Windows 11 22H2 compatibility testing is now available for your PC
Windows 11 22H2 is planned to be released in the autumn of 2022, and it is likely to include a number of new features as well as a number of significant enhancements. In reality, the next Windows 11 22H2 upgrade won’t make any significant changes to the system requirements, but Microsoft has secretly enabled a registry that allows users to check for compatibility.
Originally scheduled for release in 2021, Windows 11 is Microsoft’s first major operating system version in six years. Microsoft’s new operating system was met with some skepticism when it was announced that the hardware requirements had been revised.
The good news is that you can now quickly check compatibility with the next upgrade. According to a new registry hack surreptitiously made public by the firm, running a compatibility check to determine whether your PC is compatible with Windows 11 version 22H2 is now quite simple.
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If you’re unsure if your computer is up to the task of running the latest version of Windows, we’ve got you covered. An explanation for why it isn’t compatible will be provided, as well as links to more information on compatibility concerns, in the app.
In order to test for compatibility with Windows 11 22H2, the PC Health Check program is not an option. Thankfully, a new registry key reveals if your device is capable of running Windows 11 22H2 (fall 2022 update). Use the following steps to find out what’s going on:
- Open Windows Registry Editor on the PC.
- In Registry Editor, tap on the address bar and remove the address.
- To check compatibility with 22H2, open NI22H2 NI stands for ‘Nickel’ while 22H2 represents the updated version.
- If you double-tap on the value, you will notice “RedReason“. If the value is NONE, it means your device is ready for the feature update. In other words, Microsoft won’t block the update on your device, at least for now.
- If you see some other value, you won’t be able to upgrade. The value depends on the compatibility issue. For example, if your device doesn’t meet the hardware requirements, you will “TPM UEFISecureBoot” inside the the “RedReason”
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You may also see whether a certain program will prevent the update from being installed. “SystemDriveTooFull” is a string that shows you how much storage space is left for the update.
You can determine whether your device is capable of meeting the storage requirements based on the value. Version 22H2 or later cannot be installed if the numeric value is more than 1, for example.
Windows 10 and Windows 11 21H2 installs seem to be receiving the registry key, and it should appear on devices within the next few days.