If your system runs Windows 10 2004, 20H2, 21H1, or version 21H2, you can upgrade to version 22H2 quickly without reinstallation. You can upgrade to 22H2 using the Enablement Package. You don’t have to install the Feature update/Windows Setup, and no ISO or Media Creation Tool is needed.
(If a device is updating from Windows 10, version 1909 or an earlier version, this feature update enablement package cannot be installed.)
Upgrade to 22H2 Using Enablement Package
As Windows 10 21H2 has reached the end of servicing, it’s highly advisable to upgrade to 22H2. Download the 22H2 Enablement package KB5015684 (size: 180 KB) from the following link and run it.
Before updating to Windows 10, version 22H2 using an enablement package, you must be running Windows 10, version 2004, 20H2, or 21H1. You must have the following prerequisites installed before applying this update:
- Servicing stack update for Windows 10, version 2004: September 8, 2020 or a later servicing stack update
- July 26, 2022 — KB5015878 (19041.1865) or a later cumulative update
To know how to check your Windows version, see How to Find Your Windows 10/11 Build Number, Version, Edition and Bitness.
Windows 10, versions 2004, 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2 share a common core operating system with an identical set of system files. Therefore, the new features in Windows 10, version 22H2 are included in the latest monthly quality update for Windows 10, version 2004, 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2 but are in an inactive and dormant state. These new features will remain dormant until they are turned on through the “enablement package,” a small, quick-to-install “master switch” that activates the Windows 10, version 22H2 features.
The enablement package enables an update from version 2004, 20H2, 21H1, or 21H2 to version 22H2 with a single restart, reducing update downtime. For version 2004, 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2 devices that receive updates directly from Windows Update, devices automatically get the enablement package by installing the feature update to Windows 10, version 22H2.
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