In today''s episode of "What Windows 11 22H2 breaks this time," we have the broken Windows Hello authentication system. According to the latest update from the software giant, users may encounter difficulties with Windows Hello sign-in methods, such as face recognition, a fingerprint, or a regular PIN.
Microsoft claims that the bug affects customers who have started Windows Hello before installing the Windows 11 2022 Update (or 22H2). However, the issue should not be resolved if you have enabled Windows Hello following the release of the latest Windows 11 version.
Windows 11 is unable to access Microsoft account passwords if Windows Hello is unavailable. However, Microsoft has applied a compatibility hold to protect customers from the difficult experience. Windows 11 Updates will not be received until Microsoft has provided a permanent fix.
By installing KB5017389, the first optional cumulative update for Windows 11 22H2, Microsoft has stated that it will remove the safeguard in mid-October 2022, and the bugfix will be introduced in today''s Patch Tuesday update.
Broken Windows Hello has added to the list of known issues in Microsoft''s latest operating system. Despite the company''s performance shortcomings, solid-state drives, broken provisioning, crippled printers, and gaming issues caused by the new security features, the company has already confirmed that Windows 11''s performance has been downgraded, and it should not force the update to Windows 10 or the initial version of Windows 11.