Microsoft yesterday released the preview version of Windows 11 2200.282 with fixes for AMD processor performance issues and a bug that displayed the Windows 10 taskbar.
This release is available to Windows Insiders in beta and release channels and fixes a long list of bugs that plague users since the release of Windows 11.
However, two fixed bugs that stand out in this release relate to AMD processor performance issues and a weird bug showing Windows 10 taskbar in Windows 11.
Partially resolved AMD processor performance issues
Since the release of Windows 11, users have complained about a noticeable drop in performance with AMD Ryzen processors.
Shortly thereafter, AMD published a support article stating that “L3 cache latency may increase for some applications” and “UEFI CPPC2 (” preferred core “) may not preferably schedule threads on the most core. fast processor. “
The L3 cache latency issue was significant, with AMD originally saying it could cause performance to drop by up to 15% in games commonly used for eSports.
Microsoft has now resolved the L3 caching issue in Windows 11 build 2200.282, but a fix for the preferred core issue remains outstanding.
“We fixed an L3 caching issue that could affect the performance of some apps on devices with AMD Ryzen processors after upgrading to Windows 11 (original version),” the release notes explain. Windows 11 version 2200.282.
This patch is expected to be available to Windows 11 users outside of the Insider program later this month when Microsoft releases the optional cumulative update preview.
Microsoft and AMD have also said that fixes for both issues should be available by the end of this month, so we should expect to see another fix for the “UEFI CPPC2 (” preferred kernel “)” bug to come. .
Fixed bug in Windows 10 Start menu and taskbar
Windows 11 comes with a controversial new taskbar and a centered Start menu by default. While some people like the new look, others have complained that Windows 10 lacks a lot of features.
After upgrading to Windows 11, a bug causes the operating system to display the Windows 10 taskbar for some users, while everything else uses the new Windows 11 user interface design.
Users who encountered this bug also found that they could not use the start menu, clicking on it, do nothing.
In Windows 11 build 2200.282, Microsoft claims to have fixed this bug, and users should now see the new taskbar and open the Start menu.
“We fixed an issue for a small number of users that prevented the Start menu from working and prevented you from seeing the updated taskbar design after upgrading to Windows 11 (original version)” , we read in the Windows 11 release notes.
This fix will also likely be available to users at the end of the month in the optional “C” schedule version of the Windows 11 cumulative update preview.