According to user reports on Microsoft’s Feedback Hub, the Windows 11 March 2023 update (KB5023706) is causing a wide variety of problems, from sluggish performance to difficulties downloading the update itself.
Based on user feedback in forums and in our comments section, here is a comprehensive list of all known issues with Windows 11 after the March 2023 update.
- Errors 0x80070103, 0x8000ffff, 0x80073701, 0x8007007e, and 0x800f081f are preventing updates from installing.
- Slower than typical SSD: Reverting to the fix released in February 2023 fixes the issue.
- Sometimes you get a blue screen of death.
- After installing the latest monthly cumulative updates, some programs, such as Start11, StartAllBack, and ExplorerPatcher, may stop functioning properly.
- There have been a few isolated reports of problems with Bluetooth, the system tray, and the placement of notifications.
Windows 11 KB5023706 issues
In Windows 11 22H2, one of the largest cumulative updates is KB5023706, released on Patch Tuesday and required of all users. The tablet-optimized taskbar, File Explorer’s future-proofing, and the addition of the “Always On” feature are just a few of the interesting new additions introduced in updated multitasking bar-and-search-box manager better theme support, among other enhancements.
According to posts Errors 0x80070103, 0x8000ffff, 0x80073701, 0x8007007e, and the tried-and-true 0x800f081f are being reported by users in the Feedback Hub when attempting to install Windows 11 KB5023706. Even if your device displays an error, it may still function normally.
When Windows Update encounters problems during its installation process, it often displays messages like these. Windows 11 will typically try to retry the download and fail again with the same error message, as one of the affected users pointed out.
The machine downloads and tries to install, but it fails with error code 0x800F081F. There were no problems with the February (2023-02) CU update. The problem started after a suggested update became available. All of the SFC/DISM commands in CMD were executed, software distribution was rechristened, and an attempt was made to update the machine using the Microsoft Catalog A user mentioned.
Alleged SSD performance issues
Some users have complained that after attempting to install these updates, their computers have become slower to boot and perform general tasks, such as loading applications.
“I rated the speed of both reading and writing on my SSD nvme as VERY FAST. Using the Legion 5 2021’s balance energy profile, I was able to reduce the 7,000 to the 3,000, and even the 1,000 on occasion. As soon as I removed the cumulative update, my SSD’s read speed increased to 7000 IOPS and Windows responded quickly once more. Therefore, there is a major issue with this,”Users were able to take note of the issue, as one did.
We do not believe the performance issues that have been reported to be system-wide. To the contrary, our benchmarks showed that updating to Windows 11 KB5023706 had no negative impact on system performance.
Exceptionally, this update is getting a lot of attention as well This is the Blue Screen of Death, an error that can have a devastating effect on your Windows experience.