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Windows 10 Preview Update Fixes Gaming-Related Crashes

Windows 10 gamers can now celebrate with the latest preview update for the operating system, which includes an important fix for a gaming-related crash. The issue with PC games was caused by Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) errors that would cause crashes or system lock-ups.

The fix for this problem was initially applied to Windows 11 in the Moment 3 update, and has now been included in the preview patch KB5028244 (build 19045.3271) for Windows 10 22H2. While this patch is optional, the full fix will be available in the August cumulative update for Windows 10.

In addition to the fix for TDR errors, the patch also includes fixes for a bug that prevented some VPN apps from establishing a successful connection, and a glitch that caused certain display or audio devices to go missing after the PC woke up from sleep mode.

Other improvements in the update include the resolution of a problem where a full-screen search couldn't be closed, thus preventing any further action from being taken with the Start menu. Various other tweaks and fixes have also been implemented.

Although the fix comes slightly late for Windows 10 users, it is still a welcome improvement. PC gamers on Windows 10 were disappointed when Windows 11 received a solution for TDR crashes, leaving them without a fix. Nevertheless, the patch is now available as an optional update, and the full fix will be released next month.

It is evident that Windows 11 has priority in terms of Microsoft's attention and development, but it is frustrating for the two-thirds of gamers who are still using Windows 10. However, for those experiencing TDR crashes, any potential risks associated with the update may be worth it to finally resolve the issue.