Microsoft releases a new Windows update, users install the update, and then suffer problems… rinse and repeat. The tiresome cycle of broken Windows updates shows no signs of easing during the Windows 11 era. In fact, the first major update for the platform is already causing users issues.
Last week, Microsoft started to roll out its first major upgrade for Windows 11 to Insider Program members. However, the news a week later is you should avoid installing this release for the time being. It seems the KB5010414 update is causing PCs to overheat because of generating too much CPU load.
Microsoft seems to know about this issue but is not working on a direct fix as yet. That's because the release is fulfilling the goal of the Insider Program. Namely for users to test updates before they are widely available. Having disruptive updates is simply part of the compromise of being an Insider.
Even so, as KB5010414 is currently broken, it is best to hold off on the update for the time being. Although, Microsoft will not allow an ongoing issue to persist so expect to see a fix arrive eventually.
February 2022 Update
Once the issue is resolved, the February 2022 update is a handy addition to Windows 11. It brings a bunch of new features, including an improved taskbar experience such as mute/unmute, Microsoft Teams options, the weather integration and simpler windows sharing.
Microsoft is also rolling out its new Windows 11 version of Notepad and Media Player.
Earlier this week, we reported on Microsoft preparing to reinstate features that were originally meant to appear at launch. This includes title bar UI upgrades, a new Snap Bar, gestures, Taskbar improvements, and changes to the Start menu.
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