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I was recently reading the SQUAD forums and lots of people are reporting gaining 10-25 FPS just by this simple fix. I did this when I first installed the AU update for windows as it was highly recommended by a lot of sources to maintain gaming performance. Here is a simple file that will disable xbox dvr and the game bar. This has helped so many people recover a significant amount of FPS in a lot of their games. I though I should pass this on to my brethren at OCN.

Let us know if it has helped you! thumb.gif

If you are suspect of the file here is the source. I have backed up the file on my google drive and shared it for posterity.
Edited by Exostenza - 9/29/16 at 10:02am
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Can you not just go to settings in the xbox app and click the slider off for game dvr? I don't think i saw fps increases, though; i just did it because i thought it might be further be complicating crossfire.
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Can you not just go to settings in the xbox app and click the slider off for game dvr? I don't think i saw fps increases, though; i just did it because i thought it might be further be complicating crossfire.

As someone who doesn't have a Microsoft account I cannot use the xbox app in order to perform that function. I think a lot of people are using offline accounts and are unable to do such. I may be missing something but that was my experience.
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So, Microsoft doesn't provide an option to control / shut down an always running app unless you create a Microsoft account, with the on/off toggle (like one who runs and closes stuff like Afterburner would expect) coming from alternatively executing two .reg files for enabling / disabling of the function and then having to restart explorer, signing out and then signing in, or restarting the computer to apply?

That is quite the oversight (not really, they are probably doing it on purpose).

I still remember when the recording function in GTA IV was an fps hog and turning it off made quite the difference. The difference was that they actually had a menu option for that.


Anyway, thanks for sharing, I thought that they had solved this problem by now, after more than a year after first having heard of it.
 
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As someone who doesn't have a Microsoft account I cannot use the xbox app in order to perform that function. I think a lot of people are using offline accounts and are unable to do such. I may be missing something but that was my experience.

Ahhhh makes sense.
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So, Microsoft doesn't provide an option to control / shut down an always running app unless you create a Microsoft account, with the on/off toggle (like one who runs and closes stuff like Afterburner would expect) coming from alternatively executing two .reg files for enabling / disabling of the function and then having to restart explorer, signing out and then signing in, or restarting the computer to apply?

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I still remember when the recording function in GTA IV was an fps hog and turning it off made quite the difference. The difference was that they actually had a menu option for that.


Anyway, thanks for sharing, I thought that they had solved this problem by now, after more than a year after first having heard of it.

You are making it out to be much more of a process. You just double click the little file and it is over. Nothing else required from there and you only do it once. It sucks that we can't just disable it without an MS account but at least we have a vibrant community that has our backs and it is really just a simple 3 second thing that you do and then never think about it again.
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