Windows 11-ready CPUs with VAES are susceptible to data damage

Even while some people were hesitant to move to Windows 11 at first, a much broader audience has already embraced it.

Despite the fact that the average user still favours Windows 10 on a daily basis, Microsoft has worked extremely hard to make Windows 11 the reliable experience it is now.

The high system requirements for running the most recent operating system caused a lot of consumer annoyance when it was originally disclosed last summer.

Because they were allegedly capable of better security protection than CPUs from earlier generations, only contemporary AMD and Intel processors were at the time supported.

Just to clear up any misunderstandings, we are, of course, referring to AMD Zen (Ryzen 1000) and Intel 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors.

But even if the Windows 11 operating system is now much more dependable, that doesn't imply it is completely devoid of issues.

Despite this, the Redmond tech behemoth has discovered that the supported CPUs that include the Vectorized AES (VAES) instruction have problems.

After installing the Windows update for either the June 14, 2022 security release or the May 24, 2022 preview release, Microsoft warned that AES-based processes might be two times slower.

This appears to be the case because the tech giant created additional code paths to the SymCrypt versions for Windows 11 (the original release) and Windows Server 2022 in order to utilise VAES (vectorized AES) instructions.