Microsoft is planning a mysterious Windows 10 update for 2022

Last month, a piece of software indicated that Microsoft was working on a Windows 10 22H2 update, which would likely arrive alongside the Windows 11 22H2 update later this year. Now the update has been confirmed, but it’s unclear what will actually be new.

Microsoft rolled out the first preview of Windows 10 build 22H2 to Windows Insiders on Thursday. The update is identified as Build 19045.1865 (KB5015878), and it’s the first time Microsoft has officially acknowledged that Windows 10 will receive a 22H2 update later this year.

Even though Microsoft believes the update is important enough to have a new version name, it’s unclear if there are any significant new features. The current preview release is only “focused on service technology validation”, while the final update will feature “a more extensive feature set”. Since the release of Windows 11 last year, Windows 10 has received only minor security fixes and changes, and current previews show no noticeable improvements.

Microsoft says more details will be shared later this year – possibly at October’s Ignite event. It would be great to see Microsoft backport some Windows 11 features, especially since many PCs can’t (easily) upgrade to the full Windows 11 experience.

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