Microsoft lifts Windows 11 22H2 upgrade ban related to gaming issues

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  • Microsoft halted the upgrades to Windows 11 version 22H2 several times now.
  • Now, the gaming issues are supposedly fixed, according to the tech company.
  • However, a small number of games and applications will still remain affected.
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There’s absolutely no secret in the fact that bugs and issues on Microsoft’s new Windows 11 22H2 OS version keep mounting.

For example, further printer problems forced the tech giant to put in an upgrade block, though, it has now been removed after reaching a resolution.

Recently, there have been remote connectivity issues due to the malfunctioning Remote Desktop app, which Microsoft has acknowledged and is now working on a fix for.

After installing Windows 11, version 22H2 (also called Windows 11 2022 Update), the Windows Remote Desktop application might stop responding when connecting via a Remote Desktop gateway or Remote Desktop Connection Broker.

Gaming issues are supposedly history for Windows 11 22H2

If you weren’t already aware of the latest Windows 11 22H2 bugs, know that issues related to Remote Desktop connections can cause the Remote Desktop app could stop responding on Windows 11 22H2.

Gaming hasn’t been immune either from the 2022 feature update as the Redmond company finally acknowledged gaming performance issues on the new Windows version after several user and reviewer complaints.

As you would have imagined, this has led Microsoft to put an upgrade block or safeguard hold on all affected devices.

And, while the bug is leading to such problems that have not been fully resolved yet, Microsoft has published an update on the matter partially removing the block.

Thus, starting today, November 22, the safeguard hold with the safeguard ID of 41990091 has been updated to only safeguard Windows devices that have one of the small subsets of games and apps which are still affected by this issue.

That being said, it actually looks like the upgrade block on at least some Windows 11 devices, (which had the Safeguard ID 41990091, has been removed.

The tech giant managed to narrow in on a group of games or apps causing the issues. Initially, the company put up the safeguard hold for two IDs, 41766570 and 41990091.

Microsoft also adds that it could take about 48 hours before the Windows 11 2022 feature update is offered on your system.

Have you experienced any gaming issues after upgrading to Windows 11 22H2? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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