Microsoft warns Windows 11 latest update issue could prevent desktop sign in

If you’re having issues following the update of Windows 11 with the latest cumulative updates, you’re certainly not all alone. Although Windows 11 version 22H2 is close to being released and is still in development, opposed with version 21H2, you could have issues with the actual device.

At the moment, all Windows 11 version 21H2 problems have been resolved, but some issues remain as cumulative updates. Windows 11 KB5016691 The last update may cause a problem with desktop sign-in, and stop users from connecting to their devices.



In a recent version of the Support document, Microsoft quietly confirmed that devices that depend on a Microsoft account for sign-in could have issues signing in. This bug is affecting devices that have the new Microsoft account has been created. Users will not be able to sign in for a short period of time, and this usually happens after you restart the system or exit the system.

This bug is only affecting devices that have Microsoft account (persona and business) and has no impact on businesses who use Active Directory domain accounts or Azure Active Directory accounts.

To fix problems with sign-in, you only must wait for several minutes. If you turn the machine on idle, when the screen for locking is displayed then you should be able to sign in as you would expect.

Microsoft has also begun rolling out an urgent patch that addresses this issue with login on Windows 11. It can be up to 24 hours to allow the server-side patch update to spread in a timely manner to consumer devices however, you are able to restart your system several times to install the hotfix.

Another issue is with XPS Viewer, where the application cannot open XML Paper Specification (XPS) documents that are written in non-English languages. The issue is the case for Japanese and Chinese characters encoded in. Microsoft claims that the issue is evident on the XML Paper Specification (XPS) as well as Open XML Paper Specification (OXPS) documents.

But, it won’t impact the majority of home users since the feature is no longer installed as a default.

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