Microsoft has released a new compatibility update KB5022609 for Windows 11 version 22H2. This update comes after the announcement that Microsoft will force update PCs on Windows 11 version 21H2 to 22H2.

Microsoft recently announced on its official Windows 11 page that version 22H2 update is now broadly available to all users with eligible PCs. It also mentioned that PCs running Windows 11 version 21H2 will be automatically updated to version 22H2 starting January 2023.

Windows 11, version 22H2 is now broadly available to all users with eligible devices who check for updates. Starting in January 2023, Home and Pro consumer and non-managed business devices running Windows 11, version 21H2 will be automatically updated to version 22H2.
Since Windows 10, we have been helping Windows users stay up to date and secure with supported versions of Windows through automatic updates. We are utilizing this same approach for Windows 11 to help you stay protected and productive. As always, you will have the ability to choose a convenient time for your device to restart and complete the update.
If you are interested in moving to Windows 11, version 22H2 right away, open Windows Update settings and select Check for updates. If your device is ready, you will see the option to Download and install. Customer feedback and analysis show a positive experience with Windows 11, version 22H2. We are excited for you to have access to the newest Windows 11 features, with delivery via servicing technology.

The new compatibility update KB5022609 improves the Windows recovery features for Windows 11, version 22H2. The update can be installed by downloading from the Microsoft update catalogue using the download link provided below.

Download link

Here are all the details provided by Microsoft about the update KB5022609.


This update makes improvements to the Windows recovery features for Windows 11, version 22H2.

How to get this update

Install this update

Release ChannelAvailableNext Step
Windows Update and Microsoft UpdateNoSee the other options below.
Microsoft Update CatalogYesTo get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Microsoft Endpoint Configuration ManagerNoYou can manually import these updates into Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager. For WSUS instructions, see WSUS and the Catalog Site. For Configuration Manger instructions, see Import updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog.


There are no prerequisites to apply this update.

Restart information 

You don’t have to restart your device after you apply this update.

Update replacement information 

This update replaces the previously released update KB5021041.