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Uninstalling the latest Windows update to avoid video game crashes: NVIDIA's advice

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Written by Guillaume
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The latest cumulative update proposed by Microsoft for Windows 10 does not seem to be free of bugs, more particularly on the side of video game lovers.

As usual, Microsoft has collected various updates through the Patch Tuesday of April logically published last Tuesday. Depending on the version of your Windows 10, the thing does not have exactly the same name: KB5001337 in the case of Windows 10 v1909 or KB5001330 if you have the v2004 version. In either case, it's not about introducing new features anyway, but rather, as usual, to integrate security patches and minor improvements.

The problem is that even minor improvements can lead to inconveniences, and that's exactly what seems to be happening in the last few days. Several users have reported problems installing the update, while others have been even more affected: since the patch was applied, their machines have been unstable and the consequences are particularly noticeable when launching video games. There, they encounter fluidity problems - significant framerate drops - or even freezes or returns to the Windows desktop.

Among the problems encountered by gamers, there is talk of a loss of fluidity of animation of the order of 40 to 50% on a game like World of Warcraft. In the case of Call of Duty Warzone, things are even more dramatic with a completely jerky animation flirting with the few frames per second. Without officially acknowledging the problem and, above all, without giving any details about the nature of the problem, NVIDIA reacted viaa message on its forums.

For the time being, the solution proposed to affected users is the pure and simple uninstallation of this cumulative update. Fortunately, the procedure is not very complex: once in the Windows settings, you need to access the "Update and security" section and "View update history". From there, it is possible to "Uninstall updates" and select the offending update, KB5001330... while waiting for an update patch to be released by Microsoft.