How to use Dynamics NAV with Windows 11

Microsoft Dynamics Nav Windows 11 upgrade

Key considerations when upgrading to Windows 11

Although the extended support dates for Dynamics NAV may a while away, sometimes it can take a long time for patches and bug fixes to transition into older editions like NAV 2013.

If you’re working with Dynamics NAV and upgrading to Windows 11, you’ll need to note that not all older applications may work as expected. The good news is, we’ve used Dynamics NAV on Windows 11 and haven’t found any major issues affecting the application’s operation.

Unable to Alt+Tab on Dynamics NAV with Windows 11?

If you’re experiencing a crash when trying to view taskbar thumbnails, or while you’re performing Alt-Tab, it could be linked to having the scaling options turned on for your display.

To turn this off, open the Display options, Advanced Scaling Settings and turn off the Let Windows try to fix apps so they’re not blurry option.

Turning off the “Fix scaling for apps” option

Unable to click links when using Dynamics NAV with Windows 11?

If you get the message “Internet Browser is not installed” then you’ll need to update your registry. Internet Explorer is deprecated and has been removed from the core Windows installation. This registry update is a workaround that helps you avoid it. The good news is it doesn’t change your default browser.

You can edit the Registry on the affected computer or deploy the following .reg file throughout your organization via Group Policy or similar.

Setting the (Default) key value in Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet to IEXPLORE.exe as it was in Windows 10, allows the RTC client to open links again.

Looking to move to a more supported version of Business Central? Need help with your upgrades?

Please by all means get in touch. We’ll be happy to guide you through the upgrade process.