Windows 10 Game Mode, what it is and how to activate it

Windows 10 Game Mode, what it is and how to activate it

Windows 10 does not stop receiving news in each of the updates that reach the operating system. The Creators Update introduced the Game Mode , which allows improving the performance of video games under the Windows 10 operating system in a very simple way.

What is Windows 10 Game Mode

Windows 10 Game Mode is a mechanism that allows the operating system to detect when a video game is running . In this way the computer can close the processes that it is executing and that are not necessary, so that there are more resources available for the operation of the game.

In this way, Windows 10 assigns a higher priority to all processes related to the game. This aims to put an end to one of the most common problems in PC gaming, which consists of wasting a large part of the processor, memory, and graphics card resources available in a PC.

This Game Mode is an important step forward for Microsoft in making Windows 10 a more attractive platform for video game fans .

How to activate Windows 10 Game Mode

When the Windows 10 game mode arrived, how it was quite tedious to activate it since you had to access the configuration menu of the operating system. This is highly impractical, so Microsoft has worked to make it much easier to activate.

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Now all you need to do to activate Windows 10 Game Mode is press the Windows + G key combination . If you press this key combination while playing a video game, Game Mode will be activated immediately.

On the other hand, if Windows 10 does not detect that a video game is running, it will ask you if you want to activate Game Mode. If you answer yes, the game bar will be activated, from which you can activate Game Mode by clicking on the gear.

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Does Windows 10 Game Mode really work?

The purpose of Windows 10 Game Mode is to make video games work more often under this operating system. After having tried it for several days, we have to say that it is quite difficult to come to appreciate the difference between having it activated or not.

It is possible that in less powerful computers, a greater improvement in the performance of video games is noticed when activating this function of the operating system.