Gaming Turn On or Off Optimizations for Windowed Games in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off "optimizations for windowed games" for your account in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, Microsoft introduced a feature called Optimizations for windowed games and is designed to significantly improve latency and unlock other exciting gaming features including Auto HDR and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). Latency improvements can benefit all gamers – from improving your input lag to creating a competitive edge in your gaming experience.

The "Optimizations for windowed games" setting affects presentation modes used in Windowed and Borderless Windowed DX10/DX11 games. Presentation is the method for getting your game’s rendered frames on your display in the most optimal way.

This new optimization specifically applies to Windowed and Borderless-Windowed games because when you’re running in Fullscreen, a similar optimization already exists, and this new setting brings a consistent experience no matter which mode you are running in.

References:


It is required for Optimizations for windowed games to be turned on to be able to turn on Auto HDR.




Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Optimizations for Windowed Games in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Optimizations for Windowed Games in Registry Editor
  • Option Three: Turn On or Off Optimizations for Windowed Games Per-App in Settings




Option One

Turn On or Off Optimizations for Windowed Games in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Display on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Optimizations_for_windowed_games-1.png

3 Click/tap on Graphics on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Optimizations_for_windowed_games-2.png

4 Click/tap on the Change default graphics settings link. (see screenshot below)

This link will no longer be available starting with Windows 11 build 25281.


Optimizations_for_windowed_games-3.png

5 Turn On or Off (default) Optimizations for windowed games for what you want. (see screenshots below)

If you have Auto HDR turned on, then Optimizations for windowed games will automatically get turned on and grayed out.


Optimizations_for_windowed_games-4.png
Auto_HDR.png
Optimizations_for_windowed_games-5.png

6 You can now close Settings if you like.

7 You will need to restart your game for changes to take effect.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Optimizations for Windowed Games in Registry Editor


1 Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

2 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below step 3)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DirectX\UserGpuPreferences

3 In the right pane of the UserGpuPreference key, double click/tap on the DirectXUserGlobalSettings string value (REG_SZ) in the right pane to modify it. (see screenshot below)

Optimizations_for_windowed_games_regedit-1.png

4 Do step 5 (on) or step 6 (off) below for what you want.

5 Turn On Optimizations for Windowed Games

A) Change the value of only SwapEffectUpgradeEnable to 1. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7.​

Optimizations_for_windowed_games_regedit-2.png

6 Turn Off Optimizations for Windowed Games

This is the default setting.


A) Change the value of only SwapEffectUpgradeEnable to 0. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7.​

Optimizations_for_windowed_games_regedit-3.png

7 You can now close Registry Editor if you like.

8 You will need to restart your game for changes to take effect.




Option Three

Turn On or Off Optimizations for Windowed Games Per-App in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Display on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Optimizations_for_windowed_games-1.png

3 Click/tap on Graphics on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Optimizations_for_windowed_games-2.png

4 Click/tap on an app/game (ex: "The Outer Worlds"), and click/tap on Options. (see screenshots below step 5)

5 Check (off - default) or uncheck (on) Don't use optimizations for windowed games for what you want for this specific app, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshots below)

Garphics_preference.png
Garphics_preference-2.png

6 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

7 You will need to restart your game(s) for changes to take effect.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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Hi @Brink
I'd like to mention the following two things for this tutorial
1. The default option for this 'Optimizations for windowed' is =OFF, not On as you mentioned under Option 2 Step 2
&
2. The actual/precise REG key is only this
Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DirectX\UserGpuPreferences]
"DirectXUserGlobalSettings"="SwapEffectUpgradeEnable=1;"

No need for this one,
Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DirectX\GraphicsSettings]

"SwapEffectUpgradeCache"=dword:00000001

in fact, the path, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DirectX\GraphicsSettings doesn't exist in Win 11 22621.105 build
Reference scrrenhot here
1.png
 

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Hello @SM03, :)

The HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DirectX\GraphicsSettings key doesn't get added until after the Optimizations for windowed games setting is toggled at least once.

Some of my systems have Optimizations for windowed games turned on by default while others do not, so who knows.
 

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Hello @SM03, :)

The HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DirectX\GraphicsSettings key doesn't get added until after the Optimizations for windowed games setting is toggled at least once.

Some of my systems have Optimizations for windowed games turned on by default while others do not, so who knows.
Hi @Brink
I shared the screenshot after turning that option on,
& as you can see in that screenshot, The HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DirectX\GraphicsSettings key still didn't add in the REG.
 

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Hi @Brink
I shared the screenshot after turning that option on,
& as you can see in that screenshot, The HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DirectX\GraphicsSettings key still didn't add in the REG.

Odd. It was added for me. Just to note, did you refresh regedit for any changes after toggling the setting?

SwapEffectUpgradeCache.jpg
 

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It was added for me. Just to note, did you refresh regedit for any changes after toggling the setting?

View attachment 31689
I closed the REGistry & re-run it to check, let me take a reboot now just to double check.

On another note, maybe you've checked this on build 22577, have you checked it in the latest 22621.105 build?
 

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I closed the REGistry & re-run it to check, let me take a reboot now just to double check.

On another note, maybe you've checked this on build 22577, have you checked it in the latest 22621.105 build?

I'm currently running build 25140, but it was the same in build 22557.

EDIT:
I just checked on a 22621 VM, and it has both keys as well after toggling the setting off/on/off.

22621.jpg
 

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    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
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    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
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    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
I'm currently running build 25140, but it was the same in build 22557.

EDIT:
I just checked on a 22621 VM, and it has both keys as well after toggling the setting off/on/off.

View attachment 31692
And I just rebooted, & rechecked the REG, here's the SS, nothing changed, & this is on a real H/W, not any VM
12.png

What is your tested GPU BTW? Mine is GTX 1060 6GB OC.
 

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    MSI PRO Z790-A WIFI DDR5
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    Adata XPG LANCER RGB 32GB [16x2 Dual Channel] @7200 MT/s CL:36
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    Nvidia GeForce GTX 3060 Ti OC
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    Motherboard Realtek UDA DTS Audio
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    Hisense 43" 4K QLED 120Hz
    Screen Resolution
    4096 * 2160 (4K)
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD1: NVME PCI-e Gen4x4 Kingstone KC3000 [500 GB]
    2. SSD2: NVME PCI-e Gen4x4 Adata XPG S70 Blade [1 TB]
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    Work Desktop (Intel 12th Gen based Self-Assembled)
    CPU
    Intel 12th Gen i5-12400
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG B760 Tomahawk WIFI
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix DDR4 32GB [16x2 Dual Channel] @3600 CL:16
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated iGPU
    Sound Card
    Motherboard Realtek UDA DTS Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony 32" LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD: NVME M.2 2280 Gen3x4 WD Blue SN570 250GB
    2. HDD: WD Blue 1TB @5400
    PSU
    Cooler Master MWE V2 750W Gold Fully Modular
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    Cooler Master MasterBox MB540 ARGB
    Cooling
    Intel Stock CPU Cooler + Arctic Chassis Fans
    Mouse
    Logitech K295 Wireless M&K Combo
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    Logitech K295 Wireless M&K Combo
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    100 Mbps Optical Fiber Broadband
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    Eset Security Ultimate (Latest)
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    My Workbench Configuration
And I just rebooted, & rechecked the REG, here's the SS, nothing changed, & this is on a real H/W, not any VM

Not sure why you're not seeing it.

This is what Process Monitor is showing when togging Optimizations for windowed games off on my desktop and VMs.

Process_Monitor.jpg
 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
On another note, maybe you've checked this on build 22577, have you checked it in the latest 22621.105 build?
I have this key present. It is probably added once a compatible game is added. Either way the key is re-created once removed.
 

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    MSI B450 TOMAHAWK 7C02v1E & IFX TPM (07/19)
    Memory
    4x 8GB ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10 DDR4 3200MHz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Radeon RX 580 ARMOR 8G OC @48FPS (08/19)
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z (11/16)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Philips 24M1N3200ZS/00 (05/24)
    Screen Resolution
    1920×1080@165Hz via DP1.4
    Hard Drives
    ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro SSD 512GB (07/19)
    PSU
    Seasonic M12II-520 80 Plus Bronze (11/16)
    Case
    Lian Li PC-7NB & 3x Noctua NF-S12A FLX@700rpm (11/16)
    Cooling
    CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S@700rpm (07/19)
    Keyboard
    HP Wired Desktop 320K + Rabalux 76017 Parker (01/24)
    Mouse
    Logitech M330 Silent Plus (04/23)
    Internet Speed
    400/40 Mbps via RouterOS (05/21) & TCP Optimizer
    Browser
    Edge & Brave for YouTube & LibreWolf for FB
    Antivirus
    NoAV & Binisoft WFC & NextDNS
    Other Info
    Backup: Hasleo Backup Suite (PreOS)
    Notifier: Xiaomi Mi Band 7 NFC (05/24)
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS170 (09/10)
    Phone: Samsung Galaxy Xcover 7 (02/24)
    2nd Monitor: AOC G2460VQ6 @75Hz (02/19)
I have this key present. It is probably added once a compatible game is added.
these games ain't compatible :eyeroll::think:
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Don't know why that key ain't present in my system, but evidently, that option is working even without that reg key present.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Latest Retail Build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gaming-Rig (Intel 13th Gen based Self-Assembled)
    CPU
    Intel 13th Gen i5-13600KF
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO Z790-A WIFI DDR5
    Memory
    Adata XPG LANCER RGB 32GB [16x2 Dual Channel] @7200 MT/s CL:36
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 3060 Ti OC
    Sound Card
    Motherboard Realtek UDA DTS Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hisense 43" 4K QLED 120Hz
    Screen Resolution
    4096 * 2160 (4K)
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD1: NVME PCI-e Gen4x4 Kingstone KC3000 [500 GB]
    2. SSD2: NVME PCI-e Gen4x4 Adata XPG S70 Blade [1 TB]
    3. HDD 1: Seagate 4 TB
    4. HDD 2: WD BLUE 2TB
    PSU
    Deepcool 750W Gold Full Modular
    Case
    Deepcool CH510 MESH DIGITAL
    Cooling
    Deepcool AK400 Zero Dark Edition CPU Cooler + Arctic Chassis Fans
    Keyboard
    Razer Cynosa V2 RGB Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech G304 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps Fiber Broadband
    Browser
    Chrome+Firefox (Latest always)
    Antivirus
    Eset Security Ultimate (Latest)
    Other Info
    My Gaming Configurations
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro Latest Build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Work Desktop (Intel 12th Gen based Self-Assembled)
    CPU
    Intel 12th Gen i5-12400
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG B760 Tomahawk WIFI
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix DDR4 32GB [16x2 Dual Channel] @3600 CL:16
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated iGPU
    Sound Card
    Motherboard Realtek UDA DTS Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony 32" LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD: NVME M.2 2280 Gen3x4 WD Blue SN570 250GB
    2. HDD: WD Blue 1TB @5400
    PSU
    Cooler Master MWE V2 750W Gold Fully Modular
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterBox MB540 ARGB
    Cooling
    Intel Stock CPU Cooler + Arctic Chassis Fans
    Mouse
    Logitech K295 Wireless M&K Combo
    Keyboard
    Logitech K295 Wireless M&K Combo
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps Optical Fiber Broadband
    Browser
    Google+Firefox (Latest)
    Antivirus
    Eset Security Ultimate (Latest)
    Other Info
    My Workbench Configuration
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2790992994-976006566-3098551189-1001\Software\Microsoft\DirectX\GraphicsSettings]
"SwapEffectUpgradeCache"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2790992994-976006566-3098551189-1001\Software\Microsoft\DirectX\UserGpuPreferences]
"DirectXUserGlobalSettings"="SwapEffectUpgradeEnable=1;"
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    LuxuryOS

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