Microsoft has started rolling out the first major update to Windows 11, the current version of its PC operating system, and this is the first update since Microsoft launched its latest iteration of OS last year. The latest update to Windows 11 is a free update and it could make PCs more accessible, more convenient as well as more secure. The update will be rolled out in 190 countries, the company has said.
“With the release of Windows 11, version 21H2, Microsoft made significant improvements to Windows’s strong update foundation. This included a redesigned cumulative update resulting in a 40 per cent reduced package size, reduced download size for those devices more current than others, improved update orchestration via Unified Update Platform (UUP), and increased support for servicing language packs. Windows 11, version 22H2 builds on this strong update foundation, with performance improvements for feature updates and cumulative updates,” Steve DiAcetis, Principal Program Manager Lead at Microsoft Corporation, said in a statement.
According to the company, Windows 11 is localised in 110 languages and all the languages have a Local Experience Pack (LXP) counterpart. LXPs are APPX-based and ship via Store and release media. With Windows 11, version 22H2, Microsoft has reduced the number of LXPs that ship with Windows.
Windows 11 2022: How to download update
According to tech giant Microsoft, the Windows 11 2022 Update has become available for download. Those eligible can install the Windows 11 2022 Update on their Windows 11 PCs by going to “Settings”, clicking on “Windows Update” and selecting “Check for Updates”.
PC or laptop users currently on Windows 10 OS can update to Windows 11 2022 by going to “Settings”, clicking on “Updates and Security”, then going to “Windows Update” and selecting “Check for Updates”. It should be noted that update would be installed if the device is eligible for a Windows 11 Update, and only then the option to download and install would pop up.