Microsoft Rolling Out Fix for Windows 10 Language Bar Issues
Microsoft has addressed a known issue triggered by recent Windows 10 updates that caused the Input Indicator and Language Bar not to appear in the notification area.
This known issue affects devices running Windows 10 version 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2, with more than one language installed.
“After installing updates released on June 28, 2022 ( KB5014666) or later updates, the Input Indicator and Language Bar might not appear in the notification area,” Redmond explained on the Windows health dashboard on Tuesday.
“The Input Indicator and Language Bar is used to switch between input or keyboard languages on Windows devices and is used especially with languages that use Input Method Editors (IME).”
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Microsoft addressed the issue using the Known Issue Rollback (KIR) Windows capability that helps revert buggy non-security fixes delivered via Windows Update.
Fixes pushed through KIR should reach all consumer and non-managed business devices within 24 hours, with users having the option to speed up the rollout by restarting impacted Windows 10 devices.
Group policies for enterprise customers
To resolve this known issue on enterprise-managed devices, IT admins must install and configure a specific KIR Group Policy associated with the systems’ Windows version.
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You can find this Group Policy in Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> KB5014666 220706_033027 Known Issue Rollback.
The steps needed to deploy a Known Issue Rollback via Group Policy require navigating to the Local Computer Policy or the Domain policy on the domain controller using the Group Policy Editor to select the Windows version to target.
You can download the Known Issue Rollback Group Policy for affected Windows 10 versions from here.
Detailed information on how to deploy and configure KIR Group Policies can be found on Microsoft’s support website.
Last month, Microsoft addressed another known issue via KIR that was causing the start menu on some Windows 11 to stop opening after installing recent updates.