Microsoft Recommends Uninstalling Optional Windows 11 Update
Microsoft has been forced to warn users to uninstall the Windows 11 update KB5012643, as it appears to be causing some apps to crash.

Software giant, Microsoft, is advising Windows 11 users to uninstall a recent software update after it was discovered to cause certain apps to crash. In a support document, the company admitted Windows 11 update ‘KB5012643’ causes apps using specific .NET 3.5 framework components to become unstable.

The .NET Framework is a free, open-source platform used to build and run programs on Windows and is relied upon by many apps.

While not every user has been affected, and not all apps using .NET have been crashing, the issue is widespread enough for Microsoft to issue a rather humiliating message to users, telling them to uninstall the update

Anything that reminds people of that regrettable period isn’t going to be good for Microsoft. There have been a few noticeable Windows 11 problems recently, so the company definitely won’t want people to think that the bad old days of faulty Windows updates are back – especially if it means they hold off from upgrading to Windows 11 because of that.

There is some good news, at least. As KB5012643 is an optional update that people have to manually install, it means the numbers of potentially affected users will be a lot lower than if the update was a mandatory one that automatically installs.

To mitigate this issue, you can uninstall this update.

To do this, select the Start button and type, Windows Update Settings, and select it. On the Windows Update settings window, select View Update History then select Uninstall Update. Find KB5012643 in the list and select it, then select Uninstall,” it explained.

If you cannot uninstall this update (KB5012643), you can also mitigate this issue by re-enabling .NET Framework 3.5 and the Windows Communication Foundation in Windows Features,” Microsoft added.

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