Xbox Game Bar is a built-in Windows 10 app that allows users to record, share, and manage their gaming sessions. While it may be useful for some gamers, others may find it unnecessary or even intrusive. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of uninstalling Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10.
Method 1: Uninstall Xbox Game Bar Using PowerShell
PowerShell is a powerful command-line tool that can be used to manage and configure Windows systems. To uninstall the Xbox Game Bar application using PowerShell, follow these steps:
- Press the Windows key + X on your keyboard to open the Power User menu, and then click on Windows PowerShell (Admin).
- In the PowerShell window, type the following command and press Enter:
Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage
This command will uninstall the Xbox Game Bar application from your system.
Note that this method will only remove the app for the current user. If you have multiple user accounts on your computer and want to remove the app for all users, type the following command and press Enter:Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage
Method 2: Disable Xbox Game Bar Using Windows Settings
If you prefer not to uninstall the Xbox Game Bar completely, you can disable its features instead. To do this, follow these steps:
- Press the Windows key + I on your keyboard to open the Settings app.
- Click on Gaming.
- In the Gaming window, select Game Bar on the left-side menu.
- Toggle off the switch next to Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar.
This will disable the Xbox Game Bar’s features, but the app will remain installed on your system. If you change your mind later and want to use the Game Bar again, simply follow the same steps and toggle the switch back on.
In this blog post, we discussed two methods for uninstalling or disabling the Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10. Whether you choose to completely remove the app or simply disable its features, this guide should help you reclaim some system resources and improve your gaming experience. Happy gaming!