Windows 10 22H2 Accidentally Confirmed by Latest Preview Update
Microsoft has accidentally leaked that Windows 10 22H2 is on its way by including an enablement package in the latest Windows 10 KB5014666 preview update available to Insiders on the Release channel.
While Microsoft has always said that Windows 10 would continue to be supported through October 14, 2025, there has been no official announcement from Microsoft regarding the next version of the operating system.
Today, Microsoft has released the Windows 10 KB5014666 cumulative update preview to Windows Insiders on the Release channel, allowing them to test upcoming fixes before they are previewed by the larger Windows 10 user base next week.
According to Windows Latest, the latest Insider preview update includes an enablement package that allows you to “turn on” Windows 10 22H2 in the latest Windows 10 build with KB5014666 installed.
An enablement package acts as a “master switch” that enables dormant features already present in Windows 10 21H1 and upgrades the Windows version and build number.
dism /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-Product-Data-22h2-EKB-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~10.0.19041.1806.mum dism /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-Product-Data-22h2-EKB-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.19041.1806.mum dism /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-Product-Data-22h2-EKB-Wrapper-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~10.0.19041.1806.mum dism /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-Product-Data-22h2-EKB-Wrapper-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.19041.1806.mum dism /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-UpdateTargeting-ClientOS-22h2-EKB-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~10.0.19041.1806.mum dism /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-UpdateTargeting-ClientOS-22h2-EKB-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.19041.1806.mum dism /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-UpdateTargeting-ClientOS-22h2-EKB-Wrapper-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~10.0.19041.1806.mum dism /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-UpdateTargeting-ClientOS-22h2-EKB-Wrapper-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.19041.1806.mum
Once you execute the above commands, your Windows version will be changed to Windows 10 22H2 build 19045.1806, as shown below.
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While this enablement package changes your installation to Windows 10 22H2, it does not actually introduce any new features and is cosmetic only.
However, not many new features are expected for Windows 10 22H2 as Microsoft is focusing its development on Windows 11.
Instead, we will likely see security improvements, deprecation of various features, and performance enhancements.