The introduction of Windows 11 22H2 speeds it up. Microsoft announced that the update has moved from “optional” to automatic.
This means that downloading and installation no longer require user intervention. Therefore, the 2022 update is not an optional update. The goal is to improve operating system availability after qualified PCs and reduce fragmentation.
Windows 11 22H2 Automatic deployment to whom?
This new phase of 22H2 deployment is a step towards general availability of the operating system. The pending automatic update to 22H2 is only for Windows 11 21H1 PCs. In addition, not all eligible computers will be affected at the same time. The approach would be conservative in targeting the first computers running 21H1 from the early days of its availability.
Windows 11 22H2 automatic update will be done gradually starting from devices that have been using 21H2 for a long time.
This change only affects the Home and Pro versions of the operating system.
Windows 11 22H2, seamless installation.
Installing the update is seamless. One good news is that no reboot is required for the changes to take effect. This point is important and necessary.
Windows history shows that often during a major Windows update, the computer restarts automatically without any prior request leaving the user speechless at times losing their work. Windows 10 forced updates have become famous for this.
This time around, the update is all about downloading the necessary files and then getting ready to post in the background. It is therefore possible to continue its activities within Windows 11 and to choose when to restart the computer to complete the installation.
The company states that compatibility issues can be encountered. In this case, although we are talking about automatic updating, restrictions will be placed. It will make it possible to block installation on respective configurations while ensuring deployment on eligible devices.
Depending on the errors encountered, the wait can be longer or shorter. On this point Redmond emphasized
If we detect that your device may have a problem, such as incompatibility, a restriction may be placed. In this case, the update will not be installed automatically until the issue is resolved.
Finally, if the wait is unbearable and your computer qualifies, you can speed everything up. How do ? Go to Windows Update and check for updates.