How To Remove Gaming Settings

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  1. Posts : 253
    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607
       #1

    How To Remove Gaming Settings


    Is it possible to remove Gaming Settings in Windows Settings, installed with the latest update? I've already disabled the Game bar.
    Last edited by gogreen; 15 Jun 2017 at 18:27.
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  2. Posts : 5,216
    Windows 11 Home
       #2

    Turn On or Off Game Mode in Windows 10 Windows 10 Gaming Tutorials

    How to disable and remove the Xbox Game bar in Windows 10 Creators Update | Windows Central


    I use this:

    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\xbgm" /v "Start" /t REG_DWORD /d "4" /f
    sc config XblAuthManager start= disabled
    sc config XblGameSave start= disabled
    sc config XboxGipSvc start= disabled
    sc config XboxNetApiSvc start= disabled
    schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\XblGameSave\XblGameSaveTask" /Disable
    takeown /f "%WinDir%\System32\GameBarPresenceWriter.exe" /a
    icacls "%WinDir%\System32\GameBarPresenceWriter.exe" /grant:r Administrators:F /c
    taskkill /im GameBarPresenceWriter.exe /f
    del "%WinDir%\System32\GameBarPresenceWriter.exe" /s /f /q
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameDVR" /v "AppCaptureEnabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\GameBar" /v "UseNexusForGameBarEnabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameDVR" /v "AudioCaptureEnabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameDVR" /v "CursorCaptureEnabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\GameBar" /v "ShowStartupPanel" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKCU\System\GameConfigStore" /v "GameDVR_Enabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GameDVR" /v "AllowgameDVR" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\GameBar" /v "AllowAutoGameMode" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
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  3. Posts : 253
    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks, TairikuOkami. Game bar and Game mode are off. I want to completely remove Gaming settings in Windows settings--or, at least, hide that option. Is that what the code would do?
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  4. Posts : 125,708
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.856
       #4

    You could type MSCONFIG in your Run box, the then click on the Services Tab, then way down at the bottom you will see your XBox services, UN-Check them all, and reboot. Done.
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  5. Posts : 5,216
    Windows 11 Home
       #5

    gogreen said:
    I want to completely remove Gaming settings in Windows settings--or, at least, hide that option. Is that what the code would do?
    I do not think, that you can hide the whole category, look at this this:

    Hide or Show Pages on Settings in Windows 10 Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    You could try to remove it from ISO, though you would be probably left with a broken shortcut.
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  6. Posts : 253
    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thanks, TairikuOkami. I figured as much--I don't want to mess with things and break something else.

    So what does the code do?
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  7. Posts : 5,216
    Windows 11 Home
       #7

    gogreen said:
    So what does the code do?
    It just disables everything xbox related like services and it removes GameBarPresenceWriter.exe, which runs when it detects a supported game, even when game bar is disabled pretty much everywhere.
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  8. Posts : 4
    7 64
       #8

    TairikuOkami said:
    Turn On or Off Game Mode in Windows 10 Windows 10 Gaming Tutorials

    How to disable and remove the Xbox Game bar in Windows 10 Creators Update | Windows Central


    I use this:

    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\xbgm" /v "Start" /t REG_DWORD /d "4" /f
    sc config XblAuthManager start= disabled
    sc config XblGameSave start= disabled
    sc config XboxGipSvc start= disabled
    sc config XboxNetApiSvc start= disabled
    schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\XblGameSave\XblGameSaveTask" /Disable
    takeown /f "%WinDir%\System32\GameBarPresenceWriter.exe" /a
    icacls "%WinDir%\System32\GameBarPresenceWriter.exe" /grant:r Administrators:F /c
    taskkill /im GameBarPresenceWriter.exe /f
    del "%WinDir%\System32\GameBarPresenceWriter.exe" /s /f /q
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameDVR" /v "AppCaptureEnabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\GameBar" /v "UseNexusForGameBarEnabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameDVR" /v "AudioCaptureEnabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameDVR" /v "CursorCaptureEnabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\GameBar" /v "ShowStartupPanel" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKCU\System\GameConfigStore" /v "GameDVR_Enabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GameDVR" /v "AllowgameDVR" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\GameBar" /v "AllowAutoGameMode" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    I ran the code but the process GamePresenceWriter.exe still starts everytime i start a game, any other suggestions?
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  9. Posts : 2
    MS-DOS
       #9

    GamePresenceWriter disable
    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsRuntime\ActivatableClassId\Windows.Gaming.GameBar.Pres enceServer.Internal.PresenceWriter" set "ActivationType" to 0
    for modificate this key u need set owner and permissions, gl
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  10. Posts : 3
    Windows/Linux
       #10

    I figured out how to remove the entire category from the settings on my computer (v1909).
    I added the registry key to hide all the individual game categories following this tutorial mentioned above and then it disappeared.

    Code:
    Reg Add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /T REG_SZ /V "SettingsPageVisibility" /D "hide:gaming-gamebar;gaming-gamedvr;gaming-broadcasting;gaming-gamemode;gaming-xboxnetworking" /F

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