Microsoft published a beta of Windows 11 version 22H2 on June 7, 2022.
Version 22H2 of Windows 11 will be the first feature upgrade for the Windows 11 operating system. Microsoft has lately adopted a one major upgrade per year release strategy for Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems.
For testing purposes, the preview release has been made available to companies and home users. The general release of Windows 11 version 22H2 will occur in the next months.
Release Preview is the final step of Windows development before the stable version is made available to the public. In the next weeks and months, Microsoft will offer updates for the Release Preview versions to correct bugs and make improvements to the release before it is made available to all Windows users.
If they have a Microsoft Account and have joined the Windows Insider Program, home users may also download the release preview via the official Windows Insider Preview downloads page.
Microsoft did not make any changes to the Windows 11 system requirements for version 22H2. There are still methods to circumvent the tests and install Windows 11 on incompatible hardware.
All Windows users with a Windows Insider Microsoft Account can download Windows 11 version 22H2 via the Windows Insider Preview Downloads page.
Follow the on-screen instructions to download Windows 11 Insider Preview (Release Preview Channel) – Build 22621. You have 24 hours to download Windows 11 ISO from Microsoft’s site.
Microsoft notes that administrators have more ways to get the release preview.
- Azure Marketplace — Release preview available. Start by clicking here.
- Configure devices for the Windows Insider Program Release Preview Channel using Windows Update or Windows Update for Business. If the system prerequisites are satisfied, the preview is presented automatically. Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune) administrators must allow pre-release builds under Windows Insider and choose Release Preview.
- The release preview is under WSUS and Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager’s Windows Insider Pre-release category.
The 22H2 release preview is the final milestone in Windows 11’s development. Next phase will provide new feature update.