How to Disable Windows 10 Game bar | Game DVR | Game Bar Tips

Earlier I shared with you a tutorial on how to enable Game Mode in Windows 10 and today I’m in front of you will another useful tutorial on how to disable Windows 10 Game bar and Game DVR.

How to Disable Windows 10 Game bar | Game DVR | Game Bar Tips

The Game bar is one of the useful Xbox app Game DVR featuring using which you can record gameplay in Windows 10 as well as let you share game screenshots and clips. Though, you can also use the Game bar to record, broadcast, and take screenshots in windows 10 of any game and app.

No doubt Game bar Xbox Game DVR is a very useful feature, but it is also true that it is one of the reasons behind poor gaming performance as it records the video gameplay in the background. In case, if you’re not a great fan of recording your gameplay, then it is better to disable Game DVR in Windows 10 for better gaming performance.

Even there are lots of other reason for disabling the Game Bar and Game DVR in Windows 10. So here is what you need to do to disable it in Windows 10

Disable Windows 10 Game bar and Game DVR

Starting with the Windows 10 build 15014 of Windows 10 Creators Update version 1704, it has become easier to manage Xbox app settings. The company has introduced as a new section called Gaming in the Windows 10 settings. From where you can easily manage settings for the Game bar, Game bar tips, Game DVR and more.

So if you want to get rid of the Game bar and Game DVR. You can manage it directly from the Settings app. Here is what you need to do:

1. Launch the Windows 10 Settings app. For that, Press WIN + I hotkeys

gaming section in windows 10 settings app

2. Click on the Gaming -> Game bar.

disable game bar in windows 10

3. On the right pane, turn off the options which read “Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar“. Just like shown in the screenshot below:

That’s it.

In case, you’re running the previous build of Windows 10, then you will not find Gaming section in the Settings. To disable Game Bar DVR and Xbox Game Recorder from Xbox app in Windows 10.

Here is what you need to do:

1. Launch the Xbox app in Windows 10. For that, type Xbox in the Start menu search and when it appear in the search result, click to open it.

2. Now login to the Xbox app using Microsoft account to gain access to the app settings.

3. Click on the Gear icon available at the bottom left side of the setting page of Xbox app.

4. By default, General tab will be opened. Switch to Game DVR tab.

5. Here you need to change the settings from “Record game clips and screenshots using Game DVR” to “Off“. Just like shown in the above screenshot.

Note: In case, your Windows 10 PC or laptop do not support video recording, then you will not find these settings in the Game DVR section. Just like shown in the above screenshot.

Alternatively, you can also disable the Windows 10 Game bar | Game DVR right from Registry Editor. Here is what you need to do:

1. Launch the Registry Editor. Type regedit in Start menu search bar, when it appear in the search result click to launch it.

When UAC dialog box appears, click Yes to Continue.

2. Navigate to the following registry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameDVR

On the right pane, look for AppCaptureEnabled DWORD.

disable the Windows 10 Game bar and Game DVR using registry editor

Set Value Data 0 = Off
Set Value Data 1 = On

4. After that navigate to the following registry

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\GameConfigStore

On the right pane, look for GameDVR_Enabled DWORD

disable the Windows 10 Game bar and Game DVR using registry editor

Set Value Data 0 = Off
Set Value Data 1 = On

That’s it.

When you have made above changes in the application the Game recording feature will be disabled accompanied with the Game bar.

Disable Windows 10 Game bar Tips

When Windows 10 Game bar is enabled it show you different tips and tricks when you start playing the game so that you can enjoy better gaming experience. These tips contain various recommendation and hints on Game bar usage. In case, you do not find it worthy, you can also disable Game bar tips.

Here is what you need to do:

1. Launch Windows 10 Game bar. For that, Press WIN + G hotkeys.

gamebar settings

2.  In the game bar, you need to click on the Settings (Gear) icon.

disble game bar tips in windows 10

3. A new popup will appear with General tab. Under Game DVR tab looks for the option which reads “Show tips when I start a game” uncheck the box next to it. Just like in the following screenshot.

And you will no longer see the Game bar.

Alternatively, you can do disable Game bar tips in the Windows 10 using the Registry editor. For that,

1. Launch the Registry Editor.

2. Navigate to following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\GameBar

3. On the right pane, look for ShowStartupPanel DWORD

disable Game bar tips in the Windows 10 using the Registry editor

Set Value Data 0 = Off
Set Value Data 1 = On

Some Game bar tips also offer you single click option to disable the Game bar tips. Just like following mentioned in the following screenshot. You just need to check the box next to “Don’t show this again

windows 10 game bar tips

So this is how you can disable Windows 10 Game Bar | Game DVR | Game Bar Tips. In future, if you want to enable any of these options, then you can also do that just by reversing the steps mentioned in above methods.

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