If you are eagerly awaiting the Windows 11 2022 Update, you will be happy to learn Microsoft is speeding up the availability of the feature update. For users who click “check for updates” in Window Settings, they may now be eligible to receive the 2022 Update (22H2).
It is worth noting Microsoft will still automatically check your system to see if it is compatible with the update. Whether your PC can host Windows 11 or whether your system currently has a block for the Windows 11 2022 Update.
Windows 11 – as with all Windows releases – rolls out normally through automatic updates from Microsoft. Users can also manually choose to install the OS through ISO files. The option to use “check for updates” falls somewhere between these options.
Either way, the updates will remain within Microsoft's release schedule, which means the company can keep monitoring the release of 2022 Update.
As always, updating to a new Windows build outside the automatic rollout comes with its risks. It is always safer to let Microsoft deliver the update. Even then, there is nothing stopping you from getting a buggy update.
In fact, Microsoft has already put compatibility holds on some systems to stop them from receiving the 2022 Update. In a recent update post on the Windows 11 Health Dashboard, Microsoft confirmed the Windows 11 2022 Update can have issues finding full features from printers on PCs with certain drivers. In response, Microsoft put a compatibility hold preventing affected systems from installing the update.
Another hold was put on some Intel PCs. Microsoft says some versions of the Intel SST Audio controller driver are causing BSODs on Windows 11 2022 Update. The company has also recently warned of performance issues when copying large files.
That is why it is sometimes best to wait a few months to receive a Windows update. That gives time for Microsoft to stabilize the build.
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