HPET is an inbuilt tool in Windows which can be used to synchronize multimedia and provide smoother playback for your computer. However, if you turn it on when gaming, this tool will take away the precious calculation power of CPUs and severely hurt game performance. Therefore, you’d better disable it. In this article on MiniTool Website, you’ll know two ways to disable it.

What Is HPET on Windows 10 and Windows 11?

HPET is short for High Precision Event Timer which is often used for synchronizing multimedia streams, reducing the need to use other timestamp calculations, and smoothing the playback.

However, although HPET can increase the performance of your PC, it triggers FPS loss and latency & freezes in games. If you encounter low FPS or stuttering when gaming, you can try to disable HPET to get better game performance. Some of you might ask, “Is it safe to disable HPET on Windows 10 and 11?” The answer is absolutely yes. In this post, we’ll show you two ways to disable HPET. Without further ado, let’s dive right in.

Tip: Most Windows 10/11 builds disable HPET by default so if you receive a error message after trying the two methods below, don’t worry. It just means that the HPET utility on your PC was already turned off.

How to Disable HPET Windows 10/11?

# Way 1: Disable HPET via CMD

You can disable HEPT to reduce game stuttering by using the CMD command. Here’s how to disable HPET Windows 10/11:

Step 1. Press Win + S at the same time to evoke the search bar.

Step 2. Type cmd to locate Command Prompt and do a right-click on it to choose Run as administrator.

run cmd as administartor

Step 3. Copy & paste the following command and tap on Enter to disable DPET.

bcdedit /deletevalue useplatformclock

bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes

Step 4. Reboot your computer to make this change effective.

Tip: If your Command Prompt stops working, you can see help from this guide - [Fixed] Command Prompt (CMD) Not Working/Opening Windows 10.

# Way 2: Disable HPET via Device Manager

Another easy way to disable High Precision Event Timer is using Device Manager Settings. To disable HPET Windows 11/10 in this way:

Step 1. Do a right-click on the Windows icon and choose Device Manager in the drop-down menu.

Step 2. Expand System devices, locate High precision event timer and right-click on it.

Step 3. In the drop-down menu, choose Disable device.

click Disable device

Step 4. Press Yes in the warning message to confirm this action.

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Final Words

By now, you must get a full picture of what HPET is and how to disable HPET. Try them to see whether the methods mentioned above work properly for you or not. If you have problems or come up with other creative ideas, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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