Xbox Game Bar is a great new addition on Windows 10, but it’s not for everyone. If you are a gamer then you can instantly take a high-quality screenshot, record screen, stream your gameplay online, and more. Just recently, Microsoft also added a task manager to the Xbox Game Bar. However, for non-gamers, it does not mean much. On top of that, it significantly eats up system resources as the Xbox services keep running in the background. So if you have a low-end PC and want to disable Xbox Game on Windows 10 then follow our guide below.

Disable Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10

There are two simple steps to disable Xbox Game Bar and Game DVR which can be configured just from the Settings page. However, if you want to completely remove Xbox Game Bar from Windows 10 then we have mentioned an advanced guide below. Depending on what you want, you can follow the tutorial accordingly.

1. Press the Windows key once and type “settings”. Now, open “Settings” from the search result.

Disable Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10

2. Next, open “Gaming” and move to the “Captures” tab. Here, disable the toggle for “Record in the background while I’m playing a game”. This will turn off video recording that runs perennially in the background and as a result, your PC will become much faster.

Disable Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10

3. After that, switch to the “Xbox Game Bar” tab and turn off the toggle for “Enable Xbox Game Bar for things like record game…”. This will also free up lots of resources making your PC snappy in performance. In case, you want Xbox Game Bar then simply turn on the toggle.

Disable Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10

4. If you want to permanently remove Xbox Game from Windows 10 then right-click on the Start Menu and select “Windows PowerShell (Admin)”. Keep in mind, you must be on an Administrator account to perform this operation.


5. Here, copy and paste the below command and hit enter. Now, PowerShell will start removing Xbox Game Bar from the ground up.

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay | Remove-AppxPackage

6. In case, you want Xbox Game Bar back then you can simply install it from the Microsoft Store. That’s it.

Turn Off Xbox Game Bar and Game DVR on Windows 10

So that is how you can disable and completely remove Xbox Game Bar from Windows 10. This is a nifty trick to speed up your PC and you must use it if you don’t play games often. Apart from that, you can follow our exhaustive list of tips and tricks for Windows 10 which will significantly enhance your experience on a Windows PC. Anyway, that is all from us. If you found the article helpful then do comment down below and let us know.


  1. THANKs found similar advice elsewhere but the others had errors in the powershell command Your advice worked perfectly