Windows 11 start menu is broken? Microsoft is fixing it

Microsoft is working on many Windows 11 Start menu and taskbar improvements for future updates, but in the meantime, the company has accidentally broken the Start menu on some people’s PCs.

On June 23, Microsoft rolled out an update for Windows 11, which included a bug preventing the Start menu from opening on some PCs. The company said on the Windows Release Health dashboard: “We have received reports that a small number of devices may be unable to open the Start menu. On affected devices, clicking or selecting the Start button, or using the Windows key on your keyboard may have no effect. »

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Microsoft is now rolling back the affected updates, although it may take up to 24 hours for the change to take effect – restarting your PC may also do the trick. The bug only affects some people on Windows 11 21H2.

The break comes as Microsoft is working on the final changes for this year’s Windows 11 22H2 update. The update is expected to include a new task manager, drag-and-drop for the taskbar, tabs in File Explorer, new Start menu features, and more. Windows 10 will also likely get its own 22H2 update, although it won’t contain many new features – Microsoft has focused most of its attention on Windows 11.

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