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Major Windows 11 22H2 Update Details Surface

by George Mensah
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When it comes to Windows updates, Microsoft has definitely cleaned up its act. With Windows 10, Microsoft abandoned seasonal service packs in favor of more frequent, almost weekly, updates. That rolling updates system had a rocky start, but Microsoft eventually found its rhythm. Now, Windows users only have to wait twice a year for major updates that bring new major features and, on occasion, bugs. This is still the case with Windows 11, and the next major update — version 22H2 — is only a month away. The update will include many popular features, including some basic functionality that Microsoft mysteriously removed in Windows 11.

According to Microsoft, Windows 10 was supposed to be the final version of Windows, but here we are, waiting for Windows 11’s next big feature drop. The most recent version of the operating system is, in some ways, what Windows 10X would have been if Microsoft hadn’t canceled it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That version of the operating system was intended for dual-screen devices such as the canceled Surface Neo, a class of devices that seemed impractical during a crisis.

According to Microsoft, Windows 10 was supposed to be the final version of Windows, but here we are, waiting for Windows 11’s next big feature drop. The most recent version of the operating system is, in some ways, what Windows 10X would have been if Microsoft hadn’t canceled it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That version of the operating system was intended for dual-screen devices such as the canceled Surface Neo, a class of devices that seemed impractical during a crisis.

The Verge and Windows Central have both reported the same alleged release date for the upcoming update. The ability to drag and drop items on the Taskbar is at the top of the list of new features. It appears strange that this function was removed during the Windows 10 to Windows 11 transition, but even stranger that it has yet to be restored. The new Start menu, which still irritates some users, also restores the ability to organize apps into folders. Users will reportedly be able to add another row of pinned apps, but an arbitrary height for that area does not appear to be possible.

Some first-party apps will see significant changes in the next major Windows 11 update. File Explorer, for example, is finally getting tabs, though a split view appears to be out of the question. The file manager will also get a new look and better integration with OneDrive. There will also be new pages in the Settings app, including a Family Safety section, and more apps and parts of the system interface will support dark mode.

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Microsoft has not yet provided an official release date for Windows 11 22H2, but both reports cite sources who claim it will begin rolling out on September 20. Of course, that won’t happen all at once for everyone, and it will most likely take a few waves before it reaches the majority of Windows 11 users. Given Microsoft’s track record, it may be prudent to wait a month before installing the update if you have the option of doing so, regardless of how appealing the new features appear.

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