Why Windows 11 22H2 Update Not Showing and How to Fix?

The latest Windows 11 22H2 update not showing when you want to upgrade your Windows 11 computer? If you are struggling with this problem, read this article carefully to find a solution.


By Maggie Updated on December 29, 2023

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Windows 11 22H2 Update Has Arrived

On September 20, 2022 Microsoft released the Windows 11 22H2 update. It represents the first major update to the next generation of Windows 11, introducing a range of new features and improvements to improve security, productivity, and the overall user experience.

The following are some of the new features:

◆ New Start menu folders to group apps.
◆ Taskbar ability to drag and drop files and apps.
Taskbar Overflow menu to hide apps that don’t fit.
◆ New Task Manager with a modern interface.
◆ New Voice access feature to control a device with voice.
◆ New Snap layouts drag and drop interface.
◆ News Smart App Control (SAC) feature to block dangerous apps.

In addition to these partial new features, Windows 11 22H2 has many updates and enhancements to the original features. For more Windows 11 22H2 new features details, you can find in this article.

Windows 11 Update Not Showing Up

Windows 11 2022 update version has been released. But some users still don't see the update provided to their computers. Below, we show you what you can do if the Windows 11 22H2 update is not showing up in Windows Update. Before you start, you need to check if your PC supports your upgrade to Windows 11.

If you installed Windows 11 without TPM on an unsupported computer, you will not be able to get the Windows 11 2H22 update properly. You will need to install it manually by downloading the Windows 11 ISO or by using the Windows 11 Installation Assistant. Please follow the 2nd and 3rd methods in this guide for more details.

Method 1. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

We all know that Windows comes with some troubleshooters that we can use to fix the normal problems that occur when using Windows PC. If Windows 11 2H22 update is not showing up, you need to run the Windows Update troubleshooter and fix the problem that is preventing Windows updates. To run the Windows Update troubleshooter, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Press Windows + I to open Windows Settings. Click System on the left tab and click Troubleshoot -> Other-troubleshooters on the right.

Other Troubleshooters

  1. Then find Windows Update troubleshooter and click the Run button beside it. Follow the on-screen wizard to complete running the troubleshooter, which may fix the Windows 11 22H2 update not showing issue.

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Method 2. Use Windows 11 Installation Assistant

If you didn't get Windows 1122H2 update through Windows Update, its Windows 11 Installation Assistant can help you install it. You need to download it from Microsoft and run it on your computer. When you run it, it will download the latest version of Windows 11 and install it on your computer.

  1. Visit the official Microsoft website to download the Installation Assistant.

Download Windows 11 Installation Assistant

  1. Then double-click on that setup file. If you already have the PC Health Check application on your computer, you can click the Accept and Install button.

Accept and Install

🎃 Note: However, if your PC does not have the PC Health Check app, you will need to download it, verify that your PC meets the hardware requirements for Windows 11, and then click the Refresh button.

  1. Once completed, the Windows 11 Installation Assistant will begin downloading and verifying the update.

Downloading Windows 11

  1. After that, it will start installing Windows 11 automatically.

🎃 Note: You need to save what you are doing, because once it reaches 100%, your computer will automatically restart after a specific time. If you don't want to wait and want to restart right away, you can click the Restart now button.

  1. After this, it will continue with the installation. Do not turn off your computer during this time and wait for the installation to complete.

Update Screen

Method 3. Download Windows 11 22H2 ISO File Manually

If none of the above methods solve your problem of Windows 11 22H2 not showing, you need to download the ISO file of Windows 11 2H22 update from Microsoft and run it manually on your computer to install it. Here is a way for you to download the Windows 11 22H2 ISO file.

🎃 Note: This process is equivalent to a fresh installation of Windows 11, if you have important files on your computer that need to be saved it is recommended that you back up your computer in advance.

  1. Open Microsoft Software Download page. Under the Create Windows 11 Installation Media section, click the Download Now button.

Create Windows 11 Installation Media

  1. Double-click the MediaCrationToolW11.exe file to launch the tool. Accept the license terms and click the Next button. Select the ISO file option and click the Next button.

ISO File

  1. Select the location to save the Windows 22H2 Update ISO file. Confirm the name of the ISO file - for example, Windows_11_ISO - and click the Save button. Finally, click the Finish button.

Back Up PC to Avoid Data Loss During the Windows 11 22H2 Update

When you are having problems with Windows 11 21H2 not updating to 22h2, you can fix this problem by using the above methods. A fresh install is included, meaning you will get a brand-new PC after updating to Windows 11 22H2.

Problems are also reported after installing the latest KB5019980 update. For example, you might be unable to reconnect to Direct Access after temporarily losing network connectivity or transitioning between Wi-Fi networks or access points.

If you don't want to lose the precious data on your computer now after the update, it is recommended that you back up in advance. AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free backup software for all Windows PCs, including Windows 11/10/8/7 and vista, etc.

It provides you with System Backup, Disk Backup, File Backup and Partition Backup. You can choose a backup method that best suits your needs to protect the files or systems on your computer.

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Disk Backup

In addition, this software helps you to set up automatic backups to protect your daily data. With the help of this feature, you can save a lot of time and effort.

It is also helpful in protecting Windows 10 from update error, for instance, the KB5021233 update brought an error (0xc000021a) with a blue screen on start up to Windows users. You may get back to normal in that case if you've created system backup in advance.

Further reading: Windows 11 Version 23H2 has arrived!

Windows 11 23H2, also known as Windows 11 2023 Update, became accessible on October 31, 2023. It is the second major release of the operating system. Here is something new in the Windows 11 23H2 update, let’s take a look:

  • Introduce new features like Copilot, the new digital assistant powered by AI that replaces Cortana.
  • Updated version of File Explorer with new visual designs, updated Gallery page, new Details pane, native support for RAR, 7z, GZ, and TAR pack file formats, and changes to Nearby Sharing for file transfer from one computer to another.
  • Debut a new Windows Backup app, a revamped Outlook email client application, and updates across various tools including Paint, Photos, Snipping Tool, Clipchamp, Notepad, and more.

If you want to try the new features of the new version, it's not that hard, you can refer to the full guide: [Step-by-Step Guide] How to Get Windows 11 23H2 Update: 3 Ways for your convenience.

Final Words

When you are troubled by the Windows 11 22H2 update not showing problem, take a look at this article to provide you with a solution. There are still many new features in this big Windows 11 update that are worth checking out. 

AOMEI Backupper advanced editions are helpful tools in performing bootable clone in Windows 11 in the case of hard drive upgrading.

Maggie · Editor
Maggie is a technical editor from AOMEI and troubleshoots technical problems against data protection. She has received professional and systematic technical training. With a focus on user experience, security, and problem-solving, she always puts herself in the readers' shoes and provides them with valuable technical insights.