Updating to Windows 11 might break the Taskbar and Start Menu

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Windows 11 is running as a free update on compatible PCs, but there’s one bug you’ll want to keep in mind if you’re looking forward to upgrading. Some people are reporting that the taskbar and start menu do not work properly after moving from Windows 10 to Windows 11.

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well documented reddit, and Microsoft’s own community forum, Problems arise when using Microsoft’s own installation assistant. Apparently, in most of these documented cases, after upgrading to Windows 11 with Microsoft’s tools, the old Windows 10 taskbar still remains on the screen, and the Start menu is unresponsive. An example image is below.

Broken Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 11.
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Microsoft hasn’t responded with an official fix for the issue, but it should be noted that when Windows 11 was in beta testing, it was a problem for Windows Insiders as well. As a solution, it is being suggested to uninstall the latest Windows Update Adjustment after windows repair, And update history after uninstall Update. Then, as another fix, some Redditors suggest trying to create a new local account and give it administrator rights.

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This is one of the recent issues with Windows 11. We’ve already documented a memory leak issue associated with File Explorer, as well as a known issue that can cause games to slow down by up to 15% on some systems with AMD processors.

Issues like these are bizarre that come with early adoption of a new operating system. If you’re wary of such problems, it’s probably best to stay on Windows 10, don’t force a Windows 11 upgrade with the installation assistant, and get ready for Windows 11 to be officially ready for your system via Windows Update. wait for After all, Windows 10 will still be supported by Microsoft until 2025.

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Microsoft had mentioned that it is taking a “phased approach” with rolling out Windows 11, so this means that not everyone will be able to see the Windows 11 upgrade show in Windows Update. This is a slow-rollout designed to ensure a quality experience for everyone so that bugs like this don’t happen. Microsoft noted that hardware competency, reliability metrics, device age, and “other factors that affect the upgrade experience” all factor into the Windows 11 upgrade.




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