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Game Mode on Windows 10 Creators Update – Everything you need to know about this feature

As you may know, Microsoft has worked a lot at Game Mode, a new gaming feature introduced in Windows 10 Creators Update. Its goal is to improve the number of FPS in games and to provide a smoother experience while playing.

When enabled, the Game Mode feature assigns more hardware resources to both the CPU and the video card, for the apps running on foreground. Some games are placed by default in the whitelist, but apps can also be added manually, to be Game Mode-enabled.

Microsoft estimates that the performance will be enhanced with 2 to 5% of its capabilities, meaning that the older computers could really benefit from this feature. Enable the feature, you have to go to Settings > Gaming > Game Mode.

Game Mode on Windows 10 Creators Update - Everything you need to know about this feature

Game Bar is yet another option that permits the users to take screenshots, start screen and audio recordings using key combinations, options which can be adjusted easily.

To tweak the settings from Game Bar, choose: Settings > Gaming > Game Bar.

Game Mode on Windows 10 Creators Update - Everything you need to know about this feature

Game Mode on Windows 10 Creators Update - Everything you need to know about this feature

Game Mode on Windows 10 Creators Update - Everything you need to know about this feature

The Game DVR function permits the users to adjust the video/audio recordings settings. To access it, go to Settings > Gaming > Game DVR.

Game Mode on Windows 10 Creators Update - Everything you need to know about this feature

Game Mode on Windows 10 Creators Update - Everything you need to know about this feature

Cum funcționează noile setări de gaming introduse în Windows 10 Creators Update

Broadcasting enables the users to change a bunch of extra settings, ideal for the creation of videos that you want to broadcast live. To access it, go to Settings > Gaming > Broadcasting.

Game Mode on Windows 10 Creators Update - Everything you need to know about this feature

To add a game in the whitelist, to make it run with enhanced CPU and GPU performance, you need to press Windows + G while the game is open and then choose the option “Use Game Mode for this game”.

Game Mode on Windows 10 Creators Update - Everything you need to know about this feature

Game Mode on Windows 10 Creators Update - Everything you need to know about this feature

Game Mode on Windows 10 Creators Update - Everything you need to know about this feature

While it is not much, this new feature should be useful on systems with lower specs.

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Windows 10 Creators Update now permits installing Windows vocal commands

As you may know, Microsoft has worked a lot lately at Windows 10 Creators Update, an update patch that will bring a bunch of interesting new features to Microsoft’s latest operating system.

Among others, the Redmond developers will introduce Cortana in the Windows installer, in order to permit the users to install the operating system by using vocal commands.

If you perform a fresh install of Windows 10 Creators Update, you will get the chance to configure a lot of systems settings with vocal commands. After the first system boot, Cortana will permit you to connect to Wi-Fi, login using a Microsoft account and will also permit the users to change the default security settings.

The introduction of Cortana to the Windows installer may help some users that are too lazy to use a mouse and a keyboard to configure the system, but will most likely annoy the power users that want to tweak the system with their own hands. For more information about this features, read this article from Windows Central.

Other worth mentioning features that will be included in Windows 10 Creators Update:

  • Gamer mode, for better gaming experience
  • Automatic cleanup of temporary files
  • Windows updates can be postponed
  • Automatic system lock when you are away from keyboard
  • Blue color reduction for a better computer experience at night
  • A more colored interface

I don’t use Cortana, with or without its Windows installer integration, but I will benefit from the Blue color reduction feature, the possibility to postpone updates and the automatic cleanup of temporary files.