How to Uninstall Xbox Game Bar in Windows 11/10

Though blocked, you can uninstall Xbox Game Bar in Windows 11 and 10 using a simple PowerShell command. Here is how to do it.

In both Windows 10 and Windows 11, Xbox Game Bar is a built-in app. It allows you to record game clips and take in-game screenshots with just a couple clicks. It also shows relevant metrics like CPU and GPU usage, integrates with Spotify, etc. If you want, you can also broadcast the gameplay online and, of course, access the Xbox app and its additional features. The best thing is, the Game Bar app is pretty lightweight.

If you are a gamer who wants to capture many screenshots and recording clips and don’t want to use third-party software, then the Xbox Game Bar is a pretty helpful app or feature.

However, if you don’t use the Xbox Game Bar tool or don’t like it for whatever reason, you can remove it. i.e., remove Xbox Game Bar in Windows.

Now, being a first-party app, the uninstall option is blocked, and you cannot remove it from the Settings app. All you can do from the Settings app is reset the app using Advanced Options.

That being said, you can easily uninstall the Xbox Game Bar app from Windows 11 and Windows 10 using a simple PowerShell command. Even if the uninstall option is blocked, the PowerShell command will safely remove the Xbox Game Bar app from Windows.

So, without further delay, let me show you how to uninstall the Xbox Game Bar app in Windows 11 and 10.

Table of contents:

Uninstall Xbox Game Bar app in Windows 11

To remove or uninstall the Xbox Game Bar in Windows 11, we need to execute a PowerShell command as admin. It is pretty easy to do. Let me show you how.

  1. Right-click the Start menu.
  2. Select the “Windows Terminal (Admin)” option.
  3. Ensure the PowerShell tab is open.
  4. Execute the below command in the PowerShell tab.
    Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay | Remove-AppxPackage
  5. Close the terminal window.
  6. Reboot the computer.
  7. With that, you have uninstalled the Xbox Game Bar app in Windows 11.

Same steps with a bit more detail:

First, we need to open PowerShell as admin. You can do that using Windows Terminal. So, right-click on the Start menu and select the “Windows Terminal (Admin)” option.

open Windows terminal as admin

In the terminal, Windows PowerShell should be opened by default. If not, click the dropdown icon on the top bar and select the “Windows PowerShell” option.

Next, execute the below command remove Xbox Game Bar.

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay | Remove-AppxPackage

If you don’t want to see any kind of errors regarding the Xbox Game Bar app in the future, it is better to remove all its components. It is strictly not necessary, but it is a tad bit better. In that case, execute the below command.

Get-AppxPackage "*xbox*" | Remove-AppxPackage

Finally, close the terminal window and reboot the computer.

After rebooting, you can no longer access the Xbox Game Bar app. It is completely uninstalled in Windows.

Uninstall Xbox Game Bar app in Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10, you can use a simple PowerShell command to remove Xbox Game Bar. You need to execute the command as an admin.

  1. Right-click the Start menu.
  2. Select the “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” option.
  3. Execute the below command in the PowerShell tab.
    Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay | Remove-AppxPackage
  4. Close the PowerShell window.
  5. Reboot the computer.
  6. With that, you have uninstalled the Xbox Game Bar app in Windows 10.

That is all. It is that simple to uninstall Xbox Game Bar in Windows 11 and Windows 10.

I hope this simple and easy Windows how-to guide helped you.

If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.

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