Tuesday, March 12th 2019

Microsoft Issues Fix for "Performance Degrading" Windows 10 Update

Let's give credit where it is due- Microsoft was quick in admitting that their Windows 10 update (KB4482887) from March 1 had a detrimental effect on performance, especially as it related to specific gaming scenarios. Under a week later, we now have a public fix available as well. The latest update from today, March 12, is version KB4489899 (OS Build 17763.379) and claims to address "an issue that may degrade graphics and mouse performance with desktop gaming when playing certain games, such as Destiny 2, after installing KB4482887", among other things.

Other listed improvements and fixes include improved HoloLens tracking and device calibration, solving a bug that caused some users to get "Error 1309" when dealing with some .MSI and/or .MSP files, and a host of general security updates to various Microsoft software solutions. There remain some issues with this update, however, which are listed in the source page linked below. The update should be available for download and install automatically via Windows Update, as of the time of this post.
Source: Microsoft Support
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7 Comments on Microsoft Issues Fix for "Performance Degrading" Windows 10 Update

#1
jmcslob
I just restarted....we shall see
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#2
Vayra86
I have to say, the way this company keeps readjusting strategy and processes is quite unique. Especially for such a massive organization. This fast response fix is not something you see every day, and the open communication on this bug is also pretty new for MS - they were very keen on hiding those things under postponed releases and the usual cadence of releases.

Indeed, credit where it is due.
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lexluthermiester
VSG said:
Let's give credit where it is due- Microsoft was quick in admitting that their Windows 10 update (KB4482887) from March 1 had a detrimental effect on performance
True, this was an instance where they owned up quick and committed to a fast resolution, however...
VSG said:
Under a week later, we now have a public fix available as well.
...if they had done proper testing, like they had to do in the past, these problems would not exist to begin with.

So are we patting them on the back for owning the problem or fixing it?
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#4
phanbuey
now if they can only issue a fix that stops windows from slamming 14 GBs of "standby list" crap into my free system ram, causing games to stutter, that would be great.
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#5
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Delete the patch, if ms is smart they will remove that KB number
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#6
R-T-B
eidairaman1 said:
Delete the patch, if ms is smart they will remove that KB number
The old patch is already deprecated, if that's what you mean.
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#7
AsRock
TPU addict
lexluthermiester said:
True, this was an instance where they owned up quick and committed to a fast resolution, however...

...if they had done proper testing, like they had to do in the past, these problems would not exist to begin with.

So are we patting them on the back for owning the problem or fixing it?
I bet they had the solution for the most part at least before they did this to make they look better, what about all the other patches that have slowed down Win10 over all it's time.
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