Microsoft is upgrading Windows 11 21H2 devices to Windows 11 22H2 automatically

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If your device is running on Windows 11 21H2, it might be upgraded to Windows 11 22H2 automatically soon. Microsoft has announced that it has started automatically upgrading devices running on Windows 11, version 21H2 (both Home and Pro editions) to Windows 11, version 22H2.

As you might already be aware, Microsoft is set to drop support for Windows 11 21H2 on October 10, 2023. Upgrading devices to Windows 11 22H2 is Microsoft’s way of ensuring that users are using up to date and secure Windows versions.

According to Microsoft:

Since Windows 10, we have been helping Windows users stay up to date and secure with supported versions of Windows through automatic updates. We are utilizing this same approach for Windows 11 to help you stay protected and productive.

That said, the process will be gradual “starting with those devices that have been using version 21H2 for the longest period of time.” Of course, Microsoft is providing users with a little bit of wiggle room since Windows 11 21H2 will still continue to receive security updates, at least for the next nine months.

This way users will be able to choose when they want to upgrade to the newer and supported Windows version. However, if you want to transition to Windows 11 22H2 before Microsoft cut support for Windows 11 21H2 you can check if the update is available for your device via the Windows Update settings.

“Customer feedback and analysis show a positive experience with Windows 11, version 22H2,” says Microsoft. It should be noted that not all customers will be able to upgrade to the newer Windows version just yet because the company has placed a compatibility hold for users with certain versions of drivers for Intel SST on Intel 11th Gen Core processors and Windows 11. However, Microsoft is currently working on a fix for the issue and has provided a workaround for the same in the meantime.