Windows 11 2024 Update spotted in WSUS ahead of Snapdragon X mid-2024 launch | Laptop News

Windows 11 2024 Update (24H2) is currently available to Windows Insiders only, and it is being prepared for Snapdragon X Elite PCs, which are set to arrive in mid-2024. Ahead of the mid-2024 launch, some users noticed on the MDL forum that Microsoft is testing version 24H2 on WSUS.

After a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) query, the code snippet result revealed that Microsoft could soon finalize the version 24H2 update release candidate. For those unaware, WSUS is a tool that admins use to manage updates on all connected Windows PCs.

As shown in the above screenshot, the code snippet reveals that the update is meant for Windows 11, Windows 11 Client S (PCs in S mode), and Windows Server. Microsoft has internally created a “version 24H2” category on WSUS, which suggests the final candidate is near.

Windows Latest also previously reported that the 24H2 will hit RTM soon, which will allow PC makers to test the OS on their upcoming and existing devices.

Another sign that confirms that the Windows 11 2024 Update (24H2) RTM is near is the lack of a technical preview build watermark in newer builds like 26090. To be clear, Build 26090 is not an RTM candidate, but Microsoft has removed the watermark from the desktop, which again implies the final release candidate is around the corner.

Windows 11 2024 Update has a two-phase rollout

Now, here’s the thing: You won’t be able to install the update on your existing hardware until September or October.

The first phase of the Windows 11 24H2 release will be exclusive to AI-powered PCs like the new Surface ARM devices and upcoming Snapdragon X Elite devices. They will come with the latest version of Windows 11,…

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