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Microsoft admits game stuttering issues caused by the Windows 10 Creator’s Update

In April 2017, Microsoft released the Creator’s Update for Windows 10. However, it appears that this update has caused some gaming-related issues to a number of gamers. According to reports, there were noticeable stuttering issues in games with the Creator’s Update. Naturally, some thought this was a placebo effect, however Microsoft has confirmed that these issues are indeed present.

As Microsoft’s Paul Aaron noted, Microsoft has been reviewing the traces and have identified an issue that it believes is the cause of stuttering in some of the cases that have been reported by its users.

“Thanks to all of you who provided feedback and submitted traces via the Feedback app.  We’ve been reviewing the traces and have identified an issue that we believe is the cause of stuttering in some of the cases that you’ve reported.  We have a fix in the Windows Insider build that flighted to the “Fast” ring this week (build 16273 and above).  If you are already an Insider please test it with any app or game you’re having this problem with and let us know how it goes.”

For what it’s worth, we haven’t experienced any stuttering issues with the Creator’s Update of Windows 10. As such, not all Windows 10 users are affected by it. Still, it’s good knowing that Microsoft has confirmed and attempted to fix it.

Microsoft has not determined when this fix will be available to everyone, though our guess is that the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update will come with it (unless Microsoft surprises everyone by releasing it as a hotfix prior to it).

Kudos to our reader ‘Deathstroke’ for informing us!

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email