Windows 11 22H2 is around the corner. Dow you know how to check if your PC is compatible with Windows 22H2? In this post, MiniTool Software will tell you how to do this using Registry Editor. No matter you are currently running Windows 10 or Windows 11 21H2, you can just try this tool to check.

Windows 11 2022 Update | Version 22H2 Is Release on September 20 in 2022

Microsoft has released the first major update for Windows 11 on September 20, 2022. There are many new features and improvements in Windows 11 2022 Update (commonly known as Windows 11, version 22H2). If you have received this update in Windows Update, you can feel free to install now. If not, you can wait until it is available on your device. 

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Although Microsoft hasn’t changed the requirements for Windows 11 22H2, you still need to check if your PC is compatible with Windows 11 22H2. Using PC Health Check is one waay. You can also use Registry Editor to check the Windows 11 22H2 compatibility. A new registry key that can tell you if your PC is compatible with Windows 11 22H2 and which element is blocking your PC from installing Windows 11 22H2. That is, you can check if Windows 11 22H2 can run on your device using Registry Editor.

In the following part, we will show you how to check if your PC is compatible with Windows 11 22H2 using this tool. Of course, you can also use another Windows 11 2022 Update compatibility checker like PC Health Check to see if your PC can run Windows 11.

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How to Check if Your PC Is Compatible with Windows 11 22H2?

The value of a related new registry string can tell you if your computer can run Windows 11 2022 Update. Microsoft has added this registry string to both Windows 10 and Windows 11 21H2. Here is how to find it and check its value:

Step 1: Click the search icon in the taskbar and search for registry editor.

Step 2: Select Registry Editor from the search result to open it.

Step 3: Go to the following path in Registry Editor:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\TargetVersionUpgradeExperienceIndicators

Step 4: To check your compatibility with Windows 11 22H2, you need to click the NI22H2 folder. Here, NI stands for ‘Nickel’ and 22H2 represents the updated version.

Step 5: Scroll down the find the RedReason option. Then, double-click it. You will see a pop-up window with the Value name and the Value data. If the Value data is NONE, it means your computer can install Windows 11 22H2. If you see other value, your PC will not be upgraded to Windows 11 22H2.

For example, if the value data shows TPM UEFISecureBoot, it means your device doesn’t meet the hardware requirements for Windows 11 22H2. In the following screenshot, the value data is CpuFms. This means your processor is not eligible.

RedReason

If there is a SystemDriveFull string, it indicates that if the system disk has enough free space to perform an upgrade. If the value data is 0, it means the storage space is enough. While, if the data is 1, it means the free space is not enough. You need to free up space on drive C to get sufficient space for a Windows 11 22H2 upgrade.

SystemDriveFull

This is the way to check if Windows 11 22H2 can run on your computer. You can do it on both Windows 10 and Windows 11 21H2.

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Windows 11 22H2 Hardware and System Requirements

Microsoft doesn’t change the hardware and system requirements for Windows 11 22H2. But the PC Health Check tool is not the most suitable tool to check the Windows 11 compatibilities. Now, let’s learn about Windows 11 2022 Update hardware and system requirements again.

  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip (SoC).
  • RAM: 4 GB or greater.
  • Storage: At least 64 GB.
  • Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver.
  • System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot enabled.
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
  • Display: High definition (720p) display, 9" or greater monitor, 8 bits per color channel.
  • Internet connection: Internet connection is enabled.

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The End

Want to use Windows 11 2022 Updaate? You can just try it now. But the firdt thing you need to do is to check if Windows 11 22H2 is compatible with your PC. You can just use the method mentioned here to do this job.

If you lose your files by mistake due to a Windows 11 upgrade or other reasons, you can use MiniTool Power Data Recovery to get your data back. This data recovery software can work on all versions of Windows.

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