On September 20, the Windows 11 22H2 upgrade will be made available.
Security improvements, a revamped Task Manager, and other improvements are included in 22H2.
According to independent sources from The Verge and Windows Central, the public is expected to receive the first significant upgrade for Windows 11, officially known as Windows 11 22H2, on September 20.
Since May, the update has been accessible in nearly final form through Microsoft’s Windows Insider Preview channels. We’ve already covered the majority of the update’s significant changes: among other things, Windows 11 22H2 will add a few new security features (and new default settings for existing features), a redesigned Task Manager, new touchscreen gestures and window management features, as well as changes to the Start menu and taskbar. Additionally, it keeps swapping out outdated components of the UI from Windows 8 and 10 (such the brightness and volume indicators) for rounded Windows 11 equivalents, giving Windows PCs a more uniform aesthetic appearance.
On September 20, it probably won’t be made available to all present Windows 11 users, like all significant Windows updates. Microsoft typically starts by sending the update to a select few PCs before gradually expanding its distribution until all Windows 11 PCs have it loaded. By downloading an ISO file or the Windows 11 Installation Assistant from this page, users can manually install new updates.
Microsoft’s update plans for Windows have undergone significant modification over the past year and are apparently still in flux. The firm announced last year that major updates for Windows 11 will only occur once a year and that Windows 10 would switch from its current model of twice-yearly releases to the same annual cycle. However, Microsoft has made several adjustments to its development and release procedures that enable it to roll out small- to medium-sized improvements at shorter intervals, even though the pace of big upgrades has officially slowed down. Since Windows 11’s launch ten months ago, a number of user interface improvements, upgrades for numerous first-party software that came preinstalled, and compatibility for Android apps have all been added. Microsoft also apparently intends to resume issuing fresh iterations of Windows around every three years, though neither the corporation has acknowledged nor disputed this.
Windows 10 will receive its own 22H2 upgrade for customers who cannot or do not choose to install Windows 11. Microsoft released a preview build for it before the end of last month, but the company is keeping quiet about the exact contents of this upgrade. There won’t likely be many significant user-facing improvements.