How to Disable Game Bar, DVR and Xbox Game Monitoring in Windows 10

The Game Bar feature in Microsoft Windows 10 is specially designed for the users addicted to games. It is an efficient tool that helps the gamers to record their games, capture screenshot and broadcast gameplay online. With the feature, you can also access your Xbox app quickly. The Game Bar in Windows 10 is enabled by default if you’re not a gamer or do not use the feature, then you can disable it on your computer when you want.

Here is how to disable the Game Bar and Game DVR on Windows 10.

How to disable Game Bar in Windows 10

If you don’t use the Game Bar feature in your Windows 10, then you can turn it off and its hotkeys completely. Once the feature is disabled completely, its shortcuts keys will also stop working.

To disable the Game Bar:

1.    Move your mouse to the ‘Start button’ and right click on it.

2.    Go to ‘Settings’ and click on it.

3.    Now, click on ‘Gaming.’

4.    Click on ‘Game Bar’ at the left menu.

5.    Now, turn off the toggle switch of “Record game clips, Screenshots, etc. using the Game bar.”

Once the toggle switch is off, now pressing ‘Windows + G’ keys on your keyboard didn’t launch the Game bar and also the ‘Xbox button’ of your gamepad.

How to disable the Game DVR in Windows 10

Game DVR is related with the Game Bar it records your gameplay in the background so that you can get a clip of the epic moment that happened in the game.

To disable Game DVR:

1.    Move your mouse to the ‘Start button’ and right click on it.

2.    Go to ‘Settings’ and click on it.

3.    Now, click on ‘Gaming.’

4.    Click on ‘Game DVR’ at the left menu.

5.    Now, turn off the toggle switch of “Record background while I’m playing a game.”

That’s it! Game DVR feature is disabled. Game DVR can also be disabled without disabling the Game Bar completely.

How to stop Xbox Game Monitoring

Game monitoring keeps an eye on the game you play on your PC. It is the service of Windows 10 that works with the Xbox app. Some users find that this will affect gaming performance while playing with other services. The service will continue work even the Game Bar is turned off. Therefore, if you want to disable the Xbox Game Monitoring service, then you need to do it from the registry. Editing registry could be risky so before going on backup your Windows 10 PC.

To disable Xbox Game Monitoring:

1.    Move your mouse to the ‘Start button’ and right click on it.

2.    Click on ‘Search.’

3.    Type ‘regedit’ into the search bar.

4.    Hit ‘Enter.’

5.    Select ‘regedit’ from the best results.

6.    Now, double click on ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.’

7.    Open ‘SYSTEM’ by double-clicking on it.

8.    Then open ‘CurrentControlSet’.

9.    Open ‘Services.’

10.    Scroll down and click on ‘xbgm.’

11.    Now, right click on ‘Start REG_DWORD’ at the right side window.

12.    Select ‘Modify’.

13.    Type 4 in place of 3.

14.    And click on ‘OK.’

That’s it! Xbox Game Monitoring service in your Windows 10 is now disabled. If you want to re-enable the Xbox Game Monitoring service, repeat the process and in 13th step replace 4 with 3.

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