Microsoft has finally lifted the security protection moratorium related to unspecified games and apps causing GPU-related bugs. The problem was first confirmed in early November, with the company saying it could result in performance degradation of such programs.

“Some games and apps may experience lower than expected performance or stuttering on Windows 11, version 22H2,” Microsoft said detailing the issue. november, “The affected games and apps are inadvertently enabling GPU performance debugging features that are not meant to be used by consumers.”

Originally, affected Windows 11 22H2 users were given a workaround to resolve the issue by updating their apps to their latest version. However, this is now unnecessary KB5020044 Update Preview Recently introduced by the company. These can be found in Windows Update and are optional, meaning affected users will have to install them manually. Along with fixing the issue, the November 2022 non-security KB5020044 Preview update includes a new Microsoft OneDrive notification alert, input method editor, and File Explorer fixes and Windows Spotlight in Themes. Above all, its arrival indicates the removal of the problem in the form of a security block of the update. With this, Windows 11 users who were earlier hindered from getting the 2022 update due to the issue will now be able to get it.

It’s worth noting that the bug wasn’t the only game-related issue encountered by Windows 11 22H2 installers. In September, Windows 11 22H2 users using NVIDIA GPUs reported gaming performance issues, such as stuttering and delays in their games. NVIDIA, however, was quick to address the issue. Days after the report, the company issued a Solution Latest NVIDIA GeForce Experience v3.26 via beta.

In October, Microsoft also released Xbox Game Bar issue Due to which Windows 11 22H2 users experienced out-of-sync audio while capturing video using the app. This was also declared as a compatibility issue but was later resolved. KB5018496 release.

Although the update does not cause any bugs, Microsoft also revealed that it has two virtualization features can affect gaming performance in Windows 11.

“Microsoft uses virtualization in Windows 11 including Hypervisor-Protected Code Integrity (HVCI), also known as Memory Integrity, and Virtual Machine Platform (VMP),” Microsoft explained at the time. “As part of ongoing testing and feedback from users, Microsoft has observed that there may be a performance impact with Memory Integrity and VMP in certain scenarios and certain configurations of gaming devices.”

Disclosure related to HVCI responsible for checking drivers created more problems after an expert discovered Microsoft’s insecure driver blocklist was out of date. This issue was reported to Microsoft in September but was later Solved In October.

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