Over the last week, Windows 10 users have been complaining about the KB5001330 update causing problems. Specifically, the patch seems to be creating issues for gamers, who are seeing shaky framerates, stuttering performance, and other game-related bugs. An NVIDIA staff member is now urging games to roll back to an older version of Windows 10.
Specifically, the platform state before the installation of KB5001330:
“If you are seeing lower performance in games, check if rolling back Windows 10 Update KB5000842 solves the issue,” says the NVIDIA staff member on an official blog post.
As you can see, the advice recommends removing Windows 10 optional update KB5000842, which was actually released in March before KB5001330. In other words, it seems the gaming problems have been present across all of Microsoft’s recent optional updates.
Removing the Update
It is also worth noting it’s not NVIDIA machines that are facing problems. Users of AMD-powered gaming PCs are also in the same situation. So, it seems for now the only option is to uninstall the affected Windows 10 KB updates.
Doing that is easy enough by following this path: Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Advanced option > View your update history > Uninstall update.
Of course, uninstalling a KB update means you are also removing the security improvements the update introduced. That means you may solve gaming problems you are facing but leave your system open to vulnerabilities that the KB update patched.
Still, until Microsoft rolls out an official fix for this problem, rolling back is the only choice if you want to avoid the gaming issues.
Tip of the day:
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