Microsoft pulls Windows 11 22H2 for some PCs due to major performance issues

It seems that the Windows 11 22H2 mess gets more sloppy: In a shocking decision, Microsoft has blocked the huge feature upgrade for some PCs because of performance and gaming issues.

Microsoft has taken the decision to remove Windows 11 version 22H2 from its Windows Update servers on select devices following the acknowledgment of the existence of an issue that could affect gaming performance running on the system. Microsoft has stated that it is working on a second cumulative update to correct the issue and will release it in the very near future.

Windows 11 Version 22H2 was launched in September of the regular feature update cycle. It was targeted at the entire range of supported Windows versions through Windows Update. This is the first major upgrade for features in Windows 11 and it comes with lots of new options, which is the reason the reason why many people have rushed to download it.

In the document, Microsoft acknowledged a statement by Nvidia that Windows 11 accidentally turned on “GPU performance debugging features”.

A major and annoying problems associated with Windows 11 has been affecting gamers, with some complaining that their FPS dropped when playing games. Removing the update solves the issue, and confirms the theory that the issue lies in the upgrade of the feature.

Windows 11 22H2 is making games run slower and audio quality is also affected and some users are notice regular slowing.

Nvidia has been investigating the reports and has released two fixes through the GeForce application as well as driver update, however Nvidia’s efforts weren’t enough.

After having ignored the report for a number of days, Microsoft is now actively exploring the issue. Microsoft has pulled the update for the affected machines.

The tech giant claims it is making progress on an overall upgrade and it has warned users to avoid manual updates by using the Update Now button or the Media Creation Tool until the problem is solved.

Microsoft is alleged to have ignored the reports

The Windows Insiders have been testing the upgrade for some time as well. The issue was discovered by a handful of testers earlier in the year.

Microsoft is alleged to have ignored the reports
Microsoft is alleged to have ignored the reports

A few Windows 11 users had reported the performance problems of Windows 11, 22H2, during March. However, it appears like those reports were not addressed by Microsoft and Microsoft issued the update without taking action to fix these issues.

There are also reports of other issues related to the update.

We’ll just have to hope that Microsoft can fix these issues over the next months, but Windows 11 2022 Update does seem to run more smoothly than prior Windows 10 feature updates. Most of the time, issues aren’t that widespread, and were quickly fixed.

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