Windows 10: cant play games that are not in windowed mode

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  1.    03 Apr 2015 #1

    cant play games that are not in windowed mode


    has any one run into the problem where they can only play a game in windowed mode. because when i try to play a game in fullscreen the game chrashes or it forces me to shutdown my computer. anny ideas ?
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  2. Posts : 10,203
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       03 Apr 2015 #2

    What game does that for you? I played the Half Life 2 update and it had to be launched in windowed mode to work.
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  3.    03 Apr 2015 #3

    every single game now advanced warfare dying light dragon ball z bf hardline every single dam game and it sucks to the point i think i am going to have to go back to 8 if i cant find a fix. because its no problem for games that i have already played but whenever i get a new game that crashes on start i cant change it to windowed which means that i cant play it
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    Windows 10 Pro X64
       04 Apr 2015 #4

    With some games you can put a shortcut on your desktop. Then click properties. At the target add -windowed at the end. For steam games look here

    Half Life 2 update - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums
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  5.    12 Apr 2015 #5

    Hello. I can play but my problem is similar to that. If the game is not windowed I can't Alt-Tab the game. When I click Alt-Tab I can see desktop or other opened windows but I can't return the game anymore. I have to close it from Task Manager. For example CS:GO, Metal Gear Rising:Revengeance sometimes Dota2.
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  6.    28 Apr 2015 #6

    Known issue. we know about and are working on it. Thanks for the feedback.

    Playing games in full screen mode on Windows Insider Preview - Microsoft Community
    Last edited by KevinC; 30 Apr 2015 at 11:26.
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  7.    05 May 2015 #7

    trd3v3lop said: View Post
    Hello. I can play but my problem is similar to that. If the game is not windowed I can't Alt-Tab the game. When I click Alt-Tab I can see desktop or other opened windows but I can't return the game anymore. I have to close it from Task Manager. For example CS:GO, Metal Gear Rising:Revengeance sometimes Dota2.
    Use the virtual desktops.

    I have the first (left) desktop for my browsers, ect. Then on the second (right) desktop I will launch the game. Afterwards, instead of Alt+Tab, I use Start+Ctrl+Left Arrow to swap to the left desktop with my browser windows, ext, and then Start+Ctrl+Right Arrow to go back to the game.

    With more than two virtual desktops, I can even run multiple full-screen games.
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  8.    05 May 2015 #8

    try today's windows update...
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  9. Posts : 713
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       05 May 2015 #9

    COD MW2, MW3 and Ghosts only run in Windowed mode (no border) on Windows 10, at least here

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  10.    05 May 2015 #10

    FOUND A FIX... well kinda if u use nvidia go on geforce experience, chose the game u want to play and click on the spanner next to revert and choose windowed. that will have to do for now
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