If you have ever turned on a game on your computer and realized that it just didn’t seem right, then you may be affected by automatic processes that Windows 7 performs. If the sound seemed to be off, or the Window suddenly changed size or the game crashed, then it could be a problem with how Windows 7 is operating and not a fault in the game.
There are some automatic processes that Window 7 will perform when it detects certain types of activity. These are meant to protect you and keep your computer running well, but they can interfere with certain complex operations, such as playing a video game on your PC.
One of the most common automatic operations that works like this is automatic volume control. When new activity is detected that uses audio, Windows 7 will usually lower the volume automatically, this is so that your speakers won’t blow out or you won’t damage your hearing with excessively loud noises. It also helps to prevent unexpected noises from startling you. This can come in useful for many video games, since the startup screens with company logos and developer’s names can have a lot of noises to accompany the animations.
However, it can also be annoying to have to fiddle with the volume every time you need to start up a game, but it may be necessary, since this is how Widows 7 operates. You can change some automatic settings in the settings menu, but as long you know what the software is doing, it shouldn’t be a problem. It is important that you know where this volume change is coming from so that if you want to modify it, you can look in the appropriate settings to do so.
If your game crashes often,then it could be a problem with your Windows 7 operating system. There may not be a lot that you can do on the Windows side of things, but you should know why it is happening. If the game is using too much processing power to where it can slow your computer to a crawl, Windows 7 may just opt to close the game or crash it. This can save your computer from running incredibly slow or from being damaged by a game that is too powerful for it.
There are a few ways you can fix this, and none of them have anything to do with Windows 7. You can either buy more RAM to increase your processing speed or change some of the graphical and performance settings in the game’s menus to get it to run with less processing power behind it.
Windows 7 can also resize the game window when you start up a game, and this maybe something you don’t have much control over either. There may be some workarounds, depending on the game you are playing and how Windows is interacting with it. While most games are set to go full screen once they start up, Windows may be counteracting that, trying to keep the computer screen from being completely filled so that you can perform other actions. This is something that you can affect in the settings menu sometimes, but once again, it can depend on which game you are playing.
If your game is not performing like it should when you start it up, keep in mind that the problem may not be with the game. Don’t complain to the developer or publisher just yet, until you look at what Windows 7 may be doing behind the scenes to affect your experience.