NVIDIA staff member says gamers should uninstall the latest Windows 10 update to fix issues

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Updated April 26, 2021: These issues now have an official fix from Microsoft.

What you need to know

  • The Windows 10 KB5001330 update continues to cause people issues.
  • An NVIDIA staff member suggests uninstalling the Windows 10 update to fix the issues.
  • The problems caused by the update can also affect PCs with AMD hardware.

Late last week, reports emerged of the Windows 10 KB5001330 update causing issues for people. Gamers appear to be more affected than most general users, as PCs run into stuttering, unstable framerates, and other issues while gaming. Now, an NVIDIA staff member recommends removing a Windows 10 update to fix the issue.

"If you are seeing lower performance in games, check if rolling back Windows 10 Update KB5000842 solves the issue," says NVIDIA staff member "Manuel@NVIDAI."

The comment actually mentions rolling back from the Windows 10 March optional update KB5000842, but the same issues appear to be present in the KB5001330 update. In either event, the solution appears to be to uninstall the update that is the likely culprit of the issues.

The issues aren't limited to NVIDIA hardware. People with AMD-powered PCs have also run into stuttering and framerate issues. It seems that all PCs with the best graphics cards could run into issues with the most recent update.

Luckily, uninstalling updates isn't complicated on Windows 10. We have a complete guide on how to uninstall update KB5001130 if you need any help.

Be aware that when you uninstall an update, you also uninstall any security improvements or other fixes that come with it. As a result, you may fix the game-related issues but leave your PC open to vulnerabilities. The suggestion from the NVIDIA staff member is from April 16. Microsoft has not come out with an official solution at this time.

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