How to enable and use Game Mode in Windows 10
Thursday 08 June 2017

How to enable and use Game Mode in Windows 10

Game Mode is a term coined by Microsoft for computer gamers. This mode helps users to use the most of the system resource for the game so that the gamer can get a much better user experience. To get rid of unwanted lagging, frame rate lacking, etc. this mode has been introduced in Windows 10 V1703 or Creators Update.

After enabling Game Mode, your computer will use most of the CPU and GPU power to play the game. Unwanted and non-priority background processes will be stopped automatically. Unwanted background processes include random anti-virus scans, etc. – unfortunately, there is no option for a user to stop or run a particular background process while having Game Mode enabled.

How to enable Game Mode in Windows 10 Settings

First, you need to turn on Game Mode system-wide. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Hit the Start key, and choose the Settings icon.

2. Choose Gaming.

3. Click on Game Mode in the left panel.

4. Turn on the toggle for Use Game Mode.

If you can’t find the above settings, your system doesn’t have the Creators Update installed. Check and install the latest updates

Once Game Mode has been enabled in the system settings, you can turn it on for any game. Not all games currently have full screen support, though. To turn on Game Mode for your preferred game, follow these steps:

1. Launch your game of choice. Windows 10 will prompt you to open Game bar using Windows key + G combination. If it doesn’t, the game doesn’t have support currently.

2. Press Windows key + G, or hit the Xbox button on your gamepad.

3. Click the Settings icon to the extreme right on the Game bar.

4. In the dialog box that opens, check the box for Use Game Mode for this game.

That’s all. You’re set.