I just spent over an hour with another IT Friend and we discovered the cause of JW Library crashing and not updating .JWPub files after Windows 11 22H2 update. This is detailed so he goes.
The jwlibrary.exe file is located in the ProgramFiles folder under WindowsApps. I took ownership of the folder and was unable to execute JW Library. Using Event Viewer the JWLibrary.exe points to System32/Windows.UI.Xaml.dll file. It needs this file to open.
With Windows 10 and Windows 11 21H2 this .dll file is much different and even smaller. During the Windows 11 22H2 update the .dll files in the image below are replaced and the most critical Windows.UI.Xaml.dll file that JW Library needs is altered. This change is the cause of the crash upon opening and not allowing .JWPub files to install.
So we changed the name of the Windows.UI.Xaml.dll to .old and installed the 21H2 version. The computer would not boot to desktop but we were able to get command line access. From that we reverted back to the 22H2 .dll file and the computer booted.
We tried this two times to ensure that was the issue. When we replaced the .ddl file with a 21H2 version JW Library crashed within a nanosecond.
So the issue is with Microsoft replacing critical .dll files that the JW Library must have in order to run. This is not a problem with JW Library but is with Microsoft. Until Microsoft issues a patch for these .dll files it is suggested NOT to install the 22H2 update and if you have please follow the instructions in an earlier post to revert back to Windows 11 21H2.
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