Microsoft is preparing to launch Windows 10 22H2

For Windows 10, the function update to version 22H2 could appear faster than expected. The current status.

Only recently there were first indications that Windows 10 will receive the 22H2 feature update, which we also reported on in detail. Microsoft has officially only confirmed a version 22H2 for Windows 11, but not for Windows 10. Now, for the first time, there is also an official reference to Windows 10 version 22H2.

Ultimately, the good news is that despite Microsoft’s best efforts to encourage users to switch to Windows 11, it’s not neglecting Windows 10. Recently it was also rumored that Windows 12 could appear as early as 2024. Because Microsoft is changing its update plan.

With KB5015684, 21H2 becomes 22H2

Update KB5015684 was spotted this week, which so far is only available for Windows Insiders to download and install manually. According to this report from, the update is only a slim 170 kilobytes in size and is described by Microsoft as a “cumulative update for Windows 10”.

The update does not bring any new functions, which is not surprising given the size. However, if it is installed, the Windows build number increases to 19045.1806 and the version designation changes from “21H2” to “22H2”.

The existence of KB5015684 should be an indication that it won’t be long before 22H2 is delivered to all Windows 10 users. It will probably be more of a mini-update, which will unlock minor changes in places that Microsoft has already hidden in the operating system with previous Windows 10 updates, so to speak. That’s why Microsoft also calls such updates “enablement packages” because they don’t contain any new code, but only activate existing code.

We don’t expect any major innovations in version 22H2 for Windows 10 anyway, but rather improvements in security and performance. Instead, the developers are focusing on the new features that will be introduced with 22H2 in Windows 11.

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