How to Enable Windows 10 Gaming Mode

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Game Mode is one of the exciting features introduced in Creators Update for Windows 10. When Game Mode is turned on, Windows prioritizes CPU and GPU resources to provide you the best possible game performance. Unfortunately, this is also a terrible setting for battery life, meaning, if you’re using Game Mode, you’ll need to be sure to have a power outlet nearby. 

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Luckily, once Game Mode is enabled in Windows settings, you can turn it on and off while playing individual games, or when you pack up your laptop to leave each morning.

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  1.  Open the Start menu by clicking the Windows icon at the bottom left of the Desktop.
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  2. Click the gear icon to open the Settings menu.
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  3. Click Gaming under Windows Settings.
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  4. In the Gaming window, click Game mode.
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  5. Toggle the button On, under the Use game mode option.
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  6. Click X to close the window.
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