Windows 11, version 22H2
|Version of Microsoft Windows|
|OS family||Windows 11 (NT 10.0)|
|Codename||Sun Valley 2|
Windows 11, version 22H2 (codenamed Sun Valley 2) is an upcoming feature update for Windows 11, which will succeed its original release in fall 2022. The new version is rumored to introduce support for third-party Widgets, a true dark mode that would also apply to legacy Win32 apps, as well as certain functionality omitted from the original release of Windows 11, such as drag-and-drop support for the taskbar. Dev builds of the update also introduced several features originally announced in the June 2021 event, including the redesigned versions of Notepad, Paint and Media Player, and the Windows Subsystem for Android, although most of these have since then been backported to the original release.
References to a future 22H2 update based on the Copper codebase were first unintentionally added to telemetry documentation in April 2021 alongside similar references to the initial Windows 11 release, as well as the Windows 10 November 2021 Update. The target later shifted to Nickel, with build 22567 being the first Insider Preview build to include version 22H2 branding.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Bowden, Zac. Looking ahead: What to expect from Surface and Windows in 2022, Windows Central. 29 December 2021.
- Information about third party widgets, publishing widgets and more, FireCube via Twitter. 16 January 2022.
- Microsoft. Windows 10, version 21H1, Windows 10, version 20H2 and Windows 10, version 2004 required Windows diagnostic events and fields. Archived from the original on May 24 2021.
- 21H1EventDescriptionUpdates · MicrosoftDocs/windows-itpro-docs@a051c1c. 29 April 2021.