Windows 11 22H2 will start rolling out in the late spring of this year and we expect it to come with several new features as well as many improvements. In fact, nothing will change in hardware requirements with Sun Valley 2. However, Microsoft has made a registry change that allows you to check compatibility with the upcoming update.
The next update is on the way and you can easily verify compatibility right away. With a new registry function quietly announced by the company, you can check if your PC is compatible with Windows 11 version 22H2 with a few clicks. If you want to know the current status, follow these steps:
- Type “Registry Editor” in the search pane and click on the first option that comes up.
- “ ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionAppCompatFlagsTargetVersionUpgradeExperienceIndicatorsGo to ”.
- “ NI22H2″entry stands for ‘Nickel’ and represents the updated 22H2 version.
- Here you will see an option named “RedReason”. If the value shows as “None”, your device is ready for feature update. So Microsoft will not block the update on your device, at least for now.
Likewise, you can check the entry called “SystemDriveTooFull” which tells you about the storage space available for the upgrade. If the value of this entry is “1”, your device does not have enough storage for 22H2 or later.