Microsoft's latest update, which was released on June 16, is already causing problems on some PCs.
According to Microsoft's official post (Opens in a new tab), spotted by Windows Central, Windows 11 update KB5014697 prevents the Wi-Fi hotspot feature from working properly on some PCs. Some systems running the update will lose internet connection when acting as a hotspot host for other devices.
The company is currently working on a permanent fix, but in the meantime it offers the following workaround: “To mitigate the issue and restore Internet access to the host device, you can disable the Wi-Fi hotspot feature. For instructions, see Use your Windows PC as a mobile hotspot (opens in a new tab).»
However, the best solution may be to completely uninstall the update until there is a proper solution for this issue. If you want to know how to do that, check out our How to uninstall a Windows 10 update guide, which offers several options that will also work with Windows 11.
Analysis: Windows 11 problems continue to cause headaches
Since Windows 11 was first released in October 2021, it has suffered from a litany of problems. Some involve minor issues like Windows 11 losing the Windows 10 search bar to major issues like the OS being offered to older PCs that didn't meet the system requirements.
Then there are the major security issues, two of which include an earlier update that breaks antivirus apps and numerous zero-day vulnerabilities that have been shown to be highly exploitable by hackers.
Considering that Windows 11 is very unpopular with gamers and that more users are still using Windows XP than Windows 11, it seems that Microsoft is having serious problems winning over new users. This is something you need to fix if you plan to continue to push for everyone to adopt your latest OS.