Microsoft blocks the Windows 11 2022 Update from another set of devices
Windows 11 users who have used the Xbox Game Bar application's Capture feature won't receive the offer to upgrade to the Windows 11 2022 Update currently. Windows 11 2022 Update devices on which the capture functionality was used in the past may experience out of sync audio.
Good news is that Microsoft fixed the issue already in the preview update KB5018496, which it released on October 25, 2022. The update is not distributed via Windows Update automatically, on the other hand. The upcoming November 2022 Patch Tuesday will remove the block and correct the issue on devices that run the first feature update for Windows 11 already.
According to Microsoft's description, audio may be out of sync when Windows 11 users use the Xbox Game Bar application's capture feature. Most users may experience the issue when the "record last 30 seconds" option is used after activating "record in the background while I'm playing a game" in the application's settings.
The company notes:
"The Xbox Game Bar app might have issues in which the audio is out of sync when capturing gameplay to a video file. You are more likely to encounter this issue when using the "Record last 30 seconds" feature when “Record in the background while I’m playing game” is enabled in Xbox Game Bar. Developer Note: Apps which capture or process video files using the same underlying Windows libraries or APIs as Xbox Game Bar might also be affected by this issue."
Microsoft notes that third-party apps that use the same "underlying Windows libraries or APIs" may also be affected by the issue.
Windows 11 systems already upgraded to the Windows 11 2022 Update may be fixed by installing the preview update. If the issue is not pressing, it may be better to wait until November 8 and the release of the cumulative update for the Windows 11 2022 Update.
Windows 11 devices still running the initial version of the operating system do not face the issue. The issue may occur only on devices that are upgraded to the first feature update before the November Patch Day releases.
Microsoft plans to remove the safeguard hold in mid November according to the bug report on the known issues and notifications support page.
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Microsoft as a whole requires an Elon Musk shakedown identical to what Twitter is presently going through. Too many inefficient employees and managers have destroyed what was once a perfect operating system. Start at Satya Nadella, that cloud doofus, and keep going down the organizational chart.
Fire everyone trying to force black patterns, subscriptions, and advertisements into every product and finally bring back proper theming and customization options to Windows. Get rid of dumb hardware requirements like TPM, which will end up turning Windows into a DRM nightmare. Remove employees who feel the need to make changes only to support their worthless positions.
Microsoft must also stop relying on people to find bugs, which they invariably fail to do. Microsoft, in turn, ignores the ones who actually find bugs. Bring back a real quality assurance team. Don’t forget to visit that pointless feedback hub. Employees who can’t determine what customers genuinely want from Windows should be barred from working in the IT industry. It makes sense to restore the functions that were removed from Windows 10 to 11. It shouldn’t take end user feedback and 5 years time to do so.
Windows 11 is the homeless brother of W10. A complete shame for the worst productivity environment ever.
I recently upgraded a 6th generation i5 Windows 10 PC with MBR, a local account, and no TPM that I am aware of to Windows 11 Pro using setup, not a clean install. Rufus 3.2 was used to create a 22H2 usb stick. No problems. It updates just fine. (Pihole is active in the house and I have no idea if that made any difference.)
I have two more I will do later, as in 2025 later. Windows 11 has very annoying menus. Everything is in a different place, for no apparent reason, and is harder to find than it should be. There’s no reason to rush it.