Windows 11 22H2 update lock lifted on PCs that had game bugs

The update block for Windows 11 version 22H2 for computers that could experience gaming issues has been partially lifted by Microsoft. The information came via the company’s update on the status of issues related to the November 2022 update talking about removing the block for those who could experience problems with games when updating to the 22H2 version of Windows 11.

In late September, Windows 11 22H2 started causing problems for users of computers with NVIDIA GPUs. After updating to the new version of the operating system, it was noticed choking and many lags during the games. However, fortunately the video card manufacturer released a driver shortly afterwards to correct the problems.

However, problems with NVIDIA graphics cards continued to happen for some. So last week the company released a new driver to fix a bug that caused an erroneous reading of GPU usage. Now, it seems, most of the game-related issues have stopped occurring, causing Microsoft to partially unlock the update to the 22H2 version of Windows 11 on those computers that could suffer from the bugs.

Windows 11 22H2 Update released on PCs that had bugs

Microsoft lifts update lock for Windows 11 version 22H2 on PCs that were suffering from game bugs.  Source: Oficina da Net
Microsoft lifts update lock for Windows 11 version 22H2 on PCs that were suffering from game bugs. Source: Oficina da Net

Microsoft outlined in an update note about partially removing the update lock for Windows 11 22H2 on computers that were experiencing gaming-related issues. The company says:

Nov 22, 2022: The Protection Hold with Protection ID of 41990091 was updated to only protect Windows devices that have one of the small subsets of games and apps that are still affected by this issue.

Release and availability

According to Microsoft, it may take up to 48 hours for the Windows 11 version 22H2 update to become available again for computers that have experienced game bugs.

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