Windows 11 after the update – a conclusion

After the start of Windows 11 22000.194, Microsoft had now provided the first official update, KB5006674. Everyone who had already installed Windows 11, even on unsupported hardware, was able to install this update via Windows Update.

There was actually no big rush in forums. No “horror reports” or the like. But it wasn’t to be expected otherwise, because it was “only” the security patch for October. This can be a little different with the next non-security-relevant update. Since functions in the system are changed / improved there.

However, some of them had the problem with the error message 0x800f0988, which already occurred frequently under Windows 10. This error message states that the system is missing components to install the update. Ben provided a fix for Windows 10 in our forum. Under Windows 11, only an in-place upgrade repair can currently help. This will load the missing packages from the ISO and the update can then be installed / integrated without any problems.

It is not entirely possible to understand why this error can occur again and again. One of the causes is often if disk cleanup was performed after a non-security update. Even if you don’t do it yourself, this function can be set to “On” in Settings -> System -> Storage -> Storage optimization. After a security-relevant update and the adjustment, this “phenomenon” has so far occurred very rarely (according to our observations).

If you have installed Windows 11 on a computer on which the CPU, TPM etc. do not match the hardware requirements, you can carry out an in-place operation without any problems. I just checked it again and there was no error message that the CPU does not fit. The in-place could start immediately after the test.

In other words: The hardware is only checked when installing Windows 11 for the first time, or when installing from Windows 10 to Windows 11. But as always, the instructions in our wiki will help.

As an addendum: In the meantime, Microsoft has confirmed printer problems that can occur under Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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