The Windows 10 Xbox App is unable to record game play with the Game DVR feature. It says pc can't record clips in the settings.

I have a NVIDIA GTX 780, with all recent drivers. I uninstalled and reinstalled the app, used CCleaner and Windows Defender to check registry/malwares, restarted the Broadcast GameDVR service, and installed all updates from Windows Update. Everything is up to date. I even tested with an AMD R9 280X graphic card, and same issue. Nothing works.

when you click learn more, it goes to this link https:/go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=534010 , is basically a link to Bing search engine with some predifned query, and the first result tells you about the minimum graphics card you need, and im sure i have a compatible one

i also checked this



Is there any solution for this?

pc can't record clips message

record button disabled

  • What does the "learn more" indicate is the reasons you cannot record clips. I have the same card, I can record clips, so it isn't your GPU hardware that's the reason
    – Ramhound
    Jul 13 '16 at 21:24
  • @Ramhound when you click learn more, it goest this link https:/go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=534010 , that basically is a link to Bing with some search, the first result just tells you about the minimum graphics card you need, and im sure i have a compatible one
    – Joyal
    Jul 14 '16 at 7:26
  • Update your question.
    – Ramhound
    Jul 14 '16 at 9:38

I found the solution by "accident", i was about to upgrade my Windows 10 to Anniversary update, and i had a issue that it can´t update my windows because it was installed in a USB Device , but it wasn´t , it is on a SSD Drive, anyways , searching in internet i found the solution to that problem was

  1. From the Desktop press "Win" + R
  2. type regedit
  3. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
  4. Change the entry PortableOperatingSystem from 1 to 0
  5. Save and Restart

I did that, and the GameDVR record button start to works , all this without the update yet , this solution was to fix the issue with the Win10 Anniversary update , but seems that Windows GameDVR doesn´t record if the OS is set as PortableOperativeSystem


The accepted answer did not work for me. Keep in mind my problem is that processor I have is out of date for dvr software, the solution was:

  1. download file GameDVR_Config.exe from https://github.com/FunkyFr3sh/GameDVR_Config/releases and run as administrator
  2. Enable these properties: Enable Game DVR (WIN+G); Enable audio capture; Forece software MFT(16FPS + VBR) (must to work); Disable cursor blending (must to work); Record game in the background;

image how it should look

  1. And without closing this window press WIN+G and start recording

Update: After some time of using it I saw that service BcastDVRUserService_31298 will automatically starts and doing some unnecessary background job even if not recording, so make sure set this service to manual startup

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