This article explains removing and reinstalling the Xbox Game Bar in Windows 11.
The Xbox Game Bar on Windows devices has a Controller Bar feature that allows you to quickly access games and apps using any Xbox controller, including standard controllers, the Elite Controller Series 2, and the Xbox Adaptive Controller.
The Xbox Game Bar is also customizable. You can change the default theme, add and remove favorites, and more.
When you open your Xbox Game Bar, various gaming activities are immediately accessible, allowing you to take control of all your favorite activities while playing on your Windows device.
If the Xbox Game Bar is not working as expected, uninstalling ad reinstalling it may restore its functionality.
Uninstall and reinstall the Xbox Game Bar
As mentioned above, users can uninstall and reinstall the Xbox Game Bar when it’s not working as expected.
Uninstalling the Xbox Game Bar app will remove the ability to open the Xbox Game Bar on Windows.
Here’s how to do it.
Uninstall or Remove the Xbox Game Bar
First, open the Windows Terminal app.
Then copy and paste the command below on the Windows Terminal console and press Enter.
Get-AppxPackage -PackageTypeFilter Bundle -Name "*Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay*" | Remove-AppxPackage
After uninstalling, restart your computer.
If you want to uninstall the Game Bar for all users on the computer, run the commands below instead.
Make sure you run the Windows Terminal app as administrator.
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers -PackageTypeFilter Bundle -Name "*Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay*" | Remove-AppxPackage -AllUsers
Reinstall the Xbox Game Bar
To reinstall the Xbox Game Bar, use the link below to open the Microsoft Store Game Bar page.
Xbox Game Bar on the Microsoft Store
Click the Get or Install button on the Game Bar page on the Microsoft Store app.
After installing the Game Bar, open it from the Microsoft Store or use the Start menu to use it again.
That should do it!
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