Windows 11 22H2 is making its way to you as Windows 11 2022

by Alexandru Poloboc
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  • Windows 11 users have started receiving the Windows 11 2022 update.
  • This led everyone to believe that this is actually the new 22H2 version.
  • Rumors say that this Windows 11 update will be ready in September. 
22h2

There has been a lot of talk regarding the first major update for the Windows 11 operating system, and today we’re going to elaborate even more on the subject.

For starters, back in May, when version 22H2 was declared RTM, which means ready for release to manufacturing, everyone thought it was going to get released then.

Now, however, rumors claim that Microsoft is actually getting ready to release Windows 11 22H2 as soon as September 20, 2022.

That being said, users have started receiving updates under the moniker Windows 2022, which triggered them to believe this is actually Windows 11 22H2.

Is Windows 11 2022 actually Windows 11 22H2?

Of course, we do not have an official word from the tech giant yet, but everyone is reasonably confident with what the company plans to ship to its customers.

Users now spotted what everyone thinks seems to be the first mention of the marketing name Microsoft could use for this upcoming OS release.

You’re now running the Windows 11 2022 Update! Read on to discover new features and set things up just how you like.

This could be entirely possible since we are getting closer and closer to the rumored release date, which means the information is not as farfetched as some might think.

Microsoft clearly stated that it plans to service Windows 11 with one feature update per year, so its actually quite reasonable to assume that this release would be called the 2022 Update.

As you might remember, in the past we had monikers such as Creators Update, as well as other puzzling Windows 10 update aliases.

Even though many claim to have already solved the mystery that is Windows 11 and already know what to expect, Microsoft will surely surprise them as well.

There are even rumors that indicate towards Microsoft planning to release major Windows versions every three years and ship new features for Windows 11 in waves or so-called Moments.

All eyes are now on the Redmond-based tech company in the hopes that it will soon take the time to clarify all this using the roadmap.

Not long ago, there was a major bug that allowed users to upgrade their Windows 11 setups to version 22H2, just as we reported.

We’ve also shown you how to upgrade to the Insider version of the 22H2 version back when this release wasn’t as official.

Now, however, tidbits of upcoming Insider builds connected to the Moment update may have begun surfacing as Build 22940 has been spotted in a PowerShell issue opened back in July.

According to Windows 11 Insiders, who also happens to be a pretty famous Windows leaker, the Build 229xx range belongs to the 2nd Moment update.

The 1st moment update also has its own set of Insider builds under the range 228xx, and the updates are apparently getting back-ported to the recent Windows 11 Beta channel builds that have been happening under 22622.

No, it looks like Windows 11, version 22H2 has apparently already begun shipping inside new laptops, just in case you were looking for a new device that supports the latest OS.

Users that have recently bought new laptops were pleasantly surprised to notice a new boot animation when they powered up the devices.

I was not sure if this was actually shipping or not, but I just received a Dell laptop that has Windows 11 22H2, build 22621.521. I thought something was different as it had the new circle animation on boot.

Some of the early reports, backed up by some compelling evidence, had pointed to a September 20th general availability (GA) of the next feature update.

Everybody also believed that build 22621.382 was meant to be packaged as the above-mentioned GA release, but it was apparently false.

Keep in mind that Windows 11 build 22621.521 appears to be a cumulative update under KB5017321 that Microsoft released a couple of days ago in Release Preview alongside the Patch Tuesday updates.

Another interesting tidbit that was recently disclosed about this Windows 11 update is that the quality of the startup sound got lowered.

Have you already received the Windows 11 2022 update? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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