Microsoft Releases Fix for All Devices for Windows 11 Gaming Bug


Microsoft has finally fixed the bug that was making some games and applications operate slowly in the Windows 11 22H2 upgrade.

The business just released a preview of the patch version under the name KB5020044. According to Microsoft, the update fixes the current problem that affects a number of games and applications. The GPU performance debugging features are affected by this issue, which temporarily lowers gaming performance.

Windows customers were first made aware of the problem on November 10 on a help page, claims Trusted Reviews. The Windows 11 22H2 upgrade apparently started more debugging software activities while users were playing games, which adversely affected game performance and led to stuttering.

Initial Release Of The Windows 11 Fix Was Limited To Specific Devices

The Windows 11 22H2 issue caused “worse than expected performance,” including stuttering frame rates, as experienced on various games and other apps. This happened as a result of improper GPU debugging feature usage on the affected PCs.

However, Neowin claims that following the distribution of the update, Microsoft has not yet fully resolved the Windows bug and has instead added a new remark to its release health dashboard that reads as follows:

The safeguard hold with the ID 41990091 has been revised to only safeguard Windows devices that have a limited fraction of the games and apps that are still impacted by this issue.

This indicates that many Windows 11 customers are now able to download the 22H2 upgrade despite being previously blocked from doing so by the aforementioned safety hold. The only people who are currently prevented from doing so are those who run one of the few games or apps that are susceptible to the issue.

Fortunately, the upgrade is now easily accessible to everyone who is currently eligible for it, as Microsoft recently stated on its health dashboard. If you haven’t yet received the 22H2 update, it is worthwhile to reset your computer and check for updates; but, if it doesn’t work, you’re probably still unfortunate enough to be affected by the problem.

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Installing the Windows 11 22H2 Update

Additionally, according to Bleeping Computer, Microsoft has added four new precaution holds since the release of Windows 11 22H2 to prevent upgrades owing to issues with Windows Hello, Xbox Game Bar Capture, blue screens, printing, and printing errors.

According to Microsoft, the company decided to temporarily halt the rollout of the Windows 11 22H2 upgrade to the impacted devices due to the severity of the problem.

Users using Windows 11 22H2 can download the fix as an optional update after it has been fixed. By navigating to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, users can access the update. The “Optional updates section” should have a link to download and install the update. The KB5020044 preview version contains various additional performance-improving bug fixes.