If you don’t know how to disable game mode on Windows 11, we are going to help you out. Windows 11 includes a “Game Mode” enabled by default that automatically optimizes your system for gaming when it detects a game in progress. It usually works well, but if it causes performance problems, you can switch easily disable it. Here’s how.
What is game mode on Windows 11?
The game mode is a unique setting that prioritizes game processes as they execute, ideally allowing them to run more smoothly with fewer difficulties. More importantly, Windows Update will not install drivers while you’re in game mode.
Sometimes this mode is causing some problems, if this is the case for you, it is possible to disable game mode on Windows 11 by following some simple steps.
How to disable game mode on Windows 11?
The process is easier than you think, just follow the steps below:
- Open the Windows Settings.
- If you don’t know how, you can just hit the Windows+i hotkey or you can right-click on the Start icon and choose “Settings” from the menu that appears.
- Then enter “Gaming” from the sidebar.
- Choose “Game Mode.”
- You will see a switch next to “Game Mode,” just turn it “Off.”
- Close settings.
This way you’ve succesfully disabled game mode on Windows 11, if you want to start using it again just follow the same steps and turn that switch on.