How to Enable RGB Lighting Settings in Windows 11

Microsoft is looking for ways to make using Windows 11 simple, easy, and user-friendly. With the recent updates that have been rolling out for the operating system, a good number of features have been spotted in the Dev and Canary channels of Windows 11. One cool new feature that is said to be rolling out soon is the RGB Lighting controls.

As someone who owns a gaming PC, you will know that you mostly have to use third-party apps to adjust and control the RGB elements on your system. Microsoft has decided that it’s time to do away with such apps and have a feature baked into the operating system so that you can control various RGB elements of your system right away. If you’re curious about this feature, here is our guide on how you can enable it on your Windows 11 PC.

Enable RGB Lighting Settings On Windows 11

Since this is a really cool feature, a lot of people want to try it out right away, you need to understand that you need to first enable this feature. Also, it can be possible that even after you enable the feature, it might not show up on your Windows 11 PC. Well, that doesn’t mean you can never get access to the feature. You will have to just wait it out while the feature rolls out to all users in the days or weeks to come.

What You’ll Need

  • Vive Tool
  • Windows 11 build 25370 or newer

The Procedure

How to Enable RGB Lighting Settings in Windows 11
  1. First off, download the ViveTool. You can find the Vive Tool on this GitHub page.
  2. Once the Vive Tool zip file has been downloaded, extract the context and palace it in a folder that you can easily access.
  3. Now, open the Command Prompt and type in cd (followed by the path of the Vive Tool folder)
  4. Once that has been correctly done, type in vivetool /enable /id:35262205
  5. If everything goes well, restart your computer.
  6. Open the Settings app followed by Personalization and finally Lighting.
  7. If you simply do not want this feature, you can type this code to disable it vivetool /disable /id:35262205

This concludes the guide on how you can easily enable or disable the  RGB Lighting Settings on your Windows 11 PC. Now, if you didn’t see the RGB Lighting settings, do not worry. The feature will soon or later be available as an update to your Windows 11 PC. Since these are all experimental and test features they may or may not show up on your system as of right now.

What are your thoughts about the new RGB Lighting settings? Do you think it will completely erase the need for third-party RGB apps or will those apps continue to co-exist? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Enjoy games, 90's hip-hop, and tech. Loves exploring the infinite world of laptops and food. Every ready to provide assistance in anything that rocks his boat. Will gladly enjoy capturing memories through various lenses. Worked previously at PiunikaWeb as an author and researcher.

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