Windows 10 April Update triggers games crashes, stutter and errors [FIX]

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Windows 10 April Update game bugs

If you’re a gamer, then maybe you should wait for a few more days before installing the Windows 10 April Update on your computer.

Recent reports suggest the latest Windows 10 version causes quite a few gaming bugs that may severely limit your gaming experience.

Windows 10 April Update game issues

1. Games stutter

Gamers become unplayable when they overwrite standby memory.

For example, if you open an antivirus or antimalware tool and you then launch your favorite games, you’re going to experiencing severe stuttering.

So, the best solution is to simply limit the number of apps and programs running at the same time. In this manner, your computer will direct all the resources to the games that you’re playing.

Games stutter when they are forced to overwrite standby memory. Continues to be an issue on a fresh install on 1803.


Need more ideas on how to fix game stuttering? Check out this guide.


2. Gamers can’t use their microphones

Hey, there is a bug that for, as a gamer, is frustating. I cant use my mic anymore since the update. I already tried to reinstall drivers, using windows troubleshoot but nothing has fixed it. i really need to fix this problem.

First of all, make sure that you allowed games to access your mic. Go to Settings > Privacy > Microphone > check the option ‘Let apps use my microphone’.

If the issue persists, check out the troubleshooting guides listed below:

3. Games sometimes crash

To prevent game crashes after installing a major Windows 10 update, you need to manually uninstall and reinstall your graphics card drivers (aka perform a clean install).

There you go, we hope that these quick tips helped you fix game stuttering, crashes and microphone issues.

If you encountered other game problems after installing Windows 10 April Update, tell us more about your experience in the comments below.

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  • I still have issues with games crashing after uninstalling and clean installing video drivers. Other PCs don’t have the same issues expect 1 other. The only same hardware both machines have is a GTX 970.

  • I have an Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-5762 with an LG Flatron IPS235 and Logitech K120 and G403 attached. The update seemed to go fine. The next day I unplugged and plugged in the hdmi cable and mouse and keyboard usb cables. It caused the external monitor to stop working. Pressing -P produced the error message, “Your PC can’t project to another screen. Try reinstalling the driver or using a different video card.” I went into the device manager and the Intel UHD Graphics 620 was reporting an error code 43 and that Windows has stopped the device. I uninstalled the driver, which restored my ability to use an external monitor. I updated the driver, and the external monitor stopped working. So what’s wrong?

  • This helped me out so much. my mic wasn’t working and privacy setting did the trick. Was abouty to pull my hair out thankfully this guide helped me out.