Windows 11 Update Rolled Back Due to Start Menu Opening Issues


Microsoft confirmed a new Windows 11 issue this weekend that is causing problems opening the Start menu on the OS. Some users started reporting the issue to Microsoft after installing KB5014668 on devices running Windows 11.

KB5014668 is the latest optional OS update. Optional updates are released as previews, some call them beta updates, which will be incorporated into cumulative updates that Microsoft releases on the second Tuesday of the following month.

Point: Read here why you should not install Optional Updates or Optional Driver Updates on Windows 11 devices (with some exceptions).

Optional Updates are used to preview the non-security related parts of upcoming Cumulative Updates for the Windows operating system. Administrators use them for functionality testing. Unless optional updates fix a critical problem in Windows experienced by a user on a device, they should not be installed.

Microsoft confirmed the Start menu issue on July 22, 2022.

After installing KB5014668 or later updates, we have received reports that a small number of devices may not be able to open the Start menu. On affected devices, clicking or selecting the Start button, or using the Windows key on your keyboard may have no effect.

The company provides little information: the scope of the problem is unclear and what triggers it on the “small number of devices”. It could be an incompatibility with antivirus software, but that’s speculation at this point.

Users who encounter the issue may experience some workflow issues. Even shutting down the system can be difficult for some, depending on their experience with the operating system. Good old Ctrl-Alt-Del can help here, and the run box, opened with Windows-R, can help with launching programs and tools.

Microsoft rolled back the issue using Known Issues Rollback. The restore may take “up to 24 hours to propagate” to consumer devices and unmanaged devices. For most users, the issue should already be resolved at the time of writing.

Company-managed devices require more attention:

For company-managed devices that have installed an affected update and experienced this issue, you can resolve it by installing and configuring a special Group Policy. Special Group Policy can be found in Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> KB5014668 220721_04201 Known Rollback Issue -> Windows 11 (original release).

The optional update will be part of Patch Tuesday on August 11, 2022.

Now you: Have you had any problems recently with Windows (updates)?

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Windows 11 Update Rolled Back Due to Start Menu Opening Issues

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Windows 11 Update Rolled Back Due to Start Menu Opening Issues

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Microsoft has confirmed a new Windows 11 issue this weekend that is causing problems opening the Start menu on the operating system.

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Martin Brinkman

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