The latest Microsoft patches have broken Wi-Fi and Windows access points on ARM

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Microsoft’s latest set of fixes for Windows is causing problems for users. KB5014697, released on June 14 for Windows 11, in addition to fixing a number of problems, creates several new ones for users: some applications.NET Framework 3.5 does not open, and Wi-Fi access points do not work.

Microsoft has already proposed temporary measures to solve the problems:

  1. Restart .NET Framework 3.5;

  2. Disabling the Wi-Fi hotspot function.

It is worth separately highlighting the problem affecting only devices on ARM processors. It prevents users from logging into Azure Active Directory, Teams, OneDrive and Outlook. To solve this problem, Microsoft offered users the most inconvenient way – to use web versions of applications.

In Windows 10 , the patch ( KB5014699 ) did not break .NET applications, but Wi-Fi access points and Azure Active Directory problems on ARM remained.

Judging by social networks, the problem with the Wi-Fi access point is widespread and the solution proposed by Microsoft turned out to be practically useless.

The only way to restore the functionality of Wi-Fi access points and Azure AD is to roll back the update. This method is quite risky, since the patch contains a number of security updates, as well as the usual set of bug fixes.

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