Microsoft is giving Windows 11 users a preview of an update that fixes some gaming 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 had upgraded to the latest 2022 (22H2) update noticed issues.
“Some games and apps may exhibit lower than expected performance or stutter on Windows 11, version 22H2”, Microsoft said at the time. “Affected games and applications inadvertently enable GPU performance debugging features that are not intended for consumer use.”
Although Microsoft hasn’t listed the exact apps and games with issues, the company has blocked Windows 11 2022 Update for systems with affected games and advised people not to upgrade. This backup was deleted about a week ago, and now Microsoft has released a full patch. If you are running Windows 11 2022 update, you can check Windows update and find a preview of KB5020044 update that you can install.
Microsoft’s latest Windows 11 update also includes the typical bug fixes that Microsoft rolls out in the monthly rollup releases, along with new storage alerts for OneDrive, Windows Spotlight feature improvements, and more. You can find the full release notes here.
Microsoft also revealed last month that certain Windows 11 virtualizations features may impact game performance. Microsoft has provided instructions for gamers to disable them, but it’s important to re-enable features if you temporarily disable them to prioritize performance.