Microsoft has rolled back some of the latest Windows 10 patch that caused game performance issues for some people (especially those with multiple monitors). If your game hasn’t been great lately, try again now! After the patches were released on March 29 and April 13, people started reporting performance issues and now MS has removed the problematic part. Microsoft update pages KB5000842 and KB5001330 explain the problem and document the solution.
“A small subset of users have reported lower than expected performance in games after installing this update,” Microsoft said. “Most users affected by this issue are running games full screen or borderless windowed modes and using two or more monitors.”
Since the update in March, both of my monitors have been flickering, although the computer is a mystery for a specific reason that I cannot determine. It has been reported that uninstalling this update may resolve this issue, and the release of this fix is enough for Nvidia to relay the report as a possible fix. Now, Microsoft has rolled back the specific changes for Blink’s game.
Microsoft stated that they are using Windows 10’s “Revert Known Issues” feature to resolve this issue. They explained that the Windows 10 feature allows them to “quickly roll back a single specific solution to the previous version. If there is a serious return, the behavior will be released.” Basically, they can tell Windows to close the error message in the patch. They should. have happened automatically by now, although I admit I forced a manual Windows Update check and rebooted the PC because it was a comforting ritual, y’know?