Windows 11: list of known issues and resolved issues (updated: May 2022)

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 9, 2021
Updated • May 27, 2022
Microsoft resolved the Internet Explorer 11 issue in April 2022.
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Microsoft released its Windows 11 operating system in early October 2021 to the public. The operating system is rolled out gradually Windows Update to compatible Windows 10 devices as a free update, but administrators need to allow the upgrade before it is installed.

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Windows 11 is also available on new PCs and as a standalone download and new installation or upgrade.

Windows 11 has known issues that Microsoft confirmed. The current count of known issues is 2, the count of resolved issues is 23.

Note: not all issues may have been confirmed by Microsoft officially. The recently disclosed AMD performance issue on Windows 11 has not been confirmed officially by Microsoft yet.

Windows 11: known issues

Issue 022: Recovery discs created with the Backup and Restore app (Windows 7) may be unable to start.

After installing the Windows updates released January 11, 2022 or later Windows versions on an affected version of Windows, recovery discs (CD or DVD) created by using the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) app in Control Panel might be unable to start.

Resolution: Microsoft is working on a resolution.

Issue 023: Some .NET Framework 3.5 apps might have issues

After installing the preview update KB5012643 or future updates, some applications that use the .NET Framework 3.5 may fail to open or have other issues.

Affected apps are using certain optional components in .NET Framework 3.5, such as Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow (WWF) components.

Resolution: to mitigate the issue, run the following commands from an elevated command prompt window:

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:netfx3 /all
dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:WCF-HTTP-Activation
dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:WCF-NonHTTP-Activation

Windows 11: resolved issues

Issue 001: Compatibility issues with Intel “Killer” and "SmartByte" networking software

Microsoft confirmed compatibility issues between Intel networking software, "Killer and "SmartByte", and the company's Windows 11 operating system.

UDP packets may be dropped on devices affected by the issue as a consequence "under certain conditions".  Microsoft notes that users may experience that webpages load slower than usually, and that other Internet services, including video streaming services and VPN services, may also be slower than expected.

Resolution: released on the October 2021 Patch Tuesday (October 12, 2021)

Issue 002: Compatibility issues have been found between Oracle VirtualBox and Windows 11

Virtual Machines may fail to start or other errors may be thrown when Virtual Machines are started on Windows 11. An incompatibility was discovered between Windows 11 and Oracle's VirtualBox virtualization software. Microsoft put an upgrade block on devices with VirtualBox installed.

Workaround: uninstall Hyper-V or Hypervisor from Windows until the issue is resolved.

Resolution: install VirtualBox 6.1.28 or later. The upgrade block is lifted then.

Issue 003: Compatibility issues with apps using some non-ASCII characters in their registry keys

Applications that use certain non-ASCII characters in the Registry may not start or may cause other issues on Windows 11 devices. Errors may result in a bluescreen.

Resolution: Resolved in in KB5006746.

Issue 004: Installation of printers via Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) might not succeed

Microsoft is investigating an issue that is causing the installation of IPP, Internet Printing Protocol printers, to "not complete successfully". The company notes that IPP printers are usually found in organizations and not home environments.

Resolution: resolved

Issue 005: Custom printing properties might not be correctly provided to print server clients

The issue affects the print server and client communication, and results in clients printing using defaults and not using server provided preferences.

The issue affects print servers only, not standard network printing.

This issue results from an improper building of the data file which contains the printer properties. Clients which receive this data file will not be able to use the file content and will instead proceed with default printing settings. Servers which use default print settings and have no custom settings to provide to clients are unaffected.

Workaround: Either configure clients manually to use the desired printing configuration or install print drivers on the client directly.

Resolution: resolved

Issue 006: Installation of printers might fail when attempted over some network connections

Devices that connect to a network printer for the first time may fail to download and install printer drivers. The issue occurs with print servers only.

Workaround: Manual installation of printer drivers on the clients. Only the automated downloading and installing of printer drivers is affected.

Resolution: resolved

Issue 007: Some applications on devices that have AMD Ryzen processors might drop performance

Microsoft and AMD have released updates that address performance issues of devices with AMD processors that run Windows 11.

Devices with AMD Ryzen processors might experience latency in the L3 cache after upgrading to Windows 11. Some applications sensitive to memory subsystems performance access time might be affected, including diagnostic and benchmarking applications and certain gaming applications.

Resolution: resolved.

Issue 008: Receiving a prompt for administrative credentials every time you attempt to print

Windows may display a prompt to enter administrative credentials if the print server and print client are in different time zones.

Resolution: resolved.

Issue 009: Connections to printers shared via print server might encounter errors

Windows 11 print clients may throw the following errors after installation of KB5006674. The error messages include the following ones:

  • 0x000006e4 (RPC_S_CANNOT_SUPPORT)
  • 0x0000007c (ERROR_INVALID_LEVEL)

Workaround: Print clients need to have installed the January 2021 update before print servers install the KB update mentioned above.

Also, admins should ensure that security applications or VPN/network applications "allow print clients to establish RPC over TCP connections to the print server over the following port range:"

  • Default start port: 49152
  • Default end port: 65535
  • Port Range: 16384 ports

Resolution: The issue is resolved in KB5007262.

Issue 010: Snipping Tool and some built-in apps might not open or work as expected

Some applications and Settings pages may not start anymore as of November 1, 2021. Microsoft notes that this is caused by a digital certificate that expired on October 31, 2021. The following apps and pages are affected:

  • Snipping Tool
  • Accounts page and landing page in the Settings app (S mode only)
  • Touch Keyboard, Voice Typing, and Emoji Panel
  • Input Method Editor user interface (IME UI)
  • Getting started and Tips

Workaround: installation of the optional update KB5006746 resolves the issue for some of the apps listed, but not all.

Resolution: resolved.

Issue 011: Microsoft Installer might have issues updating or repairing apps

Some applications may fail to update or repair after installation of KB5007215 or later updates.

Workaround: uninstall the affected application and reinstall it after successful removal on the device.

Resolution: Microsoft is working on a resolution.

Resolution: the issue has been resolved.

Issue 012: UI elements and drawing within some apps may not work as expected

After installing KB5006674 or a later update, certain apps might have unexpected results when rendering some user interface elements or when drawing within the app. You might encounter this issue with apps that use GDI+ and set a zero (0) width pen object on displays with high dots per inch (DPI) or resolution, or if the app is using scaling.

Resolution: resolved with KB5007215.

Issue 013: Serbian (Latin) language pack might be unexpectedly removed

The Serbian language pack may be removed accidentally, for instance after installing an update or upgrading, or by running Disk Cleanup or Storage Sense.

Resolution: the issue has been resolved.

Issue 014: Compatibility issues with Intel Smart Sound Technology drivers and Windows 11

Certain driver versions for Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) may cause bluescreen errors on the system.

The affected driver will be named Intel® Smart Sound Technology (Intel® SST) Audio Controller under System Devices in Device Manager and have the file name IntcAudioBus.sys and a file version of and earlier or and earlier.

Workaround: install new driver versions. It is resolved by installing drivers and later or and later.

Issue 015: Applications using Win32 APIs to render colors might not work as expected

Some image editors may render colors incorrectly on "certain HDR displays" according to Microsoft.

This issue occurs when certain color-rendering Win32 APIs return unexpected information or errors under specific conditions. Not all color profile management programs are affected, and color profile options available in the Windows 11 Settings page, including Microsoft Color Control Panel, are expected to function correctly.

Resolution: Microsoft is working on a resolution and expects it to be made available in late January.

Resolved: in KB5008353

Issue 016: The text cursor in some apps might move unexpectedly when using a Japanese IME

Text entered using a Japanese IME may be entered out of order or the cursor may move unexpectedly after installing KB5007262.

Resolution: The issue has been resolved using Known Issue Rollback.

Issue 017: Certain IPSEC connections might fail

The installation of the update KB5009566 may cause IP Security (IPSEC) connections "which contain a Vendor ID" to fail.

Workaround: disable the Vendor ID within the server-side settings.

Resolved: in Kb5010795

Issue 018: Outlook search might not locate recent emails

Recent emails may not appear in search results on Outlook desktop app on Windows 11. Affected are emails that are stored locally in PST or OST files. It may also affect POP and IMAP accounts, as well as Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft 365 hosted accounts.

Workaround: Microsoft suggests to disable Windows Desktop Search, as Outlook will then use the built-in search.

Microsoft is working on a resolution.

Issue 019: Files might persist after resetting a Windows device

Some files may not be removed from Windows systems when users initiate manual resets or remote resets of the operating system. Microsoft notes that this affects devices with reparse data, e.g., from OneDrive or OneDrive from Business.

Workaround: Microsoft published two workarounds:

  • Sing out or unlink OneDrive before starting the reset operation.
  • Delete the Windows.old folder after the reset.

Resolution: The March 2022 updates resolve the issue.

Issue 020: IE11 data might not be accessible after upgrading to Windows 11

Microsoft is blocking upgrades from Windows 10 devices to the Windows 11 operating system if Internet Explorer 11 is the main or primary browser on the devices.

Internet Explorer 11 data may not be available on the Windows 11 device if it was not imported to Microsoft Edge prior to running the upgrade.

Resolution: Microsoft resolved the issue.

Issue 021: Devices might experience display issues when entering Safe Mode

Safe Mode may show a flickering screen after installing the Windows 11 update KB5012643.

Devices experiencing this issue can log a System error on the Windows Event Log, with Source “Winlogon” and the following description: “The shell stopped unexpectedly and explorer.exe was restarted.”

Resolution: Microsoft fixed the issue in the Windows 11 preview update KB5012643 and all cumulative updates that followed.

Issue 024: Some apps using Direct3D 9 might have issues on certain GPUs

Windows devices with unspecified GPUs may have apps closed unexpectedly or intermittent issues with apps that use Direct3D 9.

You might also receive an error in Event Log in Windows Logs/Applications with faulting module d3d9on12.dll and exception code 0xc0000094.

Resolution: Resolved in Kb5014019

Issue 025: You might see authentication failures on the server or client for services

After installing updates released May 10, 2022 on your domain controllers, you might see authentication failures on the server or client for services such as Network Policy Server (NPS), Routing and Remote access Service (RRAS), Radius, Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), and Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP).

Resolution: resolved with out-of-band update.

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  1. EP said on October 12, 2021 at 4:08 am

    recently posted from BleepingComputer site – Brother printers may not work in Windows 11 if connected via USB

    looks like certain Brother printers stop working properly under Win11 when connected to a USB port. don’t use nor upgrade to Win11 if using those affected Brother printers until MS issues fixes & Brother issues updated drivers to resolve these problems

  2. John Jacob said on October 11, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Has the VPN issue been resolved? I was not able to use my Nord with Win 11. I couldn’t find anything over the net and switched to Ivacy.

  3. John G. said on October 11, 2021 at 10:48 am

    W10 = NT 10.0, W11 = NT 10.0 ?

  4. Anonymous said on October 10, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Recycle Bin context menu – the selected item looks horrible. The same can be seen in the main menu of classic applications. Such an obvious bug, but not Microsoft.

  5. John G. said on October 10, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    I can’t believe that file integration in file explorer is so bad. Why are “send to”, “open with”, “create direct access” and “examine with microsoft defender” options in the “more options” section? It’s completely unbelievable because it’s supossed that they are integrated inside the own OS? Also the night light mode can’t be set according to the exact time in minutes, as it’s currently offer again in pieces of 15 minutes. Also the clock only offers two more clocks, no change since W95. :[

    1. ShintoPlasm said on October 10, 2021 at 2:39 pm

      So far W11 is an absolute horror show. I can’t believe they considered this suitable for public consumption.

      1. John G. said on October 10, 2021 at 3:08 pm

        @ShintoPlasm absolutely agree!

      2. ShintoPlasm said on October 10, 2021 at 6:55 pm

        @John G.

        For another example of their zero QA, right-click somewhere on the Desktop. A context menu in the new design appears with various options. If you click ‘More options’, another context menu appears: it’s the same context menu as at first, but in the old Windows 10 design – with the same options as the first one. This is unbelievable.

  6. ShintoPlasm said on October 10, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Had a gander at Windows 11, and am still shuddering at the pre-alpha quality of the whole thing. Feels like a combined rip-off of GNOME/macOS’s UI with lots of little visual bugs, delays and slowdowns. They’ve changed lots of little things for absolutely no reason, basically undermining muscle memory workflows which have been built up over years. Terrible stuff.

  7. V said on October 10, 2021 at 9:14 am

    There is also a weird Error 0x8D050002 which prevents installation of certain apps like Discord, PowerToys, TeamSpeak, etc from the new Win11 App Store. Happening to very few it seems since not much about online.

    1. Robin Joseph said on October 12, 2021 at 10:01 am

      I got this error, and I can’t find the issus on the web. If you know what’s the solution, please tag me here. The errer came after I tried to install Discord, but now I can’t install any application.

      Thank’s for your answers !

  8. Mischa Bearach said on October 10, 2021 at 3:38 am

    It’s time to phase out Windows 10… in favor of Linux.
    1. Windows 11 won’t work on some older CPU’s – see and (none of the five PC’s I support could run it).
    2. It requires TPM 2.0
    3. There is a slowdown compared to Windows 10 on some CPU’s.
    4. A Microsoft account is required for some installations.
    Since all five PC’s run Ubuntu OS, either dual-boot or Linux-only, as Windows 10 loses support, it will make the choice simple.

    1. ShintoPlasm said on October 10, 2021 at 11:05 am

      Even after 30 years of being around, Linux is still a hobbyist’s thing. Breakage, lousy driver support, loads of small annoyances which require help from obscure forums… No thanks.

      1. Genisis said on October 12, 2021 at 9:15 pm

        Agreed. Not meant for the main stream of users. Until the average person can install / uninstall programs without use of the CLI, it will never go much further. Linux is very unforgiving for a reason, but for the everyday individual, it just isnt going to mainstream.

      2. Anonymous said on October 10, 2021 at 8:39 pm


  9. dark said on October 10, 2021 at 2:39 am

    @Martin Brinkmann

    We need guide on disabling this spyware in chrome made by google:

  10. Roblox is better than Minecraft and Star Wars said on October 10, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Do yourself a favor and stay away from this crap. Issue solved.
    I you need M$, then there is Windows 7. Has some minor flaws, but nothing comparable to “successors”.

    When will this site be renamed to or M$ Hopefully soon, because I’m getting impatient.

  11. Anonymous said on October 9, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Only yourself to blame if you upgrade to Windows 11. Horrible pre alpha quality product.

  12. Dianthus said on October 9, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Just make it open source already. All problems will be fixed and we can move on…

  13. nico said on October 9, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    They could have made it easy on themselves and just stick with 10.But they just had to go and create windows 11 didn’t they.Also why does windows 11 look like it was made for phone users.A desktop computer is not a phone,when will they get it in their heads.

    1. John G. said on October 9, 2021 at 3:38 pm

      If Microsoft wanted to give more strenght, power and tribute to Windows 10 they have made the right movement. Releasing such a disgraced Windows 11 like this, with a half baked taskar and a half baked file explorer is the worst idea they have had since Windows Vista. Honestly these are the two things that I dislike the more. @Martin and @Ashwin are both providing more info to solve some problems (e.g., to set the taskbar on top or uninstall Teams and Widgets) than Microsoft itself. :]

    2. John G. said on October 9, 2021 at 3:38 pm

      If Microsoft wanted to give more strenght, power and tribute to Windows 10 they have made the right movement. Releasing such a disgraced Windows 11 like this, with a half baked taskar and a half baked file explorer is the worst idea they have had since Windows Vista. Honestly these are the two things that I dislike the more. @Martin and @Ashwin are both providing more info to solve some problems (e.g., to set the taskbar on top or uninstall Teams and Widgets) than Microsoft itself. :]

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