Solved: How do I uninstall, remove, or disable Xbox Game Bar in Windows?

Problem Symptom

The Game Mode and Xbox Game Bar on Windows 11 and Windows 10 enables PC gamers quickly open the Xbox app, record brief clips, capture gaming snapshots, or broadcast during gameplay, access and control settings such as sound volume, chat with friends, monitor PC’s performance, or play music from Spotify.

Xbox Game Bar app takes up too much storage space on Windows. In the event if you are not using it or you’re experiencing game stuttering with FPS drops, it could also be due to the enhanced Game bar function.

Starting from Windows Build 10.0.18362 and later, the Uninstall button for Xbox Game Bar app is greyed out. In this article, we will show you how to completely uninstall, remove, or disable Xbox Game Bar app in Windows 11 and Windows 10.

Solved: How do I uninstall, remove, or disable Xbox Game Bar in Windows?

Content Summary

Solution 1: Remove Xbox Game Bar using DISM command
Solution 2: Remove Xbox Game Bar using PowerShell command
Solution 3: Disable the Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10
Solution 4: Disable the Xbox Game Bar in Windows 11

Solution 1: Remove Xbox Game Bar using DISM command

Step 1: Press the Windows + X key to open the Power User Menu.

Step 2: Press the A key to launch PowerShell (Windows Terminal) in administrator elevated mode.

Step 3: Type or copy and paste the following command and press the Enter key to output a list of Xbox packages on Windows:

dism /Online /Get-ProvisionedAppxPackages | Select-Stri

Step 4: Type or copy and paste the following DISM command and press the Enter key to remove the Xbox packages on Windows:

dism /Online /Get-ProvisionedAppxPackages | `
Select-String PackageName | `
Select-String xbox | `
ForEach-Object {$_.Line.Split(':')[1].Trim()} | `
ForEach-Object { dism /Online /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:$_}

Remove Xbox Game Bar using DISM command

Step 5: Restart your PC.

Solution 2: Remove Xbox Game Bar using PowerShell command

Step 1: Press the Windows + X key to open the Power User Menu.

Step 2: Press the A key to launch PowerShell (Windows Terminal) in administrator elevated mode.

Step 3: Type or copy and paste the following command and press the Enter key to output a list of Xbox packages on Windows:

dism /Online /Get-ProvisionedAppxPackages | Select-Stri

Step 4: Type or copy and paste the following PowerShell command and press the Enter key to remove the Xbox packages on Windows:

Get-ProvisionedAppxPackage -Online | `
Where-Object { $_.PackageName -match "xbox" } | `
ForEach-Object { Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage -Online -PackageName $_.PackageName }

Execute the follow command if you want to remove Xbox packages for other users, run the following command:

Get-ProvisionedAppxPackage -Online | `
Where-Object { $_.PackageName -match "xbox" } | `
ForEach-Object { Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage -Online -AllUsers -PackageName $_.PackageName }

Note: Execute the following PowerShell command if you having issue to remove the XboxGamingOverlay:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay | Remove-AppxPackage

Step 5: Restart your PC.

Solution 3: Disable the Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10

Step 1: Open the Start menu.

Step 2: Click the small gear icon, or press the Windows + I key to open Settings app.

Step 3: Click the Gaming settings.

Click the Gaming settings.

Step 4: Toggle off the Enable Xbox Game Bar under the Xbox Game Bar settings.

Toggle off the Enable Xbox Game Bar under the Xbox Game Bar settings.

Solution 4: Disable the Xbox Game Bar in Windows 11

Step 1: Open the Start app.

Step 2: Go to the Gaming tab on the left navigation pane.

Step 3: Click on the Xbox Game Bar setting on the right.

Step 4: Toggle off the Open Xbox Game Bar using this button on a controller option.

Toggle off the Open Xbox Game Bar using this button on a controller option.