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Inomi
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When you're in WoW, press WINDOWS/START key + G to enable gaming mode. This hides all those annoying notifications, boosts game performance (apparently), and will likely prevent your computer perofrming updates in the middle of a raid!

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Des
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BIG CHECK MARK FOR APPROVAL!

However, if you're running only WoW, it seems the gain is negligible...though i have no practical experience with it (until tonight) - see article in PC World

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3187171/windows/tested-windows-10s-game-mode-makes-unplayable-games-playable-sometimes.html

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Inomi
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One of the largest problems I have had with Windows 10 has been the updates. Windows will use upwards of 30% of your system resources doing updates in the background, or preparing to do them, or something...

enabling game mode takes care of this so that I can play WoW in peace, without risking putting a fist through one of my monitors. 

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