Microsoft has officially marked a frustrating (*11*) bug as fixed, and people who were prevented from upgrading to Windows 11 22H2 due to a compatibility issue will no doubt be happy to hear that.
You may remember this very annoying bug that appeared at the end of September 2022, causing printers to revert to their default settings. By default, a lot of important features weren't available: we're talking double-sided printing, higher resolutions, and possibly even color, which obviously could be a big deal-breaker.
The good news is that, as Neowin discovered (opens in a new tab), Microsoft officially marked the issue as resolved just a few days ago (November 18). In fact, the backup blockers that could encounter this bug were removed a week ago, allowing these machines to upgrade to Windows 11 22H2, though the upgrade may still take a while.
At this point, however, any machine with a (*11*) attached that might fall victim to this error should be able to go ahead and upgrade to 22H2 successfully without waiting.
Microsoft noted (opens in a new tab): "Any (*11*) still affected by this issue should now be resolved automatically by upgrading to Windows 11, version 22H2."
Analysis: A road strewn with pitfalls, without a doubt
It was a bit difficult for those who have an affected (*11*) and want to upgrade to Windows 11 22H2, of course, since the bug has been around for quite some time. As noted, it's been two months since this first came to our attention, so it hasn't been a quick fix.
With many questions about the prevalence of Windows 10 bugs in the past, and now Windows 11 apparently continuing with a worrying amount of quality control issues, all is not looking very good for Microsoft. Yes, we've beaten that drum several times, but we'll continue to do so as long as errors like this (*11*-related gremlin), or other glitches like File Explorer crashing or slow running Windows 11 PCs, still show up with too often for our liking. .
If you've suffered at the hands of a gremlin at work with Microsoft's latest operating system, be sure to check out our guide to fixing common Windows 11 problems.
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