There is some mystery around the new features that Windows 10 version 22H2 will get. Obviously, we should not expect drastic changes, as the Redmond firm is now solely focused on Windows 11, which already has its own version 22H2 with a massive set of new things. Still, Windows 10 version 22H2 is coming, and everyone is curious what it will bring with it. Microsoft keeps it in secret, but points that it will have something new.
Microsoft has updated the official announcement of the Release Preview channel post for Windows 10 22H2, so now it contains the following line.
UPDATE 5:00pm PDT: This build is focused on validating the servicing technology. Windows 10, version 22H2 has a scoped set of features and Microsoft will share more details on this update later this year.
Sadly, there are no other details. All we know at this moment is that the company is preparing something new for users who decided to stay on Windows 10 or can't upgrade their devices to the latest OS. Windows 11 is known for strict hardware requirements, specially for the CPU generation and TPM. But what exactly will be new Microsoft is yet to reveal.
What is currently known is that Windows 10 22H2 retains current hardware requirements. They hasn't changed since version 2004. It is also compatible with all the drivers issued for Windows 10 2004 and above.
That's not surprising. Since version 2004, Microsoft didn't release a single major update for Windows 10. All its successors are just minor builds that are based on 2004's system files and don't add radical changes to any area of the OS. Microsoft will support Windows 10 until 2025, and it is unlikely that they will release any major update for it. Check out Windows 10 release history here to learn more what is new in each of its versions.
Microsoft will announce the changes in the coming months.
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