This Windows 11 Update Breaks As Much As It Fixes

Windows 11 is getting some mixed reviews from its user base right now, and it looks like the issues caused by the latest security update won’t sway opinions in a more positive direction.

As reported by latest windows (opens in new tab), Windows 11 update KB5015814 has been released in the public version of Microsoft’s current operating system to address existing issues and introduce some new features. This includes bringing Windows Search’s spotlight features to the general public, as well as eradicating a bug that prevented people from upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11 on supported devices.

Unfortunately for some users, the update itself is refusing to install properly, displaying error messages 0x8000ffff, 0x8007007e, and 0x80073701, and in some cases forcing systems into an endless reboot loop. At least two individuals have also reported an issue where the Start button has stopped responding after installation, but we’re not sure how widespread this concern is in comparison.

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Microsoft does not yet have an official fix, although it appears that uninstalling the update resolves the issues for those affected. Still, this update contains some important security updates to help keep your system protected, so if you’re not having any issues after installing it, there’s no need to preemptively remove it from your system.

How to Uninstall Windows 11 Update KB5015814

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To uninstall the update, open the Start menu and type ‘Windows Update Settings’.

From there, click on ‘Windows Update’ and then ‘View Update History’.

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