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


Colorful Windows 11 22H2 logo and dim background image

Last month, Microsoft confirmed that its latest Windows 11 version gives gamers headaches. The company said it found a bug kicking in GPU performance debugging features that are not available to regular customers, resulting in lag and stuttering in various games. Microsoft placed an upgrade block to prevent the issue from spreading, rendering affected systems unable to install Windows 11 22H2. The issue is now resolved, and the upgrade block has been removed.

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

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

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


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