So, I come to you because I have exhausted all my resources. Hope you can lend a hand. I've been having an annoying problem when playing games in fullscreen mode (exclusive fullscreen). Games tend to minimize or go out of fullscreen to a windowed mode. This happens randomly with many games (but not all). If I play in borderless fulscreen i have no such issue (but many games don't have that function). My rig is in my profile. I use latest drivers and msi afterburner with a stable OC. Weird thing is I recently changed my gpu, psu and soundcard and this still happens... So it looks its not caused by the hardware itself, but it may be windows or driver related. What I have already tried: -tried different video drivers and settings. Also performed a driver full wipe. -removed OC from vga -tried different gpus (a gtx 970 and my current gtx 1080) both showed same behavior. -tried disabling windows error reporting (this was a possible fix according to a different forum). Did not work. -did an sfc /scannow -uninstalled a few programs like TeamViewer wich can cause screen issues to reduce possible variables. -disabled OSD What I have deduced: Taking into account that this happens more in some games than others and none on a few and that this happened with different gpus and drivers, it looks like there could be something in the OS misbehaving. This started to happen a few months ago, around the last w10 major update, and I think it is related to it. The game that has shown this behavior exhalted is BF1. But others have the same issue only more sporadic. Does anyone have this issue? Does anyone know what could be causing it? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Lucas Edit: this is more than annoying because I use an HDTV and whenever the games go out from fullscreen, or into, the screen goes black a few seconds until signal comes back and picture is shown again.