Microsoft will fix bugs in Windows apps after an update or repair attempt
Microsoft has acknowledged a new issue preventing certain Windows applications from opening after an update or repair attempt. The bug was discovered after the November Patch Tuesday updates were released last week, and it currently affects Windows 11 as well as the latest versions of Windows 10, including the just-released 21H2.
According to Windows Health Dashboard (Going through beeping computer), “Microsoft Installer (MSI) may have problems repairing or updating apps. Apps known to be affected include some apps from Kaspersky. Affected apps may not open after an update attempt or repair,” the company explained.
While Microsoft is currently working on a fix, the company recommends users unable to open Windows apps to uninstall and reinstall them. Except for the Kasperky apps that the company mentioned on the Windows Health dashboard, it’s unclear if this Microsoft Installer issue breaks many other Windows apps.
If you are using Windows 11 on your PC, the company has also recognized a new compatibility issue with Intel SST drivers earlier this week. Some Windows 11 users are seeing BSOD errors when using the affected drivers, Microsoft has put an upgrade block in place for Windows 10 users until this issue is resolved.