Windows 11 Install Trouble

Cam Brewer 1 Reputation point

I just installed the newest version of Windows 11, and it seems that it has messed up some things on my computer. I cannot access the taskbar or start menu or settings. Some apps are unable to open and some open but are not able to be interacted with. Also the computer is in general incredibly slower. At times I open the task manager and the CPU reads 100%. The windows start button does not pull up the start menu but flashes the screen white for a second. Is there a way to uninstall the update or try to reinstall if the update went wrong while installing? I know my computer did not turn off or die in the course of the install as well so that cannot be the reason. Thank you.

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  1. Kapil Arya 7,776 Reputation points MVP


    This is a known issue atm, if you've installed build 22449 or 22000.176 . You can fix it with steps provided in the starting of the build 22449 announcement post:

    Hope this helps!

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,461 Reputation points

    Hello @Cam Brewer ,

    In the search box on the taskbar, type command prompt, then select Run as administrator from the list of options.

    In the window that appears, type this command including spaces as shown:
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

    Press Enter. When the command operation has run successfully, you'll see a confirmation message from Command Prompt that says, “The restore operation completed successfully” or “The operation completed successfully”.
    Note: If you don't see a confirmation message, retype the command and try again.

    Next, type this command, including the space as shown:
    sfc /scannow

    Press Enter. Wait until the sfc scan verification reaches 100% completion, and then close Command Prompt.

    Try running the Windows Update again.

    Go to the software download page and select Download tool now to download the clean installation tool. Make sure to carefully read the notes on the software download page before using the tool.

    Do follow up the below link to get know more about the update issues

    Hope this answers all your queries, if not please do repost back.
    If an Answer is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and upvote it : )

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