1.    3 Weeks Ago #1

    Xbox Live Service in Fall Creators Update - How to Switch it Off?

    I have just noticed that a thing called Xbox Live Service is running on my PC.
    I can see it under System Settings - Xbox Networking.
    Can it be switched off?
    Note: that I have used an elevated Windows Powershell Window to run the

    Get-AppxPackage *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage

    command, but it fails, basically telling me that it 'thinks that maybe it can't be done'.(??)

    Any ideas? I will never own an Xbox and can do without unwanted services running on my PC.
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts : 439
    Win10 Home x64 - 1709

    Hey jameswesthead,
    Go to Services (search > type services > click on services) and check to see if any of the Xbox Services are running (stop them if they are) and make sure their startup is set to manual.

    Note: Some of the Xbox stuff is baked into Windows 10 and can't be removed, but you should be able to remove the Xbox Apps.

    Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2,862
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by jameswesthead View Post
    I will never own an Xbox and can do without unwanted services running on my PC.
    Xbox also applies to some store games.

    There are those 5 services I know about. Run CMD as admin and copy/paste:

    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
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