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Windows 11, version 22H2

Updates for Windows 11, version 22H2

Windows 11 is a service, which means it gets better through periodic software updates.  

The great news is you usually don’t have to do anything! If you have enabled automatic updates, new updates will automatically download and install whenever they’re available, so you don’t have to think about it.

On the left side of this page, you’ll find a list of all the updates released for this version of Windows. You can also find more information about releases and any known issues. Installing the most recent update ensures that you also get any previous updates you might have missed, including any important security fixes. 

For more information about the update and how to get it, see: 

Windows 11 overview - What's new in Windows

Windows 11 Specifications

What's new for Windows 11, version 22H2

Update to the new Windows 11, version 22H2 OS

  • Windows 11, version 22H2 offers new features to ensure the content and information you need is always at your fingertips, including updates to the Start menu, faster and more accurate search, Quick Settings, and improved local and current events coverage in your Widgets board.

  • With this release, we continue our commitment to make Windows work for everyone with a new set of accessibility features, including system-wide live captions, more natural voices for Narrator, and a preview of voice access. (Note: Some features might be available for en-us initially with a gradual rollout to other markets.)

  • Tackle complex tasks with enhancements to Snap layouts (including the ability to snap multiple browser tabs in Microsoft Edge), Focus sessions, and performance and battery optimizations.

  • We’ve added features to make it even easier to connect. Windows Studio Effects improves video and audio calls; it includes Voice Focus to filter out background noise and make sure you are heard. There's also Background Blur to ensure that only you are seen. Eye Contact helps you make a better connection with people you’re talking to, and Automatic Framing keeps the camera on you as you move.

  • Clipchamp is now an inbox app for Windows 11, making video editing fun and simple with templates, effects and more.

  • For gamers, Windows 11, version 22H2 delivers performance optimizations to improve latency and unlock features like Auto HDR and Variable Refresh Rate on windowed games.

  • Windows 11, version 22H2 also delivers critically important new security features. For example, available on new Windows 11 devices, or with clean installations of Windows 11, Smart App Control enables you to confidently download any app you need without worry by blocking untrusted or unsigned applications, script files, and malicious macros from running on Windows 11.

  • Windows Update is now carbon aware. When devices are plugged in, turned on, connected to the internet and regional carbon intensity data is available, Windows Update will schedule installations at specific times of the day (when doing so might result in lower-carbon emissions because a higher proportion of electricity is coming from lower-carbon sources on the electric grid).

Current status of Windows 11, version 22H2

For the most up-to-date information about known issues for Windows 11, version 22H2, please go to the Windows release health dashboard.

Known issues in this update

Microsoft is not currently aware of any issues with this update.


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