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My Windows 11 Journey

Friday, October 29, 2021

My Windows 11 Journey

Windows 11 Old-school made new.

Yes, it's a journey, and definitely not a rock band in this context.

Journey - the act of traveling from one place to another, especially when involving a considerable distance; a trip.

First, I got to start with the beginning part of the journey.
Yes, it's what I am predestined right now with Windows 11.
Of course, that includes all the millions of you out there who are still planning to transition or have already transitioned to the latest Microsoft OS.
Let's move on.  No turning back.
There is no exception that in the software development life cycle during implementation which will surely undergo birth pangs and encounter pain points. It's a fact/reality.
The following blog posts will kind of help you ease the difficulties or temporary pain points as you go through your own Windows 11 journey below:
Since, I have just hurdled the above-mentioned phases in a smooth sailing fashion, and I akin to comparing my humble experience just like enjoying a delicious and cool ice-cream snack.

Then, I received my first Windows Update for Windows 11.

No big deal, it just installed seamlessly, and rebooted my desktop PC.

Release Date:



OS Build 22000.258


  • Updates security for your Windows operating system.   

Improvements and fixes

This security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:

  • Addresses known compatibility issues between some Intel “Killer” and “SmartByte” networking software and Windows 11 (original release). Devices with the affected software might drop User Datagram Protocol (UDP) packets under certain conditions. This creates performance and other issues for protocols based on UDP. For example, some websites might load slower than others on the affected devices, which might cause videos to stream slower in certain resolutions. VPN solutions based on UDP might also be slower. 

Below is a screenshot. (Again, for security purposes, I deleted my Local Account User Name from the image.)

Windows Update History

Access this manually at Microsoft Update Catalog. Link below as follows:

After the successful first Windows 11 cumulative update the version will be:

Microsoft Windows 11 
Version 21H2 OS Build 22000.194.
As of Oct. 5, 2021  


Microsoft Windows 11 
Version 21H2 OS Build 22000.258
As of Oct. 15, 2021
Then came the more inadvertent "glaring bugs" which affects AMD Ryzen processors making them slower on Windows 11, thus resulting to poor performance.

No worries because the patches of both Microsoft and AMD were immediately released online to remediate/fix the bugs/hiccups.
Windows 11 cumulative update preview, and an AMD-issued Chipset Driver package on October 22, 2021 by releasing an AMD chipset update.

Link below:


Release Highlights

  • OpenGL error pop up issue fixed.
  • Restores intended function and behavior of UEFI CPPC2 (“preferred core”) in Windows® 11 build 22000.189 (or newer) on AMD processors.

Known Issues

  • Sometimes custom install fails to upgrade to latest drivers.

  • Text alignment issues may be seen on Russian language.

  • Manual system restart required on Non-English OS after the installation is complete.
  • Windows® Installer pop-up message may appear during the installation.

  • Uninstall summary log may incorrectly show uninstall status as fail on non-English OS.

  • May observe a pop-up message "AMD Chipset Software is not responding" when the installer is launched and UI screen is clicked.

Before installing the update, CHECK!
So, I checked my chipset which is an
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G -
which is eligible for the update as indicated below.

AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G Processor Support

So, what I did was immediately update my AMD chipset by going through the motions.

The AMD chipset software was successfully installed as indicated in the screenshot below.
amd_chipset_software_3.10.08.506 successful install

Now, I just had to click restart to complete the chipset update installation process.

Here's the result when I viewed the installation summary.

AMD Chipset Software Install Summary

Name             : AMD Ryzen Power Plan
Version          :
Install          : Unchanged

Name             : AMD GPIO Driver
Version          :
Install          : Success

Name             : AMD GPIO Driver (for Promontory)
Version          :
Install          : Success

Name             : AMD PSP Driver
Version          :
Install          : Success

Name             : AMD SMBus Driver
Version          :
Install          : Success

AMD Ryzen™ Chipset Driver installation package can be downloaded from the following link:

Then whilst checking... I received a Windows 11 update notice.

KB5006746 Update
So, I proceeded and downloaded the same.
Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems KB5006746
I then clicked restart ...
In a nutshell,  now that I have both Microsoft Cumulative updates and AMD chipset fixed the performance dip of the AMD L3 cache latency problem that impacted performance and UEFI CPPC2 “preferred core” scheduling issue,  once again restoring my desktop PC back to tip top operational performance.

Whilst enjoying Windows 11 as a free upgrade via USB ISO installation on eligible
devices running Windows 10 Pro, there are so called "birth pangs" or pain points, which are unavoidable events in this major version release of Windows NT operating system.

Perhaps, the virtue of patience and experimentation in testing Windows security features, which was existing in my prior Windows 10 Pro which went through smoothly via upgrade path to Windows 11 inherited 99.9% of the previous security settings. 
The upgrade transition by maintaining all files and installed applications from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 11 again, proves that backward compatibility of Windows 11 works great. 
This is also a great time saver since I don't have to re-install existing applications and unpack/transfer files from back-up drives to my storage drives. All was maintained intact, complete and working.

Now my next steps moving forward is prepping my desktop PC for full content creation and streaming purposes.

With security focus as one of the pillars of safe online computing for desktop OS, religious upkeep and maintenance is a very important activity.   
My Windows 11 journey continues ... 

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