Windows 11

Patch Tuesday and a very large update with many bug fixes.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/topic/april-25-2022-kb5012643-os-build-22000-652-preview-43a75ee7-d857-4943-a2b9-f961538bd2b0

Edition Windows 11 Pro
Version 21H2
Installed on ‎25/‎12/‎2021
OS build 22000.652
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22000.652.0
Edition Windows 11 Pro
Version 21H2
Installed on ‎10/‎24/‎2021
OS build 22000.652
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22000.652.0
Edition Windows 11 Home
Version 22H2
Installed on ‎4/‎29/‎2022
OS build 22610.1
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22632.1000.0

Another update last night

|Edition|Windows 11 Home|
|Version|22H2|
|Installed on|‎5/‎8/‎2022|
|OS build|22616.1|
|Experience|Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22632.1000.0|

Yep
Getting very good stability here. I also like the interface changes as well.
Of course, not everyone likes change.

Edition Windows 11 Pro
Version 22H2
Installed on ‎08/‎05/‎2022
OS build 22616.1
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22632.1000.0

I felt confident enough to try the new 22H2 build on my main PC.
So far everything works as it should, and so far stability is very good.
I’m NOT suggesting everyone should try it, far from it.
With all SSD storage and Macrium Reflect. I can roll it back to a none beta in a matter of 3 or 4 minutes.

If this is how the final 22H2 is going to look and function, then I will personally be very happy. IMO it’s what Win11 should have been from the start.

If you have left your taskbar centred as I have. Then your going to love the new look and functionality. Less so if you have moved the taskbar to the left. As in Win10.

Not everyone likes change. I DO when the changes improve things.

winver

Edition Windows 11 Pro
Version 22H2
Installed on ‎09/‎05/‎2022
OS build 22616.1
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22632.1000.0
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Edition Windows 11 Pro
Version 21H2
Installed on ‎10/‎24/‎2021
OS build 22000.675
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22000.675.0

22.H2 beta gets an update as well.

Edition Windows 11 Pro
Version 22H2
Installed on ‎11/‎05/‎2022
OS build 22621.1
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22632.1000.0
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When do you think they will update to 22H2 on Windows 11 Pro?

Perhaps July

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I can wait, I am very happy with 21H2

I had to roll 22H2 back to 21H2 on my main PC.
Not because anything is wrong with 22H2…

Macrium Reflect got an update which works well. But you should keep the version on the PC in sync with the Rescue Media. Which meant having to build a new Rescue Media.
Unfortunately the WinPE files supplied with Macrium Reflect is not yet compatible with 22H2 so it couldn’t build a new Rescue Media regardless of any WinPE version I tried.

Luckily the spare Rescue Media I have allowed me to roll it back to 21H2.

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I managed to resolve the issue.
It’s complicated. :slight_smile:

First I had to uninstall Macrium Reflect.
Next I had to remove any residual folders and files left over from uninstall.
That in itself didn’t resolve the issue as you can’t remove the WinPE files.
Instead I had to manually remove them. I did this from within RegEdit.

Reinstalled Macrium Reflect then went to build a new Rescue Media. Because I had manually removed the WinPE files, Macrium Reflect then automatically downloaded and installed a new compatible set of WinPE files.
All is now working. :slight_smile:

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That was a lot of work
Hopefully someone comes up with a better fix,Don’t want a newbie going into the RegEdit files if they don’t know what they are doing

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Macrium will release a Win11 22H2 version when 22H2 is released, but thanked me for my workaround.

Correct. That’s why I didn’t give any detail on what has to be done in Regedit to fix. As one false move in Regedit will probably result in a system that is totally screwed up.
And please no one try this type of thing in one of those apps that claim to be cleanup the registry database. Those things are sometimes worse than a virus.

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That was nice of them :grinning:

I agree 100 % on that