Earlier right this moment, Microsoft pushed a promotional message to early adopters of Home windows 11. The promo supposed to advertise the upcoming working system’s integration with Microsoft Groups. As an alternative, it brought about Explorer (the Home windows desktop shell) to cease responding and left customers and not using a working Begin menu and taskbar.
Based mostly on the Microsoft-provided workaround, I narrowed the issue right down to a registry key that contained a serialized JSON blob. The blob contained an commercial for Microsoft Groups. The messaging and imagery within the promotion had been an identical to the panel you get whenever you press the Home windows key + C on a Home windows account not already arrange with Groups. It’s unclear if it’s this actual promotion, nevertheless.
Microsoft broke each single Home windows 11 pc via an advert. Home windows customers – you’ll be able to select a greater means.