You may encounter a Windows 11 issue after a successful upgrade, whereby when you start your Windows 11 computer, the system boots successfully, but you receive the connection error message Some Microsoft cloud services couldn’t be resolved. This post is intended to help affected users with the most suitable solutions to easily resolve this issue.
When you encounter this issue, you’ll receive the following full error message;
Connection error, Some Microsoft cloud services couldn’t be resolved. Run the Windows Internet connections troubleshooter and if the issue persists contact your network administrator.
Some Microsoft cloud services couldn’t be resolved
If you’re faced with this issue, you can try our recommended solutions in the order presented below to resolve the Some Microsoft cloud services couldn’t be resolved issue on your Windows 11 computer.
- Restart PC
- Run Internet Connections Troubleshooter
- Update network adapter driver
- Reset network adapter
- Uninstall VPN software and/or remove Proxy server (if applicable)
- Fix Network and Internet connection problems
- Reset Windows 11.
Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.
1] Restart PC
This solution requires you to restart your PC as this issue might be the case of your PC not starting properly and didn’t load the required essential services. And, as you will be restarting the system, you can also troubleshoot in Clean Boot state to determine if third-party software and services conflicts are the culprits of the Some Microsoft cloud services couldn’t be resolved issue on your device.
Also, assuming your computer is connected via WiFi, you can use an ethernet connection instead – simply shut down your system, then plug into your computer an RJ45 ethernet cable and then power on your PC.
2] Run Internet Connections Troubleshooter
As suggested on the error prompt, this solution requires you to run Internet Connections Troubleshooter and see if that helps.
To run Internet Connections Troubleshooter on your Windows 11 device, do the following:
- Press Windows key + I to open Settings app.
- Navigate to System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters.
- Under the Most frequent menu, find Internet Connections.
- Click Run.
If after this action the issue is unresolved, try the next solution.
3] Update network adapter driver
As the upgrade is a new version of Windows, your current network adapter driver might be obsolete and not compatible with Windows 11 which can interfere with the proper functioning of the network card and prevent the system from accessing the internet/network. In this case, you can update the network adapter driver to rule out the possibility of outdated drivers.
If updating the drivers didn’t help, you can uninstall the network adapter driver, restart your Windows 11 PC and your system will automatically reinstall the generic drivers for the network card.
4] Reset network adapter
Another viable solution to the error in view if updating the driver or reinstalling the generic drivers didn’t work for you is to reset the network adapter.
Proceed with the next solution if the issue is unresolved.
5] Uninstall VPN software and/or remove Proxy server (if applicable)
You’re likely to encounter this issue if your Windows 11 computer is connected to the internet via a proxy server or VPN – either could trigger this error due to some kind of interference that ends up blocking communications between your Windows 11 client machine and the internet. In this case, if this scenario is applicable to you, you can disable the proxy and/or uninstall the VPN software to resolve the issue in hand.
Also, you can reset, release & renew IP, Winsock, Proxy, DNS and see if that helps.
6] Fix Network and Internet connection problems
At this point, if nothing has worked so far, and you’re connected to a corporate network, we suggest you contact your network administrator before you proceed any further with the last two solutions below. Meanwhile, you can try and resolve any possible connectivity issues on your Windows 11 device, and fix Network and Internet connection problems that might be the culprit here. In the event your computer cannot connect to the Internet at all, you can try the Complete Internet Repair Tool and see if that helps.
7] Reset Windows 11
This solution requires you to reset Windows 11 and see if that fixes the error in view. When performing the reset, choose the option to keep your personal files.
Hope this helps!
How do you fix Windows cannot resolve your wireless connectivity issues?
If you have encountered the Windows cannot resolve your wireless connectivity issue on your Windows 11/10 computer, to fix the error, as a potential solution, you can try the following suggestion: Open command prompt in elevated mode. Type in the netsh winsock reset command and hit Enter. Restart PC after command executes.
How do I fix limited WiFi on Windows 10?
To fix limited WiFi on Windows 10, you can try any of the following suggestions:
- Restart your modem or WiFi adapter.
- Update your drivers.
- Check your antivirus settings.
- Reset the TCP connection.
- Run the Windows Networking Troubleshooter.
- Assign a manual IP address.
- Change your DNS.
- Reset your router.
How do I fix Wi-Fi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration?
To fix Wi-Fi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration error on your Windows 11/10 computer, you can try the following suggestions:
- Reset Wireless Network Adapter.
- Renew Your PC’s IP Lease.
- Reset the TCP/IP Stack.
- Reinstall the Wireless Network Adapter.
- Obtain the IP Address Automatically.
- Change the Router’s SSID and Password.
- Run the Network Adapter Troubleshooter.
Why won’t my computer connect to WiFi but others will?
There could be a number of reasons why your computer can’t connect to WiFi network but other devices can. Basically, if other devices can successfully connect to the internet via WiFi, the problem lies with your device and its WiFi adapter – in this case, you can use ethernet connection. On the other hand, if other devices can’t connect too, then the problem is most likely with the router or the Internet connection itself – in this case, restart your internet device.
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