CONSIDERING THE ROUGH time Microsoft has had with Windows 10 updates, this latest buggy release could be seen as a triumph. After all, it didn't delete all your files for the hell of it, so what are you complaining about?
Well, if you're a gamer, the answer to that is a shoddy frame rates in various games.
"After installing KB4482887, users may notice graphics and mouse performance degradation with desktop gaming when playing certain games, such as Destiny 2," Microsoft writes in the "known issues" section.
Microsoft is working on a fix, but it doesn't seem to be wholly straightforward. People with all kinds of hardware configurations have been experiencing the issue, and it doesn't matter if you're Intel of AMD: you'll be getting input lag and frame rate drops.
It's not confined to new and newish games like Anthem or Sea of Thieves either: reports around the internet suggest that decade-old titles, like Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, are even worse impacted than newer ones.
The good news is that it's pretty easy to fix in the short term, but just uninstalling the update. To do this, head to Windows Update settings in the start menu, then click on "view update history". Click "uninstall updates" at the page, and then pick "KB4482887" from the list. Of course, Windows will try and reinstall this at the first chance it gets, so you may have to take part in this enjoyable dance a few times before Microsoft issues a fix for everyone.
Quite how this bug managed to get out into the wild with Microsoft's dedicated Insider program is anybody's guess. Presumably, Windows Insiders are more interested in the stability of Excel than levelling up in Destiny 2. µ
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