The company also says you should install the June 2022 or higher update release on your computer or server to prevent further damage. However, it’s not offering any solution for anyone who has already lost data because of the bug. The problem only affects modern hardware that supports the Vector Advanced Encryption Standard (VAES) feature, which accelerates encryption operations. On Intel, the VAES feature is supported on the Ice Lake, Tiger Lake, Rocket Lake, and Alder Lake architectures that power the 10th, 11th, and 12th generation processors. On AMD, only the Zen 4 architecture supports the Vector Advanced Encryption Standard. However, since these processors won’t be available for a few months, there’s still time to mitigate the bug. According to Microsoft, the bug comes as a result of the added “new code paths” to the Windows 11 cryptographic function library to support the new encryption instructions in SymCrypt. So, Windows 10 and older versions are not affected by this encryption bug. The company’s first attempt to resolve the problem was with the rollout of the June 2022 update, but the patch also caused a slowdown in system performance. However, the July 2022 update should restore the performance level. Since updates are cumulative, meaning that they include the fixes and enhancements as well as the previously available patches, you only need to download and install the latest update of Windows 11. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.