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Windows 11 22H2 Update Had No Notable Problems So Far

Just a few days ago, Microsoft released this year’s Windows 11 feature update. Since then – compared to previous Windows updates – only a few problems have been reported. However, there is a long list of so-called “safeguard holds”. We will already report on the first known problems that users encountered during or after the update to the new Windows 11 Version 2022.

These include compatibility issues with Intel drivers that can lead to blue screens and performance degradation with Nvidia graphics. Microsoft itself leads on the Windows Release Health Dashboard so far only one known error, which affects all Windows versions. Basically, things are looking good this year as far as the launch of the new Windows version is concerned – there are few problems and no update blockades confirmed by Microsoft.

However, there is still a catch. Instead of the update blockades, in which Microsoft blocks updates of certain hardware and software configurations based on user feedback, there are currently a large number of so-called “safeguard holds”. Actually, update blocks and safeguard holds are the same because they prevent the upgrade. At least so far, the Safeguard Holds have not been actively communicated by Microsoft and are a preliminary phase to the update blockades, which the group has confirmed via the support websites.

Known Safeguard Holds

A Safeguard Hold is an internal list that Microsoft uses with Windows Update to check for incompatible software. For example, if Windows Update determines that the user is using a driver that is known to cause issues with Windows 11 2022, Windows Update will not even offer the 22H2 update.

These lists were created based on feedback during the Windows Insider testing phase. A list of Safeguard Holds has now been published. Outdated software appears on the list, including Microsoft Office. If you would like to use the new Windows version but want to be on the safe side, you can go through the list and remove the software.

List of Safeguard Holds

  • Epson Easy Photo Print 2
  • Kaspersky various products
  • Lenovo various software
  • WiDi Remote
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Acrobat Reader various software
  • AIDA64 Extreme Edition various software
  • AOL Instant Messenger Pro
  • AVG PC TuneUp 2014 and 2015
  • MicroWorld Technologies Inc. (BackupRecovery_d_ .exe)
  • Baidu antivirus various software
  • CCleaner
  • COMODO different software
  • Double Anti Spy
  • McAfee various software
  • Corel DVD Movie Factory 7
  • Dr.Web Security various software
  • Kingsoft Security various software
  • KMPlayer
  • Lenovo TrueSuite Fingerprint Software, Touch Fingerprint Manager various software
  • MysticThumbs
  • Norton different products
  • Outpost various software
  • PC Wizard 2013
  • Sandboxie
  • Microsoft LifeCam
  • AVAST various software
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Spybot – Search & Destroy
  • Home menu 8
  • UxStyle
  • AVAST various software
  • AVG different software
  • Microsoft XNA Game Studio
  • AutoCAD various software
  • Tax Cut Deluxe 2005
  • DAEMON Tools Pro
  • DVDVideoSoftTB Toolbar
  • Fallout 3 launcher
  • McAfee various software
  • F-Secure different software
  • Glary Utilities various software
  • Samsung different software
  • HP various software
  • Bitdefender different software
  • Intel PROSet/Wireless Control Panel applet
  • Kingsoft various software
  • Paragon System Utilities
  • Agnitum Outpost Firewall 1.0
  • Trend Micro OfficeScan and miscellaneous software
  • Dell Support Center and various software
  • Broadcom Bluetooth software
  • Diskeeper 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Microsoft Security Essentials Setup
  • AhnLab various software
  • Symantec various software
  • Spy Sweeper
  • StartIsBack
  • alcohol 52%
  • Diskeeper
  • Conexant CPT5680 PCI Soft Modem
  • Cisco Systems VPN Adapter
Nicole Craig

Media coordinator and junior editor at Research Snipers RS-NEWS, I studied mass communication and interested technology business, I have 3 years experience in the media industry.

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