By Delia / Last update February 14, 2022

Windows 11 was originally released with many problems and bugs, some of which were fixed in subsequent updates, while others remain today. After months of patching, Window 11 is still not perfect, and users are still reporting newly discovered problems on the forums from time to time. The following are some of the problems users commonly encounter and corresponding solutions are also provided.

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1. Windows 11 slows down SSDs

Some users who have upgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 11 are experiencing performance degradation when using solid state drives (SSDs).

Thankfully, Microsoft's official patch can easily solve this headache: patch KB5007262. This update will not be automatically pushed to all Windows 11 systems and must be installed manually. Anyone experiencing SSD speed issues can head over to the Microsoft Update Catalog to download the patch. These problems occur because NTFS USN logging is enabled, and apparently USN logging on disk C: is enabled by default.


2. Error 0x80070070 while upgrading

For users upgrading from Windows 10 to the new OS, the annoying error may be an error code that appears: 0x80070070, which occurs when there is not enough space on the system disk to be installed. It pops up mainly as an error code with the strings 0x80070070-0x50011, 0x80070070-0x50012 or 0x80070070-0x60000.

To free up the space needed to continue the operation, you can try to delete the temporary files from the system. Go to Settings, click System, and then click Storage. Here you will find a section called "Temporary files" and in it you can select the temporary files you want to delete.

Alternatively, you could open the Start menu, search for "Disk Cleanup" and launch it, then click on "Clean up system files". Here you could delete “Temporary files” as well.

3. Google Chrome does not work


If you are unable to use Chrome on Windows 11, this may be due to a number of reasons: compatibility issues, file corruption or application conflicts. To troubleshoot, you can restart your system and recheck Chrome to see if it is working properly. Otherwise go to the Google Chrome icon, right-click it and select Properties, then click the Compatibility tab and select Run Compatibility Troubleshooting.

If this does not solve the problem, you may need to delete the folder containing Google Chrome profile data. Please press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box, type "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data" and track down the default folder, create a copy of it to back up the files, and then delete the folder. If that doesn't work, you may have to flush the DNS cache by opening a terminal using the shortcut Window + X, typing the command "ipconfig/flushdns" and pressing Enter.

If the problem persists, you may need to reset the network settings by pressing the Windows + I shortcut. In the window, select “Network & internet”, then find “Advanced network settings”, and choose “Network reset” option.

4. Search does not work

Windows 11 has a strange bug that freezes the search bar, making it impossible to type in addresses or search queries. The first option to fix it is to restart SearchHost.exe manually, for that, press Ctrl + Alt + Del to open Task Manager and look for the "SearchHost.exe" file, then select End task and click End process.

You can also restart Windows Search Service by pressing Win + R to open the "Run" dialog box. After that, type "services.msc" to open the Services console, look for “Windows Search”, double-click it to start the “Properties” window, click the “Stop” button, and then click “Start”.

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For users who have problems with search queries, the best option is to rebuild the search index. Press Win + I to open Settings, click "Privacy & security", and then select “Searching Windows” in the right pane. In the window that opens, select the “Advanced Indexing” option at the bottom, then select the “Advanced” button and click the “Rebuild” option here, which will solve the indexing problem.

5. Color rendering error

Some users have reported a very strange bug where the upgraded Windows 11 package incorrectly renders colors on the HDR screen. This is frustrating for editors or professionals who must frequently use third-party image editing software. This is most noticeable when shaving off white or adding white or lighter backgrounds. Offset tones look bright yellow when they should be pure white.

Microsoft has publicly acknowledged the bug and detailed why. It occurs when the Win32 API returns unexpected messages or errors under certain conditions on certain displays.

Microsoft emphasizes that the bug does not affect all color profile managers and claims they are working on a fix for the color issue affecting Windows 11 version 21H2. The fix is expected to be available in late January. Users experiencing this issue may have one option: remain patient and install the Windows Update patch as soon as it arrives.