MICRO-STUTTER WHILE PLAYING ON WINDOWS 10?

During a recent update to Windows 10, Microsoft enabled by default, a feature called Game DVR. This is linked to the Xbox application that comes with Windows 10. This feature records gameplay and screenshots but can considerably effect performance on older machines, it could be worth disabling even if your system is newer as you could see a slight performance increase. There are several ways to disable this feature which we will describe for you below.

OPTION ONE (EASY)
Go into your Xbox app and disable it via the toggle switch. You may have to login to see these settings.


OPTION TWO (MODERATE)
You can also disable it via the registry in Windows 10. Navigate to these files in the registry and edit them as follows; do not do this if you are not familiar with editing registry files.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameDVR

AppCaptureEnabled (DWORD) 
0 = Off
1 = On

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\GameConfigStore

GameDVR_Enabled (DWORD)
0 = Off
1 = On

OPTION THREE (ADVANCED)
You can remove the app entirely through Windows Powershell.

1) Start an Administrative Powershell window
2) Run the command *Get-AppxPackage | Select Name,PackageFullname* (This will list installed Metro apps)
3) Locate the Xbox packaged "Microsoft.XboxApp"
4) Type *Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage*
5) If no errors, uninstallation was successful.
5) Reboot and the Xbox integration will be gone from full screen games and the Start menu

(Remove the * from the commands, otherwise you will return an error)

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