Microsoft is gearing up for a major release of its flagship operating system, Windows 11, the 22H2. But, not every Windows 11 PC may receive the major update 22H2 as Microsoft has not yet changed the minimum hardware requirements.
Windows 11 version 22H2 is the successor of the initial release of Windows 11 build 22000. It still needs TPM 2.0 and Secure boot. However, there are rumors that this would change, and version 22H2 may come with even stricter requirements, with SSD as a mandatory hardware part.
If you want to quickly check that your Windows 11 is compatible with the newest 22H2, you can analyze the Registry and make sure your PC can run the latest Windows 11 22H2 or not.
The below-mentioned steps are also helpful for those running Windows 10 latest build and waiting for an upgrade to Windows 11 22H2.
How to Check Registry Values to Find Windows 11 22H2 Compatibility?
To quickly check Windows 11 22H2 compatibility, use these steps:-
Step 1. Open Registry Editor.
Step 2. Then, copy and paste the following path in the Registry Editor address bar and then hit the Enter key on the keyboard:-
Here, you need to under the following:-
- DestBuildNum and DestBuildNumList values show which build of Windows 11 your device is expected to be upgraded.
- RedReason value shows None, which means your PC is compatible with Windows 11 22H2. If it shows CpuFms Tpm UefiSecureBoot, all or some of them have compatibility issues.
- SystemDriveTooFull value is set to 0; sufficient space is available to download and install the upgrade. However, if it is set to 1, you need to free up your system drive as it doesn’t have enough space to download and install the upgrade.
- UpEx and UpExU values should be set to Green. If they are both set to Red, your computer is not compatible with Windows 11 version 22H2.
That’s it. If the above values are in your favor, you can upgrade your PC to Windows 11 22H2 without any problems.