Microsoft releases fix for game performance issues caused by Windows 11 22H2 update

What just happened? If you’re one of the many people whose PC is experiencing gaming performance issues since installing Windows 11 22H2 update, here’s some good news: Microsoft is finally rolling out a fix via optional November cumulative update KB5020044 .

Microsoft began rolling out Windows 11 2022 Update, also known as 22H2 Update, to more than 190 countries in late September. As is always the case with updates of this size, users started to experience issues including blue screens of death and game performance issues such as stuttering, G-Sync affected and glitches. audio abnormalities.

Some, but not all, of the game’s stutter was caused by a separate driver issue. Nvidia addressed this issue in September by advising users to upgrade to the latest version of the GeForce app.

It took Microsoft over a month to acknowledge that Windows 11 22H2 was killing game performance, which it confirmed was caused by some games and apps inadvertently enabling non-GPU performance debugging features. intended for consumers. The Redmond firm said a few weeks ago that it was working on a fix, and now it has arrived.

Preview update KB5020044 is optional. Unless you’re on a Windows Insider build, it has to be downloaded manually; go to Settings, then Windows Update, and click Check for updates to download and install it.

The update contains a host of upgrades and fixes in addition to addressing affected game performance. Some highlights include Microsoft OneDrive subscribers receiving storage alerts on the Systems page of the Settings app. It also provides the total storage capacity of all OneDrive subscriptions, shows total storage on the Accounts page of the Settings app, and combines Windows Spotlight with Themes on the Personalization page.

Microsoft writes that due to minimal operations during the holidays and the upcoming Western New Year, this will be the last non-security preview release of 2022. Check out all the update details here.

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