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KB5001330 and KB5001337: Updates cause problems with Windows 10 and games

KB5001330 and KB5001337: Updates cause problems with Windows 10 and games

After installing the two cumulative updates KB5001330 and KB5001337, which appeared on April 13th, gamers often complain of issues with games and crashes in Windows 10. In addition to a leak in vertical sync with VSync, various error messages prevent the updates from being installed correctly.

New graphics drivers are preventing installation

Im Sub-Reddit R / Windows10 Gamers have reported that the KB5001330 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 2004 (“20H1”) and Windows 10 20H2 and KB5001337 for Windows 10 1903 and 1909 can actually cause blue screens and error messages 0x800f081f, 0x800f0984, or 0x800f0922 during installation.

Error 0x800f081f occurs when installing updates

In this context, current Nvidia GeForce 466.11 WHQL graphics driver and Intel graphics driver are frequently cited as the cause of crashes. Crashes during installation also occur with AMD graphics cards, regardless of whether they are Core i series or Ryzen.

Nvidia considers cumulative updates to be a problem

Users who have successfully installed updates partially with older versions of the graphics driver reported vertical sync errors and sometimes significant performance drops.

Nvidia sees a cumulative update for this KB5000842 March 29th as a reason and therefore recommend accordingly uninstall Des.

If you are seeing lower performance in games, check if rolling back the Windows 10 update KB5000842 solves the problem.


There is an interview discussion on this already in the Reddit r / Windows10 subsection Reddit. Meanwhile, players have reported issues in the form of significant FPS drops in Doom Eternal (test) and Overwatch (benchmark), among other games.

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Uninstall provides a remedy

Affected players report that uninstalling updates KB5001330, KB5001337, and KB5000842 will help. Uninstallation is done via Update und Sicherheit > Verlauf anzeigen > Updates deinstallieren In Windows 10 system settings.

Ultimately, each user has to decide for themselves whether or not the user should uninstall the cumulative updates manually, which can also contain security patches.

Updated 4/17/2021 6:39 PM

Updated 04/17/2021 10:34 PM