Microsoft rolls out Windows 11 2022 update to users in more than 190 countries

Tech giant Microsoft has announced that it is rolling out the latest version of Windows 11 – the Windows 11 2022 Update – in more than 190 countries.

The company said the new update will expand Amazon App Store Preview to international markets, built-in Game Pass for Windows 11, new accessibility features, advanced security updates, and much more.

“Our launch approach to Windows 11 takes advantage of our well-established update systems and processes,” said John Cable, Vice President of Program Management, Windows Service and Delivery, in a post. Our goal is to provide a high quality modernization experience.”

“We will initially increase display availability in the first weeks while we monitor quality signals. If we detect that your device may have a problem, such as an app incompatibility, we may put a safeguard in place and not even offer the update.”

Eligible users can choose to install the new update by opening Windows Update settings and selecting Check for updates. The company said it is announcing a new set of experiments including Tabbed File Explorer, a component of the 2022 update for all versions, which will be ready in October.

Microsoft stated that it planned a phased release in time with the October release of the optional non-security preview of these features, after which they will be made widely available in the November 2022 security update release, and it has reduced the download size of feature updates by 450MB for many users.

“We’ve also reduced the download and install time for the monthly cumulative update, as well as reclaiming hundreds of megabytes of disk space to give back to the user,” the company said.

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