Microsoft has removed a compatibility hold after fixing lower-than-expected performance or stuttering in some games affecting certain Windows 11, version 22H2 systems.
Compatibility plugs (also called backup holds) are added by Redmond based on diagnostic data and known issues to block Windows upgrades on affected devices. They are released once known issues are resolved or diagnostic data collected from the affected systems shows that the fixes fix the issues.
Microsoft first confirmed the gaming performance issues on Windows 11 22H2 in mid-November when it said the performance impact was likely caused by some apps and games accidentally enabling performance debugging features. of the GPU.
The update block added to prevent affected systems from being offered Windows 11, version 22H2, was removed on Wednesday after the issue was resolved two weeks ago with the Windows 11 KB5020044 Update Previewreleased on November 29.
“This issue has been resolved in KB5020044 and savegame suspension has been removed effective December 14, 2022”, Microsoft said on the Windows Health dashboard.
“Please note that if no other protection affects your device, it may take up to 48 hours before the update to Windows 11, version 22H2 is offered.”
Until the update is offered, affected customers can work around performance issues by updating affected games and apps to the latest available version.
Windows 11 22H2 Update Fifth Block
Since the release of Windows 11 22H2, Microsoft has added four more backup blocks (all now lifted) to prevent upgrades due to Xbox Game Bar screenshot, blue screens, impressionand Windows Hello problems.
He also confirmed that the upgrade comes with Remote desktop blocking problems, an important performance drop when copying large files over SMBand could interruption of supply on some systems (leaving Windows 11 endpoints partially configured and failing to install).
Windows 11 22H2 has been available to applicants with eligible devices since October 4, 2022, when it entered a new rollout phase.
You can check if your Windows 10 device is eligible for an upgrade to Windows 11 with the PC health check app or by reading the Windows 11 specs, features, and computer requirements.