Windows 11 Start Menu Problem? Microsoft recognizes the problem and gives the solution

Deepak Gupta July 24, 2022
Updated 2022/07/24 at 12:56 AM

Windows 11 and later updates have been pure chaos. Microsoft tries its best to ensure that they do not cause problems for users, but the truth is that these occur repeatedly and sometimes to the detriment of users.

The latest issue arises in Windows 11 and with its Start Menu. After installing update KB5014668 and following, this element stops working perfectly and causes problems for users.




Windows users have long been used to seeing the Start Menu as one of the focal points of this system. After several less successful experiences, it came back with Windows 10 and was completely reworked in Windows 11.

It is this element that is now in trouble and may have become unusable with one of the latest Windows 11 updates. Microsoft has already recognized this problem and the way it can manifest on your system.

After installing KB5014668 or later updates, we have received reports that a small number of devices may not be able to open the Start menu. On affected devices, clicking or selecting the Start button or using the Windows key on the keyboard may have no effect.

than Microsoft revealed, this issue was brought to Windows 11 in one of the latest updates. With update KB5014668 or later, the system stops working as usual and the Start Menu does not respond to the user.

Resolution : This issue is resolved using the Known Issue Rollback (KIR). Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for the solution to automatically propagate to consumer devices and unmanaged commercial devices. Restarting the Windows device may help to apply the resolution to the device more quickly. For devices managed by companies that installed an affected update and encountered this issue, they can resolve it by installing and configuring a special Group Policy. The special Group Policy can be found in Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> KB5014668 220721_04201 Rollback Known Issues -> Windows 11 (original version). For information about how to deploy and configure these special Group Policy, see How to Use Group Policy to Deploy a Rollback of Known Issues.

Group Policy downloads under the name of Group Policy:

Download for Windows 11, version 21H2 - KB5014668 220721_04201 Known issue rollback

Start Menu Windows 11 Microsoft Updates KB5014668

In addition to acknowledging the problem, Microsoft has also revealed how it is solving this problem. This should resolve itself automatically by removing the buld update that was installed and that brought the problem to Windows 11.

Interestingly, this build didn't just bring the issues to the Start Menu. It was intended to solve other failures, but it turned out to be the source of new abnormal situations that were not expected.

This is, unfortunately, just another case to add to the long list of issues with Windows 11 and earlier updates. Microsoft will definitely fix this problem, but until then the Start Menu won't work.

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