The upcoming feature update for Windows 10 is almost here, bringing small new business-focused features and improvements. Microsoft apparently plans to launch Windows 10 version 22H2 in October and it will be called “Windows 10 October 2022 Update,” a company spokesperson said.
The Windows 10 October 2022 Update – previously called version 22H2 – was officially confirmed by Microsoft last month. The name apparently makes sense since previous Windows 10 updates also used a month + year format.
On the other hand, Microsoft uses a fairly simple naming convention for Windows 11 updates. For example, Windows 11 version 22H2 is simply called “Windows 11 2022 Update” because the company plans to release a single major update to Windows 11 every year, so the lack of a month in the name makes sense.
A Microsoft spokesperson reminded us that Windows 10 will continue to receive updates and support until October 2025. Microsoft’s approach is pretty standard – you don’t like Windows 11 or your current hardware isn’t supported? You can keep using Windows 10 for a few more years.
Windows 10 October 2022 Update (arriving) is an activation pack
Microsoft is no longer working on new features for Windows 10 and is technically in maintenance mode. As a result, Windows 10’s next “feature update” would be a minor release, and we’ve already seen hard evidence in older preview builds that there will be no consumer-facing features as of August.
The Windows 10 October 2022 Update will be released in October and will be triggered by an enable switch, just like the previous feature updates (November 2021 Update).
For those who don’t know, the activation package is similar to a cumulative update in nature and it enables the hidden features. The hidden features are preloaded on the PC as part of previous cumulative updates. As a result, there is no major download or slow installation process, as the update actually includes a bunch of new registry key values.
Microsoft is also planning to release additional Wundows 11 activation packs called “Moment 1” and “Moment 2.” According to sources, Microsoft has scrapped version 23H2 of Windows 11 in favor of smaller and faster updates called “Moments” (which is an internal name used by Microsoft).
Reports have also indicated that Windows 12 could arrive as early as 2024 with a wider rollout expected in 2025. This may seem very fast, as Windows 11 continues to be delayed and deployed to millions of machines, the move should shake the PC market share. increase.