The KB5028182 Patch Tuesday update for Windows 11 is ridden with this bug

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Want to download the KB5028182 Patch Tuesday update for Windows 11 security? Hold your horses, as it’s riddled with a bug that is preventing some third-party UI customization apps from starting up.

As we’ve noted from the official release note, the affected apps include ExplorerPatcher and StartAllBack. These types of apps often use unsupported methods to achieve their customization, and as a result, can have unintended results on your Windows device.

If you are using one of these apps, you will need to uninstall it before installing the July 2023 Patch Tuesday update. If you have already installed the update and are experiencing problems, you can try updating to the latest version of StartAllBack (v3.5.6 or later). Microsoft is investigating the issue and will provide more information when it is available.

In the meantime, if you are using a third-party UI customization app, you should avoid installing the July 2023 Patch Tuesday update until the issue is resolved.

The bug occurs when the affected apps try to modify the Windows Explorer process. The bug can cause Windows Explorer to crash, or to start up in a loop. The bug is only present in the July 2023 Patch Tuesday update for Windows 11. Microsoft is working on a fix for the bug and will release it as soon as possible.

Have you taken the KB5028182 Patch Tuesday out for a spin? How’s your experience? Let us know in the comments!