Microsoft acknowledged last month that the most recent build of Windows 11 causes discomfort among gamers. The company claimed to have discovered a problem that enabled GPU performance diagnostic tools not intended for regular users, causing deterioration and stutters in a number of titles. In order to stop the problem from spreading, Microsoft put in an upgrade barrier that prevents the impacted machine from installing Windows 11 22H2. The upgrade block was removed now that the issue has been resolved.
The tech giant advises those experiencing performance issues with Windows 11 22H2 to install the most recent cumulative updates, which were released on December 14, 2022. KB5020044 (formerly accessible as a preview) resolves the GPU debugging issue and restores the lost performance (it also allows enabling some of the upcoming new features). The issue may have been fixed by users updating their games to the most recent versions, but there was no guarantee the fix would be effective. Fortunately, there is now a long-lasting answer.
Microsoft was able to fix the issue and remove the upgrade restriction, allowing the impacted PCs to install Windows 11 22H2 or the 2022 Update. The most recent update addresses a number of the original version’s flaws while also adding a number of new features, including enhancements to the gaming experience. In this in-depth study, you can find out what is new in the Windows 11 2022 Update.
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