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Current status as of September 20, 2022 (PT)

Windows 11, version 22H2, also known as the Windows 11 2022 Update, is available for eligible Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices. We will offer a phased rollout, and you will be able to access the first major update to Windows 11 via Windows Update when data shows your device is ready. Our goal is to provide a high-quality update experience and, as we monitor quality signals in the first weeks of the rollout, we will ramp up the offering availability.

Users with eligible devices running Windows 11, version 21H2 who are interested in experiencing the latest feature update can choose to do so by opening Windows Update Settings and selecting Check for updates. Once the update is ready for your device, you will see the option to Download and install. For more information on the 2022 Update experience for Windows 11 devices, watch this video.

If you are using Windows 10, you can check if your device is eligible for the upgrade by using the PC Health Check app or checking Windows 11 specs, features, and computer requirements. For more information on the Windows 11 upgrade experience for Window 10 devices, watch this video.

To learn more about the status of the Windows 11, version 22H2 rollout and safeguard holds which might be applied to your device, bookmark this page. Learn more about the ways to install Windows 11.

    Known issues

    This table offers a summary of current active issues and those issues that have been resolved in the last 30 days.

    SummaryOriginating updateStatusLast updated
    Some installed printers might only allow default settings
    Some printers might not have all their features available such as color, 2-sided printing or higher resolutions.
    N/A

    Mitigated
    2022-09-29
    18:03 PT
    Compatibility issues with Intel Smart Sound Technology drivers and Windows 11
    Windows 11 devices with the affected Intel SST driver might receive an error with a blue screen.
    N/A

    Mitigated External
    2022-09-22
    17:52 PT
    Copying files/shortcuts using Group Policy Preferences might not work as expected
    Files or shortcuts might not copy or copy as zero-byte files when using Group Policy Preferences on client devices.
    N/A

    Confirmed
    2022-09-22
    16:49 PT
    KB5012170 might fail to install and you might receive a 0x800f0922 error
    Security update for Secure Boot DBX might fail to install.
    N/A

    Investigating
    2022-09-20
    10:06 PT

    Issue details

    September 2022

    Some installed printers might only allow default settings

    StatusOriginating updateHistory
    MitigatedN/A

    Last updated: 2022-09-29, 18:03 PT
    Opened: 2022-09-29, 17:41 PT

    Microsoft has found an issue when an installed printer uses Microsoft IPP Class Driver or Universal Print Class Driver and is installed on a Windows device with connectivity issues to the printer. Windows needs connectivity to the printer to identify all the features of the printer. Without connectivity, the printer is set up with default settings and in some scenarios might not get updated once connectivity to the printer is restored. You might be affected by this issue if your printer is unable to use printer specific features such as color, two-sided/duplex printing, paper size or type settings, or resolutions higher than 300x300dpi. Currently, installed printers in this state will carry this issue forward when upgraded to Windows 11, version 22H2. 

    To safeguard your upgrade experience, we have applied a compatibility hold on Windows devices with printers using Microsoft IPP Class Driver or Universal Print Class Driver from being offered Windows 11, version 22H2. If your organization is using Update Compliance, the safeguard ID is 41332279. 

    Workaround: To mitigate the safeguard and allow your Windows device to upgrade to Windows 11, version 22H2, you can remove any printers using Microsoft IPP Class Driver or Universal Print Class Driver which you have installed. Once you have removed any affected installed printers, you should be able to upgrade to Windows 11, version 22H2. Please note, if there are no other safeguards that affect your device, it can take up to 48 hours before the upgrade to Windows 11 is offered. Restarting your device and checking for updates might help it to offer sooner. 

    If you have an installed printer which only allows default settings, you can mitigate this issue by removing and reinstalling the printer. For instructions, please see Download printer drivers in Windows

    Next steps: We are working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release. Important: Currently this safeguard is on all Windows devices with printers using Microsoft IPP Class Driver or Universal Print Class Driver. We are working to target only Windows devices with printer drivers which are incorrectly only allowing default settings and will update when more information is available. 

    Note We recommend that you do not attempt to manually upgrade using the Update now button or the Media Creation Tool until this issue has been resolved and the safeguard removed. 

    Affected platforms: 

    • ​Client: Windows 11, version 22H2

    Copying files/shortcuts using Group Policy Preferences might not work as expected

    StatusOriginating updateHistory
    ConfirmedN/A

    Last updated: 2022-09-22, 16:49 PT
    Opened: 2022-09-22, 15:23 PT

    File copies using Group Policy Preferences might fail or might create empty shortcuts or files using 0 (zero) bytes. Known affected Group Policy Objects are related to files and shortcuts in User Configuration -> Preferences -> Windows Settings in Group Policy Editor.

    Workaround: To mitigate this issue, you can do ONE of the following:

    • ​Uncheck the "Run in logged-on user's security context (user policy option)". Note: This might not mitigate the issue for items using a wildcard (*).
    • ​Within the affected Group Policy, change "Action" from "Replace" to "Update".
    • ​If a wildcard (*) is used in the location or destination, deleting the trailing "\" (backslash, without quotes) from the destination might allow the copy to be successful.

    Next steps: We are working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

    Affected platforms:

    • ​Client: Windows 11, version 22H2; Windows 11, version 21H2; Windows 10, version 21H2; Windows 10, version 21H1; Windows 10, version 20H2; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2016; Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB; Windows 8.1
    • ​Server: Windows Server 2022; Windows Server 2019; Windows Server 2016; Windows Server 2012 R2; Windows Server 2012; Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1; Windows Server 2008 SP2

    August 2022

    KB5012170 might fail to install and you might receive a 0x800f0922 error

    StatusOriginating updateHistory
    InvestigatingN/A

    Last updated: 2022-09-20, 10:06 PT
    Opened: 2022-08-12, 17:08 PT

    When attempting to install KB5012170, it might fail to install, and you might receive an error 0x800f0922.

    Note: This issue only affects the Security update for Secure Boot DBX (KB5012170) and does not affect the latest cumulative security updates, monthly rollups, or security only updates released on August 9, 2022.

    Workaround: This issue can be mitigated on some devices by updating the UEFI bios to the latest version before attempting to install KB5012170.

    Next steps: We are presently investigating and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

    Affected platforms:

    • ​Client: Windows 11, version 22H2; Windows 11, version 21H2; Windows 10, version 21H2; Windows 10, version 21H1; Windows 10, version 20H2; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2016; Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB; Windows 8.1
    • ​Server: Windows Server 2022; Windows Server, version 20H2; Windows Server 2019; Windows Server 2016; Windows Server 2012 R2; Windows Server 2012

    November 2021

    Compatibility issues with Intel Smart Sound Technology drivers and Windows 11

    StatusOriginating updateHistory
    Mitigated ExternalN/A

    Last updated: 2022-09-22, 17:52 PT
    Opened: 2021-11-15, 16:40 PT

    Intel and Microsoft have found incompatibility issues with certain versions of drivers for Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) on Intel 11th Gen Core processors and Windows 11. Windows 11 devices with the affected Intel SST driver might receive an error with a blue screen. The affected driver will be named Intel® Smart Sound Technology (Intel® SST) Audio Controller under System Devices in Device Manager and have the file name IntcAudioBus.sys and a file version of 10.29.0.5152 or 10.30.0.5152. Only devices with both an Intel 11th Gen Core processors and an Intel SST driver version of 10.29.0.5152 or 10.30.0.5152 are affected by this issue.

    To safeguard your upgrade experience, we have applied a compatibility hold on devices with affected Intel SST drivers from being offered Windows 11, version 22H2 or Windows 11, version 21H2. If your organization is using Update Compliance, the safeguard IDs are:

    • ​Windows 11, version 21H2: 36899911
    • ​Windows 11, version 22H2: 41291788

    Workaround: To mitigate the safeguard, you will need to check with your device manufacturer (OEM) to see if an updated driver is available and install it. This issue is resolved by updating the Intel® Smart Sound Technology drivers to a version 10.30.00.5714 and later or 10.29.00.5714 and later. Important: Later versions refer to just the last part of the version number. For addressing this issue, 10.30.x versions are not newer than 10.29.x versions. Once you have updated to a compatible version of the Intel® Smart Sound Technology drivers, you should be able to upgrade to Windows 11. Please note, if there are no other safeguards that affect your device, it can take up to 48 hours before the upgrade to Windows 11 is offered.

    Next Steps: If you encounter this safeguard hold and an updated driver is not yet available, you will need to contact your device manufacturer (OEM) for more information.

    Note We recommend that you do not attempt to manually upgrade using the Update now button or the Media Creation Tool until this issue has been resolved and the safeguard removed. 

    Affected platforms:

    • ​Client: Windows 11, version 22H2; Windows 11, version 21H2