Game DVR recording is a great addition for all gamers in Windows 10. But what if this feature doesn’t work, and you’re unable to record your games? Well we have a couple of advice for you, if that happens.
What to Do if Game DVR Doesn’t Work in Windows 10
Make sure your computer is compatible with Game DVR
Although you’re available to run some other screen-recording software, broadcasters and some popular games, like Skyrim, you maybe won’t be able to run Game DVR feature. Because this feature is actually more demanding than it seems, and if you’re rocking an older hardware, you’ll probably be able only to take screenshots from your favorite game, but not to record any clips.
To make sure you posses hardware strong enough to record clips with Game DVR, open your Xbox app, go to Settings, Game DVR, and if you see the message “This PC can’t record clips,” you don’t have enough hardware capacity for that. Otherwise, just make sure Background recording is set to On, and everything should work just fine.
The most important component for running Game DVR is graphics card, so if you don’t have enough powerful graphics card, you won’t be able to use all Game DVR features. To save you from further headaches, here is the list of graphics cards needed for running Game DVR feature on Windows 10:
- AMD: AMD Radeon HD 7000 series, HD 7000M series, HD 8000 series, HD 8000M series, R9 series, and R7 series.
- NVIDIA: GeForce 600 series or later, GeForce 800M series or later, Quadro Kxxx series or later.
- Intel: Intel HD graphics 4000 or later, Intel Iris Graphics 5100 or later.
Restart Game DVR Task
If you’re sure that your graphics card is compatible with Game DVR, but you’re still unable to record your games, there’s a simple solution. Sometimes your recording doesn’t end correctly, and that prevents you from recording any new clips. To change that, you just need to restart Game DVR task, and you should be able to record again. If you’re not sure how to do that, follow these instructions:
- Right-click on the taskbar and go to Task Manager
- Find Broadcast DVR Server (bcastdvr.exe), click on it and go to End task
- Now, press Windows button + G again, and you should be able to record clips you want
I also have to mention that some games don’t recognize when Windows button is pressed, so if you notice that you can record some games, but you can’t record others, go to Xbox app, Settings, Game DVR, and set different shortcuts for recording.