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Microsoft has begun rolling out the 23H2 update in two phases. End users who update manually will get the update first.

In the first phase, which started on Sept. 26 of this year, Windows 11 end users will first receive a 22H2 update. This update, which includes security features, introduces Microsoft Copilot, for example. This update will first become available to end users who manually run their Windows updates, writes Windows Central.

At a later date, probably November 2023, the rest of the features will become available. In the process, the version will be permanently updated to Windows 23H2. Reinstallation of the operating system will not be necessary.


The new update focuses primarily on devices that give the best update experience. These are mainly new devices and configurations. When upgrading, other issues may also affect the update process, such as incompatible drivers, applications, security software and device location.

After availability for manual upgrade, the 23H2 update will be automatic later this year. Users can wait for that as well.

For users who still have their device running on Windows 10, the upgrade to Windoes 11 23H2 is a bit more complex. They are first given the option to upgrade to the current version to the Windows 11 2022 update. This is actually a new installation of the operating system.

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