NVIDIA says you should uninstall the latest Windows 10 updates

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  • Players said that KB5000842, KB5001337, and KB5001330 caused issues for games.
  • Some Windows 10 updates have broken good Vsync implementation for players.
  • Some stated that they fixed game performance issues by uninstalling recent Windows 10 updates.
  • An NVIDIA staff member has told players to roll back the KB5000842 update.

Windows 10 patch updates are supposed to fix minor bugs for that platform. Yet, some players have reported on forums that they’ve encountered many gaming issues after receiving March and April updates.

An NVIDIA staff member has told players to uninstall the KB5000842 update to fix issues.

Players have reported a variety of gaming issues that arise after installing three different Windows 10 updates. KB5000842 was the first of those updates rolled out in late March.

The Windows updates caused gaming issues

The KB5001330 and KB5001337 Windows 10 updates are others that have impacted game performance.

Some players have said their games have had lots of stuttering and unstable frame rates since receiving those updates. Other players have said some of those updates break Vsync implementation.

One player said this is a Reddit post:

This update from Windows should fix some hdr problems. But it brakes a good VSync implementation… Before the update it (PC) runs on Vsync at 60 solid. After the update with VSync on, it drops from 60 to 55 to even 40-45. I uninstalled KB5000842 update and issue was gone.

Some players have reported persistent stuttering in games after receiving the KB5001330 update. One player said this about the KB5001330 update:

Yep, it’s happening to me too on an RTX 3070 and R5 3600. Consistent stutter in Doom Eternal…  Ended up just having to completely uninstall the update.

NVIDIA staff member urges players to uninstall an update

The Windows 10 update gaming issues have now come to the attention of NVIDIA. A staff member said this on the NVIDIA forum:

If you are seeing lower performance in games, check if rolling back Windows 10 Update KB5000842 solves the issue.

The same can also be said of the KB5001330 and KB5001337 updates. Players have confirmed that uninstalling those patch updates restores gaming performance.

To uninstall one of those patch updates, open Windows & Update in Settings. Click View update history > Uninstall updates to open the window directly below. Then select an update there to remove and click Uninstall.

Installed Updates window

Microsoft has yet to comment on the game performance issues that the Windows 10 patch updates are seemingly generating. At any rate, this is not the first time Windows 10 updates have generated some software issues.

Have you solved this issue by rolling back your Windows 10 version? Tell us more by leaving your feedback in the comments section below.

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