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    • This topic was modified 2 weeks, 1 day ago by Alex5723.
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    • #2480257

      grumble grumble it’s now called Windows 11 2022?  gah can we stop renaming stuff?

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2480271

        Its logical with feature update once a year.

      • #2480713

        The Windows 11 2022 update upgrades your version as reported in Settings | About to Windows 11 22H2.

        --Joe

    • #2480691

      The 22H2 update was offered on my HP laptop, however, it isn’t offered to me on my primary desktop which is an Intel NUC11PHKi7C.  On investigating why it isn’t being offered, the only explanation I can find relates to a compatibility issue between Intel Smart Sound Technology (SST) drivers and Windows 11 that MAY be causing Microsoft to block the update.  Interestingly, Intel SST isn’t present in this computer (to my knowledge and all documentation).

      It’s not an issue for me at this point just an observation for users of the Intel NUC products.

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      • #2483809

        are you absolutely sure about that, AC641?

        open Device Manager (devmgmt.msc) and expand the Sound, video & game controllers section

        I checked the Intel NUC11PHKi7C drivers section on the Intel web site and the Realtek audio driver version 6.0.9285.1 package does bundle the Intel SST audio bus driver v10.29.00.6367 (much newer than the problematic versions mentioned by Microsoft) which is fully Win11 compatible

    • #2484052

      HP laptop, however, it isn’t offered to me on my primary desktop

      Why not run the free portable app ‘whynotwin11’ ? or Microsoft’s own tool ?
      Microsoft also blocked Win 11 to some printer drivers

    • #2484077

      HP laptop, however, it isn’t offered to me on my primary desktop

      Why not run the free portable app ‘whynotwin11’ ? or Microsoft’s own tool ?
      Microsoft also blocked Win 11 to some printer drivers

      I’m already running Windows 11 21H2 and the Microsoft Health Check tool throws up no issues.

    • #2484225

      HP laptop, however, it isn’t offered to me on my primary desktop

      Why not run the free portable app ‘whynotwin11’ ? or Microsoft’s own tool ?
      Microsoft also blocked Win 11 to some printer drivers

      I’m already running Windows 11 21H2 and the Microsoft Health Check tool throws up no issues.

      The block is for Windows 11 22H2.

      • #2484245

        The block is for Windows 11 22H2.

        But WhyNotWin11 isn’t.

        Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.608 + Microsoft Edge/365

    • #2484397

      HP laptop, however, it isn’t offered to me on my primary desktop

      Why not run the free portable app ‘whynotwin11’ ? or Microsoft’s own tool ?
      Microsoft also blocked Win 11 to some printer drivers

      I’m already running Windows 11 21H2 and the Microsoft Health Check tool throws up no issues.

      The block is for Windows 11 22H2.

      We know this.  I was pointing out to you that the tools you mentioned are not designed to tell you whether there’s an incompatibility between a system and Windows 11 22H2; they’re designed to tell you if your system is compatible, primarily from a hardware perspective, with Windows 11 – full stop.  What I stated is that I have been running Windows 11 Pro without issue since April when I built this Intel NUC.

    • #2484402

      To check if your computer is compatible with Windows 11 22H2, you have to use the Windows Registry. Here’s how:

      1. Press Windows key + R to bring up a Run dialog.
      2. Type regedit and press Enter.
      3. In the Registry Editor window, head to Computer > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows NT > CurrentVersion > AppCompatFlags > TargetVersionUpgradeExperienceIndicators > NI22H2.
      4. In the right pane, locate and open the RedReason key.
      5. Check the value. If the displayed value is NONE, your device can run Windows 11 22H2. For any other value, you can’t update to the 22H2 version.

      My Intel NUC11PHKi7C shows ‘None’ indicating it’s compatible which ties in with others with the same NUC unit on the Intel forums who have been offered and installed the 22H2 update.

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      • #2484486

        Hmm I have ‘None’ in RedReason but I am not being offered the update. 🙁

    • #2484453

      RedReason key

      How does Microsoft (sneakily) update the key with new blocks like the recent printers and Intel SST audio drivers blocks ?

      • #2484496

        What’s sneaky about it? Isn’t Windows Update expected to make lots of changes to everyone’s registry?

        Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.608 + Microsoft Edge/365

    • #2484580

      Isn’t Windows Update expected to make lots of changes to everyone’s registry?

      Windows update runs on patch Tuesdays. How does Microsoft update new blocks like those from last week ? Sneakily ?

    • #2484603

      Isn’t Windows Update expected to make lots of changes to everyone’s registry?

      Windows update runs on patch Tuesdays. How does Microsoft update new blocks like those from last week ? Sneakily ?

      Rubbish!  Windows Update runs throughout the month with security releases published on the second Tuesday of the month, known as ‘Patch Tuesdays;’ and as ‘B’ releases.  However, other releases: ‘C’ and ‘D’ are released during the third and fourth weeks of the month.  If you check Windows Update (without clicking ‘Check for Updates’) through the month, you’ll see that the system checks frequently – you can see the last date and time checked right under the ‘You’re Up to date’ message, if indeed you are.

    • #2484604

      Rubbish!

      If you check Windows Update (without clicking ‘Check for Updates’) through the month, you’ll see that the system checks frequently – you can see the last date and time checked right under the ‘You’re Up to date’ message, if indeed you are.

      So, Microsoft will sneakily hack the registry during those frequent update checks without notifications to users ?

    • #2484625

      So, Microsoft will sneakily hack the registry during those frequent update checks without notifications to users ?

      Why does this surprise you.

      It’s no different that the recent Spotify installs that came thru the MS Store or the Known Issue Rollbacks they issue to fix problems caused by part of an update that all happen “without” user interaction/notification.

      If you read the license agreement for Windows, you’ll find you agreed they can make whatever changes they want whenever they want to “their” S/W.

      So yes, they can “sneak” a modification onto your PC at any time if it’s connected to the internet and the license agreement doesn’t require they notify you of the change.

      BTW, since you “agreed” to allow Microsoft to make them, they aren’t “hacks” but, according to Microsoft, improvements to the OS.

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    • #2484658

      If you read the license agreement for Windows, you’ll find you agreed they can make whatever changes they want whenever they want to “their” S/W.

      There is nothing in Microsoft agreement for Windows that even remotely gives Microsoft remote access rights or changes rights to Windows OS.

      If there is, I don’t recall reading it.

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    • #2484660

      I’m not normally one for personal comments on public forums, however; Alex, your comments in this thread alone show that you really don’t understand how Windows works or the licence agreements.  Microsoft makes changes to the registry frequently and not only when new updates are installed.

      As far as the licence agreement is concerned, HERE’S a link to the Windows 11 license agreement from June 2021.  I’ll point you to item number 6.

      • #2484666

        “The software periodically checks for system and app updates, and downloads and installs them for you.”

        I have set my Windows 10 Pro to notify=2 and don’t download nor install any update.

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    • #2484682

      To quote item 6 in its entirety rather than the bit you chose to try to make an invalid point:

      ‘The software periodically checks for system and app updates, and downloads and installs them for you. You may obtain updates only from Microsoft or authorized sources, and Microsoft may need to update your system to provide you with those updates. By accepting this agreement or using the software, you agree to receive these types of automatic updates without any additional notice.’

      You trust Microsoft with its baseline Windows 10 product but don’t trust it enough to download updates; an odd approach but your choice.

      Moderator note: Prlease refrain from personal attacks and name-calling.

       

    • #2484778

      I was hoping for a comment regarding my having ‘None’ in RedReason in the registry but still not being offered 22H2.

    • #2484831

      You trust Microsoft with its baseline Windows 10 product but don’t trust it enough to download updates

      Exactly. I don’t trust Microsoft to hack my PC whenever it wants without prior notification and the choice to block such installations.

      I use WUmgr and control my updates.

    • #2485687

      https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-health/status-windows-11-22h2

      Current status as of October 4, 2022 (PT)

      We are entering a new phase of the rollout for Windows 11, version 22H2 and we are increasing its availability to all who check for updates on eligible Windows devices. Note that, if we detect that your device might have an issue, such as an application incompatibility, we might put a safeguard hold in place and not offer the update until that issue is resolved. Information regarding safeguard holds is available below on this page.

      Users who are interested in experiencing the latest feature update can choose to do so by opening Windows Update Settings and selecting Check for updates. If your device is ready, you will see the option to Download and install…

    • #2485697

      After all that I was offered it this morning via Windows Update.

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