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Microsoft Issues Windows 2022 Update Block Because of Audio Issues

Microsoft is putting a block on the Windows 2022 Update for users who have recorded with the Xbox Game Bar.


Even though 2022 Update has been in the wild for over a month, there are still bugs happening to the latest full version of Windows. has already issued several update holds for varying issues. Now, the company says it is implementing another block, this time because of an audio problem on the OS.

On the official Windows Health Dashboard, Microsoft confirms that there is a problem with audio clips from . Specifically, the audio is not syncing properly to the video clip. This seems to happen most when using the “Record last 30 seconds” feature but also happens in a normal recording.

Microsoft says it is now issuing a block for any users who have used the capture feature in Xbox Game Bar. That means those users cannot upgrade to Windows 11 2022 Update until there is a permanent fix.

“To safeguard your upgrade experience, we have applied a compatibility hold on devices which have previously used the capture feature in the Xbox Game Bar app from being offered or installing Windows 11, version 22H2.”


Users who already have updated can either roll back or fix the issue by downloading KB5018496. That optional cumulative update is available for Windows 2022 Update now. Microsoft says it will arrive for all users by the end of the month, which will then allow the block to be removed.

“The safeguard hold is estimated to be removed in mid-November 2022. Note: We recommend that you do not attempt to manually upgrade using the Update now button or the Media Creation Tool until this issue has been resolved and the safeguard removed.”

Tip of the day: For the most part, are stable, but they can still be still thrown out of whack by updates or configuration issues. Many boot their PC to find their Microsoft Store isn't working or their Windows apps aren't opening. Luckily Windows 11 and Windows 10 have an automatic repair feature for apps that can resolve such issues.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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