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(Yet another) issue has popped up with Windows 11

The Windows 11 February update is having some issues. Here’s what to know.

Windows 11 logo
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Windows 11 was released in October 2021. It’s no secret that a new operating system (OS) comes with some common problems.

There’s been some negative feedback surrounding Windows 11, mostly because it causes issues when users update from Windows 10.

So far, Windows 11 problems include memory leaks, performance issues, compatibility problems, an empty widget board, and some users having issues searching in the start menu.

Understanding these glitches can help Windows users decide if making the upgrade is worth it. Recently, another issue popped up with the OS during a feature update in February.

Here’s more information about this most recent bug, how Windows updates sometimes cause more problems for users, and whether it’s worth switching to Windows 11.

Most recent bug With Windows 11

Windows 11 desktop showing the weather widget on the taskbar
Image: Microsoft

READ MORE: Microsoft accidentally let anyone upgrade to Windows 11

The main issue with the Windows 11 February feature update made it challenging for users to access the Start menu.

This can be frustrating because users can access all their installed applications from that menu. 

Microsoft officials say this isn’t a bug but rather a feature of the new OS.

The widgets board is pinned to the left of the taskbar and opens when users hover over it, causing a conflict and making it harder for users to access the Start menu.

Microsoft will likely deliver a fix for this widespread issue in the future. However, this problem and other bugs with the OS may impact how many people decide to upgrade to the latest version.

Do Windows updates cause more problems than provide solutions?

Windows 11 on laptop
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A new report shows Windows 11 is on close to 20% of personal computers (PCs).

Windows 10 M21HU (21H1) is on 27.5% of PCs, meaning Windows PC users have been pretty slow to upgrade to the company’s latest OS.

Microsoft has had its fair share of issues in the past trying to convince users to upgrade their OS. It seems as though many Windows users are opting for new versions of Windows 10 rather than migrating to Windows 11. 

This may be a few reasons, considering how some people like using an OS they already know. Additionally, Windows 10 still feels relatively modern, so some users may not want to bother upgrading.

Image of laptop displaying the windows 11 2020 update on office desk
Image: Microsoft

Users only took a few minutes to identify issues when Windows 10 was released. It begs the question: Why do these updates cause more problems than creating solutions?

There’s no one answer to this question, which can be frustrating for Windows users. Consider how many people work from home — 40% of employees are expected to continue remote work.

Most of these workers will need a reliable Windows OS to complete their tasks and projects, and at the moment, it seems like Windows 11 isn’t quite it. 

Microsoft needs to do a better job of convincing users to upgrade their software. That’s vital because upgrades typically have security patches to mitigate common cybersecurity risks.

How to fix most Windows errors and issues using Restoro PC Repair

Restoro pc repair dashboard on purple background
Image: KnowTechie

The software repairs common computer errors by replacing corrupted or damaged system files with the versions that were initially included in the operating system.

It also helps you avoid critical file loss, hardware failure, malware, and virus infections. Remove viruses and fix PC issues with a few easy steps:

To install the tool, double-click on its icon. When it opens up, follow these steps:

  • First thing’s first, download the Restoro PC Repair Tool
  • Click Start Scan, and this tool will immediately look for any issues on your PC
  • When scanning completes, click the Start Repair button. This will resolve any issues affecting your device’s security and performance.
Restoro pc repair tool dashboard displaying "start repair"
Image: KnowTechie

Is it worth updating to Windows 11?

Windows 11 on a laptop
Image: Microsoft

All operating systems come with pros and cons. It’s important to weigh these before installing the latest version of Windows software. 

First, consider your computer’s minimum requirements to upgrade to Windows 11. It also has a new design, which some users may not like.

Getting used to an updated interface takes time. It comes with a learning curve, so be aware before upgrading.

Windows 11 does come with some performance improvements you may want to consider. Suppose you want a new system with the latest features, enhanced security measures, and the ability to multitask.

In that case, an upgrade may be a good idea.

If you’ve come to love Windows 10, have incompatible hardware, or are looking for a bug-free experience, it may be wise to stick with what you know.

Windows 11: Expect more updates from Microsoft

Thankfully, Microsoft is usually aware of common issues users run into while using a new OS and continuously releases updates with fixes.

Windows users can stick with their current OS if Windows 11 doesn’t seem worth it and expecting future updates.

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Staff writer at ReHack Magazine with a passion for cybersecurity, AI, and all things tech. Offline, you'll find me cruising the neighborhood on my motorcycle or bingeing the latest true crime documentary.

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