To get Windows 11 2022 Update (22H2), you may choose to clean install it. How to clean install Windows 11 22H2? It is simple if you follow the guide given by MiniTool here. Now, let’s look through to find out what you should do.

Windows 11 2022 Update, also called 22H2, is a major update from Microsoft released on September 20, 2022. To get this update, you may choose to go to check for the update in Windows Update, use Windows 11 Update Assistant, or mount an ISO file of Windows 11 22H2 for the update.

In addition to these ways to get this major update, some of you may prefer to clean install Windows 11 22H2. This is because a clean install can easily delete incompatible drivers, remove temporary files, help get a faster OS, resolve existing problems, improve performance & memory usage, etc.

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Note that a clean install can erase everything including the entire operating system, apps, settings, and more. Besides, if you store some important files on the desktop, Windows 11 22H2 clean install can remove them.

Thus, before you clean install Windows 11 22H2, back up these critical files. To do this work, you can use free backup software – MiniTool ShadowMaker. See this related post - How to Back up Windows 11 (Focuses on Files & System).

Well then, how to clean install Windows 11 22H2? Follow the guide below.

Step-by-Step Guide: Windows 11 22H2 Download & Clean Install

The simple way for Windows 11 clean install including 22H2 is to use a USB flash drive. Firstly, you need to download Windows 11 22H2 ISO, then create a bootable USB drive and boot the PC from the drive for a clean install.

As we write this post, the current release is Windows 11 2022 Update l Version 22H2 on Microsoft’s official website. You can easily get a Windows 11 22H2 ISO file here.

download Windows 11 2022 Update

See the steps below:

Step 1: Windows 11 22H2 Download ISO

1. To get the ISO file of Windows 11 22H2, go to the page of Download Windows 11.

2. In the Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) section, choose Windows 11, select a language and click 64-bit Download to get the ISO file of Windows 11 22H2. The downloading time can take several minutes and you should wait patiently.

Windows 11 22H2 download ISO

Step 2: Create a Bootable USB Drive with Windows 11 22H2 ISO

1. Get Rufus and launch it.

2. Connect your USB drive to the PC.

3. Choose the ISO file you have got – like Win11_22H2_English_x64v1.iso, configure something and click START to create a bootable USB drive.

Step 3: Clean Install Windows 11 22H2

1. Boot your PC to the BIOS menu and change the boot order to let Windows run from that USB drive.

2. Choose a language, time format, and keyboard method.

3. Click the Install now button.

Windows 11 22H2 clean install from USB

4. Click I don’t have a product key.

5. Choose an edition of Windows 11 22H2.

6. Click Custom: Install Windows only (advanced) to go on.

7. Choose a partition on which you want to install Windows 11 2022 Update.

8. The installation process starts.

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In addition to directly downloading Windows 11 22H2 ISO, you can choose to use Windows 11 Media Creation Tool to directly make a bootable USB for Windows 11 22H2 clean install. Besides, Rufus also enables you to download Windows 11 22H2 ISO using its Download option and then create a bootable USB drive. Just choose the proper way to clean install Windows 11 22H2.

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