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Use Game Mode while gaming on your PC

When you use Game Mode, Windows prioritizes your gaming experience. When you’re running a game, Game Mode:

  • Prevents Windows Update from performing driver installations and sending restart notifications.
  • Helps achieve a more stable frame rate depending on the specific game and system.

To turn Game Mode on or off:

  1. Press the Start button, then select Settings.
  2. Choose Gaming > Game Mode.
  3. Turn Game Mode On or Off.
Turn Game Mode On or Off

Note: Game Mode is on by default.

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