Still talking about Microsoft, the software giant has now added a new compatibility hold that will prevent some users from upgrading their Windows 11 OS to the latest version due to the warning message “IE11 data might not be accessible after upgrading to Windows 11”.
The issue affects Windows 11 version 21H2 and Microsoft is yet to give any indication about the number of users that may have been affected by this error.
That said, some Windows 10 users who want to migrate to the new Windows 11 update will not be able to do so unless they jump through some hoops.
The tech giant further issued a supporting statement that after upgrading to Windows 11, saved information and data from Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) might not be accessible if you do not accept to import those into the Microsoft Edge browser before commencing the upgrade.
Microsoft also added that if you have agreed to import your IE11 information and data into Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 before upgrading to Windows 11, your device may not be affected by the said issue.
More of the document can be found here.
Therefore, Microsoft has decided to apply a compatibility hold on devices affected by this issue in order to prevent them from installing the new Windows 11 update.
Devices that are affected are basically those that make use of IE11 as their primary browsers or set IE11 as the default browser.
If your organization is using Update Compliance, the safeguard ID is 37820326.
Microsoft says that a future release of Edge will address the problem, pointing out that “the issue should be resolved for devices that have not yet upgraded and devices that have already upgraded to Windows 11 without accepting to import IE11 data into Edge”.