If you want to install Windows 11 2022 Update on your device, you need to make sure your device meets the basic hardware and system requirements for Windows 11. This MiniTool post introduces 3 free tools to help you check if your PC can run this Windows 11 update.

Windows 11 2022 Update l Version 22H2 Is Available Now

Finally, Microsoft released the first major update for Windows 11 on September 20, 2022. This update is called Windows 11 2022 Update, which is also known as Windows 11 22H2.

Microsoft hasn’t changed the basic hardware and software requirements for installing Windows 11. If your computer is currently running the initial release of Windows 11, it can also run Windows 11 2022 Update.

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If your device is not running Windows 11 but you want to upgrade to it now, you should first check if your PC is compatible with Windows 11 2022 Update. Well then, how to check if your PC can run Windows 11 2022 Update? It is time-consuming to check the requirements one by one. Fortunately, you can use a Windows 11 2022 Update compatibility checker to make a confirmation. In this post, we will introduce three tools.

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3 Free & Official Windows 11 2022 Update Compatibility Checkers

PC Health Check

PC Health Check is one of the Microsoft-specified tools to check if you can run Windows 11 on your device and find out which is the incompatible factor.

PC Health Check is not pre-installed on your device. You can click this link https://aka.ms/GetPCHealthCheckApp to download the installer for PC Health Check, then run it to install this app on your device. After that, you can open this tool and click the Check now button to make a check.

If your computer is not Windows 11 eligible, you will see a similar interface as follows, telling you your PC doesn’t currently meet Windows 11 system requirements and why.

PC doesn’t meet Windows 11 system requirements

If your computer meets the requirements, you will see the following interface, saying your PC can run Windows 11.

this PC can run Windows 11

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Registry Editor

Another tool to check Windows 11 eligibility is to use the Windows built-in tool: Registry Editor. Microsoft has added a new key in it to tell you which element prevents you from receiving the Windows 11 update.

Step 1: Click the search icon from the taskbar and search for Registry Editor. Then, select Registry Editor from the search result to open it.

Step 2: Copy this path to the top address bar in Registry Editor and press Enter.

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

Step 3: Click the NI22H2 folder from the left list.

Step 4: Scroll down to find RedReason from the right panel. Then, double-click it to open it. Under Value data, you can find which factor doesn’t meet the requirements. You can also find why your PC can’t run Windows 11 22H2 under the Data section for RedReason.

use Registry Editor to check Windows 11 eligibility

Windows Update

Windows Update can also tell you if your PC meets all the system requirements for Windows 11. You can just go to Start > Settings Update & Security > Windows Update to make a Windows 11 22H2 compatibility check.

If your computer doesn’t meet the system requirements for Windows 11, you will see the following interface. If want to know which is the cause, you still need to run PC Health Check.

PC doesn’t meet all the system requirements for Windows 11

However, if your computer meets the Windows 11 system requirements, you will see the following interface. If you want to upgrade to Windows 11 version 22H2, you can click the Download and install button to get it on your PC.

your PC can run Windows 11

Check Windows 11 2022 Update Eligibility

Want to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 2022 Update l version 22H2? You should first use one of the Windows 11 2022 Update compatibility checkers mentioned in this post to see if your device meets the basic system requirements for installing and running Windows 11. If your device is eligible, you can click Download and install to upgrade your system to the latest version of Windows 11.

To protect your files and system, you’d better back up your computer to an external drive before the update. You can try MiniTool ShadowMaker, special Windows backup software, to do this job.

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If some of your files are lost due to some reason after the update but there is no available backup to restore, you can use professional data recovery software like MiniTool Power Data Recovery to get them back.

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Should you have other issues related to Windows 11 2022 Update version 22H2, you can let us know in the comments.

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