Windows update fixes bug that caused graphics and mouse performance issues while gaming

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
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Microsoft on March 1 pushed out a Windows 10 update, KB4482887, which delivered a number of bug fixes and enhances to its operating system. Chief among them was the ability to enable “Retpoline” on certain devices, a fix that boosts performance of Spectre variant 2 mitigations (CVE-2017-5715).

Released on Tuesday, KB4489899 should fix the aforementioned mouse and graphics issues as well as another problem in which some were receiving “Error 1309” when installing or uninstalling certain types of MSI and MSP files.

Microsoft said the latest update also addresses tracking and device calibration issues that some have experienced with its HoloLens headset. The patch additionally includes security updates for the following products:

Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Shell, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers, Windows Server, Windows Linux, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Wireless Networking, the Microsoft JET Database Engine, Windows Kernel, Windows, and Windows Fundamentals.

Most users should receive the update automatically from Windows Update although should you want to manually install it, you can grab it from Microsoft’s Update Catalog website.

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Pettersen

TS Rookie
Well I wonder what tf they did... Cause I just updated from previous version and now im unable to boot into windows with my overclock. It was perfectly stable in aida, cb,tm5,memtest, all games, and had no issues booting on previous version... Thank you for your fast fix...
 

dob_1

TS Booster
Didn't just happen in the games. Noticed by mouse was jumping all over the place for the last couple of weeks. Was wondering if I needed a new mouse. Came in this morning after the update and I've got a smooth mouse again!
 

Darth Shiv

TS Evangelist
Well I wonder what tf they did... Cause I just updated from previous version and now im unable to boot into windows with my overclock. It was perfectly stable in aida, cb,tm5,memtest, all games, and had no issues booting on previous version... Thank you for your fast fix...
If you had previously applied the Spectre patch, your PC would have been deliberately running with the speculative execution disabled which means it would probably have been running cooler. Now the new patch re-enables that feature with some fix so it would be running hotter. I'm thinking your overclock was probably pushing your machine too far and the patch has pushed performance past what it could handle.