Microsoft Restricted Users from Updating PCs Due to Windows Hello Issue

Waiting for Windows 11 22H2, but your system isn’t prompting you to upgrade? Well, there’s a good reason why Microsoft has applied a safeguard block on systems that might fail to work seamlessly after Windows 11 22H2 upgrade.

Systems with Windows Hello sign-in options are facing wrath after upgrading to the same. You should check out the story before manually upgrading to Windows 11 22H2.

Windows 11 22H2 temporarily blocked on certain systems

According to a statement released by Microsoft, it has stopped certain systems from getting their hands on Windows 11 22H2 update.

The report states that systems with Windows Hello enabled are facing issues signing in using either the PIN or the biometric (fingerprint and facial recognition).

It further adds that systems that enable Windows Hello after upgrading to Windows 11 22H2 show no signs of issues.

Windows Hello issue onboard Windows 11 22H2 Update

Microsoft has added a safeguard lock (with ID 40667045) that prevents affected users from getting their hands on Windows 11 22H2 update.

It means that even if you are trying to get the update manually via the ‘Update Now’ button or the ‘Media Creation Tool’, the Redmond-based giant advises you against it.

Talking about systems that have already got upgraded to Windows 11 22H2 and facing this issue, they can still use a password as a sign-in option.

Signing in using a traditional method rather than PIN or biometrics kills the purpose of having Windows Hello; however, it is recommended until Microsoft releases an update to fix the problem.

The said safeguard hold will remain affected till next week, after which users can get their hands on the major update. It remains to be seen just when Microsoft patches the issue preventing users from using traditional methods instead of the visual-based Windows Hello.

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