What you need to know
- Microsoft has a fix for the gaming issues seen following the Windows 10 KB5000842 and KB5001330 updates.
- The fix comes through Known Issue Rollback, which is a relatively new tool Microsoft uses to fix non-security updates.
- Using the official fix should eliminate the issues without requiring people to uninstall an entire update.
Gamers on Windows 10 and some other users have run into issues following the KB5000842 and KB5001330 updates. People saw stuttering, inconsistent framerates, and other issues after applying the updates. While uninstalling the update could work around the issues before, Microsoft has now rolled out an official fix.
A Microsoft support document confirms and explains the issues:
A small subset of users have reported lower than expected performance in games after installing KB5000842 or later updates. Most users affected by this issue are running games full screen or borderless windowed modes and using two or more monitors.
The support document also clarifies that the issues affect some PCs on KB000842 and later.
The resolution for the issue comes through the Known Issue Rollback, which is a Windows feature for non-security bug fixes. The same support document explains how the resolution will roll out:
This issue is resolved using Known Issue Rollback (KIR). Please note that it might take up to 24 hours for the resolution to propagate automatically to consumer devices and non-managed business devices. Restarting your device might help the resolution apply to your device faster.
You can find more details about fixing the issue on enterprise devices through a special Group Policy in the same document.
The gaming issues caused frustration for many, leading people to turn to Reddit to flag up the issues and try to find ways around them. An NVIDIA staff member suggested uninstalling the updates to work around the issues.
Following the official fix from Microsoft, people should be able to eliminate the issues without having to uninstall the entire update, which also includes security updates and other fixes.
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