Microsoft will end service for Windows 11 21H2 this year (2023). Since Windows 11 22H2 is more stable now, you can feel free to upgrade to Windows 11 22H2. Besides, Microsoft decides to perform Windows 11 automatic updates to PCs that run Windows 11 21H2, but this will not force reboot systems. Let’s see the details in this MiniTool post.
About Windows 11 Update
Windows 11 was initially released on October 5th, 2021. It is called Windows 11 version 21H2. Then, Microsoft decides to release major updates for both Windows 10 and Windows 11 once a year. On September 20, 2022. Microsoft released the first major update for Windows 11, called the Windows 11 2022 Update. You can also call it Windows 11 version 22H2 or Windows 11 22H2.
Microsoft will end the support for Windows 11 21H2 on October 3, 2023. That means that users that are running Windows 11 21H2 will not receive services after October 3, 2023. In the next weeks, Windows 11 21H2 will be automatically updated to the newest version, whether users like it or not.
Usually, Microsoft will not force update an old Windows version to the newest version. But when Microsoft ends the support for an old Windows version, the system will not receive any security update then and it will be easily attacked by different kinds of threats.
Some users are concerned about the stability of the Windows 11 system. Yes, the stability of windows 11 was seriously questioned at the initial release of Windows 11, which cause a very low market share. But now, Windows 11 is more stable. This is not the thing you should worry about.
This post will show you the related information about Windows 11 KB5022360, including fixes and improvements in this optional update.
Windows 11 22H2 Automatic Update Will Not Force Reboot Systems
Windows 11 22H2 automatic update does not mean that this update will be forcibly installed on your device. It just means downloading the updated files and getting your PC ready for installation. So, you should not worry about a PC reboot when you are playing a game or working. You can choose a proper time to restart your device and install the latest version of Windows 11.
If you want to immediately install the Windows 11 2022 Update on your device, you can use the methods introduced in this post: How to Get the Windows 11 2022 Update?
Preparation before Upgrading to Windows 11 22H2
To protect your system and files, you’d better back up your computer to an external hard drive before you perform a Windows 11 update. You can use MiniTool ShadowMaker or MiniTool Partition Wizard to do this job.
Use MiniTool ShadowMaker to Back up Your PC
MiniTool ShadowMaker is a professional Windows backup software. You can use it to back up files, folders, partitions, disks and systems when necessary. It has a trial edition, which allows you to use it for free within 30 days.
Use MiniTool Partition Wizard to Back up Your PC
You can also use the Copy Disk feature in MiniTool Partition Wizard to back up your PC. MiniTool Partition Wizard is a professional partition manager that has many useful features to help you manage your partitions and disks on all versions of Windows.
Copy non-system disk is a free feature in this software. You can just try MiniTool Partition Wizard Free to make a backup of your Windows 11 files.
Recover Your Files if You Lost Them by Mistake
If your files get lost or deleted due to some reason, you can use MiniTool Power Data Recovery to get them back. This software is a professional data recovery software. You can use it to recover data from all kinds of files from different storage devices.
With the free edition of this software, you can recover up to 1 GB of files for free.