Windows 10 22H2 is now ready for wide rollout

Last month, Microsoft announced Windows 10 2022 Update, or 22H2, with “a limited set of productivity features” for those who don’t want or can’t upgrade to Windows 11. The company now says the release is ready for widespread rollout. While Microsoft hasn’t revealed more about these arcane performance features yet, we’ve managed to get some details on what’s new in Windows 10 2022 Update.

Wide deployment is the final deployment step in the Windows release lifecycle. This means that more users with compatible PCs are getting upgrade suggestions, not just those who dare to click the “Check for Updates” button. For reference, Windows 11 Update 2022 (also 22H2) is currently available to anyone who manually checks for updates. The initial release of Windows 11 (21H2) was ready for wide rollout in May 2022.

You can upgrade to Windows 10 22H2 from versions 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2. This process won’t take much time or bandwidth as all of these releases are support packs only and work like regular cumulative updates.

Another thing worth mentioning is that Microsoft is about to end support for Windows 10 version 21H1, so users should prepare to force upgrade to a newer version. According to the official documentation , Windows 10 21H1 will end its lifecycle on December 13, 2022. Version 20H2 ended support on May 10, 2022.

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