If Windows 11 KB 5015882 or KB5015814 breaks Start menu on your device, you should not worry about it. It is a bug in these two cumulative updates. This MiniTool post will show you a fix to solve this issue.

KB5015882 & KB5015814 Break Start Menu on Windows 11

These days, some users report a Start menu issue on Windows 11. After pressing the Windows key, the Start menu doesn’t appear as usual. This issue is caused by Windows 11 KB5015882 or KB5015814. That is, the Start menu is missing on Windows 11 after installing KB 5015882 or KB5015814.

KB5015882 and KB5015814 are cumulative updates for Windows 11. They bring some new features and bug fixes for Windows 11. However, the bug in these two updates affects the Windows key on the keyboard. Pressing the Windows key should call out the Start menu. But this key may not work if you have installed KB5015882 and KB5015814. Fortunately, this issue only affects a small number of Windows 11 devices.

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These are the two conditions we concern about:

  • KB5015882 breaks Start menu on Windows 11
  • KB5015814 breaks Start menu on Windows 11

Microsoft has already known this issue and issued an emergency server-side update to address the missing Start menu. However, it will take up to 24 hours to propagate automatically to all Windows devices. If the Start menu is still not back, you can reboot your PC to apply the update.

Enterprise users can find the special group policy in Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > KB5014668 220721_04201 Known Issue Rollback > Windows 11.

You can also download the emergency patch offline installer and use it to fix the broken Start menu on your Windows 11 computer.

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Windows 11 KB5015882

Windows 11 KB5015882 is an optional update, which was released on July 21, 2022. It is rolling out to the production channel and bringing some new features to the initial release of Windows 11. You can check for updates in Windows Update to get this build. You can also download an offline installer for it from Microsoft Update Catalog.

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Bug fixes in Windows 11 KB5015882

  • Microsoft is restoring functionality for Windows Autopilot deployment scenarios that are affected by the security issues with hardware.
  • Fixed an issue in UIAutomation() that may cause an app stops working.
  • Fixed the Startup Task API not working issue.
  • Improved the reliability of a push-button reset after an OS upgrade.
  • Fixed inaccessible tenant restrictions event logging channel.
  • Fixed certificate-based machine account authentication fails.
  • Fixed an issue that affects Arm64EC code.
  • Fixed an issue where the Remove-Item cmdlet couldn’t work properly with OneDrive folders.
  • Fixed the issue of troubleshooting tools not opening.
  • Fixed an issue that causes Code Integrity to continue trusting a file even the file has been modified.
  • Fixed Windows stops responding when enabling Windows Defender Application Control.

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Windows 11 KB5015814

KB5015814 is a security update for Windows 11. This update could be automatically downloaded on your device at some point in future. You can also go to Windows Update to check for updates and manually get it.

Bug fixes in Windows 11 KB5015814

  • Fixed Japanese characters are not correctly displayed in PowerShell.
  • Fixed the Cloud Clipboard service stops working and prevents syncing between machines issues.
  • Fixed Windows 11 fails to hide the Windows Sandbox startup screen after running Sandbox.
  • Fixed the playback of consecutive video clips fail.

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Bottom Line

Now, you should know what you should do when KB5015882 breaks Start menu on Windows 11 or KB5015814 breaks Start menu on Windows 11. It is easy to fix.

If you lose your files by mistake, you can use professional data recovery software like MiniTool Power Data Recovery to get them back. This software can work on Windows 11.

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Should you have other related issues, you can let us know in the comments.

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