Windows 11 22H2: Moments 2 update KB5022913 causes startup problems with third-party GUI tools

Windows[German]Zum 28. Februar 2023 hat Microsoft das Moments 2-Update KB5022913 als Preview für Windows 11 22H2 veröffentlicht. Dieses bringt zwar zahlreiche Neuerungen und soll zum März 2023 Patchday breit ausgerollt werden, kollidiert aber mit einem GUI-Tools von Drittanbietern. Wer den ExplorerPatcher oder StartAllBack installiert hat, muss diese Tools deinstallieren. Andernfalls besteht Gefahr, dass das System nicht mehr startet.


Moments 2 update KB5022913

Preview update KB5022913 for Windows 11 version 22H2 is optional, as these fixes will only be integrated in the security update for March 2023 and then rolled out widely. I had presented the new features of the blog post Windows 11 22H2: Moments 2 update KB5022913 brings many new features. The details of the preview update KB5022913 can be found in the post Windows 11 22H2: Preview Update KB5022913 (Feb. 28, 2023).

Problems with third-party GUI tools

Third-party tools for customizing the Windows 11 interface are popular among many Windows 11 users. Examples are ExplorerPatcher or StartAllBack. However, the use of such tools conflicts with the Moments 2 update for Windows 11 22H2. Microsoft has published the support article Third-party UI customization apps might cause Windows to not start up in the Known Issues in the Status Health dashboard, which describes the problems. It states:

After installing KB5022913 or later updates, Windows devices with some third-party UI customization apps may fail to start. These third-party applications may cause errors in explorer.exe that may loop multiple times.

The known affected third-party user interface customization applications are ExplorerPatcher and StartAllBack. These types of applications often use unsupported methods to achieve their customization, which can lead to unintended results on your Windows device.

As a workaround, Microsoft recommends uninstalling all third-party apps to customize the user interface before installing the Moments 2 update KB5022913. If an upgrade has already been performed on the device, those affected with a system that no longer starts should contact the customer support of the developer of the app used, if necessary. In the case of StartAllBack, this problem may be prevented by updating to the latest version (v3.5.6 or higher).

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Microsoft Security Update Summary (February 14, 2023)
Patchday: Windows 10 Updates (February 14, 2023)
Patchday: Windows 11/Server 2022 Updates (February 14, 2023)
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2 Responses to Windows 11 22H2: Moments 2 update KB5022913 causes startup problems with third-party GUI tools

  1. EP says:

    from Neowin:

    and from Stardock's twitter page:
    a fix for the StartAllBack app will be out soon for affected Win11 users

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