Microsoft confirms Windows 11 is not compatible with some top VMs

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Following the release of Windows 11, Microsoft has confirmed several compatibility issues that prevent popular third-party software from working with the latest version of its operating system.

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In a new support document, the software giant has provided further details on compatibility issues found in Oracle’s VirtualBox virtual machine software, Intel’s Killer and SmartByte networking software, and Vietnamese language browser Cốc Cốc.

With Oracle having Hyper-V or the Windows hypervisor installed, Microsoft has found a compatibility issue between VirtualBox and Windows 11. As a result, users may be unable to start virtual machines (VMs) and may receive an error.

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Thankfully, though, there is a workaround, but it involves removing Hyper-V or the Windows hypervisor from systems running Windows 11, until the issue is resolved with an update that Oracle will release later this month. planning to release. Affected users can check the progress of the company by monitoring this ticket.

Windows 11 Compatibility Issues

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Microsoft has also provided further details on compatibility issues between some Intel Killer and Smartbyte networking software and Windows 11.

Devices running the affected software may under certain conditions drop User Datagram Protocol (UDP) packets which creates performance and other problems for protocols based on UDP. For example, some websites may load slowly on affected devices and VPN services that use UDP may also be slow. Microsoft is working on a fix that it plans to roll out in its October security update next week.

Finally, the software giant has confirmed compatibility issues with Cốc Cốc browser on Windows 11. In some instances, the browser may be unable to open and on some devices, it may cause other issues or errors. Microsoft is investigating the issue and says it will provide an update as more information becomes available.

Compatibility issues are par for the course when using the new operating system, but by confirming the problems discussed above are affecting users, Microsoft is one step closer to coming up with a solution for them.

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