How to Download and Install Windows 11 22H2 Update Manually

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This guide shows you how to install the latest version of Windows 11 immediately, without waiting for the update to become available in Windows Update.

In the guide’s first section, I dive into the steps to manually download and install Windows 11 22H2.

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Then, in the second section, I answer some Frequently Asked Questions about updating and installing Windows 11.

Before you proceed, ensure that your PC has at least 5 GB of free Space on the OS install drive. To check the free disk space on your OS drive, follow the steps in this guide – How To Check The Free Space On Your Windows 10 Install Drive (link opens in a new browser tab)

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How to Download and Install Windows 11 22H2 Update Manually with Windows 11 Installation Assistant

How To Manually Download And Install Windows 11 22H2 With Windows 11 Installation Assistant

The fastest way to manually download and install Windows 11 22H2 update is via Windows 11 Installation Assistant.

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Follow the steps below to update Windows 11 to the latest version.

  1. Click the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11 link.
  2. Then, scroll down to the “Windows 11 Installation Assistant” section and click Download Now.

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  1. If you use Google Chrome, the browser will display the downloaded file at its bottom left – click the file. Your PC will display the User Account Control pop-up Window.

    Click Yes to load the installation assistant.

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If you use any other browser other than Chrome or Microsoft Edge, open the location of your Downloads folder and double-click Windows11InstallationAssistant – see the second screenshot below.
How To Manually Download And Install Windows 11 22H2 With Windows 11 Installation Assistant
  1. The Windows 11 installation Assistant will prompt you to run the PC Health Check app first. Click the Get PC Health Check app link to download the file.

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Do NOT close the Windows 11 installation Assistant, as you will come back to it shortly.
How To Manually Download And Install Windows 11 22H2 With Windows 11 Installation Assistant
  1. Then, open the Download folder on your PC and double-click the WindowsPCHealthCheckSetup file. When the installer opens, accept the license agreement, then install the app.

    When it finishes installing, ensure that Open Windows PC Health Check is checked, then click finish.

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How To Manually Download And Install Windows 11 22H2 With Windows 11 Installation Assistant
  1. Then, when the app opens, click Check now.

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  1. Close the result and the PC Health Check app if your PC passes the check. Then, proceed to step 8.

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On the contrary, if your PC fails the check, follow the steps in this guide to download and install Windows 11 22H2 update manually – How To Install Windows 11 Manually For Free (Upgrade Windows 10).

How To Manually Download And Install Windows 11 22H2 With Windows 11 Installation Assistant
Even though I wrote the guide in the above link for Windows 10 upgrade to Windows 11, the steps work for upgrading Windows 11 to the latest version.
  1. Return to the Windows 11 Installation Assistant window and click Refresh.

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  1. Then, Licence agreement page, click Accept and install. The installation assistant will start downloading the latest version of Windows 11.

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How To Manually Download And Install Windows 11 22H2 With Windows 11 Installation Assistant
  1. When it finishes downloading Windows 11 22H2 update manually, it will start installing it. Depending on your internet connection speed, downloading the update will take a while.

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How To Manually Download And Install Windows 11 22H2 With Windows 11 Installation Assistant
  1. Once the installation is completed, the installation will start a 30-minute restart countdown. To restart immediately, click Restart now.

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If you DO NOT select an option, your PC will restart when the countdown reaches 0.
  1. When your PC finishes installing the update, it will start Windows 11 normally. Login with your normal account.

    Then, wait for Windows to complete some final configuration.

  2. Once your desktop loads, to confirm that your PC is now on Windows 11 version 21H2, search winver and open the app.

    Your Windows 11 version will display 22H2!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Downloading and Installing Windows 11 22H2 Update Manually

Frequently Asked Questions About Download And Install Windows 11 22H2 Manually
1. When Was Windows 11 22H2 Released?

Microsoft released Windows 11 22H2 on September 20, 2022.

2. How Do I Manually Install Windows 11 22H2?

To manually install Windows 11 22H2, follow the steps below:

i) Download the Windows 11 Installation Assistant.
ii) When the installer downloads, double-click it. Then, on the first screen, run the PC health check
iii) If your PC passes the health check, proceed with downloading and installing Windows 11 22H2.

3. How Do I Make A Bootable USB Drive For Windows 11?

To make a bootable USB drive for Windows 11, follow the steps below:

i) Insert a formatted USB drive into your computer (the USB drive MUST have at least 8GB)
ii) Open the Download Windows 11 link. Then, scroll down to the “Create Windows 11 Installation Media” and click Download now.
iii) Double-click the downloaded mediacreationtool file. Then, follow the wizard to create a bootable USB drive for Windows 11.

4. How Do I Install Windows 11 From An ISO File?

To install Windows 11 from an ISO file, follow the steps below:

i) Open the Download Windows 11 link. Then, scroll down to the “Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO)”, select “Windows 11 (Multi-edition ISO)”, then click Download now.
ii) When the ISO file finishes downloading, right-click it and select Mount. The ISO file will mount like a DVD on your PC.
iii) Open the mounted drive and double-click Setup.exe, then follow the wizard to complete the installation.

5. What Size Flash Drive Do I Need For Windows 11?

You need at least an 8GB flash drive to create Windows 11 bootable media.

My Final Thoughts About Downloading and Installing Windows 11 22H2 Update Manually

Microsoft released Windows 11 22H2 on September 20, 2022. Normally, you would wait for the update to become available via Windows Update. However, you can use the steps in this guide to manually download and install Windows 11 22H2 on September 20, 2022.

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But, to successfully download and install the latest Windows 11 update, you MUST Check The Free Space On Your Windows 11 Install Drive. If you do not have enough space, the update will fail.

Secondly, your PC MUST pass the Windows 11 PC Health Check. However, if your PC fails the check, I have a guide with steps to bypass the check – How To Install Windows 11 Manually For Free (Upgrade Windows 10).

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I hope you were able to use this guide to download and install Windows 11 22H2 manually. If you found this guide helpful, kindly spare 2 minutes to share your experience at Itechguides Community.

You may also ask questions regarding this guide by replying to this article’s topic at Itechguides Community.

Finally, for more Windows 11 guides, visit our Windows 11 How-To Guides page.

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References and Further Reading

  1. 4 Ways to Find OS Architecture using PowerShell (32 or 64 bit) (ridicurious.com)
  2. Microsoft Update Catalog
  3. How to Install CAB and MSU Updates from Windows Update Catalog » Winhelponline
  4. How To Check The Free Space On Your Windows 10 Install Drive
  5. Download Windows 11 (microsoft.com)
  6. Download And Run Windows 11 Compatibility Health Check App (Optional)
  7. How To Install Windows 11 Manually For Free (Upgrade Windows 10) (www.itechguides.com)
  8. Itechguides Community

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