Microsoft’s most recent KB5020044 update (build 22621.900) was made available yesterday, and it fixed performance issues with games on Windows 11 version 22H2. One of our readers claims the new patch is fantastic and fixes most of the difficulties they had with Battlefield 2042. The upgrade is far from perfect, though, since Task Manager has malfunctioned once more.
Soon after the 2022 Windows 11 update was released, NVIDIA GPU owners started to complain about a variety of problems. And despite NVIDIA issuing drivers to address the flaws, the issues persisted. On the other hand, AMD users and reviewers started informing the Red team about problems with Ryzen 7000 PCs. AMD claimed that during its own testing, it didn’t run into any significant issues, although third-party evidence revealed otherwise.
After much controversy, Microsoft eventually admitted last month that the most recent version of Windows did actually degrade gaming performance on a variety of PCs. The upgrade was consequently disabled on impacted PCs. The upgrade ban was later withdrawn for a subset of devices with safeguard ID 41990091, according to a corporate update, while Microsoft kept the upgrade block in place for another group of PCs.
Microsoft has updated its health dashboard since the most recent update fixed the problems:
Resolution: KB5020044 addressed this problem. On average, the precautionary hold will be lifted around the middle of December 2022.
As a result, it appears that users whose PCs were protected by the 41766570 safeguard ID will not be given the chance to update to Windows 11 22H2 just yet, even though it should be accessible by mid-December. If you are not receiving the update, Microsoft does not advise manually updating to KB5020044.