For most users, Windows 11 offers a seamless upgrade experience, but for some users, it is not possible to upgrade to Windows 11 22H2 update properly. But don’t worry, solving the Windows 11 22H2 installation issue is relatively simple. Users on Reddit, Microsoft forums and Feedback Hub have documented the issue.
One user commented, “My update download keeps getting stuck at 0%”. Another user fed back: “I can’t install this update, but trying again pops up the 0x8007001f error”. There are similar reports on social media, with one user saying, “I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 Gen 8 that is fully eligible for the update, but cannot upgrade 22H2”.
Often, stuck Windows 11 version 22H2 updates are the result of driver/software conflicts, missing updates, or cached Windows update files causing the update service to freeze during the download process. Even the best hardware can experience installation issues, and Surface products can be affected as well.
Fixing Windows 11 22H2 installation issues
Keep waiting for hours
If Windows Update shows that it is stuck on a certain progress, but may actually still be running in the background, the actual upgrade may take longer than usual. In some cases, Windows 11 systems wait a few hours for the update to execute.
You need to make sure that the update is indeed stuck. According to reports, users are allowed to run the download for a maximum of 3 hours. We recommend waiting a few hours, especially for older machines. The download size is apparently close to 4GB, which may seem extreme, but if you wait, the installation may work.
Forced updates via installation media
If the update does not work, then you can download the Windows 11 22H2 image to perform the update manually. Keep in mind that it’s best to wait a month before installing major feature updates like 22H2, as some heavyweight features like tagging of File Manager will go live this October.