New Windows 10 Update is Crashing Games

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The latest build of Windows 10 Insider Preview was released last week, but the update is causing PC game crashes and wireless card issues, Microsoft has admitted. Build 111022, which was made available to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring on 21st January, introduced the newest version of Microsoft Edge, but known issues with the update reported so far extend beyond the browser.

Microsoft has revealed the following known issues on the Windows Blog:

  • When we went live with last week’s PC build, Insiders discovered a bug where the cache for Insider Hub wasn’t properly refreshing – preventing new content from showing up in a timely manner. We’ll include known issues with our blog posts as well as in Insider Hub until the bug is resolved.
  • Some PC games will crash switching from windowed mode to full screen, upon game resolution change, or upon launch due to a bug in Windows graphics stack. We have observed this with The Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Tomb Raider, Assassin’s Creed, and Metal Gear Solid V but it may occur with other titles as well.
  • With this build (and with the last build), applications such as Narrator, Magnifier, and third-party assistive technologies may experience intermittent issues or crashes. If you rely on screen readers or other software, you should not use this build. This issue will be fixed with the next build.
  • You might see a WSClient.dll error dialog after logging in. We’re working on a fix for this but as a workaround, you can run the following in Command Prompt with administrative rights: schtasks /delete /TN “\Microsoft\Windows\WS\WSRefreshBannedAppsListTask” /F
  • While attempting to update to this build, your PC may show a message that your wireless card is not compatible with Windows 10. The workaround is to visit the support page for your PC or wireless card and install the newest driver that is available.
  • The Connect button does not show up in Action Center.

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  • Avatar JonasTone says:

    Can confirm this does this EVERY TIME with Call of Duty Black Ops 3. A pain in the backside considering most of the time the game launches in “fullscreen” mode where its a “fullscreen” pane that is not fullscreen, alt+enter 2 times to go back to fullscreen and the game crashes.

    Annoying, but not the be all and end all, at the end of the day, its a BETA non full release version of windows, can’t expect it to be bug free.

    I wonder if this is also causing the fps tank that happens in Black Ops 3, before this update i would experience occasional jitters, but nothing game breaking, however since this update, at a random interval after running and playing the game, the game will tank to 20ish FPS for about 30-45 seconds. monitoring my task manager the CPU is never being used more than 55-60% (i7 3770k) and GPU at around 40% at the time of the lag, whereas normally, GPU would be a pretty constant 99%

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