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Windows 10's October Update won't interrupt your game time

'Game Mode' now prevents updates, driver installs and restart notifications while gaming

Windows 10's October Update won't interrupt your gametime

Windows 10's October Update won't interrupt your game time

There are plenty of reasons to consider upgrading to Windows 10's October 2018 Update,  with new tools like the "Your Phone" app for Android and iOS handsets, software support for DirectX Raytracing (DXR) and the addition of 'Dark mode'. 

With the October 2018 update, PC gamers have more to look forward to than the mere promise of DXR support, with the company confirming that the OS' 'Game Mode' will prevent gamers from receiving as many "interruptions" as before.  

Users of Windows 10's latest update will receive "Fewer gaming interruptions" when Game Mode is enabled, as it will now be auto-enabled by the OS and "suppresses Windows Update driver installs and blocks Windows Update interruptions such as restart notifications while you’re gaming". Windows 10 users who dislike the OS' game mode will be able to disable the feature within the OS' settings menu. 
 
 

     Fewer gaming interruptions: Based on feedback from gamers, we’ve simplified the way Game Mode works. Now auto-enabled for all games with a master On/Off toggle in Windows Settings, Game Mode suppresses Windows Update driver installs and blocks Windows Update interruptions such as restart notifications while you’re gaming. You may also see improved game performance with less FPS variability depending on the specific game and system.

Windows 10's October Update won't interrupt your gametime   

As usual, Microsoft is advertising the potential performance benefits of Windows 10's Game Mode, stating that "You may also see improved game performance with less FPS variability depending on the specific game and system." Our testing using game mode has never showcased performance benefits that were noticeable in-game. 

You can join the discussion on Windows 10's October Update offering gamer-specific OS improvements on the OC3D Forums. 

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04-10-2018, 13:41:58

NeverBackDown
Hey... That's Tom!


Finally they have this. Should have been here soonerQuote

04-10-2018, 19:46:54

Excalabur50
Game mode was so borked the first thing I do when I install Windows is deactivate all the game stuffQuote

05-10-2018, 10:04:09

RobM
Not impressed with this update as they have added more stuff that cannot be uninstalled.
List of that is now there and I do not need and cannot removed:
  • Calendar
  • Camera
  • Cortana
  • Connect
  • Films TV
  • Gamebar
  • Get Help
  • Groove Music
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Messaging
  • MS Edge
  • Mixed Reality Viewer
  • People
  • Snip & Sketch
  • Video Editor
  • Voice Recorder
  • XBox
  • Your Phone
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05-10-2018, 12:58:13

NeverBackDown
It's always been that way. I just use CCleaner and it's all goneQuote

05-10-2018, 15:23:23

hmmblah
There's a powershell script out there too for removing those apps. I use it on my base images for deployment at work.

Windows 10 decrapifierQuote
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