The first free feature update for Windows 11 users will be released in autumn. Now you can check whether your own PC is compatible with version 22H2.
As part of the Build developer conference, Microsoft recently announced the RTM date for Windows 11 version 22H2. All drivers must be certified for the first function update by September 5 at the latest, since the new version will be released after that. Now you can check whether your own PC is compatible with Windows 11 Version 22H2. To do this, you have to go to the Registry Editor, since the official Microsoft tool does not yet offer a check. Microsoft is sticking to the controversial hardware requirements and is providing a new way of checking whether the PC used is ready for the new Windows version.
This is how the compatibility check works in Windows 11
The official compatibility check tool has not yet been updated, after all there is no exact release date for the first free function update for Windows 11. This way you can still find out whether the PC used is compatible with Windows 11 Version 22H2.
- Open the Windows registry editor on the PC.
- In Registry Editor, tap the address bar and remove the address.
- Go to “Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\TargetVersionUpgradeExperienceIndicators”.
- To check 22H2 compatibility, open NI22H2. NI stands for “nickel” while 22H2 represents the upgraded version.
- If you double tap the value, you will see “RedReason”. If the value is None, it means your device is ready for feature update. In other words: Microsoft will not block the update on your device, at least not for now.
- If you see a different value, you cannot update. The value depends on the compatibility issue. For example, if your device does not meet the hardware requirements, “TPM UEFISecureBoot” will appear in the RedReason field.
It can also be used to find out whether a specific app installed on the PC is causing the update to be blocked. If you want, you can also postpone the installation of the function update for up to 18 months. To do this, select “Suspend updates” in the Windows settings under Windows Update. After 18 months, however, Microsoft does not provide any patches for a version of Windows 11, so you should update to a newer version by then at the latest. Windows 11 Version 22H2 has been in the Beta Channel in the Windows Insider Program since the beginning of June. As a next step, Build 22621 will be transferred to the Release Preview Channel before the update is rolled out to all Windows 11 users in several waves.
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Compatibility Checker Collection for Windows 11 Release 22H2:
- An entry in the Windows 11 registry can be used to check whether the PC used is compatible with the upcoming version 22H2.
- It can also be used to find out whether a specific app installed on the PC is causing the update to be blocked.
- The new version with build 22621 has been in the beta channel in the Windows Insider program since the beginning of June. The next step will be publication in the Release Preview Channel, before all Windows 11 users will receive version 22H2 as a free update in autumn.
Source: Windows Latest