Games in Windowed Mode Registry Entry Question


Globespy

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Regarding this tutorial:

I am on insider preview channel (Build 22000.652) but am very interested in this new optimization for games running in borderless windowed mode.
I downloaded and merged the registry entry and it looks like it's there, however I do not have the option to select in the graphics settings.
Will the registry entry be enough for this to work, or do I actually need the dev/beta build?
Thanks!
 
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I am on insider preview channel (Build 22000.652) ... Will the registry entry be enough for this to work, or do I actually need the dev/beta build?
The first line of the tutorial tells you all you need to know:
"Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, Microsoft introduced a feature called Optimizations for windowed games....".

So yes, you will need a Beta build, currently that's on build 22610.

 

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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Win11 Pro Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.


    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
@Bree - Thanks for the reply. I just thought I would ask as it's not unheard of for features to be baked into earlier version of Windows (albeit not activated) that can be turned on/tested by changing registry values. I added the registry values anyway and it certainly hasn't harmed performance (I think it may have actually increased it according to a couple of games I have tried that I run in borderless due to them running triple screen borderless mode). Could be placebo of course :)
 

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  • OS
    Win 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built
    CPU
    Ryzen 5800X3D
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus X570 Master (rev 1.2)
    Memory
    G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3600Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac RTX 4090 Amp Extreme Airo
    Sound Card
    On-Board Realtek ALC1220-VB, FiiO USB DAC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG C2 42 Main Desktop, 3x Gigabyte FI32Q in a triple array for gaming simulations
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160, 2560x1440 (3)
    Hard Drives
    WD SN850X 2TB M.2 NVME (OS Drive), WD SN850 2TB M.2 NVME, 2x Crucial 2TB SSD, Crucial 1TB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G6, 80 Plus Gold 1000W
    Case
    NZXT H7
    Cooling
    EK AIO Elite 360mm Elite
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries TK7 Pro
    Mouse
    Logitech G502X
    Internet Speed
    1GB
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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