Microsoft Warns Latest Windows 11 Update Issue Could Prevent Desktop Login

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If you’ve been having issues since updating Windows 11 with the latest cumulative updates, you’re not alone. Even though the 22H2 version of Windows 11 is fast approaching and being developed against the 21H2 version, you may still encounter issues on the production device.

At this point, most Windows 11 version 21H2 issues have been resolved, but a few issues still appear in cumulative updates. Windows 11 KB5016691, the most recent update, could break the desktop connection and prevent users from accessing their devices.

In a new support document update, Microsoft has quietly confirmed that devices that rely on a Microsoft account for sign-in may experience sign-in issues. This bug affects devices on which a new Microsoft account has been added. Users will not be able to log in for a short time and this usually happens when you restart the system or log out.

This bug only affects devices with Microsoft accounts (personal or work) and has no impact on enterprises using Active Directory domain accounts or Azure Active Directory accounts.

In order to fix connection issues, you just need to wait a few minutes. When you put the machine to sleep and the lock screen appears, you should be able to log in as expected.

Microsoft has also started rolling out an emergency patch to address these connection issues on Windows 11. It may take up to 24 hours for the server-side update to automatically push to consumer devices, but you can still restart your system several times to apply quickly. the fix.

Another known issue affects XPS Viewer where the application will not be able to open XML Paper Specification (XPS) documents in some languages ​​other than English. This includes Japanese and Chinese character encodings. Microsoft says the issue is noticeable in XML Paper Specification (XPS) and Open XML Paper Specification (OXPS) files.

However, this does not affect most home users as the feature itself is no longer installed by default.

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