More evidence has emerged that Windows 10 will be getting a major update, known as 22H2, and that’s great news for those who want to stick with the older operating system instead of upgrading to Windows 11.
as windows latest report (Opens in new tab), References to Windows 10 22H2 have been spotted in the recent update KB5015684. The update is currently with Windows Insiders, who are testing it before rolling it out to everyone using Windows 10.
An eagle-eyed insider noticed that the operating system version changed from 21H2 to 22H2. This naming convention is used by Microsoft for major operating updates that bring new features and security improvements. While this could mean some exciting changes for Windows 10, we would also urge caution.
Windows latest installed the update, and despite the version number changing to 22H2, it appears to be a minor update with only a few behind-the-scenes changes.
It looks like Windows 10 22H2 will also be released in a new “enability package” format, which means parts of it will be installed ahead of time, so the overall installation process should be much faster when the update launches.
Despite apparently bringing no major changes, the Windows 10 22H2 update will still be worth installing, as it will at least include important bug fixes and security updates.
Analysis: Windows 10 isn’t dead yet
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The revelation that Windows 10 is getting 22H2 is good news for anyone who doesn’t want to upgrade to Windows 11, or anyone who simply can’t because of the complex system requirements of the new operating system.
Despite Microsoft pushing people to upgrade to the new OS, and with the hype building for Windows 11 22H2, that’s shaping up to be a major update that brings tons of new features — many of which People are struggling – it’s good to see that Windows 10 is not being forgotten about.
This is especially true as rumors swirl around the possibility of Microsoft launching Windows 12 as early as 2024. Microsoft has promised to continue supporting Windows 10 until its “end of life” on October 14, 2025, and it seems to be sticking with that word.