11/22 Update below. This publish modified into in the beginning printed on November 20

Microsoft’s billions of Windows users were placed on high alert after the company confirmed two serious new concerns with its working methods and fixes are no longer but available. 

Microsoft has issued new upgrade warnings to all Windows users


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All Windows Versions – Broken Installer

First, Microsoft has confirmed that a newest exchange released for the duration of all supported Windows variations (Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11 and Windows Server 2008-2022) breaks the company’s ubiquitous Microsoft Installer (MSI). 

“After installing KB5007215 or later updates, Microsoft Installer (MSI) could well agree with factors repairing or updating apps,” Microsoft defined. “Affected apps could well fail to originate after an exchange or repair has been attempted.” 

This is a gargantuan deal and Microsoft states it’s far engaged on a resolution and “will present an exchange in an upcoming start.” For the time being, look out for KB5007215. It’s going to be eliminated using the following steps:

  • In Windows Desktop Search form ‘exchange history’ then click ‘Take a look at your Update history’
  • Converse ‘Uninstall Updates’
  • On the Assign in Updates dialog window, gather and settle KB5007215, click the Uninstall button
  • Restart

11/22 Update: Microsoft has confirmed that it has released a brand new edition of Windows 11 to fight the installer reveal. This modified into an urgent repair and Microsoft has acted quick. Windows 11 Originate 22000.348 has been sent to beta and start preview channels. The corporate added the patch as an “further repair” late into the new possess. 

“We fastened a acknowledged reveal that will prevent apps, similar to Kaspersky apps, from opening after you are making an are attempting to repair or exchange the apps using the Microsoft Installer (MSI),” states the Windows Insider Program Crew. 

Microsoft has also released a pudgy list of the enhancements in Windows 11 22000.348. There is within the mean time no timeline on the repair being rolled out to the true channel nevertheless, given the acceleration of the malicious program repair right here, I could well seek recordsdata from a moderately short wait. MSI installers are broadly extinct on Windows and a couple of of the affected apps comprise safety functions (similar to Kaspersky), so this might increasingly be a priority for Microsoft. As for Windows Insider program people, need to you take a look at for updates it’s top to quiet explore the new possess now.

Windows 11 – Intel SST Causing Blue Cowl Of Death

Publishing the strategies on its Windows 11 Identified Concerns weblog (by technique of Windows Most up to the moment), Microsoft also explains that predominant incompatibility factors with Intel’s ubiquitous Spicy Sound Abilities (SST) are causing pudgy blown Blue Cowl of Death (BSOD) errors for Windows 11 users. 

“We recommend that you just quit no longer are attempting to manually upgrade using the Update now button or the Media Creation Machine till this reveal has been resolved,” Microsoft defined.

Breaking the reveal down, Microsoft mentioned that the flaw is amazingly problematic with newest Intel SST drivers and To search out need to you’re using the affected driver, originate Machine Manager > Machine Devices > ‘Intel® Spicy Sound Abilities (Intel® SST) Audio Controller’ and originate the ‘Driver’ tab.

Intel SST is extinct by almost all up to the moment Intel-based PCs, so the reveal has the aptitude to electrify thousands and thousands of computers for the duration of the world. Microsoft is working with Intel on a brand new driver to resolve the BSOD crashes nevertheless warned: “[if] an up to this level driver is no longer but available, it’s good to maybe well must contact your instrument producer (OEM) for extra knowledge.”

To Microsoft’s credit ranking, Windows 11 has had a moderately clean start and the company currently confirmed it plans to amplify the rollout dart to Windows 10 computers. However that it’s good to merely desire to deal with fire for now. 

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