The Windows 11 2022 update has been with us for a couple of months now. However, its launch is being much more chaotic than we might expect. Despite having been in the testing phase for a long time in the Insider program, Microsoft has released an update full of bugs and problems of all kinds, so serious that it has even had to block it on many PCs to prevent them from updating.
The last we know from Microsoft regarding these bugs is that, two weeks ago, the company confirmed serious gaming-related issues, blocking all users who have not yet upgraded and are potentially vulnerable to these issues from updating. Now, it seems that Microsoft has addressed them, and the update is more or less free of performance issues when playing games, but what else can we find?
All problems with Windows 11 22H2
Of course, this update was not free of driver compatibility issues, specifically with drivers for NVIDIA graphics cards, which were giving performance well below state. Along with this issue, another issue also appeared with the capture feature of XBOX Game Bar, which prevented users from recording their clips when they were going to play the game.
Beyond the problems related to gaming, all kinds of problems have also been found that have affected 100% of the users who have installed this new version. Some examples of the problems we have encountered since the launch of this new version of the operating system are:
- Problems when copying very large files, which made the copy process take forever.
- Problems when printing, both with the connection to the printer and with the print queue itself.
- Signing in with Windows Hello did not work correctly.
- The Direct Access feature constantly loses connection.
- Remote Desktop suddenly stops working, blocking all connections.
Due to all these issues, Microsoft carried out two waves to block the update to the users. And, of the two, finally one of them, the one related to games, has been released. Therefore, if until now the new version did not appear on your PC, you can search Windows Update again to see if your computer is ready. Although, personally, we recommend you not to.
How to avoid them
On a personal level, I haven’t had any problems with the new version of Windows 11, apart from a sporadic crash that was probably related to the game itself. And that I installed the 22H2 Insider since it arrived on the Beta channel, I am a gamer and owner of an NVIDIA RTX. However, there are many users who claim to have much less performance than before updating, in addition to crashes and other problems on the side.
The best way to avoid these problems is, if you already have Windows 11 22H2 installed, make sure to install all the patches released to date (even the optional ones) from Windows Update. And also update all the drivers of the PC.
If we have not yet installed 22H2, it is better not to install it directly and wait a few months, at least until well into next year, to install this version.