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.
Anyone else having start menu issues with the latest KB5015814 #Windows11 update? I can’t keep the start menu open and in running programs it seems like something keeps opening and closing but I can’t tell what it is as it keeps jumpingJuly 13, 2022
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
To uninstall the update, open the Start menu and type ‘Windows Update Settings’.
From there, click on ‘Windows Update’ and then ‘View Update History’.
Then click ‘Uninstall Update’ and select KB5015814 and click ‘Uninstall’.
Hopefully this resolves the issue, however you may find that other issues fixed by the update have already returned. Fortunately, Microsoft will release a new update KB5015814 that fixes the new issues without introducing extra issues.
Review: You should probably still install it
There have been some notable Windows 11 issues lately, but if we’re being reasonable, it’s very common for a minority of users to encounter some bugs after an update is released. All the beta testing in the world can still result in some catastrophic problems for a handful of people because of how much Windows-based systems can vary.
Even if you’ve jumped to a macOS device like the new MacBook Air (M2, 2022), you’ll likely still see reports of various bugs popping up after the OS update, despite Apple’s bricked ecosystem. We should also note that finding these issues on your own is uncommon, and you gain very little by avoiding updates, given how quickly security flaws can present themselves over time.
It’s important to make sure your system is as up-to-date as possible to protect yourself, and these issues will likely be fixed in a separate patch or update anyway. If you find that your system has some frustrating quirks after installation, please report them on the official Windows 11 community forums. (opens in new tab).