Microsoft is offering Windows 11 users a preview of an update that fixes some game performance issues. The software maker originally warned of issues with lower-than-expected performance in some games earlier this month after some Windows 11 users who upgraded to the latest 2022 (22H2) update noticed issues.
“Some games and apps may perform less than expected or stutter on Windows 11, version 22H2,” Microsoft said at the time. “Affected games and apps inadvertently enable GPU performance debugging features not intended for consumer use.”
While Microsoft didn’t list the exact apps and games affected, the company did block the Windows 11 2022 update for systems with affected games and advised people not to upgrade. That protection was removed about a week ago and now Microsoft has released a full fix. If you are using the Windows 11 2022 update, you can check Windows Update and find a KB5020044 update sample that you can install.
Microsoft’s latest Windows 11 update also includes the typical bug fixes that Microsoft rolls out in cumulative monthly releases, in addition to new storage warnings for OneDrive, improvements to the Windows Spotlight feature, and more. You can use the full release notes here.
Microsoft also revealed last month that some Windows 11 virtualization features may affect gaming performance. Microsoft has provided gamers with instructions to disable them, but it’s important to re-enable the features if you temporarily disable them to prioritize performance.