Changing this one Windows 10 setting can seriously harm your PC

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Windows 10 – Changing a setting can damage your PC (Image: MICROSOFT • GETTY)

Windows 10 fans have found that changing a setting can have serious knock-on effects on their PCs. This week, Microsoft began releasing a stopgap fix for the game problems Windows 10 users reported after the March and April release of Patch Tuesday. Problems reported by Windows 10 users with Nvidia GPUs included issues with stutter performance and frame rates.

Fortunately, a fix has now been released by the Redmond-based tech giant through the Known Issue Rollback feature.

This feature is used to quickly roll out non-security related fixes, automatically pushing updates to the affected machines.

However, as Bleeping Computer reported, Windows 10 users have found that disabling one setting will stop the KIR feature completely.

The tech-focused website reported that Windows 10 users tinkering with the experiments setting will lose access to the Known Issue Rollback feature.

READ MORE: Nvidia Warns Users of New Security Threats Following Patch Mayhem in Windows 10

Microsoft is running experiments to see if certain features are commonly used by Windows 10 users or if a change is needed.

However, if a Windows 10 user believes it affects their privacy, they can disable experiments in the Registry Editor.

Those who have already done so learned the hard way this week that disabling experiments will affect the rollout of KIR patches.

However, there is a solution.

The popular O&O ShutUp10 utility is used to manage settings and increase privacy on a user’s computer.

The free tool has an option that allows a Windows 10 user to easily disable ‘running experiments with this machine by Microsoft’.

Windows 10 PC gaming fix released this week

A Windows 10 PC gaming fix was released this week through the KIR feature (Image: MICROSOFT • GETTY)

If you don’t want experiments enabled, you can use O&O ShutUp10 to easily disable experiments – and once a KIR update is announced, you can turn this setting back on.

If you are having trouble downloading a KIR update after disabling experiments before, select (after making sure it is enabled) ‘check for updates’ in Windows Update and then reboot your device.

Regarding the latest KIR update, Microsoft said, “A small subset of users have reported lower performance in games than expected after installing KB5000842 or later updates. Most users affected by this issue run games in full screen or borderless window modes and use two or more monitors.

“This issue has been resolved with Known Issue Rollback (KIR). Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for the fix to automatically propagate to consumer devices and unmanaged business devices. Restarting your device may prevent the fix apply to your device. faster “.

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Neela Josh
Neela Josh
I work as the Content Writer for Gaming Ideology. I play Quake like professionally. I love to write about games and have been writing about them for two years.

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