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Microsoft rolls out major Windows 11 2022 update: Key features, how to upgrade

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Windows 11 2022 update

Microsoft has started rolling out a major Windows 11 update. The update is now available for download. The Company releases the update in over 190 countries across the globe, according to Microsoft. This year, the company is calling the software update ‘Windows 11 2022 Update’ instead of 22H2

This is the first major update to Windows 11 and the company says that it is focusing on innovation in four key areas: ease of use, productivity, connectivity, and security. The update adds new features as well as updates and improvements to older ones.

The new features include a set of accessibility features. It will deliver system-wide live captions to automatically generate captions from any form of audio content on Windows 11. Updates to the Start menu and Quick Settings are also being rolled out.

Windows 11 2022 update schedule

Microsoft announces that the Windows 11 2022 update will be going to roll out in over 190 countries. Users will be able to download the update starting today. To install the update, you can go to Windows Update settings (Settings > Windows Update) and select Check for updates if you are already on Windows 11.

If you are on Windows 10, you can go to Windows Update settings (Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update) and select Check for updates. If your device is eligible and the upgrade is ready, the option to download and install will appear. Click Download and install to get the latest version of Windows 11.

Microsoft Windows 11 2022 Update: What’s New?

Microsoft says that the Windows 11 2022 version brings updates to the Start menu, and a faster and more accurate search. It also adds Quick Settings, improved local and current events coverage in the Widgets board, and the No. 1 ask from you, tabs in File Explorer. The update also comes with system-wide live captions to automatically generate captions from any form of audio content on Windows 11.

It also adds voice access which allows users to control their PC and author text using only their voice. There is also a Natural Voices for Narrator feature which mirrors natural speech more closely, creating more pleasant-sounding audio to assist in reading or browsing the web.

When it comes to online safety, data privacy, and security, Microsoft claims that Windows 11 is the most secure version of Windows yet. The company is introducing Smart App control to safely download apps and the Defender app for Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers. It will expand device protection to Android and iOS phones and Mac PCs.

For multitasking, Windows 11 gets new Snap layouts. Focus sessions will work with Do Not Disturb modes. This will help users to help users minimize distractions by silencing notifications as well as turning off taskbar badges, according to the company. For creators, there are updates to Windows Studio Effects. This will improve video and audio calls, new tools, additional gaming features, and updates to the Microsoft Store experience.

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