Windows 10: Games That run in full screen keep closing

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  1. Games That run in full screen keep closing

    I have been trying to play games on my laptop. I had never had this problem before, but whenever I try to open a game, it opens for a few seconds and then starts to run in the background. I click on it again on the taskbar and the same thing happens, it opens for a second or two then closes and runs in the background. Is this a windows problem or a problem with my laptop?

    Broseph2701, Oct 18, 2020

  2. Wanting to run old games

    Hi Jameson,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community. Your interest in Windows 10 is much appreciated.

    I would suggest you to refer the below link and check the compatibility of the game with Windows 10.

    Explore Windows 10 OS, Computers, Apps, & More | Microsoft

    You may also try installing the game in compatibility mode.
    Follow these steps to install the game software in compatibility mode and check if that helps.

          • Right-click on the game setup file and click on

          • Click on the ‘compatibility’ tab and check the box
            ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ and select Windows 8 operating system from the drop down menu and proceed with the installation. Once this is done, restart the computer and check if the issue persists.
    If the issue still persists, I would suggest you to get in touch with the game manufacturer if it’s specific to that particular game.

    Keep us posted if you face any issues on windows in future. We will be glad to help you.
    Annu Singh, Oct 18, 2020
  3. Unable to run a game on Windows 10.


    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    - When you say 'ive tried troubleshooting', what are you referring to?

    - Did you check in compatibility mode?

    I suggest to run the game in compatibility mode by following the steps below and check if it helps.

    • Right click on the ‘Setup’ icon for the game and click on properties.

    • Under Compatibility tab, check the option for ‘Run in Compatibility mode’.

    • Select Windows 8.1 from the drop down list.

    • Click on Apply and then OK.

    Please revert with all the necessary information and we will be happy to help you.
    Guru Kiran G, Oct 18, 2020
  4. Games That run in full screen keep closing

    full screen problem in gaming

    Hello Ganesh,

    It's unfortunate that you are facing issues with the display in Windows 10. We'll certainly assist you with this.

    We appreciate your efforts in trying to resolve the issue.

    Share this information to assist you better.

    • What is the make and model of the computer?
    • Is the issue particular to that game or other games also?
    This issue could occur if the your playing a game at a different resolution than the desktop resolution.

    I suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps:

    Step 1: I suggest you to check the resolution of the game as well as the resolution with in the computer and see if you are able to play the games in full screen.

    Step 2: I suggest you to follow the below link to troubleshoot the issues related to DirectX graphics and gaming on Windows 10.

    DirectX Graphics and Gaming


    Troubleshoot games

    You can install Windows 8/8.1 drivers in compatibility mode from Manufacturer's website, if there are no Windows 10 compatible drivers.

    Follow the steps to install in Compatibility mode:

    • Download the updated driver from the manufacturer’s website.
    • Right click the driver installation file and select Properties then tap or click the
      Compatibility tab.
    • Place a check in the Run this program in compatibility mode for: box.
    • Tap the drop down box and select a previous operating system, then tap or click
    • Try installing the driver and check.
    Hope it helps. Kindly update the status of this issue, we will be happy to help you further.
    Rakesh Narayanaswamy, Oct 18, 2020

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