Windows 11 Update Fixes Bug That Closed Games on PC

Windows 11: Microsoft announced a Windows 11 update this Thursday (23) that fixes an issue that has been affecting gaming PCs. The update (KB5014668) is optional for now, but promises to eliminate “an issue that causes certain games to stop working if they use certain audio technology to reproduce sound effects”.

According to the website TechRadar, the aforementioned issue seems to mainly affect desktop gamers who use the XAudio API interface to play game sounds. While the update is scheduled to be included as automatic on the next Patch Tuesday — set for July 12 — anyone who wants to take the stress out of having their gameplay interrupted you can download it right away.


How to install Windows 11 update KB5014668?

As an optional update, KB5014668 must be manually installed. To do this, open the Start menu, type “Windows Update” and press Enter. Click below on “Check for updates”, select KB5014668 and click on “Download Now”. The rest is up to Windows.

As it is cumulative, the update will also fix a race condition failure (when the system tries to perform two or more operations at the same time) “which may cause the update to Windows 11 to fail”. It also fixes a bug that blocks Bluetooth on some audio devices after restarting the computer.

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