No need to upgrade to Windows 11 when there is a major update from Windows 10 22H2
Windows latest reports, references to Windows 10 22H2 were discovered in a recent update, KB5015684. This update is currently being made available to Windows Insiders, who are testing it before it rolls out to everyone using Windows 10.
More evidence has surfaced that Windows 10 will receive a major update, called 22H2, and that's great news for those who want to stick with the old operating system, rather than upgrade to Windows 11.
As Windows latest reports, references to Windows 10 22H2 were discovered in a recent update, KB5015684. This update is currently being made available to Windows Insiders, who are testing it before it rolls out to everyone using Windows 10.
An insider noticed that the OS version changed from 21H2, to 22H2. This naming convention is used by Microsoft for major operational updates that bring new features and security fixes. While this could mean some exciting changes for Windows 10, we also encourage caution.
Windows Latest installed the update, and although the version number changed to 22H2, it looks like a minor update with just a few changes. It looks like Windows 10 22H2 will also be released in the new "activation pack" format, meaning parts of it will be installed ahead of time, so the overall installation when the update launches will very quick. While it doesn't seem to bring any major changes, the Windows 10 22H2 update will still be worth installing, as it will at least contain important bug fixes and security updates.
Windows 10 is not dead yet
The fact that Windows 10 receives version 22H2 is good news for those who do not want to upgrade to Windows 11 or who cannot upgrade due to the rather complex system requirements of the newer operating system.
Despite Microsoft's push for people to upgrade to the new operating system, this update is shaping up to be a major update that brings a ton of new features, which many will love, and it's good to see Windows 10 not forgotten.
This is especially true when rumors swirl around the possibility that Microsoft will release Windows 12 as early as 2024. Microsoft has promised to continue supporting Windows 10 until the "end of life" on October 14, 2025, and maybe it will keep its promise.