Game bar not opening in Windows 10

I'm running WIn 10 v 1703 (15063.608) on a desktop PC (Win OS on SSD, i7 4790, R9 390, 32 GB DDR3)

I have made sure that the slider is set to On in Win 10 Settings > Gaming > Game Bar, and I set a hotkey to Ctrl + Shift + G

It still doesn't work. Using Win key +G or my Ctrl + Shift + G doesn't open the game bar. I tried opening games in Fullscreen and the Game bar doesn't open. 

I followed instructions to ensure the Dword Value was set to 1 in the follwoing Registry paths:



That did nothing also.

I then tried downloading and installing "Media Feature Pack for N and KN versions of Windows 10" from Microsoft downloads. That did nothing.

Game Bar still doesn't open.

How can I get it to open?



Thank you for your response. For PC games in full-screen mode, you won’t see the Game bar, but you can use the Windows logo key + Alt + R to start and stop recordings. You’ll see the screen flash when the recording starts and completes. You can also use the Windows logo key + Alt + G to record the last 30 seconds if you’ve already turned on background recording.

If the shortcuts do not work for a full-screen game, press Win + G. You’ll see the screen flash twice confirming that the game is recognized. After this, you can then run the game in full-screen again and use the Windows logo key + Alt + R and Windows logo key + Alt + G.

If the issue persists, we suggest that you check for new Windows Updates and install the critical and important updates on your computer by following the steps on this link.

If your customized shortcuts are not working, you may also check for updates for apps and games from Windows Store by following the steps on this link.

Should you need further assistance, you can reply to this post anytime.

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Last updated June 17, 2021 Views 44,439 Applies to: