Latest Windows 11 KB5037853 Update Is Causing Taskbar Issues

On Wednesday, Microsoft released the May 2024 optional, non-security preview update (KB5037853) for Windows 11 versions 22H2 and 23H2. This update brings a large number of new features and fixes bugs. The build numbers for these updates are 22621.3672 and 22631.3672.

However, upon installation of the KB5037853 update, some users started experiencing issues with the Windows 11 taskbar, such as glitching, not responding, disappearing, and reappearing automatically.

When the KB5037853 update was released, Microsoft stated that there were no issues with it. However, after users began reporting issues with the taskbar, the Redmond giant officially acknowledged the problem.

“After installing this update, you might face issues using the taskbar. You might notice the taskbar temporarily glitching, not responding, disappearing, and reappearing automatically.

Additionally, this issue might be reflected in the Event Viewer with Application Error ‘Event ID 1000’ under Windows Logs, listing ‘Explorer.EXE’ as the ‘Faulting application name’ and ‘Taskbar.View.dll’ as the ‘Faulting module name’,” the company mentions in the changelog.

Microsoft has offered a workaround to resolve the KB5037853 update, which can be resolved using Known Issue Rollback (KIR). For those unaware, KIR can quickly return an affected device back to productive use if an issue arises during a Windows update.

However, it may take up to 24 hours for the resolution to propagate automatically to Home and Pro devices and non-managed business devices. Those who have a Windows Home or Pro edition device or a device not managed by an organization’s IT department must restart their device to receive the resolution.

Alternatively, you can uninstall the KB5037853 update by following the below steps:

  1. Press Win Key + I to open “Settings”.
  2. Go to the “Windows Update” section and select the “Update History” option.
  3. Choose “Uninstall updates.”
  4. Search for “KB5037853” and click on Uninstall next to the update.
  5. Windows will ask for confirmation; click Uninstall again.
  6. Restart the PC.

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Kavita Iyer
Kavita Iyer
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