Windows 10 22H2 is out, here’s what we know
Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows 10, version 22H2 (aka Windows 10 2022 Update), now rolling out to all eligible devices.
The feature update can be installed through Windows Update by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and clicking the “Check for updates” button.
This update is only available to customers with devices running Windows 10, version 20H2 or later.
“If the update appears, you can just select Download and Install to get started,” said John Cable, vice president of program management, servicing and delivery for Windows.
“Once the download is complete and the feature update is ready to install, we’ll let you know so you can choose a convenient time to complete the installation and restart your device, making sure the update doesn’t disrupt not your activities.”
Customers using devices running Windows 10 20H2 or newer will enjoy a quick installation experience as Windows 10 2022 will install as a monthly update.
Some Windows 11 compatible devices may also be offered to upgrade to the latest version of Windows.
Windows 10 22H2 is not a massive release and it only comes with an extended feature set, including:
Windows 10 22H2 Home and Pro editions will get 18 months of servicing, while Enterprise and Education editions will get 30 months of servicing.
Microsoft also advised enterprise customers to check whether devices and software in their environments are compatible with the feature update before large-scale deployments.
“We recommend that commercial organizations begin targeted deployments to validate that their applications, devices and infrastructure are working as expected with the new release,” Cable said. added.
“Build 22H2 is now available through Windows Server Update Services (including Configuration Manager), Windows Update for Business, and the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC).”
Microsoft too warned on the Windows Health dashboard that it would add backup blocks to prevent the update from being offered if it detects any incompatibility issues.
In January, Redmond launched a forced rollout of Windows 10 21H2 (the latest version of Windows 10 until today) to more devices coming into retirement.
Windows 11 22H2 is now also available to all researchers on eligible devices after the release entered a new rollout phase on October 4.