Windows 11 22H2 users seem to be facing another issue with their operating system. Microsoft’s mission with Windows 10 and 11 is to continually upgrade performance and functionality with two major updates per year (and many smaller updates in between), but there are still occasional creeping bugs.The latest issue is filed below KB5023152 (opens in new tab)including the app crashing while open after performing a system restore.
According to Microsoft, users running Windows 11 22H2 may encounter the following issues after performing a System Restore:
- The app doesn’t start and I get the error message “This app can’t be opened”.
- of the app[スタート]A menu may have multiple entries.
- When trying to launch the app, the app may not respond.
- Sometimes I/O errors occur, the app becomes unresponsive, and the app crashes.
- When I try to launch the app again, it should now run.
This is not a comprehensive list, but Microsoft says Notepad, Paint, Office, Cortana, and Terminal are all affected by the latest Windows 11 22H2 issue. Common to all apps is the use of the MSIX packaging format.Proud of Microsoft Supporting documents for 2021 (opens in new tab) MSIX achieves a 99.96% success rate in “millions of installs”, is disk space optimized to avoid file duplication across apps, and reduces network bandwidth requirements.
Microsoft’s solution to ongoing problems is the Troubleshooting 101 exercise. The company suggests users try restarting the app, reinstalling the app, or running Windows Updates to fix the issue. What’s interesting though, is that Microsoft usually points out that they’re working to fix the root cause of these app failures, and provides an estimated time frame for a fix. does not provide that guidance.
It’s also ironic that Windows users typically use System Restore when they have serious software problems. Possibly rogue software He will find that the package has wreaked havoc or he is in driver hell with some piece of hardware. System restore should provide a relatively easy way to get your machine back to a date before the problem started. This is a much quicker solution than breaking the operating system and starting over.
However, in this case, a system restore might fix one problem, but then many more. This doesn’t look good for Microsoft, but hopefully there’s a quick fix in the pipeline to save Windows 11 22H2 users from these headaches.