How to Fix FPS Drops in Games after Windows 10 Update

Recently, a great many gamers suffer from random FPS drops and spikes in League of Legends, CS Go or Dota 2 in Windows 10. Here are top 3 ways to fix FPS drops in games after Windows 10 update.

Method 1. Disable Game DVR to Fix FPS Drops after Windows 10 Update

To fix the FPS drops in games after Windows 10 update, you could try to turn off the Game DVR. Take these steps:

Step 1. Press Windows key + R to bring up the Run dialog.

Step 2. Type “regeditin the text box and hit Enter.

Step 3. Navigate to the following path:


Step 4. Double-click the value and set the Value data to 0.

Step 5. Reboot your PC.

Method 2. Update Graphics Driver

In many cases, the FPS drops issue is related to the faulty graphics driver. You could go to the official site of your GPU to search for and download the right driver, such as AMD, Nvidia and Intel.

Once you download and install the graphics driver, install it in compatibility mode. Do the following steps to fix the FPS drops in Windows 10 problem:

Step 1. Right click the driver installation file and click Properties.

Step 2. Click the Compatibility tab.

Step 3. Check the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode for.

Step 4. Click the drop-down menu and select a previous operating system, then click OK.

Step 5. Install your downloaded graphics driver on your Windows 10 PC.

Note: If you are afraid to download a wrong graphics driver by yourself and want to use an automatic driver update utility, Driver Talent is highly recommended.

Method 3. Reduce Hardware Acceleration to Fix FPS Drops in Games

Step 1. Press Windows key + X altogether and click Control Panel.

Step 2. Select View by Large Icons.

Step 3. In Large Icons View, click Display.

Step 4. In the left pane, click Change Display Settings.

Step 5. Click Advanced display settings.

Step 6. Click the Troubleshooting tab.

Note: If your GPU supports hardware acceleration, the Troubleshooting tab will be present.

Step 7. Move the Hardware Acceleration slider to Full.

Step 8. Click OK.

Step 9. Restart your PC.

If you have any questions about how to fix FPS drops after Windows 10 update, don’t hesitate to leave comments below this post.

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  • My laptop was running games fine until i uodated to windows 10 fall creators updtae and currently i m experiencing fps drop issues frequently in between d games.tried every method still no luck !!! plz help me if anyone has a good solution !!!

  • Hii, i am using Hp au620tx runing on win 10 home basic, earlier when i bought this laptop ,games run very well ,but after another win 10 update i am facing an issue that when ever i start any game it runs smooth for few minutes but start laging after again 1-2 mins, it runs back smoothly but again after 3-4 mins lags and this thing keep on going like this. I even changed my gpu preference to NVIDIA high performance from NVIDIA control panel but still nothing happens updated my geforce experience softwares but still nothing happens. Please sir help me in figure this out.its about 10 months i am facing this sudden frame drops issue but unable to get any solution .

  • The third way worked for me, i have now more fps than i ever had! thanks a lot!!

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