Windows 11 22H2 will be available for download as an optional upgrade through Windows Update starting September 20, 2022. However, you can also download the ISO file to start fresh with a clean installation or want to install the new version on an unsupported hardware configuration.
In older versions, the official way involved using the Media Creation Tool or workarounds to download the installation files, but since Windows 11 came out, you can download the official ISO file directly from the Microsoft support website.
This guide will teach you the steps to download the Windows 11 2022 Update ISO file directly from the Microsoft servers.
Important: These instructions are meant to download the ISO file after the feature update is officially available, not before. You need to use these instructions if you’re reading this before the official release.
Windows 11 22H2 ISO file direct download
To direct download the ISO file of Windows 11 22H2, use these steps:
Open Microsoft Support website.
Under the “Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO)” section, select the Windows 11 option.
Click the Download button.
Select the installation language.
Click the Confirm button.
Click the Download button to save the Windows 11 22H2 ISO file on the device.
After downloading the ISO file, you can use tools, such as Rufus to create a bootable media of Windows 11.