Microsoft fixes Windows 11 bug that caused near hour-long boot times
In a world that now increasingly relies on SSDs, the act of suffering through grueling, minute-long boot times is becoming increasingly rare. But what if, even though you’ve equipped your PC with a nice SSD, updated your drivers, and kept viruses at bay, you still somehow managed to get hit with boot times that weren’t just a few minutes long, but almost lasted a whole hour? ? This exact boot time issue has been plaguing some Windows 11 users for a while and Microsoft has finally put an end to it.
With the rollout of update KB5012643 for Windows 11, Microsoft has fixed memory leaks that were causing system boots to take up to 40 minutes for some users. This was spotted by the team at Guru3D, who stated that the update is available as an “optional download”. According to them, a full monthly update of Windows 11 will be rolled out on May 10th.
Keep your horses, no longer
The official release notes for the update indicate that the above memory leak was found on PCs that were left on 24 hours a day. Some home users may do this, but the issue most likely affected people working in businesses where they rarely shut down or restart their computers, such as at home. B. those who use Windows for their point-of-sale systems.
The same update also fixed a bug that would prevent a PC from starting completely and made some other tweaks like: B. Adding “Enhancements for servicing the Secure Boot component of Windows”.
Since this update is now available for download, you can easily download it through the Windows Update utility, located in the settings menu. You can also access it by typing “Windows Update” in the Start menu.