Windows 11’s KB5015814 upgrade is causing issues with the Start menu and 0x8007007e failures

The KB5015814 update for Windows 11 was made available earlier this week with the intention of fixing security flaws and fixing PowerShell difficulties. However, there have also been unfavourable side effects for people who rushed on the upgrade and installed it as soon as it was made available, as has becoming alarmingly typical.

The Start menu is giving some users trouble, and complaints suggest that an app’s opening and closing is the cause of the problems. Additionally, concerns have been made concerning issues that appeared after the KB5015814 update installation went wrong, notably error codes 0x8000ffff, 0x8007007e, and 0x80073701.

Additionally, users who experience the issues claim that Windows becomes stuck in a boot loop. Although the issues with the Start menu appear to be less frequent, there are still a lot of comments from affected Reddit users.

There are a few documented problems with KB5015814, but these error messages, failed installations, and Start menu issues are not one of them, according to Microsoft.

The only thing you can do if you are experiencing either error messages or problems with your Start menu is uninstall the problematic update.

Use these steps to accomplish this:

  • Go to Settings then Windows Update.
  • To find the record for the KB5015814 update, click Update history.
  • If instructed to restart your computer, do so after clicking Uninstall Update.

However, because KB5015814 is a security update, you should only delete it to address the issues listed above.

Christopher Woodill

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