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Install this update to fix gaming performance issues on Windows 11 22H2

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Last month, Microsoft confirmed that its latest version of Windows 11 was giving gamers headaches. The company said it found a bug kicking in GPU performance debugging features that aren’t intended for regular customers, resulting in degradation and stuttering in various games. Microsoft placed an upgrade block to prevent the problem from spreading, which prevented the affected system from installing Windows 11 22H2. Now the problem has been fixed, and the upgrade block has been removed.

The software giant says Those affected by performance degradation on Windows 11 22H2 should install the latest cumulative updates released on December 14, 2022. KB5020044 (available earlier as a preview) fixes the problem with GPU debugging and restores lost performance (it also enables some of the following ). new features). Users could also resolve the issue by updating their games to the latest versions, but there was no guarantee that the fix would work. Fortunately, a permanent solution is now available.

The bug fix also allowed Microsoft to remove the upgrade block, giving affected systems the green light to install Windows 11 22H2 or the 2022 Update. The latest release offers many new features (including gameplay improvements), fixes some of the annoyances of the original version, and provides a much better user experience overall. You can learn what’s new in the Windows 11 2022 update in our comprehensive review.

Did you experience a drop in gaming performance after updating to Windows 11 22H2? Share your experience in the comments below.


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