Microsoft has recommended Windows 11 users to uninstall update KB5012643 from their systems due to ongoing problems launching system apps.
If this sounds familiar it’s because it was originally reported over a week ago, but the situation seems to have escalated further after the bug appeared in the recent production channel of the May update. year 2022.
This means that the problem is now more widespread and devastating for users trying to launch applications based on the .NET 3.5 framework (of which there are many). Crashes cause them to crash or even fail to launch at all.
As reported by Windows Latest (opens in a new tab), users flagged that the ShareX, KeePass, Discord, and Visual Studio installers were just some of the affected apps. Claimed by a Feedback Hub user (opens in a new tab) which even Microsoft Teams refuses to launch after installing the update, showing an error message saying “process exited with code 3221225781 (0xc0000135)”.
Has anyone got the following error KB5013628 / KB5013943 – Application failed to start correctly (0xc0000135) could not start any .NET 4.8 programs – bing / visual studio etc # Windows11May 11, 2022
Microsoft doesn’t have an official fix, although it appears that uninstalling the update will resolve the issue for those affected, and although they haven’t notified users directly of this, but it provided detailed instructions on how to roll back to a previous version of the operating system for problems encountered. We can read between the lines ourselves.
However, this update contains a number of important security updates to help keep your system protected, so if you’re not currently experiencing any issues after installing it, you don’t have to. remove it from your system first.
How to uninstall Windows 11 update KB5012643
To uninstall an update, open the Start menu, then type ‘Install Windows Update’. From there, click ‘Windows Update’ then ‘View update history’.
Next, click ‘Uninstall updates’ and select KB5012643 and then click ‘Uninstall’. Hopefully this will fix the problem, however, you may find that other issues that the KB5012643 update fixed are now back.
Hopefully Microsoft will release a new KB5012643 update to fix those issues without causing other problems.
Analysis: this is getting embarrassing for Microsoft
Constantly releasing system updates that cause problems is already humiliating enough with an increasingly broken history of releasing Windows 10 updates, but it is recommended to simply uninstall the annoying update for Windows 11 users want to keep their faith in Microsoft.
I don’t doubt that this won’t hurt Microsoft’s overall reputation too much, but the May 2022 Patch update (which the bug has infiltrated) is intended to fix security holes and bugs. The update fixes new bugs that look like something from an Alanis Morissette song.
But all jokes aside, if users can’t install critical security updates, how else can they protect their systems?
There have been a few notable Windows 11 crashes later this year that may have caused people to lose faith in Microsoft’s ability to keep users safe. With rival company Apple offering some relatively affordable alternatives across both the laptop and desktop space (via the M1-enabled MacBook Air and Mac Mini), some may began to wonder if the grass was greener elsewhere.