Windows 11 2022 Update: Faster Installation

It's been available since last night. Windows 11 2022 Update (22H2) for all compatible devices. As in the past, once again the rollout will be gradual and in some cases a "backup block" will be applied. Microsoft has demonstrated improvements that will speed up the installation of the update.


    Small size, quick installation

    Windows 11 2022 Update it can be downloaded via Windows Update from Windows 11 21H1 and Windows 10 (if the device meets the minimum requirements). You can also create an image with the Media Creation Tool or download the ISO from the Microsoft site for a clean install. Users can also use Rufus tool to bypass TPM 2.0 and Microsoft account requirement.

    The Redmond company has made several improvements to reduce the size of the "feature update", thus increasing the installation speed. The reduction is around 450 MB, or 14% compared to Windows 11 21H1. This result was obtained thanks to theconditional update of "inbox app".

    Some of them, like Settings and File Explorer, are updated with Windows 11 2022 Update. Others, like Mail, Calendar, and Notepad, are only updated through the Microsoft Store . During the update procedure, the version of the applications included in the Windows 11 2022 update is checked and installed only if it is later than the one already present on the computer. The latest version of the .NET Framework was also included in the Windows 11 2022 Update, so there will be one less reboot.

    Microsoft also eliminated 22 language packs because they are not widely used. Finally, the size of cumulative updates has also been reduced. The cadence of major releases remains annual, but the release of new features with subsequent updates is expected (the first will take place in October). From Windows 11 2022 Update, the download will take into account carbon dioxide emission. The operation will be carried out when the use of renewable sources is greater (if the operator has provided the data).

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