Windows 11 Version 22H2, an Upgrade Story (Premium)


Not surprisingly, I assume, this is how I spent most of Tuesday afternoon, the day that Microsoft released the Windows 11 2022 Update, which upgrades a Windows 11-based PC to Windows 11 version 22H2: I plugged in PC after PC, signed in, ran Windows Update, updating as frequently as needed, rebooting as required, and checking again. And I eventually reached that endgame where the Windows 11 2022 Update is offered, or, as was more often the case, was not.

But let me harp on a familiar issue before continuing. I noted above that one installs the Windows 11 2022 Update to upgrade to Windows 11 version 22H2. This is a fact, but my normal complaint involves how Microsoft always confuses the name of the update and the version of Windows you end up with. And when we spoke to Microsoft last week, on the record, this was borne out: we were told that Microsoft would almost always refer to this thing as the Windows 11 2022 Update. But that if you were to look at About Windows, or at System > About, that the system would report back as Windows 11 version 2022. Just trying to keep things simple here.

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