A little less than a year after its release, Windows 11 is about to receive its first major update. The 22H2 version, which brings novelties in terms of design and functionality, will normally arrive at the end of September.
Released at the end of 2021, Windows 11 will soon get its first major update. According to Windows Central, Microsoft will begin rolling out the latter on September 20, 2022.
Labeled 22H2, and nicknamed “Sun Valley 2” internally, this new version has been available for weeks in beta and brings a whole host of new features that the teams did not have time to integrate into the first version of the game. ‘BONE. It’s kind of the “Service Pack 1” of Windows 11, as Microsoft called this kind of update in its time. It’s not a completely new version of the system (like the transition from Windows 10 to Windows 11), but rather an improvement of the existing OS.
A free update
This 22H2 version will allow creating application folders in the Start menu and will arrive with a redesigned task manager as well as new touch gestures. Other more discreet improvements aim to switch the old system applications inherited from Windows 8 to the graphical style of Windows 11. This new version will unfortunately not integrate the possibility of creating tabs in the file explorer, the feature being expected as part of another update later in the year.
Of course, the system image will be deployed for free on all machines already equipped with Windows 11. However, you may not receive the update immediately on September 20 in the first hour. As often with Microsoft, the deployment will take place in waves in order to identify potential bugs and other instabilities that will inevitably appear. If you’re really in a hurry, you can install this new version now by signing up for Microsoft’s Insider Preview program. Be careful, this means that you will test future beta versions of Windows in preview. If you use your computer to work, it’s not necessarily a good idea.
Note that Windows 10 users will also receive their 22H2 version, but no major changes are expected on this version of the OS. Microsoft is now focused on Windows 11.