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. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    There is not still W11 23H2 and these instructions are nonsense by now. :[

    1. James said on August 21, 2023 at 8:48 pm

      It worked for me just fine. You’re probably not following the instructions clearly.

      1. Katrina Thompson said on August 30, 2023 at 3:25 am

        Just tried the password option and the OOBE option and didnt work.

    2. Anonymous said on September 7, 2023 at 10:33 am

      Worked perfectly. Thank OP.

    3. Anonymous said on September 15, 2023 at 11:26 am

      Worked perfectly for me just now. Specifically, the regedit option.

  2. 45 RPM said on August 22, 2023 at 9:02 am

    Is this cut and paste from a Microsoft PR paper, because it 1000% BS:

    “By listening to user insights, Microsoft has demonstrated its commitment to refining the Windows experience based on real-world needs.”

    Windows 11 is proof they don’t give a s*it.

    1. elong45 said on August 23, 2023 at 12:25 am

      Worked for me just now

    2. Robert N said on August 28, 2023 at 10:55 pm

      I agree! Windows 11 was a downgrade to me and I kept all 8 computers in our family on Windows 10 as a result. They didn’t listen to any customers. The taskbar was THE main reason I stayed away from Windows 11. With 6 monitors, it is impossible to navigate so many browser tabs, without the feature. I will try the new version in the virtual box to see if it is worth it yet.

  3. Anonymous said on August 23, 2023 at 11:33 pm

    Microsoft did a terrible job with this implementation.

    They simply need to employ the creator of StartAllBack to fix Windows. He is smarter and more talented than the entire campus of Microsoft employees.

    1. Anonymous said on September 4, 2023 at 11:36 pm


  4. Joe Mama said on August 24, 2023 at 12:10 am

    Thank you so much! I work in IT and this is extremely useful information!

  5. Anonymous said on August 27, 2023 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks man. The second method worked great!

  6. Anonymous said on August 28, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    I used the second method, and i got exactly what i expected.

  7. adrian said on September 1, 2023 at 12:52 am

    Using the Bypass 2: Use a banned email address email worked fantastically as I had gone to far to use the bypass 1.
    I will be back when I next have a problem.
    Keep you the great work

  8. John G. said on September 4, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    W11 File Explorer is the worst crap ever done. W11 is the biggest shame ever.

  9. MarineRecon said on September 4, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    Just one more reason for me to go to Linux when Windows 10 ages out.

    1. TelV said on September 19, 2023 at 11:46 am

      @ MarineRecon,

      Be careful which Linux distro you choose. Some of them don’t include the Wayland protocol which is a security issue i.e. apps can copy, paste and inject data without user interaction.

      It’s included in Fedora:

  10. Dustyn said on September 4, 2023 at 9:28 pm

    How about a DARK MODE for your website? That would be oh so nice.

    1. Tom Hawack said on September 5, 2023 at 12:55 am

      Something like this : [] maybe?
      Done with ‘Dark Reader Extension for ? Firefox’ []

      This comment was written on [}

    2. TelV said on September 19, 2023 at 11:49 am

      Definitely NOT! Once you get older and your eyesight starts to fail you’ll positively loathe dark mode.

  11. Anonymous said on September 5, 2023 at 2:05 am

    Microsoft completely ruined File Explorer by converting to XAML/WinUI/whatever new bloated modern garbage. Its worse than it ever was.

  12. Invoker said on September 5, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    i tested it on win10 current edition. speeds up explorer like a charm

  13. LOEL LARZELERE said on September 13, 2023 at 8:07 am

    SO what is the priority numbers to give preference to ethernet over wireless?

  14. christop_bader said on September 14, 2023 at 1:50 am

    Worked very well happy to have Windows Photo Viewer back in action in Windows-11

  15. Anonymous said on September 16, 2023 at 4:29 am

    Worked for me (registry option) thank god, I can use the search option to find things on my computer again. Thank you so much!

    1. TelV said on September 19, 2023 at 11:54 am

      Install Everything Search and dispense with Microsoft’s crappy search tool.

      Martin wrote an article on it:

  16. said on September 17, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    I presume the text “WindowsCopilot,,” is a typographical error (2023/09/17/how-to-disable-windows-copilot-in-windows/). The broken comment system unfortunately looks like it is populating itself via AI autopilot.

  17. Anonymous said on September 17, 2023 at 10:37 pm

    Hopefully, this Windows Copilot nonsense fails even more spectacularly than Cortana. Who requested this? We want all of the UX features removed back in 11, not this copilot nonsense.

  18. Anonymous said on September 17, 2023 at 10:51 pm

    I really don’t mind all of these Windows enhancement but Microsoft get one thing very wrong. ‘Opt in’, is far better than seek information and work to disable.

  19. ilev said on September 18, 2023 at 7:13 am

    Turn off Windows Copilot entirely is not good enough.

    How to uninstall Copilot entirely ?

    1. TelV said on September 19, 2023 at 11:57 am

      @ ilev,

      Use Gpedit or the registry. Explained in this article:

  20. WilliamGatesTheight said on September 21, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    With that snake oil salesman Panos gone, hopefully Windows can return to a normal desktop operating system without all the insanity it has right now in Windows 11.

  21. Tachy said on September 21, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    Can we please stop being ‘politically correct’ (lying) and call them ads again instead of ‘suggestions’?

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