Game Bar - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    Game Bar - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off the Game Bar in Windows 10
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    How to Turn On or Off the Game Bar in Windows 10

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

    For more information, see: New Features in Preview for Xbox App on Windows 10 and Xbox One


    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Game bar Xbox Game DVR feature to record video and take screenshots of any game or app for your account in Windows 10.


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    Game Bar - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Game Bar - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Game Bar in Xbox app

    1. Open the Xbox app.

    2. Click/tap on the Settings icon on the left, click/tap on Game DVR at the top, and turn on (default) or off the Record game clips and screenshots using Game DVR setting at the top. (see screenshots below)

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    Game Bar - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Game Bar - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Game Bar using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below will modify the DWORDs in the registry keys below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameDVR

    AppCaptureEnabled DWORD

    0 = Off
    1 = On

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\GameConfigStore

    GameDVR_Enabled DWORD

    0 = Off
    1 = On


    1. Close the Xbox app if open.

    2. Do step 3 (on) or step 4 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     3. To Turn On Game Bar

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Turn_On_GameBar.reg

    download


     4. To Turn Off Game Bar

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Turn_Off_GameBar.reg

    download

    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

    7. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. If you have File Explorer open, then you could either navigate to another location or close and reopen File Explorer to apply.

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



    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,438
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-03-28 #1

    Tutorial has been updated to add OPTION TWO.
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  2. Joined : May 2015
    Summerfield, FL
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10 Home Insider Preview
       2016-05-23 #2

    How can Admin turn off Game box for all users.


    We have 14 computers on a domain with over 500 users in an over 55 community. We would like to turn off game box at the admin level so none of the users see the game box pop up. This tutorial only turns it off by individual user.
    Can anyone help?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,438
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-05-23 #3

    Hello @Peggsie,

    I hope the new tutorial below will be able to help you with this.

    Game DVR and Game Bar - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
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