How to upgrade from Win11 21h2 to Win 11 22h2 - A guide


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As many of us has already found out, Win10 21h2 or Win10 22h2 or Win 11 21h2 installed on an incompatible hardware doesn't upgrade by itself to 22h2.
You have to use the Repair install method or In-Place Upgrade, that is, run setup.exe from a mounted and tweaked Win 11 22h2 iso.
  • Download Win 11 22h2 iso from here
  • Right click on the Win11_22H2_x64.iso file and select Mount.
  • On the virtual drive select ALL files and folders and select copy.
  • Create a Win11_22H2 folder. Paste the files on it.
  • Make sure "Hide known extensions" is NOT set under Explorer options.
  • Go to Win11_22H2\Sources and rename appraiserres.dll to appraiserres.dll.orig
  • On Win11_22H2\Sources, create a blank text file and rename to appraiserres.dll
  • Run Win11_22H2\Setup.exe
  • First, you must disconnect from the internet before attempting to upgrade an unsupported device to 22H2.
  • Second, you must choose how Setup checks for updates as 'not for now'.

It will upgrade to Win 11 22h2

Credits to @Bree
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom build
    CPU
    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
    Motherboard
    GA-Z170-HD3P
    Memory
    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    IG - Intel 530
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Win 11
    (2) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for Data
    (3) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for backup
    (4) -1 BX500 SSD - 128G for Windows 7 and Lubuntu
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
    Keyboard
    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
    Internet Speed
    500 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Q550LF
    CPU
    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
    Graphics card(s)
    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bits 23H2 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 3 2200G with Radeon Vega Graphics 3.50 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI B350 PC MATE
    Memory
    16,00 GB TeamGroup DDR4-2667
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT 730 & Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 27"
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    SSD Team Group T-Force Cardea Zero Z440 1TB Gen4 M.2 NVMe (5000/4400MB/s), SSD Team Group CX2 512GB SATA III (530/470MB/s) and 2x Seagate 1TB BarraCuda 64MB 7200rpm SATA III 3.5 - ST1000DM010
    PSU
    LC-Power 650W V2.3
    Case
    ATX Nox Hummer ZS
    Cooling
    No cooling
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    1000/200
    Browser
    Firefox 120.0.1
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Optical Drive ASUS DRW-24D5MT
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bits 22H2 22631.2861
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus VivoBook Max X541NA
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N3350 @ 1.10GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS X541NA
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Apollo Lake SoC - Graphics and Display Controller (12 EU) [B1] [ASUS]
    Sound Card
    Intel Apollo Lake SoC - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NT156WHM-N42 15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172
    PSU
    Asus Battery
    Internet Speed
    1000 Mbps / 200 MBps
    Browser
    Firefox 120.0.1
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
So will it install ok as a clean install rather than an upgrade? Assuming you do the compatibility bypass stuff as usual.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 14-ce3514sa
    CPU
    Core i5
    Memory
    16gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 evo plus 2TB
    Cooling
    Could be better
    Internet Speed
    200mbps Starlink
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Originally installed with a 500gb H10 Optane ssd
Exactly, and with the option of keeping all files and applications installed or removing whatever you don't want.
Once installed download and install the windows11.0-kb5017321-x64 update ( Microsoft Update Catalog )
, because Iso installs build 22621.382.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bits 23H2 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 3 2200G with Radeon Vega Graphics 3.50 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI B350 PC MATE
    Memory
    16,00 GB TeamGroup DDR4-2667
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT 730 & Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 27"
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    SSD Team Group T-Force Cardea Zero Z440 1TB Gen4 M.2 NVMe (5000/4400MB/s), SSD Team Group CX2 512GB SATA III (530/470MB/s) and 2x Seagate 1TB BarraCuda 64MB 7200rpm SATA III 3.5 - ST1000DM010
    PSU
    LC-Power 650W V2.3
    Case
    ATX Nox Hummer ZS
    Cooling
    No cooling
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    1000/200
    Browser
    Firefox 120.0.1
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Optical Drive ASUS DRW-24D5MT
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bits 22H2 22631.2861
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus VivoBook Max X541NA
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N3350 @ 1.10GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS X541NA
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Apollo Lake SoC - Graphics and Display Controller (12 EU) [B1] [ASUS]
    Sound Card
    Intel Apollo Lake SoC - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NT156WHM-N42 15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172
    PSU
    Asus Battery
    Internet Speed
    1000 Mbps / 200 MBps
    Browser
    Firefox 120.0.1
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
I just pulled out my old computer and clean installed 22621.382 using Rufus. Upgraded to 22621.521 through WU :-)
It actually runs so much better on Win 11 than it did on Win 10. Just ordered a SSD for it because HDD's suck.

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3737
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-14700F
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws S5 Series 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 4070 Super OC 12 GB
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster AE-5 Plus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming 27" 2K HDR Gaming
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 1TB NVMe (Win 11)
    SK hynix P41 500GB NVMe (Win 10)
    SK hynix P41 2TB NVMe (x3)
    Crucial P3 Plus 4TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM850x Shift
    Case
    Antec Dark Phantom DP502 FLUX
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black + 7 Phantek T-30's
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 320
    Mouse
    Razer Basilisk V3
    Internet Speed
    350Mbs
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Winows Security
    Other Info
    Windows 10 22H2 19045.4291
    On System One
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3737
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-11700F
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF Gaming Z590 Plus WiFi
    Memory
    64 GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC Black Gaming
    Sound Card
    SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung F27T350
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 1TB
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB
    Samsung 870 EVO 500GB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair HX750
    Case
    Cougar MX330-G Window
    Cooling
    Hyper 212 EVO
    Internet Speed
    350Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
This error occurs when I want to upgrade Windows 11 21H2 Build 22000.1042 to the new Windows 11 22H2.
Thank you for your guidance
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    SONY VPCF12GFX
    CPU
    Intel (R) Core(TM) i7 Q740 1.73GHz 4Core
    Memory
    8 GB
    Screen Resolution
    Full HD
    Hard Drives
    120 GB SSD + 2TB
This error occurs when I want to upgrade Windows 11 21H2 Build 22000.1042 to the new Windows 11 22H2.
Thank you for your guidance
View attachment 40279
Did you follow the instructions?
- Go to Win11_22H2\Sources and rename appraiserres.dll to appraiserres.dll.orig
- On Win11_22H2\Sources, create a blank text file and rename to appraiserres.dll
- Run Win11_22H2\Setup.exe
- First, you must disconnect from the internet before attempting to upgrade an unsupported device to 22H2.
- Second, you must choose how Setup checks for updates as 'not for now'.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom build
    CPU
    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
    Motherboard
    GA-Z170-HD3P
    Memory
    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    IG - Intel 530
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Win 11
    (2) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for Data
    (3) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for backup
    (4) -1 BX500 SSD - 128G for Windows 7 and Lubuntu
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
    Keyboard
    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
    Internet Speed
    500 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Q550LF
    CPU
    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
    Graphics card(s)
    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
Did you follow the instructions?
- Go to Win11_22H2\Sources and rename appraiserres.dll to appraiserres.dll.orig
- On Win11_22H2\Sources, create a blank text file and rename to appraiserres.dll
- Run Win11_22H2\Setup.exe
- First, you must disconnect from the internet before attempting to upgrade an unsupported device to 22H2.
- Second, you must choose how Setup checks for updates as 'not for now'.
Yes, I did this method too, but it didn't work
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    SONY VPCF12GFX
    CPU
    Intel (R) Core(TM) i7 Q740 1.73GHz 4Core
    Memory
    8 GB
    Screen Resolution
    Full HD
    Hard Drives
    120 GB SSD + 2TB

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom build
    CPU
    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
    Motherboard
    GA-Z170-HD3P
    Memory
    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    IG - Intel 530
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Win 11
    (2) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for Data
    (3) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for backup
    (4) -1 BX500 SSD - 128G for Windows 7 and Lubuntu
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
    Keyboard
    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
    Internet Speed
    500 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Q550LF
    CPU
    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
    Graphics card(s)
    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
Possible to repair your new installed 22H2 with the same DVD also ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    i7
    Motherboard
    z97k
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Hard Drives
    3
    Cooling
    air

chemist

Is Explorer options set to show all extensions?
If not you probably have now appraiserres.orig.dll and appraiserres.dll.txt but what you see is appraiserres.orig and appraiserres.dll
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom build
    CPU
    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
    Motherboard
    GA-Z170-HD3P
    Memory
    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    IG - Intel 530
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Win 11
    (2) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for Data
    (3) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for backup
    (4) -1 BX500 SSD - 128G for Windows 7 and Lubuntu
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
    Keyboard
    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
    Internet Speed
    500 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Q550LF
    CPU
    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
    Graphics card(s)
    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64

chemist

Is Explorer options set to show all extensions?
If not you probably have now appraiserres.orig.dll and appraiserres.dll.txt but what you see is appraiserres.orig and appraiserres.dll
Both files according to your guide are as follows
But I think the setupmgr.dll file should be edited
Please check it too because there is an error text in this file

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    SONY VPCF12GFX
    CPU
    Intel (R) Core(TM) i7 Q740 1.73GHz 4Core
    Memory
    8 GB
    Screen Resolution
    Full HD
    Hard Drives
    120 GB SSD + 2TB
So will it install ok as a clean install rather than an upgrade? Assuming you do the compatibility bypass stuff as usual.
Yes it will install easily as a clean install. And you don't have to bypass anything. Just plug in your USB stick and go from there.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy TE01-1xxx
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700 CPU @ 2.90GHz 2.90 GHz
    Motherboard
    16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1463MHz (21-21-21-47)
    Memory
    16384 MBytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Monitor 1 - Acer 27" Monitor 2 - Acer 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G-1006 (SSD)
    Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB102
    Seagate BUP Slim SCSI Disk Device (SSD)
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    Standard
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    500 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's all Folks!
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 (10th gen) 10700
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 27" & Samsung 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x
    Hard Drives
    SSD (512 GB)
    HDD (1 TB)
    Seagate
    PSU
    Intel i7 10th Generation
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    HP/Intel?
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Internet Speed
    50 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox 90.2
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Headphone/Microphone Combo
    SuperSpeed USB Type-A (4 on front)
    HP 3-in-One Card Readr
    SuperSpeed USB Type-C
    DVD Writer
I'm not sure the OPs method will continue to work or not. Perhaps it will. I installed clean this weekend and found out WIN11 now REQUIRES and internet connection to complete installation. This was on a compatible system. I then found out about a bypass during the install process.
"Shift + F10" where you have to connect to proceed. That will take you to a command prompt where you type in.....
OOBE\BYPASSNRO. This will cause a reboot which will take you through the selection process by bypass the connection requirement plus the need to enter a Microsoft account.
For me an issue was although I could get to the CMD prompt my wireless keyboard would not take an entry here but the wireless mouse continued to work. If I connected a wired keyboard(usb) I could then type the bypass and continue with installation.
The other option mentioned about is to use Rufus which now includes the ability to not only install to incompatible hardware but also bypass the need to connect to the internet or enter a Microsoft account.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7/10/11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    I'm a computer enthusiast so have quite a few systems that I run. More like an advanced hobby.

chemist

Is Explorer options set to show all extensions?
If not you probably have now appraiserres.orig.dll and appraiserres.dll.txt but what you see is appraiserres.orig and appraiserres.dll
In this case, the first option for upgrade is not active
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2.jpg


I want the files and software and Windows settings to remain

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Win11_22H2_English_x64.iso_ filename__UTF-8__Win11_22H2_English_x64.iso
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    SONY VPCF12GFX
    CPU
    Intel (R) Core(TM) i7 Q740 1.73GHz 4Core
    Memory
    8 GB
    Screen Resolution
    Full HD
    Hard Drives
    120 GB SSD + 2TB

chemist

I'm quite sure you're using the wrong Win 11 22h2 iso language.
What Win 11 22h2 iso language is yours?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom build
    CPU
    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
    Motherboard
    GA-Z170-HD3P
    Memory
    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    IG - Intel 530
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Win 11
    (2) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for Data
    (3) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for backup
    (4) -1 BX500 SSD - 128G for Windows 7 and Lubuntu
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
    Keyboard
    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
    Internet Speed
    500 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Q550LF
    CPU
    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
    Graphics card(s)
    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
Thanks,

works like a charm.
I upgraded my HP desktop from Windows 11 Pro 21H2 to 22H2 following your procedure.

- Download Win 11 22h2 iso from MSFT web
- Right click on the Win11_22H2_x64.iso file and select Mount.
- On the virtual drive select ALL files and folders and select copy.
- Create a Win11_22H2 folder. Paste the files onto it.
- Make sure "Hide known extensions" is NOT set under Explorer options.
- Go to Win11_22H2\Sources and rename appraiserres.dll to appraiserres.dll.orig
- same folder Win11_22H2\Sources, create a blank text file and rename to appraiserres.dll
- Run Win11_22H2\Setup.exe
- First, you must disconnect from the internet before attempting to upgrade an unsupported device to 22H2.
- Second, you must choose how Setup checks for updates as 'not for now'.<-- na. NOT requested
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP/Lenovo/Asus
    CPU
    Intel
    Hard Drives
    NVMe SSD/SATA SSD
Update

This method works on certain computers but NOT all.
With the procedure, I have successfully upgraded one HP desktop and one ASUS laptop but an MSI desktop upgrade (Windows 11 Pro from 21H2 to 22H2) failed because of compatibility warning. I will try Rufus utility solution on it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP/Lenovo/Asus
    CPU
    Intel
    Hard Drives
    NVMe SSD/SATA SSD
Update

This method works on certain computers but NOT all.
With the procedure, I have successfully upgraded one HP desktop and one ASUS laptop but an MSI desktop upgrade (Windows 11 Pro from 21H2 to 22H2) failed because of compatibility warning. I will try Rufus utility solution on it.
No reason why it didn't work on your desktop. (for a clean install it is a different workaround).
I have done the upgrade on my desktop without issues.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom build
    CPU
    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
    Motherboard
    GA-Z170-HD3P
    Memory
    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    IG - Intel 530
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Win 11
    (2) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for Data
    (3) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for backup
    (4) -1 BX500 SSD - 128G for Windows 7 and Lubuntu
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
    Keyboard
    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
    Internet Speed
    500 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Q550LF
    CPU
    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
    Graphics card(s)
    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
As many of us has already found out, Win10 21h2 or Win 11 21h2 installed on an incompatible hardware
doesn't upgrade by itself to 22h2.
You have to use the Repair install method or In-Place Upgrade, that is, run setup.exe from a mounted and tweaked Win 11 22h2 iso.
- Download Win 11 22h2 iso from here
- Right click on the Win11_22H2_x64.iso file and select Mount.
- On the virtual drive select ALL files and folders and select copy.
- Create a Win11_22H2 folder. Paste the files on it.
- Make sure "Hide known extensions" is NOT set under Explorer options.
- Go to Win11_22H2\Sources and rename appraiserres.dll to appraiserres.dll.orig
- On Win11_22H2\Sources, create a blank text file and rename to appraiserres.dll
- Run Win11_22H2\Setup.exe
- First, you must disconnect from the internet before attempting to upgrade an unsupported device to 22H2.
- Second, you must choose how Setup checks for updates as 'not for now'.

It will upgrade to Win 11 22h2

Credits to @Bree
Just used these instructions to update my 6-year-old HP Spectre 360 Convertable 13-4001dx from 21H2 to 22H2. it went without incident and quickly. The only difference in my procedure was I could not get the ISO to MOUNT, I "didn't have permission" to do so. Neither doing a right click and choosing MOUNT nor sending it to Windows Explorer worked. I had downloaded the latest Rufus so I built a USB drive with it and then copied all the files off of that, and that worked perfectly. Rufus did the changing of the appraiserres.dll work for me, which was convenient. So thanks to all for your expertise on this update issue.
John
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home, ver 23H2 build 22631.2428
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard Spectre 13-4001 x360 convertable
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 5200U @ 2.20GH
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 802D
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 5500 on board
    Sound Card
    Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST)
    Hard Drives
    ADATA SSD 128GB, model AXNS381E-128GM-B (SATA 6.0 Gb/s
    Keyboard
    Model # G01KB
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    born on date: 25 Feb 2016
  • Operating System
    Win 10 22H2 build 19045.3693
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Desktop model M32AD-US019S (new 2015)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4790 (3.60GHz), Haswell 22nm Technology, SOCKET 1150
    Motherboard
    H81M-E/M51AD/DP_MB
    Memory
    16 GB (8GB in 2 modules)
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, 3GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP EliteDisplay E241i LED; HP EliteDisplay E243
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 500GB SSD, 870 EVO (SATA 6.0 )
    Micron 250GB SSD, CT250MX500
    Toshiba HDD, 3GB (original drive w/PC)
    Case
    ASUS
    Keyboard
    ASUS-------------------------
    Antivirus
    MS Defender

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