Tips to Disable Game Mode on Windows 11 and 10

The Game Mode is a feature in Windows 10 and Windows 11 that utilizes system resources while the game is being played. Nonetheless, when this feature is turned on, freezing and stuttering issues have been experienced by some users. If you are one of those and now want to get the Game Mode disabled, this guide will help you.


It was in 2017 when the Windows 10 Creators Update was released that also featuring the Game Mode for the first time in Windows, and since then, it is enabled by default. The feature is also turned on by default in Windows 11 and it’s available here for the time this Windows version first got introduced.

The feature is enabled by default, and thus, it identifies games which are then provided the maximum amount of CPU and GPU resources, resulting in users facing unkind issues.

The Windows Game Mode feature is not useful for all the users, as it contributes to small Frame Per Second (FPS) raises with some games, but also FPS reduces with other games. Moreover, on the higher-end computer devices, this Windows Game Mode has not been able to make its mark noticeably.

It has been also supposed that this feature may eat up resources of other important processes, leading to stuttering and freezing issues.

In case you are having troubles with computer performance, disable this resource-eating, undesirable software running on PC startup. To optimize your device for gaming, you should not make use of the feature that is related to several unpleasant issues.

Way to Turn Off Game Mode on Windows 11:

Before we tell you how to disable the mode, we would like to make you know something about this feature. The best part of this mode is that it does help the games to run more rapidly. In addition, in the settings section, it also doesn’t let the Windows Update from installing drivers by which, your games might be interrupted. Nonetheless, it has been also reported that the system getting slower and causing freezes and other unkind issues. And thus, if you are also experiencing these problems, you must disable the mode by following the steps below:

  • Open the Settings app by pressing the keys “Win + I” simultaneously. (Or, tap on the “Windows” icon and then pick the “Settings” option).


  • From the left pane, choose the “Gaming” option.


  • Now in the right pane, tap on “Game Mode”.


  • Next to “Game Mode”, toggle the feature “off”.


  • Once done, close “Settings”.

Way to Turn Off Game Mode on Windows 10:

  • Open the “Settings” app after right-clicking the “Start” menu.


  • Choose “Gaming” in the Settings window.


  • Click on the “Game Mode” in the right pane.


  •  Next to “Game Mode”, toggle the feature “off”.


Hopefully this tutorial would have helped you disable Game Mode In Windows 10 and Windows 11. Or if you haven’t turned the feature off yet, and are experiencing troubles due to it, this guide you will aid you achieve the purpose and rid the system of the unkind issues.