This post shows students and new users the steps to disable or enable game mode when using Windows 11, which can help to resolve some performance issues. Game mode is enabled by default in Windows 11.
With this feature enabled, Windows prioritizes your gaming experience by preventing Windows Update from performing driver installations and sending reboot notifications, and attempts to achieve a more stable frame rate based on the specific game and system.
On some systems, this can cause performance issues, especially when Windows incorrectly detects an application that it thinks is a game in progress. Then reconfigure optimized gamer systems when a game is not being played.
If you’re having performance issues or are noticing strange display errors, you may want to turn off game mode to see if that solves your issues. The steps below will show you how to do it in Windows 11
The new Windows 11 comes with many new features and a new user desktop, including a centered start menu and taskbar, rounded corner windows, themes and colors that will make any computer look and feel modern.
If you’re excited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts about it.
To start turning game mode on or off when using Windows 11, follow the steps below.
How to disable game mode in Windows 11
As mentioned above, game mode can be a cause of performance issues in Windows 11. To quickly disable it, continue below.
Windows 11 has a centralized location for most of its setup applications. From system settings to creating new users and updating Windows, everything can be done from the System settings crystal.
To access the System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click Start ==> Settings as shown in the following picture: