Windows 11 The first big update (22H2) had more problems, this time with Windows Hello login.
shred Computer (Opens in a new tab) Reports, Microsoft confirmed that Windows 11 22H2 The update is blocked from some PCs due to compatibility issues with the security feature, which is that the upgrade breaks Windows Hello. It appears that gremlin in the works affects not only biometric logins – such as a webcam that uses facial recognition – but also PIN entry.
In the Dashboard Status Update, Microsoft explain (Opens in a new tab): “Windows Hello Sign-in may not work as expected after upgrading to Windows 11, version 22H2 on devices using Windows Hello Enhanced Sign-in Security.”
Microsoft has also made it clear that there should be no issues on PCs that install 22H2 and then on Enable windows hello.
Analysis: Don’t force the update, the solution is at hand
As noted, there is a PC compatibility comment that would be affected, but the good news is that this will be lifted soon, as the bug has been fixed in patch KB5017389.
This is a preview update from September that just saw its full release for October, and while it’s rolling out now, Microsoft notes: “The protection hold is expected to be removed in mid-October 2022.”
So, it should happen any day now, and the blocked Windows 11 PCs will be able to get the 22H2 update. In the meantime, Microsoft recommends that you wait and don’t try to force an update manually before removing this compatibility hold.
Windows 11 22H2 has seen more than its fair share of bugs, you may remember, including Some bad problems with printers And the A headache for those with Nvidia graphics cards oh and Happens with some Intel based computers. For those who have encountered errors, check out our guide to How to fix common Windows 11 problems.