How To Disable Xbox Game Bar Windows 11

The Xbox Game Bar is a built-in feature of Windows that allows you to access various gaming utilities, such as screen recording, screenshots, and broadcasting. While it can be quite useful for some gamers, many users find it unnecessary, especially if they use other third-party applications for these purposes. In this blog post, we will show you how to disable the Xbox Game Bar in Windows 11.

Method 1: Disable Xbox Game Bar via Settings

Disabling the Xbox Game Bar using the Windows Settings app is a straightforward process. Follow these steps:

  1. Press Win + I keys together to open the Settings app.
  2. Select Gaming from the list of settings categories.
  3. Click on Game bar in the left pane of the Gaming settings window.
  4. In the right pane, toggle off the switch under Enable Xbox Game Bar.

That’s it! The Xbox Game Bar will now be disabled on your Windows 11 system.

Method 2: Disable Xbox Game Bar via Registry Editor

If you prefer using the Registry Editor to make changes, follow these steps to disable the Xbox Game Bar:

  1. Press Win + R keys together to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  3. Navigate to the following key:
  4. In the right pane, double-click on the AppCaptureEnabled DWORD value.
  5. Change the value data to 0 and click OK to disable Xbox Game Bar.
  6. Close the Registry Editor and restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Be cautious when making changes in the Registry Editor, as incorrect modifications can cause system instability.


Disabling the Xbox Game Bar in Windows 11 is an easy task that can be done using either the Settings app or the Registry Editor. Follow the steps provided in this blog post, and you’ll have the Xbox Game Bar disabled in no time. If you ever need to re-enable it, simply follow the same steps and toggle the switch back on or change the registry value back to 1.