Windows 11 is finally here! While you can find significant changes and features the new version requires complete reinstallation and computers may experience some problems. So, if you want to know how to fix the most common issues in Windows 11, we got you covered.
In general, the problems may not be caused by the new version. The upgrade process may fail or get stuck due to driver issues, device drivers custom configurations, incompatible applications, or some issues with the hardware pieces.
In this post, we focus on helping you get around some common upgrade problems.
How to fix the most common issues in Windows 11?
Firstly, you will have to ensure your PC matches the following Windows 11 systems requirements;
- Processor: 1 GHz or faster with at least two cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or SoC
- System Firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
- TPM: Trusted Platform Module 2.0
- Graphics Card: Direct x 12 or higher with WDDM 2.0 driver
- Display: 720p, 8-bit per color channel (minimum 9-inches diagonal)
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 64GB
- Internet Connection and Microsoft Account: Active internet connection is a must to complete the initial setup of the operating system or when switching the device out of Windows 11 Home in S-mode.
If your PC meets the above-mentioned system requirements, you can run a health check to make sure your system is ready to install Windows 11.
- First, download and install Microsoft’s PC Health Check app before you run the health check.
- Next, run the program
- Click on the“Check Now” (blue colored) button on the Windows 11 banner
- If your system is compatible, a pop-up “This PC will run Windows 11”
Here are a few common problems that occur while upgrading to Windows 11.
According to Microsoft, some Intel “Killer” and “SmartByte” networking software are not compatible with Windows 11. This can cause decreased internet performance such as the slow loading of websites and videos.
If you have AMD issues, there is nothing much you can do other than wait for Microsoft to resolve the issue.
Windows 10 start menu
Those who beta-tested Windows 11 before its release reported that they were still seeing the Windows 10 Start menu and taskbar despite having upgraded.
If you’re facing the same issue, all you need to do is uninstall a Windows update- Control Panel> Programs > Programs and Features > Installed Updates. Next, select update KB5004300 and uninstall it, then reboot your PC. This may help give you a working Windows 10 Start menu and taskbar.
Next, go to the Windows Update and reinstall the deleted update, here- KB5004300. You should get a fully functioning Windows 11. If deleting and reinstalling KB5004300 doesn’t work, you can try the same trick with other Windows updates and see if it resolves the issues on your PC
The start menu won’t let you type
Typically, new software is bound to have some visual bugs and oddities and Windows 11 is no exception. Many users have reported that sometimes when they hit the Start button to bring up the new Start menu, Windows 11 won’t register any keyboard input. It can be a serious problem for those who like to use the Start menu’s built-in feature as it can slow down your workflow.
To fix this issue, Microsoft recommends you open the Run app. The most common way to do this is to hit the Start button and type run. However, given the nature of the bug, you must try the keyboard shortcut- Windows key+ R to launch Run.
After you open the Run app, you can close it without doing anything. This should help in getting your Start menu to return to normal working condition.