Why can’t I get Windows 11 22H2 yet?


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Microsoft has made its latest feature set, Windows 11 22H2, Available to Researchers September 20, two weeks ago today. However, a number of customers who tried to proactively download the update found it no fun. Based on its telemetry data, Microsoft places “protective limits” on certain PC configurations when releasing updates for new features to try to prevent users from experiencing known issues. Microsoft has revealed a few potential Windows 11 22H2 blockers, but customers have found out more themselves.

Microsoft has published a file Windows 11 22H2 health information page There are a few known issues that may prevent users from obtaining this update. Four of them are listed as of 4 October:

  • Some installed printers may only allow default settings
  • Compatibility issues with Intel Smart Sound Technology drivers and Windows 11
  • Copying files/shortcuts using Group Policy preferences may not work as expected
  • KB5012170 may fail to install and you may receive error 0x800f0922 (Secure Boot DBX Security Update may fail to install)

Microsoft has published a workaround regarding the printer issue and says it is working on a solution that the company will provide via an update in an upcoming release. Administrators note that they are recommending that affected users suspend the printer “Do not attempt to manually upgrade using the Update Now button or the Media Creation Tool until this issue is resolved and the protection is removed.”

The company has also published a workaround for the Group Policy preferences issue and has committed to providing an update to this in an upcoming release. It investigates the Secure Boot DBX issue and advises customers not to attempt to update manually if they are experiencing Intel Smart Sound driver issue in cases where an updated driver is not available from PC makers.

Adam Gross, one of the most important Microsoft Professional (MVP) and consultant known for publishing FU.WhyAmIBLocked scriptI just found out, DeviceGuard and some processors combined can result in a Windows 11 22H2 block. The reservation process states that “Safe Play data has not been migrated on IceLake (Client), TigerLake and AlderLake devices.”

Gary Block, a Workplace Engineer with experience in Endpoint Management, ConfigMgr and Intune, posted on his blog about Safe playback data has not been migrated. He said he discovered that users who want to get Windows 11 22H2 “need to disable System Guard, both setting it to disable and making sure it isn’t turned on. I’ve heard people have problems disabling it, even if they disable it.”

I asked Microsoft about the DeviceGuard block and the spokesperson told me that Microsoft is aware of the issue and is working to address it. The spokesperson did not provide a time frame for when this issue might be resolved.

Blok posted that he’s creating a file Source crowd protection database To help IT professionals more easily find and search for reservations placed on their systems when new Windows updates are available. The database is based on Gross’s FU.WhyAmIBlocked Powershell module. He said he already possessed 100 identification cards and information.

Protection retentions aren’t the only concern for Windows users who are transitioning to a new update. On October 3, Microsoft officials acknowledged that Windows 11 22H2 users trying to copy large, multi-gigabyte files may experience a noticeable slowdown in performance. Users may see up to 40 percent less throughput via SMB when copying (reading). there A solution to this problemBut there is no word yet on when a permanent solution will be available.

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