• So how do you get to 21H2 without 22H2?

    • Windows 11 22H2: Not recommended
    • Windows 11 21H2: If you have a Windows 11 PC, recommended
    • Windows 10 22H2: Not recommended
    • Windows 10 21H2: Recommended

    That’s my current recommended versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11.  But how do you get to just 21H2 without installing 22H2?

    Easy. EITHER use the registry keys/group policy showcased here:

    Or use the tool at Incontrol. I consider this a bit easier to use.

    You download the tool and choose the version and release you want.  It will keep your machine at just that version and Microsoft won’t push you to 22H2.

    Now right now before next Tuesday, if you get offered 21H2 in the update window go ahead and install it and then set your deferral window to push off updates.

    If you purchased a Windows 11 computer and want to keep it on 21H2, use the same tool and pick version Windows 11 and then Version 21H2.