- The Windows App has been facing major problems lately.
- Some of the major issues include the BSOD and applications crashing.
- The problems seem to be associated with the Microsoft Installer.
So far, Windows 11 has been somewhat a smooth ride since its release, but it has also had its fair share of problems.
A few days ago, two issues were reported that were affecting the OS, including the Blue Screen of Death which is still black, although Microsoft will be switching it back to blue soon.
The other issue was that apps were suddenly crashing. These issues were confirmed during the November 2021 Patch Tuesday release.
Microsoft Installer is the problem
Reports for Microsoft indicate that the source of all these problems could be the Microsoft Installer.
Users will notice that apps either fail to open or crash immediately when they are opened. According to a majority of users, this happens whenever they try to update the app via troubleshooter or Windows settings.
As Microsoft continues to find a solution, the company is encouraging users to uninstall and reinstall the affected apps as a temporary fix.
Beta and Release channels
The temporary fix will only be for a while because Microsoft is currently working on a fix.
The fix is available, but it will land on the beta and Release Preview channels on the Insider program first.
The fix will be part of the Windows 11 Build 22000.348 preview update and labelled as KB5007262.
“We fixed a known issue that might prevent apps, such as Kaspersky apps, from opening after you attempt to repair or update the apps using the Microsoft Installer (MSI).”
Another update on the horizon
Also, Microsoft is planning on releasing another Windows 11 update this week. This will be more of an optional update to address several known issues, and users will manually install them.
The stable fix will be rolled out soon, so be on the lookout for that.
Have you experienced any of these issues on Windows 11? Let us know in the comment section below.