Latest Windows 10 updates brings issues with gaming monitors

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
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Microsoft recently rolled out a series of updates to Windows 10 computers to improve system stability: Three updates on Patch Tuesday and one for each major Windows 10 version:

  • KB3213986 for Windows 10 version  1607
  • KB3210721  for Windows 10 version 1511
  • KB32107210  for Windows 10 version 1504

Surprisingly, these three updates share a common element — but it’s not what users had expected: Graphics bugs on multiple monitor systems.

Windows 10 multi-monitor bugs

If you download the latest Windows 10 updates on a multi-monitor system, you may encounter delayed or clipped screen issues while running 3D rendering apps and games. There is no permanent fix to solve this problem, although Microsoft suggests you should try these two workarounds:

  • Run the app/game in Windows mode
  • Launch the app/game with only one monitor connected.

Many Windows 10 users criticize Microsoft for releasing such a faulty update, suggesting that the company should have taken more time to polish the patch before releasing it to the public. Other users wish they hadn’t accepted Microsoft’s free upgrade offer and now feel that the company is turning them into guinea pigs against their will.

Microsoft’s decision to ship a faulty update is indeed strange. Gamers didn’t spend thousands of dollars on very expensive high-end monitors to just disconnect them when Microsoft says so. However, we believe that the Redmond giant is already working on a fix and is close to finding one. This means that the company will soon roll out another update, specifically aimed at fixing the multi-monitor issues caused by January’s Patch Tuesday edition. Actually, this wouldn’t be the first time Microsoft rolls out an update to fix what the previous one broke.

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