Got Windows 10 Game Stuttering? Disable MS Game DVR feature

Gwen Vasquez
September 12, 2017

If you've been experiencing performance issues in your games after the Windows 10 Creator's Update, rest assured, you're not alone. Features such as Beam (now called Mixer) and even a dedicated Game Mode meant to make gaming performance better were introduced with the update.

The flaws, reported to Microsoft by gamers who had installed the Creators Update, resulted in games stuttering and momentarily dropping frame rates. But at least there's hope that Microsoft will release the fix soon. Yes, fixes, as in plural. A fix for one of the issues has already been fixed and will be included in build 16273. After months of waiting for a fix, users running the Insider Build have now been told by Microsoft that patches are in the pipeline.

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Now, Support Engineer Paul Aaron has confirmed that the update did indeed cause stuttering in some cases- however, he has also confirmed that the newest build for the OS, 16273 (which is currently available to Insiders) should address this problem, also inviting feedback just in case it does not. "We are actively investigating the remaining stutter causes and appreciate your patience on this issue". For example, a user on NVIDIA's GeForce forums claims to have "stuttering and major FPS drops" on all of his games on his Intel X99 system with a Core i7-6800K processor and GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card in tow.

Gamers in particular have been among the most stubborn holdouts for the older Windows 7 - in part over compatibility concerns but also because of performance worries.

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