First major Windows 11 featured update heads to the finish line with Microsoft mention of RTM build

Arif Bacchus

The first major featured update for Windows 11 might as well be heading to the finish line. Noted by (via Michael Reinders,) one of Microsoft’s official documentations has just mentioned the RTM build for Windows 11, version 22H2.

Indeed, though it only appears once on a Windows Hardware Certification page, Microsoft has detailed something very specific in relation to this windows release in public for the first time. The company writes there that “the minimum acceptable build for Windows 11, version 22H2 certification is RTM build(i.e. 22621).”

This has been the leading rumored RTM build for some time now, and it was even said that Microsoft might announce the RTM at Build 2022 today. It looks like that announcement was just made quietly. But, for what it’s worth, RTM doesn’t mean much at a time when Windows is a service and always updating, anyway. It is likely to be serviced and updated before it ships on new PCs.

If you’re keeping track, Windows 11 build 22621 was released to the Beta channel back on May 11th and also has an SDK. Microsoft is even offering ISO files for the build, so you can download those files now if you’re looking for a first-time preview of what the first major update for Windows 11 has to offer.