Top 7 Ways to Fix Version 22H2 Not Installing on Windows 11

Microsoft recently released version 22H2 for Windows 11. The latest update brings major improvements to the taskbar, start menu, UI tweaks, better multi-monitor support, and more. But the improvements and new add-ons are irrelevant when the update fails to install on your PC. Here are the best ways to fix version 22H2 not installing on Windows 11.

Microsoft addressed many user complaints with version 22H2 on Windows 11. It’s a must-have update for existing Windows 11 users. Let’s go through the troubleshooting tricks below and install Windows 11 version 22H2 without any issue.

1. Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

When Windows 11 version 22H2 fails to install, the system shows a random error like 0x800f0806. Such error codes can be confusing to end users. You can first run the Windows troubleshooter from the Settings menu. Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open Windows 11 Settings (use Windows + I keys).

Step 2: Select System from the left sidebar.

Step 3: Go to the Troubleshoot menu.

Step 4: Select Other troubleshooters.

Step 5: Run Windows Update troubleshooter from the following menu.

Once the system completes running the troubleshooter, restart the PC and try installing the version 22H2 update again.

2. Free Up Storage Space on the PC

If your Windows PC has less internal space, you may run into issues with installing the latest software update. Here’s how you can check the remaining storage on your PC and take relevant steps to free up space.

Step 1: Open System in Windows 11 Settings (refer to the steps above).

Step 2: Select Storage.

Step 3: Check available drive storage from the following menu.

If you are indeed running low on storage, use cleanup recommendations to get back precious space. You can also enable the Storage Sense toggle to automatically free up space, delete temporary files, and manage locally available cloud content. Once you have enough space on your PC, head to Windows Update and start downloading the latest update.

3. Start Windows Update Service

When you disable Windows update service, the system won’t start downloading the system update in the background. You must enable it at startup using the steps below.

Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Services. Hit Enter.

Step 2: Scroll down to Windows Update Service.

Step 3: Right-click on it and select Properties from the context menu.

Step 4: Expand the Startup type and select Automatic.

Step 5: Click Start and hit Apply.

4. Run System File Scan

Bogus and malicious files on your PC may prevent you from updating to Windows 11 version 22H2. You can run a System File Checker scan via Command Prompt to fix such issues.

Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Command Prompt.

Step 2: Hit Enter to open the app.

Step 3: Type sfc / scannow and hit Enter.

Once the system completes scan, restart your PC, and try again.

5. Enable .NET Framework 3.5

You must enable .NET Framework 3.5 for the Windows update service to work. The option is enabled by default on Windows 11. You can always double-check the option using the steps below.

Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Windows Features. Hit Enter.

Step 2: Enable the checkbox beside .NET Framework 3.5 and click OK.

You should also enable .NET Framework 4.8 Advanced Services from the same menu.

6. Reset Windows Update Components

Windows 11 version 22H2 may not install due to corrupt update components. You can use Command Prompt to reset update services, and refresh the catroot2, and SoftareDistribution folders.

Step 1: Launch Command Prompt on your PC (refer to the steps above).

Step 2: Use the following commands to stop four services.

  • net stop wuauserv
  • net stop bits
  • net stop cryptSvc
  • net stop msiserver

Step 3: Rename the SoftwareDistribution folder by using the command below.

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

Step 4: Run following command.

ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old

Step 5: Restart the following services.

  • net start wuauserv
  • net start bits
  • net start cryptSvc
  • net start msiserver

Restart your PC and try again.

7. Turn off Third-Party Anti-Virus App

An active third-party anti-virus app may prevent you from installing Windows 11 update version 22H2. You must disable such services from running in the background and try your luck again. Avast, McAfee, and Avast are some anti-virus apps that cause issues with Windows updates.

Enjoy Windows 11 Goodies

Windows 11 version 22H2 is a welcome change from Microsoft. We can’t wait to see how the software giant improves the desktop system in the future. Issues like version 22H2 may confuse you. Before you reset your PC from scratch, use the tricks above and install 22H2 in no time.

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Parth Shah

Parth previously worked at covering tech news. He is currently freelancing at WindowsPrime, Android Police, and GuidingTech writing about apps comparisons, tutorials, software tips and tricks, and diving deep into iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows platforms.

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