Windows 11 known issues and notifications

Current status as of January 26, 2022 (PT)
The upgrade offer to Windows 11 is entering its final phase of availability and is designated for broad deployment for eligible devices*. Since the launch of Windows 11 in October, we have seen strong demand and preference for Windows 11 with people upgrading their eligible PCs at twice the rate we saw for Windows 10. Based on this trend, we are advancing the pace of the rollout faster than we originally announced and entering the final phase of availability for Windows 11 ahead of our initial plan of mid-2022.
If you are using Windows 10, you can determine if your device is eligible for the upgrade using the PC Health Check app or checking Windows 11 specs, features, and computer requirements. If you have an eligible device, open Windows Update Settings and select Check for updates. Once the upgrade is ready for your device, you will see the option to download and install. Eligible Windows 10 devices must be on version 2004 or later, and have installed the September 14, 2021 security update or later, to upgrade directly to Windows 11.
For more information on the Windows 11 upgrade experience, watch this video. If you haven’t upgraded yet, there’s never been a better time.
*Note Devices that have a Microsoft Account (an MSA for Home edition) and have eligible releases and compatibility (See Windows release health for more information.)

Known issues

This table offers a summary of current active issues and those issues that have been resolved in the last 30 days.
Known issues
Summary Originating update Status Last updated

The text cursor in some apps might move unexpectedly when using a Japanese IME
Text input using a Japanese IME might be entered out of order or the text cursor might move unexpectedly.

OS Build 22000.348
10:00 PT

Outlook search might not locate recent emails
Searches on Outlook desktop app might fail when emails are stored locally in PST or OST files

N/A Resolved
10:00 PT

Applications using Win32 APIs to render colors might not work as expected
This issue could occur for one of several possible reasons on your device

N/A Resolved
14:00 PT

Compatibility issues with Intel Smart Sound Technology drivers and Windows 11
Windows 11 devices with the affected Intel SST driver might receive an error with a blue screen.

N/A Mitigated External 2021-11-15
18:20 PT

Compatibility issues have been found between Oracle VirtualBox and Windows 11
You might be unable to start Virtual machines (VMs) and you might receive an error.

N/A Confirmed 2021-10-06
17:26 PT



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