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Windows 11 22H2 not installing or not showing? You are not alone

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Windows 11 offers a seamless update experience for most users, but every now and then installations get a bit clogged and version 22H2 is one of the updates that is stuck for some people. Windows 11 22H2 will not install for some users, according to reports seen by us.

But don’t worry, it’s easy enough to fix Windows 11 22H2 installation issues. The issue has been documented by users on Reddit, the Microsoft forum, and the company’s built-in Feedback Hub.

“My download is stuck at 0%”, a user noted. “We were unable to install this update, but you can try again (0x8007001f),” added another user. There are similar reports all over social media with one of the users saying “I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1 Gen 8 which should have no problems with anything this OS can throw at it. but 22H2 is not working”.

Usually, a Windows 11 version 22H2 update crash is the result of a driver/software conflict, missing updates, or cached Windows Update files that cause the update service to crash during the download itself. Even the best hardware can experience installation issues and Surface products can be affected as well.

Version 22H2 is another example of the company trying to minimize Windows Update issues, make the updates smaller, and make sure the process is as painless as possible, but installing updates doesn’t always go smoothly. That said, if version 22H2 won’t install, you can try these solutions.

Fix installation problems with Windows 11 22H2

Here are some great ways you can try to fix the installation/download issues:

Leave Windows Update untouched for a few hours: If the Windows Update crashes, there’s a chance it won’t crash and the process will just take longer than usual. In some cases, users were able to install Windows 11 2022 Update after letting the update run for a few hours.

You need to make sure that updates really crash. According to reports, users have successfully installed the feature update by allowing the download to take up to 3 hours. We recommend waiting a few hours, especially on older machines. The download size is apparently close to 4 GB and it may seem extreme, but the installation will probably work if you wait.

You can also run Windows’ own troubleshooter, but if it doesn’t work, you can try to manually delete the cached files yourself.

To do this, follow these steps:

  • Open File Explorer and navigate to C:\ Windows\ SoftwareDistribution.
  • Clear everything.
  • Reboot the system.

Force update with installation media

As always, if the update doesn’t show up or the update just won’t run, you can always download Windows 11 22H2 ISO and run the installation manually.

Remember, it’s always better to wait a month before installing a major feature update like 22H2, especially when the best features like Tabbed Explorer come out in October.

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