The Messenger app doesn’t start in Windows 10/11 build 20161

by Claudiu Andone
Claudiu Andone
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  • Microsoft announced that with the build 20161 they fixed some issues with apps failing to start after installing the Insider Build 20150+.
  • Other insiders reported that the Messenger app is failing to start in Windows 10 build 2016.
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Microsoft announced on the official Windows Insiders Twitter channel that they fixed some issues with apps failing to start after installing the Insider Build 20150+.

Thank you to the #WindowsInsiders who reported some of their apps were failing to launch after upgrading to Builds 20150+. We included a fix for this with Build 20161.

The address included a link to the Feedback Hub where Jennifer G, a Microsoft engineer, announced the fix in a little more detailed way:

Thanks for reporting this – there was an issue with Builds 20150-20152 resulting in some games and applications crashing at launch or failing to install. A fix for this has just flighted with Build 20161.

The fix was especially targeted at the Beyond Compare 4 game that was not running anymore on build 20150.

Windows 10 build 20161 broke other apps

Although some users welcome the fix, other insiders reported that My app (Messenger) is failing to start in Windows 10 build 2016.

Microsoft hasn’t acknowledged this issue yet and doesn’t have a solution for it.

Windows 10 build 20161 was released for Insiders in the Dev Channel at the start of July and came with lots of new interesting features including the new awesome Start menu.

For what it counts, it’s a lot better to identify and resolve this kind of issue at the earliest possible time to give the Microsoft team enough time to solve them.

Did you install the new Windows 10 build 20161? Did you experience any issues? Drop us a line in the comments.

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