How to Uninstall Xbox Game Bar on Windows PC [Guide 2023]

Written By Steven Arends

As a hard-core gamer and streamer, you might need to record your games or take screenshots for posting them on your Youtube channel or gaming page. To do this, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Bar could come in handy.

But is it better than other alternatives or free from bugs?

The Xbox Game Bar is a feature from Microsoft to capture your gameplay experience on your Windows PC, which comes by default in Windows 10 & 11. You can record gameplay and take screenshots with this.uninstall-xbox-game-bar-on-windows-pc

But if you are not a gamer or want to try other alternatives, you might want to uninstall it. Well, in this article, I will show you the quickest way to uninstall the Xbox Game Bar.

Just read till the end and uninstall your Xbox Game Bar within a minute.

How to Uninstall Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10/11

You may need to uninstall Xbox Game Bar from your Windows OS for a couple of reasons, like not being a gamer, wishes to test other alternatives and whatnot.

Uninstalling this gaming feature from Windows is an easygoing process. To do this, apply the below steps.

Here are the steps to uninstall Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10/11:

  • Press Windows key + R and type powershell.
  • Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter at a time to launch Powershell with Admin Privileges. run-powershell-with-admin
  • Type the following command lines to the Powershell and hit the Enter button after each command line.powershell-command-to-uninstall-gambar

                   Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage

                   Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI | Remove-AppxPackage

                   Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay | Remove-AppxPackage

                   Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay | Remove-AppxPackage

                   Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider | Remove-AppxPackage

                   Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay | Remove-AppxPackage

After each command line, you will see a progress bar as it uninstalls the Xbox Game Bar. These Powershell command lines will uninstall all the services of this gaming feature.

Note: Do not exit from the Powershell until all the process is completed.

Read more on how to Hard Reset Xbox Series X/S.

How to Disable Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10/11

You can disable this feature instead of fully uninstalling it because this gadget might be convenient while playing games. Besides, due to bugs, this gameplay recording tool sometimes causes problems.

When this feature starts causing a problem, you can simply disable this and enable it again when needed.

Here are the methods to disable Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 & 11:

1. Disable Xbox Game Bar from Settings

You can disable the Game Bar from the settings. The process is quite the same for Windows 10 & 11. Just follow the steps beneath to disable this gaming feature.

Here are the steps to disable Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 & 11:

  • Go to the Windows Settings and click on Gaming from the left menu.
  • Click on the Xbar Game Bar.settings-gaming
  • Click on the switch to turn it off. turn-off-game-bar
  • Select Apps from the left side and go to Apps & features.
  • Type Xbox Game Bar in the search option and click on the three dots next to it.
  • Select Advanced options. game-bar-advanced
  • Click on the Background apps permissions drop-down menu and select Never. background-never
  • Scroll down a little and click the Terminate button to stop the app from running in the

After doing all the steps perfectly, you have disabled your PC’s Xbox Game Bar widget. Now you can play games without any issues, just in case this widget creates problems.

Also related: How To Fix Xbox Series X Won’t Turn On.

2. Disable the Game Bar from the Windows Registry

You can also disable the Game Bar by going to the Windows Registry and changing the values. In the Registry values, 1 means enabled, and 0 means disabled. It’s pretty easy and doesn’t require writing any command line codes. All you need to do is change the values to 0.

Here are the steps to disable the Xbox Game Bar from the Windows Registry:

  • Press Windows Key + R to launch RUN. Now, type in Regedit and hit the Enter button. run-to-regedit
  • Navigate to this path: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\GameConfigStore.
  • Change all the REG_DWORD values to 0 by double-clicking on them.
  • Click the OK button after changing the value for each DWORD. set-all-dwrod-gamedvr-to-0
  • Navigate to this path again: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\ApplicationManagement\AllowGameDVR
  • Double click on the Value and change the value to 0. change-allowgamedvr-values
  • Click the OK button.

By changing all the DWORD values, you have successfully disabled all the services of the Xbox Game Bar.


How can I uninstall Xbox Game Bar?

Launch the Powershell or CMD with admin privileges > Type Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage command line > Hit Enter.

Does Xbox Game Bar cause low FPS?

Yes, the Xbox Game Bar causes low FPS. It is a great widget that helps you capture the gameplay and take screenshots by clicking a button. But with all those features, this enhanced game bar reduces the FPS by a large number.

Why can’t I uninstall the Game Bar from Windows 10?

You can’t uninstall the Xbox Game Bar by going through the usual way because this feature is pre-installed in Windows 10. But you can uninstall this by using Powershell.


Microsoft’s Xbox Game Bar is a widget that facilitates you by taking screenshots and capturing videos while you are gaming. Microsoft is focusing more on the gaming performance on Windows 10 & 11.

But this feature is still causing lags though it’s not fully developed yet. That’s why you might need to disable or uninstall this gaming feature on your Windows machine.

I hope you have effectively done that by following the methods in this article. Let me know for further assistance by commenting.

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About The Author
Steven Arends is a computer science graduate and tech enthusiast with over 10 years of experience in the field. He has a vast collection of computer hardware and loves exploring the latest advancements. As a contributing author to 10Scopes, Steven shares his expertise to make the world of technology more accessible and easier to understand for all readers.

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