsoft has been preparing this update for months, and it seems that the work is paying off as the Windows 11 22H2 looks (so far) to be off to a good start. As more computers install version 22H2, the company will update the dashboard page with more information and possible workarounds where applicable.

If a problem is found at any time, Microsoft will place a safeguard hold to prevent the affected device from receiving the upgrade until the problem has been resolved.