Published by


Brink's Avatar
Administrator

Posts: 30,068

Show Printable Version 


How to Enable or Disable Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting in Windows 10


The Game DVR is a feature of the Xbox app that lets you use the Game bar (Win+G) to record and share game clips and screenshots in Windows 10. However, you can also use the Game bar to record videos and take screenshots of any app in Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting features of Game DVR, Game bar, and broadcasting for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting using a REG file


EXAMPLE: Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting
Name:  Game_Bar.jpg
Views: 7289
Size:  11.6 KB
Name:  Game_bar_settings.jpg
Views: 7353
Size:  51.0 KB
Name:  Broadcasting.jpg
Views: 7369
Size:  54.1 KB






Enable or Disable Windows Game Recording & Broadcasting in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Windows Game Recording & Broadcasting in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting in Local Group Policy Editor


The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option TWO below.

1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting

Name:  Game_DVR_gpedit-1.jpg
Views: 28316
Size:  55.3 KB

3. In the right pane of Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Enables or Disables Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 5. To Enable Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting

A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

Not Configured[/B] is the default setting.


 6. To Disable Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting

A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

Name:  Game_DVR_gpedit-2.jpg
Views: 28123
Size:  71.6 KB

7. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






Enable or Disable Windows Game Recording & Broadcasting in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Windows Game Recording & Broadcasting in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GameDVR

AllowgameDVR DWORD

(delete) = Enable
0 = Disable

1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Enable Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Windows_Game_Recording_and_Broadcasting.reg

download


 3. To Disable Windows Game Recording and Broadcasting

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Windows_Game_Recording_and_Broadcasting.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. Restart explorer process or sign out and sign in to apply.

8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn