Latest Windows 11 update fixes game crashing issues for some users

An optional Windows 11 update (opens in a new tab) Fixes a handful of issues for some users who are experiencing game crashes or unable to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 11. This is part of the June 2022 Monthly Updates for Insiders, who can check out the patch before it is mass released on July 12th for all.

According to a Microsoft blog post, the update “addresses an issue that could prevent you from upgrading to Windows 11 (opens in a new tab) (original version).” The message also notes that what prevents the upgrade is not a device eligibility issue but related to certain operating hours in the operating system.

The next big fix takes care of the issues that crash some games that use the XAudio API to play sound effects. The most notable games that use XAudio are Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, although there are other big names like Doom and Street Fighter 5.

The rest of the updates include:

  • Fixes an issue that could prevent you from playing video clips in some games.
  • Fixes an issue that prevents some games from working if they use certain audio technologies to play sound effects.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Bluetooth from reconnecting to some audio devices after restarting the devices.
  • Changes the name of the Your Phone app to Phone Link on the Settings page.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents the Microsoft Surface Dial personalization settings page from working.
  • Fixes a known issue that could prevent you from using the Wi-Fi hotspot feature

Since the update is optional, to install it you need to head to Settings on Windows 11 -> Update & Security -> Windows Update. In the available optional updates area, you will see the link to download and install the update.

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