How to Disable Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 [4 ways]

You need to disable Game DVR first

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Key notes

  • If you don’t use Xbox Game Bar, you should disable it to free up system resources and improve performance. 
  • This guide will discuss the ways to disable Game Bar on Windows 10.
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Xbox Game Bar is an excellent app for gamers as it has a set of tools to record videos, capture screenshots, and access Xbox apps.

However, if you are not using it, you should disable it. This guide will cover different methods to disable Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10. 

How can I disable the Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10? 

1. Use the Settings 

1.1 Disable Game DVR

  1. Press Windows + I to open Settings
  2. Click Gaming.Settings - Gaming
  3. From the left pane, click CapturesCaptures -disable xbox game bar windows 10
  4. Toggle off the switch next to Record in the background while I’m playing a game

1.2 Disable Game Bar 

  1. On the Settings app, click Gaming
  2. Click the Xbox Game Bardisable xbox game bar windows 10 XBOX
  3. Toggle off the switch next to Enable Xbox Game Bar for things like recording game clips, chatting with friends, and receiving game invites.

2. Use the Registry Editor 

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run window. REGEDIT RUN COMMAND
  2. Type Regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor
  3. Follow the path: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ GameDVRApp enabled 0 -disable xbox game bar windows 10
  4. From the right pane, double-click AppCatureEnabled and change the Value data from 1 to 0.

3. Use the Group Policy Editor 

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run console.GPEDIT
  2. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter to open Group Policy Editor
  3. Follow this path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\ Windows Components\Windows Game Recording\BroadcastingEnables or disables -disable xbox game bar windows 11
  4. Locate Enables or disables Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting and double-click it. 
  5. Select Disabled, click Apply, and OKDisabled

4. Use the PowerShell

  1. Press the Windows key, type PowerShell, and click Run as administratorPowershell 2 -disable xbox game bar windows 10
  2. Copy and paste the following command to see the packages and press Enter: dism /Online /Get-ProvisionedAppxPackages | Select-String PackageName | Select-String xbox
  3. Type the following command to uninstall Xbox Game Bar and press Enter: dism /Online /Get-ProvisionedAppxPackages | `
    Select-String PackageName | `
    Select-String xbox | `
    ForEach-Object {$_.Line.Split(':')[1].Trim()} | `
    ForEach-Object { dism /Online /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:$_}
  4. To remove packages of Xbox packages, copy and paste the following command and press Enter: Get-ProvisionedAppxPackage -Online | `
    Where-Object { $_.PackageName -match "xbox" } | `
    ForEach-Object { Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage -Online -AllUsers -PackageName $_.PackageName }

So, these are ways to disable the Game Bar on Windows 10. For more questions or concerns, please feel free to mention them in the comments section below.

Knowing how to fix the Xbox Game Bar when it’s not working can provide countless hours of fun playing your favorite PC games.

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