Windows 11 So Far
Windows 11 is now available for download and now that we've had some time with it, people are naturally asking if it's worth the (free) upgrade. While every new operating system has its bugs, we are pleased to report that Windows 11 is a great system overall, with a cleaner interface, increased security and reliability and better performance for gamers. A few glitches have popped up, but they are relatively minor. Here are some of the most common issues we are seeing:
Internet slowdown: Some users have reported experiencing slower than usual internet after their upgrade. According to Microsoft, this is due to some Intel software incompatibility issues that may affect load time for some websites and media. At this time we are simply waiting for Microsoft to release a patch for the issue.
Windows 10 start menu persists: A few users reported that despite the upgrade, they were still seeing the old Windows 10 start menu and task bar. If this happens to you go to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Installed Updates, select update KB5004300 and uninstall it then reboot your computer. Then go to Window Updates and reinstall the deleted updates (or check for updates).
Keyboard Input Not Registering in Start Menu: Some users have experienced an inability to type in the in start menu's search bar. If this is happening to you, try opening the Run app by hitting the Windows key + R. Without actually inputting anything into the Run app, close it and your start menu should now receive keyboard inputs. Microsoft is currently working on a fix for this issue.
If you are experiencing any other Windows 11 issues or need help mitigating the issues we've discussed in this post, come see us in-store at 1257 Marine Drive in North Vancouver or give us a call at 604-986-7680.
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