Microsoft removes Windows 11 Update Block for Computers With Gaming Issues

Microsoft removed compatibility holds after fixing performance issues or slowdowns in certain games that affected Windows 11 version 22H2 systems.

Redmond adds compatibility holds, also known as , based on known issues and diagnostic data to prevent Windows updates on the affected devices. These are removed once known problems are fixed or the diagnoses from affected systems show that fixes are correct.

Microsoft confirmed that gaming performance problems on Windows 11 22H2 were first discovered in November. It stated that some games and apps had accidentally enabled GPU performance debugging capabilities.

After the issue had been resolved two weeks ago, the update block that was added to stop affected systems being offered Windows 11 version 22H2 was removed Wednesday. The preview update was released November 29.

Microsoft stated that the issue has been resolved in KB5020044, and that the safeguard hold was lifted as of December 14, 2022.”

It can take as long as 48 hours for Windows 11 version 22H2 to be available if your device is not affected by any other security measures.

Customers affected by performance problems can still update impacted apps and games to the most current version until the update becomes available.

Windows 11 22H2 feature update (BleepingComputer)

Block 5th Windows 11 22H2 Update

Microsoft added four additional safeguards to Windows 11 22H2 since it was released. They are bluescreen and printing . These protect against upgrades due to , bluescreen , bluescreen , printing and .

The upgrade also includes issues. This could cause significant and may for some systems.

Windows 11 22H2 is eligible users since October 4, 2022 when it began a new phase.

The can help you determine if your Windows 10 devices are eligible to receive Windows 11 upgrades. You also have the option of reading the .

Redmond offers detail information as well as a that shows how to fix errors when upgrading Windows.