While Windows 11 2022 Update (22H2) has been in the wild for around a month, Windows 10 users have been lifting waiting for their latest upgrade. Well, Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 22H2 to the masses, starting from October 18.
Because of Microsoft's new annual release schedule, this is the first and only Windows 10 feature update of 2022. It is currently available to download manually, with an automatic update to arrive in the coming weeks.
Windows 10 22H2 (Build 19045.2006) ISO files are now available, while the new update is also available through Windows Update for Business, Windows Server Update Services, and Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC).
Microsoft says the usual 18 months of support for Home and Pro users is in place for Windows 10 22H2, while Education and Enterprise SKUs get 30 months.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about this release is Microsoft is not discussing new features. There are two potential reasons for this. Firstly, perhaps there are not many new features now that Windows 11 is Microsoft's focus. Maybe the features do not warrant much discussion. Secondly, Microsoft may be waiting for the wider automatic update to land before blogging about features.
At the moment, the company says 22H2 provides a “scoped set of features”, which suggests the former of the above possibilities.
Either way, this update will bring users to the latest version of Windows 10. That is still a user base numbering in the hundreds of millions including people who either don't want to update to Windows 11 or those who have incompatible hardware.
Tip of the day: Do you know that Windows 11 / Windows 10 allows creating PDFs from basically any app with printing support? In our tutorial, we show you how this works via Microsoft Print to PDF and Bullzip PDF Printer to save a PDF from any app, even with advanced options like adjusted quality, multi-page printing, and password protection.