Windows 10 version 22H2: Everything you need to know

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What you need to know

  • The latest version of Windows 10 is now available to download
  • This release of Windows 10 is known as "version 22H2"
  • This release has no new features, only fixes and quality of life updates

Windows 10 version 22H2 is the latest OS update for Windows 10 customers, which began rolling out in October 2022. Just like Windows 10 version 21H2, which was released in 2021, version 22H2 for Windows 10 is a very minor release which focuses on a scoped set of under the hood improvements most beneficial to Microsoft's enterprise customers.

Now that Windows 11 is on the market, Microsoft is focused on bringing new features to that OS instead, meaning Windows 10 is pretty much in maintenance mode at this point. Although it continues to get new version releases every year, no new consumer-facing OS features are expected to ship on Windows 10 going forward.

Windows 11 also got its big version 22H2 update in September 2023. Here's everything you need to know about that release.

22H2: Release date

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Windows 10 version 22H2 is now available via Windows Update and started rolling out to users in October 2022. 

Just like the last handful of Windows 10 version updates, version 22H2 is shipping as a servicing style release, meaning it doesn't require a full OS download and is overall much less risky to install. The update size is much smaller in size, and the installation process should only take a couple of minutes.

Microsoft has also released an ISO for Windows 10 version 22H2, which can be downloaded from the Windows 10 download page (opens in new tab). The ISO includes build 19045. 

22H2: New features

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Unfortunately, there are no new features in the Windows 10 version 22H2 release. Microsoft touts this update as featuring a scoped set of quality improvements and security updates. This means there are no changes that users will notice on the surface, outside of fixes and better performance for existing features and capabilities. 

22H2: Support lifecycle

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Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro users running version 22H2 will be supported for 18 months starting October 2022. Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education customers running version 22H2 will be supported for 30 months starting from October 2022 also.

Zac Bowden
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Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.