Windows 11 Known Issues

Windows 11 Known Issues

As with any major update from Microsoft, there are bound to be issues that cause problems. Be it compatibility with software and hardware, missing or outdated drivers, glitches in the Operating System or users simply struggling to get used to working with a new system

Windows 11 taskbar

The Windows 11’s taskbar may look nice with its cantered icons and Start Menu, but it can’t be moved or resized, it can’t be set to show smaller icons, you can’t ungroup the buttons and it doesn’t show the time on secondary monitors. These are all things that you can do with the taskbar in Windows 10.

Some users have reported that they still have the old taskbar, however this should be an easy fix using the following PowerShell command.

Get-appxpackage -all *shellexperience* -packagetype bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + "\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml")}

This was used to resolve similar problems in Windows 10 and should should work with Windows 11.

Start Menu lacks features

The Start Menu looks more like a smartphone’s home screen and is nowhere near as practical as its predecessor. The live tiles have been replaced with simple icons which does take a bit of getting used to.

The bottom section only gives you a few apps and files that you have recently used, which seems pointless as most people have the apps they regularly use already in the top or Pinned section.

Up to 15% drop in performance on AMD CPUs

AMD has announced that users can experience up to a 5% drop in CPU performance when using certain applications, with some games seeing a drop as high as 15%.

Incorrect “This PC can’t run Windows 11” error

Some users see a message stating, “This PC doesn’t currently meet all the system requirements for Windows 11” on the Windows Update page even if their hardware is compatible. What’s frustrating is that when the users run PC Health Check, they are told that their hardware is compatible and will work fine with Windows 11. Unfortunately, there is no way to bypass this error without using a Windows 11 hardware requirements bypass script designed to allow incompatible hardware to install the new operating system.

To upgrade to Windows 11

Open Settings Update & Security > Windows Update and select Check for updates. If Windows 11 is available for your device, it will be offered as an optional update.

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