Microsoft testing fix for app opening bug on Windows 11, 10
Microsoft quickly rolled out a fix for an issue that can prevent apps from opening after an attempted repair or update.
What you need to know
- Windows 11 build 22000.348 includes a fix for a bug that can prevent apps from opening after an attempted repair or update.
- The build is available for Windows Insiders in the Release Preview and Beta Channels.
- The issue affects some Kaspersky apps and can affect other applications on Windows 11 and Windows 10.
Microsoft acknowledged an issue with the Windows Installer last week. The problem can prevent affected apps from opening after an update or repair has been attempted. While there are mitigations and workarounds for this issue, Microsoft is testing a permanent fix. Windows 11 build 22000.348 includes a fix for the problem and is available for Insiders in the Release Preview and Beta Channels. If all goes smoothly, the fix should arrive quickly for general users of Windows 11 and Windows 10.
Some Kaspersky apps are among those affected by the bug, though the issue can affect other apps as well. Kaspersky shared the following details in a support document:
The problem can affect systems running Windows 11 and several versions of Windows 10. Microsoft shared a complete list of all affected platforms:
Windows 11 build 22000.348 also includes all of the changes seen in build 22000.346, which rolled out to the Beta and Release Preview Channels on November 12, 2021.
Assuming that the fixes work as intended, they should make their way to general availability in the near future.
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