How to enable or disable Game Bar or Game DVR in Windows 10

Heard about recording your gameplay? Well, if you are a true gamer, you know about how you can record the screen of your Windows PC easily. The Game DVR features of the Xbox app in Windows 10 lets you record your gameplay and everything else on your screen with ease.

Although you might be familiar with how you can use the Game DV feature. In this article, we will let you know how to disable Game DVR of the Xbox app on your Windows 10 PC.

Enable Game Bar

In case you want to to know how you can enable the Game DVR feature, have a look at this section.

You can easily pop-up the Game Bar menu with a simple keyboard shortcut. Press the Windows key + G and you will be able to access all the gaming features. Not only you can record your gameplay, you can do a lot more than you can expect with this astonishing menu :”)

The Game DVR feature of the Xbox app lets you record the gameplay while running in the background without disturbing the gameplay. And Game Bar is the menu from where you can select various options to record, screenshot and what not.

Disable Game Bar and Game DVR

Here are a few simple steps to disable the Game Bar and Game DVR. Follow all the steps carefully to avoid any trouble in the procedure.

Alternate Method, Game Bar, Game DVR

  1. Click on the “Start” Menu located on the left bottom of your screen.
  2. Now click on the option of “All Apps”.
  3. Scroll down until you find the option of “Xbox” entry. Click on that button.
  4. Once the new dialog box gets appeared, connect to the Internet.
  5. Now as soon as you see the Xbox screen, find the three horizontal lines, probably located in the upper left corner.
  6. Now scroll down to find the “Settings” option and click on it.
  7. After clicking on Settings, you will see three different options. From there choose “Game DVR”.
  8. Now you will be able to clearly notice the slider showing you the option of “Record game clips and take screenshots using Game DVR” turned on.

Alternate Method, Game Bar, Game DVR

  1. Slide on that option to turn it off.
  2. Voila! You have successfully disabled the Game DVR option on Xbox app on your Windows 10 PC.

Alternate Method: Turn Off Xbox DVR using the Registry Editor

Here’s an alternate method with which also you can turn off the Game DVR feature on your Xbox app. Follow the steps carefully to avoid any troubles during the procedure.

#1 Run Regedit to open up the Registry Editor and navigate to the regedit key written as follows:


#2 Now right click on the App Capture Enabled and set the value to 0. Here, the value 0 will disable the feature and if you again change it to 1, the feature will again be enabled.

#3 Now navigate to another key which is as follows:


#4 Now you need to right click on the option of “Game DVR Enabled” and set the value to 0.

Final Verdict

The feature of Game DVR is enabled on your Windows PC by default. It allows you to easily screenshot or screen record your gameplay and share it with your friends via various social media platforms.

In case you don’t need this feature and it is of no use to you, disable. In case you have faced any problem while disabling the Game DVR feature, do let us know in the comment section below. And keep following {site name} for more such awesome content.