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Find and Install the Windows 11 22H2 Update

In September 2022, Microsoft released its first major update for Windows 11, known as Windows 11 22H2. This version offers a variety of enhancements to key features in the operating system. This article will guide you through the process of finding and installing the Windows 11 22H2 update on your PC.

Features and Enhancements in Windows 11 22H2

The Windows 11 22H2 update brings several new and improved features, including:

  • Start menu folders. Allows for better organization of your apps by creating Start menu folders.
  • Resize the Pinned Apps section. Change the size of the Pinned apps section to control how many icons are visible at once.
  • Drag and drop on Taskbar. Drag and drop icons onto the Taskbar.
  • Snapping window layouts. New layouts are available for snapping and arranging multiple windows and apps.
  • OneDrive access. Easily access your OneDrive storage in File Explorer.
  • View Microsoft 365 information. Microsoft 365 users can view their subscription details from the Accounts screen.
  • Use Clipchamp. Use the preloaded Clipchamp app to edit your videos.

System Requirements for Windows 11 22H2

Windows 11 22H2 has the same requirements as the initial version of Windows 11.

  • 64-bit processor with two or more cores
  • At least 4GB of RAM
  • At least 64GB of storage
  • Secure Boot feature
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0

If you’re unsure whether your PC meets these requirements, Microsoft offers a PC Health Check tool to help determine compatibility.

Finding Windows 11 22H2 Update

By now, the Windows 11 22H2 update should be available to all qualifying PCs via Windows Update. To check if it’s ready for your PC:

  1. In Windows 11, go to Settings > Windows Update and click Check for updates.
  2. If Windows 11 22H2 appears, click Download & Install and let the process run.
  3. Reboot your PC when prompted and sign back in.

The new version of Windows 11 will now be installed and ready for you to explore.

Alternative Installation Methods

If the update isn’t available through Windows Update, you can also install it using the Windows 11 Installation Assistant or by creating a Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) file.

Using the Windows 11 Installation Assistant

To use the Windows 11 Installation Assistant:

  1. Visit the Download Windows 11 page.
  2. Click Download Now and save the file to your PC.
  3. Run the Windows11InstallationAssistant.exe file. You’ll either be told your PC qualifies for Windows 11 or prompted to download and run the PC Health Check app.
  4. If your PC qualifies, click Accept and Install to install the update.
  5. Allow the update to download and install, then reboot your PC.

Creating a Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) File

To create and use an ISO file for the Windows 11 22H2 update:

  1. Visit the Download Windows 11 page.
  2. Click the dropdown menu for Select Download in the Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) section, and choose Windows 11 (multi-edition ISO).
  3. Click Download.
  4. After the screen refreshes, select your desired language and click Confirm.
  5. Click 64-bit Download for your language and save the ISO file to your PC.
  6. After the ISO file has downloaded, right-click it and select Mount from the pop-up menu to view its contents.
  7. Double-click the setup.exe file to install the update and follow the prompts.

After your PC reboots and you sign back into Windows, you can start exploring the latest version of Windows 11.