How to Enable and Use Game Mode on 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 and Use Game Mode on Windows 10

  • Hit the Start key, and choose the Settings icon.
  • Choose Gaming.
  • Click on Game Mode in the left panel.
  • Turn on the toggle for Use Game Mode.
  • Enable Game Bar (which can be found on the same screen where you found Game Mode).
  • Open the Game Bar section and enable the option called Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game Bar.
  • Now open any game and press Win + G to show the Game bar.
  • In the Game bar, you will find a settings gear icon. Click on it.
  • You can will an option called Use Game Mode for this game under the General tab.
  • You have to select the checkbox.
  • The Game Mode will now be turned on for that particular game.
  • If you want to disable Game Mode for any game, go to the same screen and uncheck the box.