Download Windows 11 22H2 ISO

Windows 11 22H2 is now available to all users. Here are four methods for directly downloading the official Windows 11 22H2 ISO file.

After a long wait, Microsoft finally released the big Windows 11 upgrade “22H2.” As expected, the new version is jam-packed with new features, improvements, and fixes. These new features include but are not limited to the app folders in the Start menu, drag and drop on the taskbar, app redesigns, UI improvements, new gestures and animations, Spotlight wallpaper feature, and more.

As with any major update, it is essential that you download the ISO file. That way, you can create a bootable USB drive and install the upgrade however you want.

This short and straightforward article shows you four ways to download the Windows 11 22H2 ISO file.

Table of contents:

Download Windows 11 ISO from Microsoft website

Unlike Windows 10, you get the official Windows 11 22H2 ISO directly from the Microsoft website. Here is how to do it.

  1. Go to the MS website.
  2. Find the “Download Windows 11 Disk Image” section.
  3. Select “Windows 11” from the dropdown menu.
  4. Press the “Download” button.
  5. Choose a language from the dropdown menu.
  6. Press “Confirm.”
  7. Press the “64-bit Download” button.
  8. The Windows 11 22H2 ISO starts downloading.

Download link: https://www.microsoft.com/software-download/windows11

download Windows 11 22H2 ISO from Microsoft website

Use Media Creation Tool to download 22H2 ISO

Windows has a dedicated application called the Media Creation Tool. It will allow you to upgrade the OS in place, create a bootable Windows 11 USB drive, or download the ISO file. Let me show you how to download the Windows 11 22H2 ISO using the Media Creation Tool application.

  1. Go to the Microsoft website.
  2. Find the “Create Windows 11 Installation Media” section.
  3. Click the “Download Now” button.
  4. Open the downloaded application.
  5. Press “Accept.”
  6. Uncheck the “Use the recommended options for this PC” checkbox.
  7. Select “Language” from the dropdown menu.
  8. Select “Windows 11” from the Edition dropdown menu.
  9. Press “Next.”
  10. Select the “ISO file” option.
  11. Press “Next.”
  12. Name the file and choose a location to save it.
  13. Press “Save.”
  14. The tool starts to download the ISO file.
  15. After downloading, you can find the ISO file at the chosen location.

Download link: https://www.microsoft.com/software-download/windows11

download Media Creation Tool
download Windows 11 22H2 ISO with media creation tool

Use Rufus to download Windows 11 22H2 ISO

Rufus is an incredible application that makes creating a bootable Windows USB drive easy. One of the new features added to Rufus allows you to download the latest Windows 11 ISO file and create a bootable drive. Of course, you can skip creating the bootable USB drive if not needed.

  1. Get and install Rufus in Windows.
  2. Open the Rufus application.
  3. Choose “Download” from the dropdown menu in the “Boot Selection” section.
  4. Select “Windows 11” from the dropdown menu.
  5. Press the “Continue” button.
  6. Select “22H2” from the “Release” dropdown.
  7. Press “Continue.”
  8. Choose “Windows 11 Home/Pro/Edu” from the Edition dropdown.
  9. Press “Continue.”
  10. Choose a language and press “Continue.”
  11. Select “x64” from the dropdown menu.
  12. Press the “Download” button.
  13. Select a location and press “Save.”
  14. Rufus starts downloading the 22H2 ISO file.
  15. You will find the downloaded ISO file in the designated location.

Rufus link: https://rufus.ie/en/

Rufus MS store link: https://www.microsoft.com/store/productId/9PC3H3V7Q9CH

Download Windows 11 22H2 ISO with all updates

You can download Windows 11 22H2 ISO with all the latest cumulative updates using the UUP dump service. That way, you don’t have to install any more updates after installing Windows 11 22H2. Here is how to get Windows 11 22H2 ISO that includes all the latest cumulative updates.

Go to the UUP dump website, find the “Windows 11, version 22H2 (22621.521)” update, and click on it.

Website link: https://uupdump.net/

Select the language of your choice from the dropdown menu and press “Next” to continue.

select language in uup dump

Choose the Windows 11 editions you’d like to include in the ISO. For me, Windows 11 Pro is enough. So, I selected the “Windows Pro” checkbox. Press “Next” to continue.

select edition in uup dump

Select the “Download and convert to ISO” and “Include updates (Windows convert only)” checkbox. Press the “Create download package.”

select include updates

The above action will download a custom zip package. Extract the zip file to a folder and open it.

uup dump command

Next, right-click in the extracted folder and choose the “Open in terminal” option.

select open in terminal

Next, execute the .\uup_download_windows.cmd command.

execute uup dump command

As soon as you execute the command, the UUP dump command starts downloading Windows 11 22H2 ISO. Since we are also downloading all the available updates, the total download will take some time to complete depending on your internet speed.

download Windows 11 22H2 ISO with uup dump

Once the download is completed, the UUP dump command will save the ISO file to the root of the extracted folder.

That is all. It is that simple to download 22H2 ISO.

I hope this simple and easy Windows how-to guide helped you.

If you are stuck or need some help, send an email, and I will try to help as much as possible.

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