Upcoming Windows 10 Update to Fix Memory Leaks, Slow Copy Operations and App Crashes
Microsoft is set to release update previews for supported versions of Windows 10. The update will fix several major issues for the company’s operating system, including app and game crashes , memory leaks, and slow file copy operations.
The update is already available in the Release Preview ring of the Windows 10 Insider Program. Microsoft releases preview updates for its Windows 10 and 11 operating systems after Patch Tuesday every month. Patch Tuesday takes place on the second Tuesday of every month, and preview updates are usually released the third or fourth week of the month.
The company highlights all changes in a blog post on the official Windows Insider blog. The update addresses several long-standing issues in Windows 10, including a DirectX issue with d3d9.dll, which caused some apps and games to crash on affected systems.
Several of the issues have not been officially confirmed by Microsoft; this is the case for the problem that slowed file copy tasks in Windows. Windows 10 users can use third-party programs such as Fast Copy, TeraCopy or UltraCopier, which promises more convenience and improved performance when copying files.
Microsoft also plans to fix two memory-related issues in the next update. The first affected systems used 24/7, the second was caused by a bug in the deduplication driver, which exhausted all the physical memory of the affected machines.
The most important are listed below for your convenience:
- We fixed an issue that could affect some applications that use d3d9.dll with some graphics cards and cause those applications to quit unexpectedly.
- We fixed a rare issue that prevented Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Outlook from opening.
- We fixed a memory leak issue that affected Windows systems used 24 hours a day, every day of the week.
- We fixed an issue that caused Microsoft’s deduplication driver to consume large amounts of non-paged pool memory. Therefore, this exhausts all the physical memory of the machine, which makes the server unresponsive.
- We fixed an issue that slowed file copying.
- We fixed an issue that could cause a system to become unresponsive when a user signs out if Microsoft OneDrive is in use.
Windows users affected by the issues may consider installing the upcoming preview updates for stable versions of Windows 10 to resolve these issues. Fixes will be officially released on June 2022 Patch Tuesday.
Now you: Have you encountered any of these problems while using Windows?