Windows 11 has been a bittersweet experience for some users. While Microsoft has made substantial changes to improve the user experience, the most recent version of the operating system It arrived loaded with errors. The good news is that one of the most annoying bugs will be resolved in the most recent update.
If you are a Windows 11 user, it probably appeared to you an Explorer window in the foreground while using other applications. The bug was first reported a year ago and many thought it was due to the new tab creation option. Unfortunately, the failure It occurred randomly and was very difficult to replicateso users had to deal with it throughout 2023.
Microsoft launched the patch KB5032288 on its stable channel, which means it is now available to all users. According to the support website, this update integrates new improvements to Copilot for Windows, such as the possibility of using the intelligent assistant on multiple screens or with the Alt+Tab key combination. Although the most important feature is that it solves three Explorer bugs, including bug from the random window.
The update is optional, which means you will have to download and install it from the operating system configuration. If you checked the “Get the latest updates as soon as they are available” checkbox, you probably already have it. You can also do it manually from this link.
The notes do not offer further details about the origin of the bug or the reasons why it took so long to resolve it.
Windows 11 updates resolve one bug but add others
One of the iconic features of Windows is its ability to introduce bugs in updates. The most recent example is the December KB5033375 patch, released a few days ago to resolve security issues in Windows 11 versions 22H2 and 23H2.
Some universities report that This update prevents many students from connecting via Wi-Fi to your access points. In a publication on its support website, the University of New Haven recommends that users uninstall patch KB5033375while Brunel University of London asks those who have an exam coming up not to install it.
The bug affects laptops that have a Qualcomm 802.11r modem, which offers support for Fast Transition (FT). One of the advantages of this technology is that it reduces connection interruptions when you move to another access point on the same network. Because universities take advantage of this setup, updating Windows is a bigger problem.
Another error to be resolved is related to File Explorer performance in Windows 11. The redesign in the version 23H2 makes it slower on computers with the hardware requirements recommended by Microsoft. The performance drop occurs since beta versions months ago and some users have refused to install the update for this reason.