Microsoft’s Windows 11 2022 Update (December 2022 Patch Tuesday) has been out for almost three weeks now and is causing problems for some AMD PCs. We’ve already reported an installation bug that has plagued devices running Windows 11 2022 Update, but user reports now suggest that the update is causing problems for AMD PCs.
There are reports on Feedback Hub and Reddit claiming Windows 11 22H2 KB5021255 causes freezing issues on AMD Ryzen PCs. Of course, the problem doesn’t appear to be widespread and only affects a small number of devices, according to the number of reports we’ve noticed.
Users claim that games perform poorly after the update and there are also reports of shutter speed issues due to FPS drops. We don’t know if Microsoft is investigating the reports, but AMD machines had similar problems last year. It’s possible that both AMD and Microsoft are looking into this and a fix should be out soon.
There have also been reports of other issues and errors occurring during or after installing the update.
“After installation and when the PC needs to be set up for a work or school account, it stops at ‘Set up account’ and ‘Join the organization’s network’. We have several PCs in our organization, some of which had no issues, while other PCs have been “working on the case” for over 24 hours, one of the users noticed.
“I have an Alienware Aurora R13. It is about 4 months old. It runs Windows 11 Home, x64 Windows update has repeatedly tried to install Update KB5019980 but always fails. The error is 0x800700003 three times and 0x8028014 once. I’ve done clean boots, restores, DISM, SFC /scannow and safe starts’ Nothing works. Since then two other updates have been installed, KB2538242 and KB2538243”, another user added.
Obviously, Microsoft needs to work on these issues as early as possible and make sure they aren’t too widespread. There have been similar issues in previous monthly updates, and Windows 11’s reputation could take another hit if this trend continues.
Troubleshooting Windows 11 December 2022 Update
If your AMD or non-AMD PC is experiencing performance issues since you installed the December 2022 Update for Windows 11, the easiest way to fix it is to manually uninstall the update.
Those who uninstalled the update found that performance is back to normal. To do this, open Settings > System > Recovery and choose the Uninstall updates option.