How to Disable Xbox Game Bar on Windows 11

Want to disable the Xbox game bar on your Windows 11 PC or laptop? In this article, we are going to share how you can disable the Xbox Game bar app easily.

The new Windows 11 comes with the Xbox Game Bar which is a gaming overlay that allows you to capture videos & gameplay, take screenshots, share, chat with friends, and a lot more. If you are a gamer then it is the best widget for you. You can enable it with Windows + G button on your keyboard.

If you are not a gamer, then it is not for you. You can easily remove it. Also if you don’t find the Xbox game bar useful then you can remove it.

Whatever the reason is if you want to disable the Xbox Game Bar in Windows 11, follow these steps.

Disable the Xbox Game Bar using the Settings App

You can use Windows 11 settings to disable the Xbox Game bar. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Open Windows 11 settings with Windows + I button on your keyboard.

Step 2: In the settings, find the gaming tab and then click on the Xbox Game Bar settings in the right sidebar.

Step 3: Now turn off the Open Xbox Game Bar using this button on a controller toggle. This will disable the Game Bar shortcut.

Xbox Game Bar settings in the right sidebar

Step 4: Now go to the Apps section and then click on Apps and Features.

Click on Apps and Features

Step 5: Scroll down the list of all apps and then find Xbox Game Bar in the list. You can also search for Xbox in the search bar.

Find Xbox Gamebar App

Step 6: Find and click on the three-dot icon and then choose Advanced options.

click on the three-dot icon and then choose Advanced

Step 7: On the next page, find and scroll down Background app permissions and then select Never from the list.

select Never from the list

Step 8: Again find and click on Terminate to stop the app and all related processes.

click on Terminate to stop the app

Remove Xbox Game Bar using Windows PowerShell

You can also delete Xbox Gamebar in Windows 11 with the help of Powershell. Using PowerShell, you can completely remove Xbox Game Bar forever. You can’t use Windows settings to delete Xbox Game Bar permanently. Here is how to remove the game bar using Powershell.

Step 1: First open the PowerShell tool. To do this, open the start menu with the Windows button on your keyboard and then search for Powershell.

Step 2: Now click on run as administrator.

Open the start menu and then search for powershell

Step 3: Now type the following commands in the PowerShell terminal and press enter after each command.

For the current user:

  • Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage

The above commands will completely remove Xbox Game Bar.

For all users: If you want to remove the game bar tool for all the user accounts then try these commands.

If you want to remove the Game bar from all users accounts, then use these commands instead:

  • Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage

How to Uninstall Xbox Apps from Windows 11

If you want to remove all the installed apps related to Xbox then

  • Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxApp* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.GamingServices* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider* | Remove-AppxPackage
  • Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay* | Remove-AppxPackage

Reinstall Xbox Game Bar Apps

If you want to reinstall all the Xbox game bar apps in your Windows 11 then follow these simple commands in Powershell.

Step 1: Open the Windows start menu with the Windows button on your keyboard and then search for Powershell.

Step 2: Right-click on it and then select run as administrator. Or choose the run as administrator option in the right sidebar.

Open the start menu and then search for powershell

Step 3: You can use these commands to reinstall Xbox game bar apps.

Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay* | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

To re-install all other Xbox services, use these commands:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers *Xbox* | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

You can also re-install the Xbox Game bar using Microsoft app store very easily.

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Final Verdict

If you don’t need to capture videos & gameplay, or you don’t want to take screenshots in your game then you can easily disable Gamebar. We have shared all the methods to disable Xbox game bar.

Rahul Patel
Rahul Patel

Rahul is a blogger and a tech geek. By reviewing the latest technology and finding the solution of pesky errors, he feels immense pleasure. Driven by his innate interest in blogging, he adapted blogging as a full-time profession 4 years ago.

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