Microsoft’s latest update, released on June 16, is already causing problems on some PCs.
according to the official Microsoft (opens in new tab) post – discovered by Windows Central – Windows 11 Update KB5014697 is preventing the Wi-Fi hotspot feature from working correctly on some PCs. Some systems running the update will lose their internet connection when acting as a hotspot host for other devices.
The company is currently working on a permanent solution, but in the meantime is offering the following temporary fix: “To mitigate the issue and restore Internet access on the Hosting Device, you can disable the Wi-Fi hotspot feature. instructions, see Use your Windows PC as a mobile hotspot (opens in new tab).”
However, the best solution may be to completely uninstall the update until there is a proper fix for this issue. If you want to know how to do this, check out our guide How to Uninstall a Windows 10 Update, which has several options that will also work with Windows 11.
Analysis: Windows 11 issues continue to cause headaches
Since Windows 11 was first released in October 2021, it has been suffering from a number of issues. Some involve minor inconveniences like Windows 11 losing Windows 10 search bar for big problems like the OS being offered to older PCs that did not meet the system requirements.
Then there are the major security issues, two of which include a previous update. breaking antivirus apps and the countless zero day vulnerabilities that hackers have shown to be very exploitable.
Considering that Windows 11 is very unpopular with players and this more users are still using Windows XP than Windows 11, it looks like Microsoft is having a serious problem with getting new users. This is something that needs to be fixed if you plan to keep pushing for everyone to adopt your latest operating system.