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Microsoft Says Windows 11 2022 Update Is Now Breaking the Task Manager

Specifically, the recent KB5020044 release for the Windows 11 2022 Update is breaking the Task Manager in custom color mode.


this week sent out build 22621.99 (KB5020044). This update brought a few fixes for known issues, while also adding storage alerts in OneDrive and improvements to Windows Spotlight. In a new advisory, Microsoft is now saying the update is causing a new issue in the .

According To the company, Windows 11 2022 Update running the KB5020044 update is not always showing all UI elements in the Task Manager. For example, incorrect colors, unreadable sections, and other problems.

Microsoft points out the problem is affecting users with their color mode set to custom in Windows (via Personalization settings).

That leads to the obvious workaround for this problem, and one that Microsoft is suggesting. Yes, you can simply head to the Settings app and change from custom colors. To do that, navigate to Settings > Personalization > Choose your mode > Light/Dark.


In the meantime, Microsoft is working on a fix that should be ready for December Patch Tuesday (Dec. 13).

Microsoft has been dealing with a bunch of issues following the release of Windows 11 2022 Update (22H2). There have been printer issues, broken Windows Hello, and problems with the SSL/TLS handshake. Last week, Microsoft confirmed a new issue affecting Windows 11 22H2 relating to the Remote Desktop.

Also this week, Microsoft confirmed an issue with Windows 11 22H2 where the OS is causing problems when users change IME (Input Method Editor) modes. Microsoft says the KB5020044 update helps to mitigate the issue, as well as solving gaming performance issues.

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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.