Microsoft has just announced that Windows 11 version 22H2, also known as the Windows 11 2022 Update, is available today. It’s the first major update to Windows 11 since the release of the OS back in October 2021, but as usual, it won’t be available for all users straight away.
For all major Windows updates, Microsoft now uses telemetry to determine when your device is ready to receive the update. However, users with eligible devices can install the update today from Windows Update. This applies to users already running Windows 11 version 21H2, as well as Windows 10 users with eligible devices.
To check if your device is eligible today, you can go to Settings > Windows Update and select Check for updates. If Windows 11 version 22H2 is available for you, it will appear there and you’ll just need to click on the Download and install button.
“We will initially ramp up the offering availability in the first weeks as we monitor quality signals. If we detect that your device may have an issue, such as an application incompatibility, we may put a safeguard hold in place and not offer the update until that issue is resolved,” explained John Cable, Vice President, Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery
Windows 11 version 22H2 brings several new features, and you can check out Paul’s previous review for all details. The main highlights include improved Snap layouts, Focus Sessions, and a new Clipchamp app for video editing. For gamers, this update also delivers Auto HDR support and Variable Refresh Rate for windowed games.
On the apps front, the Windows Subsystem for Android now supports over 20,000 apps via the Amazon App Store. That’s quite a big jump compared to the roughly 50 apps that have been available since launch.
If Windows 11 version 22H2 is the first major update for the OS, Microsoft is planning to start rolling out more new features next month, including File Explorer tabs. The Windows Subsystem for Android and the Amazon App Store will also come to 31 new markets in the coming weeks.
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