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Best Method to Fix “ms gaming overlay” Error: Solved

PC gaming is too wonderful leisure activity Among the youth. You can witness addictive games continuously played by the people around you. This fun is corrupted when you experience a problem like a pop up appearing on the screen while playing games. This pop up states “You’ll need a new app to open this ms-gaming overlay,” It is an option to look over the Windows store. But you cannot find the app.

The reason for this situation is that you have disabled Xbox apps on your Windows PC.

We will tell you how to solve ms gaming overlay. So, you must keep reading to find out more.

What are Xbox apps?

These apps work with your PC for enhancing the gaming experience. Gamers play games, and then they want to record the game. These apps allow a gamer to record gaming sessions and put them on the internet. You can take screenshots of the game with these apps. Moreover, you can Livestream your games on platforms like Twitch with the help of Xbox apps. When you disable Xbox apps, then associated protocol becomes orphan and a pop up appears on your Window.

There are two methods for solving ms gaming overlay problem. We will describe each method with complete steps. So, you must read this article all the way to the bottom.

How to solve ms gaming overlay?

You can solve this problem by the following two methods.

  • Disable game bar
  • Re-register pre-installed apps

Let’s dive into the detail of each method.

Method 1: Disable the game bar

Disable the game bar

You need to follow these steps for solving the problem.

  • You must open your computer.
  • When your computer is fully functional, then you must press Win+I.
  • This act will open Windows settings.
  • There will be many options displayed in the settings.
  • You need to select ‘Gaming” from the settings.
  • After that, you will see multiple options in the next settings.
  • You need to select “game bar” from the next Window.
  • In the ‘Game bar” option, you will see the option of disabling it.
  • So, you must turn off the “Game bar.”
  • After that, “Game bar” will be disabled in Windows 10.
  • Now, you are restricted from recording the game.
  • And you are also restricted from streaming the game online.
  • But the other functionalities of the game will work absolutely fine.
  • You will not experience any malfunction in the execution of your games.

Method 2: Re-registering pre-installed apps

Re-registering pre-installed apps

By doing the steps of this method, you will re-register pre-installed apps in Windows 10. So, here are complete steps.

  • You must open your computer.
  • Now, you must connect to the internet. Your internet connection must be strong, reliable, and stable.
  • After that, you must open your web browser and go to Google.com.
  • Now, you must type reinstall-preinstalledapps.zip in the search bar.
  • You will get the download link in the search bar.
  • So, you must download reinstall-preinstalledapps.zip from the link.
  • After downloading, you must extract the files on the desktop.
  • You will see reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1 file on your desktop.
  • Now, you need to press Win+X.
  • It will open a menu on your screen with multiple options.
  • You need to select Windows PowerShell(Admin) from the menu.
  • This act will start the PowerShell console.
  • In the PowerShell console, you need to type the commands one by one and select Y when asked. Here are the commands.
  • You must type Set-Executionpolicy Unrestricted
  • Then you need to type Strishtech = [Environment]::GetFolderPath(“Desktop”)
  • After that, you must type cd Strishtech
  • Then you must type .\reinstall-preinstalledapps.ps1
  • Then you must type Set-ExecutionPolicyAllSigned
  • The re-registering process will take one minute.
  • After that, you can restart your PC for better performance.
  • The re-registering will ensure the working of apps.
  • You can test the working by pressing Win+G.
  • If the game bar appears on your screen, then your apps are working just fine.

Get The Commands in standard Format below:

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

$trishtech = [Environment]::GetFolderPath(“Desktop”)

cd $trishtech

.\reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1

Set-ExecutionPolicy AllSigned

How to turn off Xbox game monitoring?

How to turn off Xbox game monitoring

The steps are given below.

  • Open your computer.
  • Now, you must press the Window button along with the R button.
  • The run dialogue will open.
  • Now, you need to type msconfig and press ok.
  • In the next screen, you need to select the “General” tab.
  • After that, you need to select “Normal startup.”
  • Then you must press ok.
  • You will be asked to restart your computer.
  • So, you must restart your computer.
  • After the restart, your Xbox game monitoring will be disabled.

How to uninstall Game bar in Windows 10?

You must follow the steps.

  • Open your computer.
  • You must go to the control panel.
  • Now, you can search for Xbox live.
  • When the icon appears in the control panel, then you must right-click on it.
  • It will give you the option of uninstalling or remove.
  • So, you must select the uninstall option.
  • It will take a minute to uninstall it.
  • After that, the Game bar will be removed from the Windows 10.

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Frequently asked questions

Q1:  How do I turn the game mode off?

Ans: When you are inside the game, then you must press Win+G. It will open the Game bar. You need to click on the game mode icon. It will give you the option to turn it off. So, you must select the option. And your game mode will be turned off.

Q2: Does Game bar affect performance?

Ans: Previously, the Game bar works only in the games running on your Windows desktop. But it interferes with the screen, and cause problems and glitches. That’s why Game bar will affect your game performance.

Q3: How do I completely remove a game bar?

Ans: You can completely remove the Game bar from your Windows. The steps are given below.

  • You need to right-click on the start button at the bottom-left of your screen.
  • Now, you must go to settings.
  • After that, you must go to gaming.
  • Now, you have to select Game bar, which will be in the left menu.
  • Now, you must choose the option to turn it off.
  • After selecting the turn off option, the Game bar will be turned off permanently.
  • Now, you will see no Game bar while playing the game.

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