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How to Enable Game Mode In Windows

A simple guide to show you how to enable Game Mode in Windows

Updated: Apr 10, 2023 9:17 am
How to enable Game Mode in Windows

If you’re looking to enable game mode in Windows, we’re here to show you how it’s done. Game Mode is a great feature that has been receiving quality updates during Windows 10’s lifespan, so it’s well worth making the most of it – even if you’ve now upgraded to Windows 11.

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Microsoft have been pushing the gaming features of their operating system for a while now, so let’s show you how to enable Game Mode in Windows in this simple guide. We also have a guide for optimizing Windows 10 for gaming if you want to go all out.

What does Windows Game Mode do?

That’s a great question, and it’s really quite simple. Game mode in a nutshell optimizes your computer’s hardware to focus the majority of its power on whichever game you are playing. It changes the priority settings of every program and task currently running on your computer to much lower than that of the game you want to play. Creating a smoother overall gaming experience.

How to enable Game Mode

There are a couple of ways you can activate game mode and they’re both very simple. It’s worth mentioning that with the new updates game mode will automatically be selected for games that have been Microsoft tested and support Game Mode.

To enable Game Mode simply do the following:



Search for Game Mode in Windows

  1. In ‘windows search’ type ‘Game Mode’ and press enter.
  2. This will open up the ‘Gaming’ app and should have selected ‘Game mode’.

windows search bar game mode



Toggle Game Mode to On

  1. In Game mode you will see a toggle which both enables and disables Game Mode.
  2. Simply select ‘On’ to enjoy Game Mode features.

how to enable game mode in windows 10

It really is as simple as that. It’s worth mentioning that our computers didn’t see a great deal of performance difference when using the app but we’re running games on a system that has the capacity to run most games at the highest level seamlessly.

This could very well be a great tool for users with lesser systems or people that do a lot of multitasking.

You can also utilize Game mode whilst in game via it’s toolbar. This can be activated by pressing win + G where you can toggle game mode, start broadcasting and a ton of other features.

So there you have it, if you’re experiencing lag, jittering or any other fps related problems when playing your favourite game we’d highly recommend trying Game mode to see if it can help boost your PC’s performance!

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