Subtract from the big Windows 11 2022 Update (22H2) didn’t run very smoothly, and there’s now another issue to report: Microsoft says some users may experience “lower-than-expected performance in some games”.
This is the latest entry in List of known problems (Opens in a new tab) Managed by Microsoft (via computer games (Opens in a new tab)), and are described as games that slow or stutter when played. If it’s something you’ve noticed since installing the update, you’re not alone.
According to Microsoft, this is because some games and apps “unintentionally enable GPU performance-correction features that are not intended for use by consumers” — so it’s a feature built into Windows 11 that turns on when it’s not running.
You can fix it?
Microsoft has paused the release of the 22H2 update for PCs it thinks may be vulnerable to the error, but if you’ve already installed it, the official advice is that updating affected software and games to newer versions “may” help the problem.
Other than that, Microsoft says it’s “working on a solution and will provide an update in an upcoming release” — in other words, you’ll need to wait for a fix to be included in a future Windows 11 patch.
You may still be able to roll back to your previous version of Windows 11 while Microsoft sorts its icon: From Settings, choose System, then Recovery, then Back to go back to the software version without applying update 22H2.
Analysis: bumps in the road
When you update millions of computers, it’s inevitable that some of them will have some problems – but the goal is always to make sure those issues are as simple as possible and affect as few devices as possible.
It’s hard to assess the prevalence of this problem, though, given that Reddit thread about the problem (Opens in a new tab) It has attracted hundreds of comments, and we believe a large number of games will be affected by this issue.
we Previously mentioned On a large portion of users who are experiencing gaming performance issues after applying the 22H2 update to their devices, it seems likely that this is the same set of issues, which have been officially recognized and acknowledged by Microsoft.