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How to get the Windows 11 2022 Update

Одной из главных особенностей стал новый внешний вид панели виджетов с тремя колонками: двумя для новостей и одной для виджетов. Microsoft также включила анимированные значки для виджетов на панели задач. Ещё одним большим изменением стала возможность копировать коды безопасности из уведомлений, поэтому при использовании двухфакторной аутентификации и получении уведомлений по электронной почте (или SMS с телефона) можно сразу скопировать этот код в буфер обмена.

Windows 11: What’s New In Microsoft’s New OS

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Jun 24, 2021, 2:01 pm EDT | 6 min read

With Windows 11, Microsoft has realized Windows should be a powerful desktop operating system. From improved multi-window multitasking and better support for multiple monitors to PC gaming improvements and a Store featuring traditional Win32 desktop apps, Microsoft is embracing the reality of the PC—and making it better.

When Will Windows 11 Be Released?

Microsoft says Windows 11 will begin to arrive in the 2021 holiday season—in other words, around the end of the year. “Eligible Windows 10 PCs” will get a free upgrade to Windows 11 starting at the end of 2021 and continuing into 2022—it will be a gradual rollout.

Will My PC Run Windows 11?

However, not all Windows 10 PCs will get Windows 11. While Windows 10 had broad backward compatibility reaching back to Windows 7 PCs, the system requirements for Windows 11 are much more strict. You will need a PC with UEFI firmware that is Secure Boot capable and a version 2.0 TPM module chip, for example. You will also need “a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)”. 32-bit PCs are out of luck, although even many 64-bit PCs won’t get the update.

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To check if your PC will get Windows 11, download and run Microsoft’s PC Health Check app. If you have disabled Secure Boot or the TPM in your PC’s UEFI firmware settings, there’s a good chance you’ll see a “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11” error message. You may need to re-enable both before the tool will say your PC is compatible. Microsoft says it will continue supporting Windows 10 through October 14, 2025, so you can stay on Windows 10 even if your PC won’t get the update. RELATED: How to Enable TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot for Windows 11 in UEFI

How to Download the Windows 11 Preview

According to Microsoft, Insider Preview builds of Windows 11 will be available starting sometime in the week of June 28, 2021. If Microsoft’s PC Health Check app says your PC supports the preview, you can get it from Microsoft at that time. You will need to join Microsoft’s Windows Insider Program (it’s free) to get it. We recommend you avoid installing this on your primary PC, as it will likely be a little unstable.

A New Start Menu, in the Center

Microsoft Windows 11 has a new, simplified Start menu. Live tiles are gone, replaced with a list of app icons and recent files. Documents you edit in Office apps on other devices—even devices that aren’t running Windows—will appear as recent files here, too, thanks to Microsoft 365.

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The taskbar icons—including the Start menu–have also been moved to the center of the taskbar. Microsoft’s Panos Panay said “We put Start at the center—it puts you at the center.” The good news is that you can move the icons back to the left side of the taskbar if you like—for now at least.

Powerful Multi-Window and Multi-Monitor Features

Microsoft Where Windows 8 was all about having one huge application on a big PC monitor, Windows 11 is all about using multiple windows. Microsoft is embracing productivity and improving Snap. There’s a “Snap Layouts” feature for quickly arranging apps on your screen. Just mouse over a window’s “Maximize” button and you can easily choose a screen region for it. Windows will also remember where you place your apps with “Snap Groups.” You can quickly click a single taskbar icon to pull up a group of snapped apps. Also, when using Windows 11 on a tablet, windows that are side-by-side will automatically stack on top of each other when you change the device’s orientation.

Multiple monitors are getting better, too, with a “new docking and undocking experience.” When you unplug a monitor, the windows on the monitor will minimize themselves rather than getting in the way. When you reconnect the monitor, Windows will automatically restore the windows to their original positions on that monitor.

Faster Updates, and One Big Update a Year

Microsoft says Windows 11 will be better about updates. Updates will be 40% smaller, and they will happen in the background—kind of like a Chromebook. Even better, Microsoft is shifting to a one-big-update-a-year schedule. With Windows 10, Microsoft pushed two big updates a year, a process that led to some huge bugs—and just general disruptions while you sit waiting for your PC to update before you can use it.

Microsoft is now aligning its schedule with other operating systems like Google’s Android, Apple’s macOS, and Apple’s iOS and iPadOS—all of which get one big update per year, not two.

Maybe Microsoft is finally realizing that Windows isn’t a service; it’s an operating system.

A New Store With Desktop Apps

Microsoft With Windows 11’s new Microsoft Store, Microsoft is finally doing what it should have done when it launched Windows 8 with the first Windows Store. The new Store will be “your single trusted location for apps.” Developers can offer traditional Win32 desktop applications in the Store alongside Univeral Windows Platform (UWP) apps and Progress Web App (PWA) apps. Apps can be in any other app framework that works on Windows, too.

Microsoft will let developers use their own commerce functions in these apps and keep 100% of the revenue. In other words, Valve could distribute Steam via the Microsoft Store and not have to pay Microsoft an extra penny.

Imagine getting every application you use—from Google Chrome to Steam—from the Store, making it faster to install all the apps you use. Each app wouldn’t need its own unique updater slowing down your PC. That’s what Microsoft could have given us with Windows 8, of course, but it could finally be happening with Windows 11. Nine years late is better than nothing.

The Store has been redesigned, too. It also has TV shows and movies. But, more importantly, Microsoft says it’s been rebuilt for speed—in other words, even Microsoft agrees the old Store was too slow.

Android Apps Come to Windows 11

Microsoft Microsoft was working on Android app support before the release of Windows 10, but the company axed the project. Now, Android app support will come to Windows 11. What changed? Well, Apple did enable iPhone apps on the Mac with Big Sur, so perhaps that changed Microsoft’s mind.

You’ll be able to get Android apps through the Microsoft Store and run them on your PC. Microsoft is doing this in partnership with the Amazon Appstore, although the apps will be distributed through the standard Microsoft Store app. Microsoft says it’s using “Intel Bridge Technology” to enable this.

Widgets and Teams on the Taskbar

Microsoft The taskbar also features a Widgets button. In the leaked version of Windows 11, it was underwhelming—just a renamed version of the News & Interests widget that was added to Windows 10. In the final version of Windows 11, you’ll be able to add widgets from other applications to it, making it a truly customizable interface and not just a panel for Microsoft to push Bing news links at you.

Microsoft Microsoft is also integrating Microsoft Teams into the taskbar. You can use the Chat feature to have text conversations and video calls with people. Microsoft Teams is widely known as a business communication tool, but Microsoft wants to expand it to everyone—likely because Skype is not doing very well under Microsoft’s ownership.

PC Gaming Improvements

Microsoft Microsoft talked up some gaming features that already exist, like DirectX 12 Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC, which offers unlimited access to a library of PC games for a monthly fee. But there are some new things here. Two features from the Xbox Series X are making their way to PC.

The first is Auto HDR, which will help “over 1000” previous-generation games look better by automatically enabling HDR. Without this feature, only games built to support HDR would use HDR on an HDR-compatible display. Microsoft showed it off in Skyrim, where it made the colors much more vivid and vibrant.

The second is DirectStorage. Some Windows 11 PCs will be “DirectStorage Optimized”—they will need a high-performance NVMe SSD and appropriate drivers. On these PCs, games can quickly load data from system storage directly to the graphics card without taxing the CPU. Like in Xbox, it should speed up game load times and make faster loading of assets during gameplay possible.

A Smart Upgrade

Windows 11 seems pretty good so far! It’s full of other smart changes, too. For example, Cortana is being removed from the PC setup experience, something that will no doubt please many system administrators. When our biggest complaint is that we’re not sure we want the Start button in the middle of the taskbar—something you can change in a few clicks—that’s pretty impressive.

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Chris Hoffman is Editor-in-Chief of How-To Geek. He’s written about technology for over a decade and was a PCWorld columnist for two years. Chris has written for The New York Times and Reader’s Digest, been interviewed as a technology expert on TV stations like Miami’s NBC 6, and had his work covered by news outlets like the BBC. Since 2011, Chris has written over 2,000 articles that have been read more than one billion times—and that’s just here at How-To Geek.
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How to get the Windows 11 2022 Update

Today, Panos Panay announced the release and availability of the Windows 11 2022 Update, the latest version of Windows 11. Windows is a key component of how more than a billion people connect, learn, play and work. In this blog I’ll share how to get the 2022 Update (also known as Windows 11, version 22H2 1 ), details on our approach to delivering continuous innovation including improvements to the update experience, and information for commercial and education customers.

How to get the update

Starting today, the first major update to Windows 11 is now available for users who want to update. Our launch approach to Windows 11 leverages our well-established update systems and processes. The measured and phased rollout will offer the update via Windows Update when data shows that your device is ready, as our objective is to provide a quality update experience. We will initially ramp up the offering availability in the first weeks as we monitor quality signals. If we detect that your device may have an issue, such as an application incompatibility, we may put a safeguard hold in place and not offer the update until that issue is resolved. To learn more about the status of the Windows 11 rollout, safeguard holds and which holds may be applied to your device, visit Windows release health. Learn more about the ways to install Windows 11.

Windows 11 devices

Users with eligible devices running Windows 11, version 21H2 who are interested in experiencing the latest feature update and are ready to install this release on their device can choose to do so by opening Windows Update settings (Settings > Windows Update) and selecting Check for updates 2 . For more information on the 2022 Update experience for Windows 11 devices, watch this video.

Windows 10 devices

If you are running Windows 10 today, you can check to see if your device is eligible (i.e., meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 11) to upgrade using the PC Health Check app. You can then check to see if Windows 11, version 22H2 is ready for your specific device by opening Windows Update settings (Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update) and selecting Check for updates 3,4 . If your device is eligible and the upgrade is ready, the option to download and install will appear: If you are ready to install Windows 11, simply select Download and install 5,6 . For more information on the Windows 11 upgrade experience for Window 10 devices, watch this video.

Delivering continuous innovation and value

Our delivery approach leverages the well-established feature and monthly security update systems and processes used for the +1.4 billion Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices we have shipped and serviced over the past six years. Windows 11 will continue to have an annual feature update cadence, released in the second half of the calendar year that marks the start of the support lifecycle, with 24 months of support for Home and Pro editions and 36 months of support for Enterprise and Education editions.

We are committed to delivering continuous innovation by releasing new features into Windows 11 with increased frequency via our servicing technology (like a monthly update) and Microsoft Store updates, in addition to our annual update process. Our goal is to provide you with the best experiences year-round, when new features are ready based on quality and reliability, via our familiar processes. Today we are also announcing that a new set of experiences including the Tabbed File explorer, considered a component of the 2022 Update for all editions, will be ready this October. We will share more information and documentation when we initially make these features available. We plan a phased rollout timed with the October optional non-security preview release for these features and then they will be made broadly available in the November 2022 security update release 7 . Going forward we will continue to announce, document and deliver new features and experiences when they are ready (learn more).

We have listened to feedback on the overall Windows Update experience and are excited to announce two substantial improvements to the update experience for both feature and monthly updates for the Windows 11 2022 Update.

  • Smaller and faster installation of updates: We have significantly reduced the download size of feature updates, by ~450MB for many users. We’ve also reduced download and installation time of the monthly cumulative update, as well as reclaimed hundreds of megabytes of disk footprint to give back to the user. Learn more about these improvements.
  • Windows Update and carbon awareness: Windows will try to schedule update installations at specific times of day when doing so may result in lower carbon emissions. Many electrical grids are powered by multiple sources, including renewables and fossil fuels. When available, Windows 11 will now prioritize installing updates in the background at times when greater amounts of clean energy sources (like wind, solar and hydro) are available (find out more in this article).

Information for commercial and education customers

Windows 11 is built on the consistent, compatible and familiar Windows 10 foundation you know, and it was designed for hybrid workforces. You can plan for, prepare and deploy Windows 11 alongside Windows 10 using the same processes, policies and management applications. For new information about the latest features for commercial organizations in Windows 11, version 22H2, see our latest Commercial blog.

We recommend IT administrators begin targeted deployments now as part of their regular Windows Update motion. For the latest resources and tools, check out our post on Tools to support Windows 11 deployment. In addition, to help make Windows 11 deployment easier, we encourage you to leverage the built in Windows 11 Readiness report in Microsoft Endpoint Manager and/or Endpoint Analytics to help identify eligible devices that meet the Windows 11 minimum system requirements for an upgrade.

Windows 11, version 22H2 is available through familiar channels and processes including Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Windows Update for Business and the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) 8 for phased deployment using Microsoft Endpoint Manager or other endpoint management solutions. September 20, 2022 marks the start of the 36 months of servicing support lifecycle for Enterprise and Education editions of Windows 11, version 22H2.

Experience the latest innovation in the Windows 11 2022 Update

We all need the latest technology to keep pace with working, learning, connecting and playing, and installing the 2022 Update is the best way you can keep your Windows device protected and productive. This also enables your device to receive the continuous innovation we will deliver over the next year with the 2022 Update.

As I have previously noted, for customers who are using a device that is not eligible for Windows 11, Windows 10 is a great place to be. Windows 10 will be serviced through Oct. 14, 2025 and we have announced that the next feature update to Windows 10, version 22H2, is coming next month, continuing to offer you both support and choice with Windows. As in the past, we will closely monitor the rollout of Windows 11 and continue to share timely information on the status of the rollout and known issues (open and resolved) across all Windows feature and monthly updates via the Windows release health dashboard and @WindowsUpdate. Please continue to tell us about your experience by providing comments or suggestions via Feedback Hub.

1 Consistent numerical version names across annual releases (“version 22H2” as released in the second half of the 2022 calendar year).

2 Eligible Windows 11 devices must have installed the June 2022 non-security preview release or later to update to Windows 11, version 22H2.

3 Eligible Windows 10 devices must be on version 2004 or later, and have installed the April 2022 non-security preview release or later, to upgrade directly to Windows 11.

4 Certain features require specific hardware; see Windows 11 specifications for more information.

5 New Windows 11 users will be shown and need to accept the Microsoft Software License Terms after selecting “Download and install” before the download will commence.

6 Starting with Windows 11, version 22H2, the Pro edition will require internet connectivity during the initial device setup only, and if you choose to setup the device for personal use, a Microsoft account will also be required for setup.

7 Updates and upgrades to Windows 11, version 22H2 post the November security update date will automatically receive the new October features.

8 Downloads in the VLSC and similar channels may be delayed.

Microsoft выпустила новую версию Windows 11: новая панель виджетов, копирование кодов безопасности, улучшенные «Настройки» и многое другое

Компания Microsoft выпустила крупное функциональное обновление для операционной системы Windows 11. Оно приносит обширный список нововведений и улучшений для различных аспектов системы.

Версия Windows 11 22H2 Moment 3 (KB5026446) пока доступна в качестве опционального апдейта, но эти изменения также будут включены в обязательное «обновление по вторникам» (Patch Tuesday) в июне.

Одной из главных особенностей стал новый внешний вид панели виджетов с тремя колонками: двумя для новостей и одной для виджетов. Microsoft также включила анимированные значки для виджетов на панели задач. Ещё одним большим изменением стала возможность копировать коды безопасности из уведомлений, поэтому при использовании двухфакторной аутентификации и получении уведомлений по электронной почте (или SMS с телефона) можно сразу скопировать этот код в буфер обмена.

В приложении «Настройки» появилась страница USB4, где можно управлять док-станциями и подключёнными к ним устройствами. Также теперь есть страница настроек конфиденциальности для определения присутствия, которая обеспечивает более детальный контроль над такими функциями, как пробуждение ПК при приближении или блокировка при уходе. Также появились дополнительные настройки яркости, сенсорной клавиатуры. Страница «Учётные записи» также была обновлена, она точно отображает доступное хранилище для всех подписок OneDrive пользователя.

В «Проводнике» контекстные меню теперь поддерживают клавиши доступа. Также улучшены специальные возможности, в том числе поддержка живых субтитров на большем количестве языков и голосового доступа на большем количестве диалектов английского языка.

Улучшения панели задач включают отображение статуса VPN, также теперь есть возможность отображать секунды на часах на панели задач. Апдейт приносит дополнительный уровень защиты от фишинга и использования небезопасных паролей, а также добавляет поддержку Bluetooth Low Energy Audio.

Это далеко не полный список изменений, которые приносит Windows 11 22H2 Moment 3. Есть и менее заметные пользователям улучшения, а ещё исправлен ряд ошибок, сбоев и недоработок.

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